Ryan Woods graduated with a Masters in Missional Leadership degree, the program I direct, a little over a year before he died. Not long after his diagnosis of cancer, I taped an interview with Ryan and he talked at length about his experience in our program and how it shaped his imagination for ministry. Ryan is well known to many because of the way he shared with us the last weeks and months of his life. What should not be lost in all of that is how good a church planter/theologian Ryan was. I have finally edited the interview and added some photos of Ryan with both his missional leadership cohort and members of his ministry community. I’m happy to share it now with readers of this blog.
Rochester College has established a scholarship in Ryan’s name for the Masters in Missional Leadership program. We have received enough funding to start, but are looking to endow it. If you are interested in either the missional leadership degree, or in contributing to the scholarship fund, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.