Faith & Leadership
Kelly Ryan joined the Divinity School in February 2008. Prior to that, she served as a senior public relations specialist for Duke University's Office of the President and Office of News & Communications. Between 1995 and 2003, Ryan was a reporter for the St. Petersburg (now Tampa Bay) Times in Florida, where she covered public schools, city government, criminal justice and other topics. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is pursuing a master's degree in Christian practice at Duke Divinity School. She is a lay leader at St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Durham, N.C., where she is serving her second three-year term as an elected vestry member. Ryan has completed Level I (3-6), Level II (6-9) and Level III (9-12) formation courses to become a catechist in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program and co-leads a Sunday school classroom for fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders.