Mark and Jaimee Ryan

 Mark and Jaimee Ryan live in Lakewood, New Jersey. They have been married for three years and have two daughters, Chloe (2) and Meredith (4 months). Mark and Jaimee met in Charlottesville, VA, where Mark completed his PhD in Religious Studies at UVa and Jaimee taught high school biology.  Mark is an assistant professor in the Religion Department at Georgian Court University. He teaches introductory theology and Christian ethics to undergraduates, as well as a number of graduate courses. Mark’s forthcoming book from Cascade is entitled “The Politics of Practical Reason.” 
Jaimee is primarily a stay-at-home mom. In her spare time, however, she is attempting to complete her Master’s degree in Public Health. She is interested in nutrition, health education, and reproductive health. Jaimee is currently working on her Fieldwork project to develop a nutrition education program for low-income pregnant women.
Since they were drawn toward Hauerwas’ work, it seemed only natural to seek out his friends. Jaimee and Mark find it wonderful to have discovered how having attended Gatherings in 2008, 2009 and 2010, the EP has become an important coordinate along their journey to be God’s church.