Video: Ryan Woods Talks About His Graduate Education

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

About Mark Love

I am the Director of the Resource Center for Missional Leadership at Rochester College. Part of my job includes directing a master's degree in missional leadership, a situated learning degree. I am married to Donna and have a son, Josh Love, who lives in Portland, OR. With Donna, I have also inherited three great daughters and three amazing granddaughters.
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1 Response to Video: Ryan Woods Talks About His Graduate Education

  1. Sherry says:

    What an original thinker. Watching him and listening to him brings me peace. Such an amazing young man, wish there were 10,000 more of him. Thanks for sharing.

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