Dr. Ryan Messmore: Methodist Who Became Catholic
Ryan was born, along with his two sisters, in West Virginia, in a believing Methodist family. In college at Duke University, he was active in InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. In the fellowship, he taught a course on the Chronicles of Narnia, by C. S. Lewis, for seven semesters, where he met his future wife. After college, Ryan and his wife studied Christian education, in England at Cambridge University, where they fell in love with the liturgy and became Anglicans. While studying for his Ph.D. at Oxford, he began to have an interest in the Catholic faith through friends in RCIA. After visiting a Catholic parish and discovering the Catechism Ryan and his wife were soon on the journey Home. Ryan is now president of Campion College, in Sidney, Australia.