ryan j. pemberton

University Minister and Writer in Berkeley, California

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I tell stories. 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 Christ's in-breaking Kingdom in 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.

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

I have written for Christianity Today, Sojourners, Image Journal, Duke University Chapel, Bible Study Magazine, and Relevant magazine. Feel free to follow me, below.

  • Education
    • Oxford University
    • Duke Divinity School