Ryan Harrison joined the King’s Chapel staff in August of 2015 as the Church School Director. Ryan has previously served as the Religious Education Coordinator at All Souls Church in Braintree. During the day, he can be found helping customers at the Unitarian Universalist Association Bookstore found in the Fort Point Channel area.
As the Church School Director, Ryan helps develop curriculum, oversees programs for all Church School classes, teaches and mentors children and youth, and communicates with families about events at King’s Chapel.
Ryan hails from Jackson, TN where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Religious Studies from Lambuth University. He comes from a family with a deep sense of spirituality. His Father and Aunt are both ordained in the United Methodist Church. In 2006, he moved to New England to attend Boston University School of Theology. After reading many books, writing many papers, and spending a month abroad studying in a Buddhist monastery in Taiwan, he received a Master of Theological Studies with an emphasis on World Religions and a Master of Sacred Theology with an emphasis on Religion and Conflict Transformation. His passion lies in working with children and youth with the purpose of expanding multicultural understanding in an effort to build bridges and relationships with people across cultural and religious boundaries.
He spends his free time exploring the trails and campsites of New England, taking road trips, running 5K races, and planning a wedding with his fiancé, Jamie.