Ryan Wiksell was raised Pentecostal/Charistmatic, first in Oklahoma, and later in Kansas City. A personal call to ministry led him to study music and theology at Evangel University in Springfield, Mo. Doors were then opened for him to serve in various Southern Baptist churches, as he held positions of music leadership and supporting roles in communications and the arts. Ryan married Christina in 2003, and shortly thereafter they pursued a call to plant a grassroots independent church in downtown Springfield, called The Front Porch. After this effort drew to a close in 2011, they sought out a new spiritual family, which they found in Christ Episcopal Church in Springfield. This parish supported them strongly as they became parents to twins Asher and Anya in 2015, and as they began their seminary journey in 2018. Ryan received his Master of Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary in 2021, and is now serving as a priest in the Diocese of West Missouri.
Sermons and Bible Studies
Bible Study: Day of Pentecost (B) – 2021
RCL: Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 104:25-35, 37; Acts 2:1-21; John 15:26-27, 16:4-15 Ezekiel 37:1-14 “On the fifth day of the month (it was the fifth year of the exile of King […]
Bible Study: 2 Christmas – 2021
RCL: Jeremiah 31:7-14; Psalm 84 or 84:1-8; Ephesians 1:3-6,15-19a; Matthew 2:13-15,19-23 Jeremiah 31:7-14 For years, Jeremiah 31 has been one of my favorite chapters in the Bible. Especially when one […]
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