Dr. Ryan Topping: A Former Mennonite
Ryan was brought up in Canada in the Mennonite faith. As a boy his family only attended church at Christmas and Easter. He gave his heart to Jesus Christ, when he was eight, at a summer church camp. As he matured he became very active in the Mennonite Church, actively leading other young people to Christ. Through reading How Should We Then Live, by Francis Schaeffer, he began to deepen his faith in history and philosophy. In college, he became ever more exposed to Catholic teaching and life. Finally, a dispute in his Mennonite congregation over baptism would be the catalyst that would lead him home to the Catholic Church. Ryan is now a Fellow at Thomas More College of the Liberal Arts, in Merrimack, New Hampshire.