Ryan serves as Associate Professor in the Practice of Old Testament at Emory’s Candler School of Theology. He also is the Executive Director of The Candler Foundry, an initiative designed to make the best of theological education accessible and engaging for broader audiences and outside of seminary degree programs.
Ryan is married to Jamie Butcher, who is a PC(USA) pastor in the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta. They have an energetic and playful toddler named Leo. Ryan is originally from southeastern Pennsylvania and suffers from a life-long love of Philadelphia sports teams.