First Year at Morrison:
2012-2013 School Year
Pensacola, Florida, USA
College/Grad School Attended:
Asbury College (now University) - 2004-2008 - BA in Biology & BA in Psychology
Asbury Theological Seminary - 2010-2012 - MA in Mental Health Counseling
Ryan was born and raised in Pensacola, Florida, attended public school and graduated from the International Baccalaureate program in 2004 then attended Asbury College in central Kentucky. There he had a classmate who was a Morrison alum and led a short term trip to Taiwan during their senior year. He was enthralled and after graduation returned for an internship (2008) and again at the end of his Master's program for a practicum (2012) to work as a counselor with Morrison's wonderful students. He loves fellowship, teas, the beach, cooking and baking and trampolines (He was also a gymnastics and tumbling coach during graduate school).
"My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity. Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight." (Proverbs 3:1-6)
"Nehemiah said, 'Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve,for the joy of the Lord is your strength." (Nehemiah 8:10)
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead
Words to Students:
Do not mistake happiness for Joy, or you will spend your life in pursuit of the lesser good.
You will never be able to change another living soul, the only person you can change is yourself. When you learn and accept this, your life gets a lot less frustrating.