Ryan Bradley graduated summa cum laude from Whittier College, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double-major in English and in Religious Studies. He completed both a Master of Arts degree in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics and a Master of Arts degree in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care from Talbot School of Theology, both with highest honors. While at Talbot, he also served as president of the Talbot Associated Students. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Theology and Religious Studies, focusing in the field of spirituality, at the Catholic University of America. His broad interests include the historical development of Christian spirituality, close reading of classic texts, and the contemporary field of spiritual theology.
Ryan served as an adjunct professor at Biola University. While there, he taught courses in formation at the graduate level and courses in ethics at the undergraduate level.
Ryan has been offering spiritual direction for individuals, groups, and retreats for the past 6 years and served as a staff spiritual director for the Institute for Spiritual Formation. He has taught in the area of spiritual formation in both church and conference settings. He has been active in numerous church ministries as a volunteer, intern, and staff member.