ryan j. pemberton

University Minister and Writer in Berkeley, California

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 to study at Oxford and living in C. S. Lewis's home. Sometimes 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. 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 February 2015 (Leafwood Publishers). I'm represented by Amanda Luedeke of MacGregor Literary Agency.

You can watch a short video of my story, listen to talks I've given, and find writing samples below.

  • Education
    • Oxford University
    • Duke Divinity School