Please join Fr. Justin Ryan at the Seabeck Conference Center for our annual CIC retreat scheduled for September 21, 22, 23, 2022.
You may register on the form below.
Fr. Justin Ryan
Father Justin Ryan is a priest here in the Archdiocese of Seattle. After ordination in 2018, he served as parochial vicar at St. Charles Borromeo and as Associate Director of Vocations. In July 2021 he was appointed Director of Vocations for the archdiocese.
A product of local Catholic education, Fr. Ryan grew up attending St. Brendan’s Catholic School and Parish in Bothell. He then graduated from Archbishop Murphy High School and received an Accounting degree from Gonzaga University. The journey toward priesthood began in his parish and school life, where certain teachers and priests accompanied him through the twists and turns of discernment. After working in commercial real estate appraisal, Fr. Ryan embraced the call to priesthood after years of discerning and entered seminary in 2013.
Upon completing pre-theology studies at Mount Angel Seminary, Fr. Ryan received a Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology (S.T.B.) from the University of St. Mary’s of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary in 2018, and is pursuing a Licentiate with a focus in Spiritual Theology also from USML. This focus on spiritual theology stems from the desire to help people recognize and articulate the many encounters they are having with God.
Through the impact of Catholic schools on his own life and discernment journey, Fr. Ryan has a passion for helping facilitate a “culture of vocations” within schools in our Archdiocese. This includes leading retreats and camps for high schoolers, celebrating liturgies at grade schools and high schools, and working with teachers and counselors to cultivate vocations on campus and in the classroom.