PJ Ryan

PJ lived most of his life in West Webster, NY until he began a career in Ministry.

He has served as Priest, Pastor, Educator, worked with the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities in the transition from institutions to group homes, and served as Team Leader for the Tabasco, Mexico mission of the Diocese of Rochester. He continued ministry and teaching after time in Latin and South America. He went on to serve senior citizens as an Executive Director with Legacy Senior Living.

With encouragement from his wife, Brigid Ryan, his son Oscar and his wife Maru, and their two children, Nicolas and Elizabeth who live in Katy, Texas, he joins us on a journey with and for refugees and asylees.


St. John Fisher College – BA, Philosophy and Sociology

St. Bernard’s Seminary – M.Div. Theology and Community Development

El Centro Bilingue – Spanish Language