Dale S. Ryan

Director of the Institute for Recovery Ministry and Associate Professor of Recovery Ministry School of Theology

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BS, Occidental College
MS, PhD, University of California, Davis
MDiv, Bethel Seminary

Dale Ryan, part of the School of Theology faculty since 1993, is associate professor of recovery ministry and director of the Fuller Institute for Recovery Ministry.

Before coming to Fuller, Ryan was a member of the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where his research focused on naturally occurring food toxins and on protein biochemistry. He gained ministry experience as pastor of care and fellowship at Whittier Area Baptist Fellowship in Whittier, California. Ryan also serves as the CEO of Christian Recovery International, an organization helping the Christian community become a safer and more accommodating place for people recovering from addiction, abuse, or trauma.

Ryan has written several books, among which are Soul Repair: Rebuilding a Spiritual Life (co-authored, 2008), Letting God Be God (2001), The Twelve Steps: A Spiritual Kindergarten (1999), and Life Recovery Guides (1994). He has also published numerous articles in STEPS, a publication of the National Association for Christian Recovery. His courses include Pastor Care and Abuse, and Recovery Ministry and Outreach in the Local Church.

Courses Taught

  • CN533: Recovery Ministries in the Local Church
  • CN553: Pastoral Care and Abuse
  • EV532: Recovery Ministry in the Local Church

Areas of Expertise, Research, Writing, and Teaching:

Addiction studies, recovery ministry

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