ryan j. pemberton

University Minister and Writer in Berkeley, California

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I tell stories. Sometimes for my clients. Sometimes about calling and moving to England and living in C. S. Lewis's home. Most often about life and faith and God.

I'm a former marketing / PR guy from the Pacific Northwest who left the States to study Theology at Oxford and write in a way that helps others see the in-breaking of Christ's Kingdom in the darkness of our world. I got my Oxford degree, then I went to Duke Divinity School. Now I'm a University Minister in Berkeley, working with Cal students at First Pres Berkeley.

My memoir on calling, Called: My Journey to C.S. Lewis's House and Back Again, released in 2015 (Leafwood Publishers). My latest book, Walking With C. S. Lewis, helps readers go deeper with 16 of Lewis’s most beloved works (Lexham Press). I'm represented by Amanda Luedeke of MacGregor Literary Agency.

I have written for Christianity Today, Image Journal, Duke University Chapel, Bible Study Magazine, and Relevant magazine. You can watch a short video of my story, listen to talks I've given, and follow me below.

  • Education
    • Oxford University
    • Duke Divinity School