rm Kocak is the “pen name” of Father Ryan Michael Kocak. Ryan resides and abides, studies, pastors, and writes in Medina, Ohio with his wife and two children. Ryan is a graduate from Asbury Theological Seminary where he earned a Master degree in Divinity with an emphasis in Theological Studies. Ryan is an ordained Anglican priest serving with the Anglican Church in North America and is the founding priest and Vicar of St. George’s Anglican Church in Medina, Ohio.
Ryan is a contemplative activist, writer, freelance theologian, pastor, poet, gardener, and teacher. He has traveled to the Blue Mountains of Jamaica, Turkey, Germany, Afghanistan, England, Kyrgyzstan, and has lived with the nomadic Masai/Samburu tribes. He has served as a medic and chaplain in the U.S. Air Force, as an evangelist trained and mentored by the Navigators Ministry, and as member of the Worship Design Team at Asbury Theological Seminary. Ryan also has a background in healthcare and has served in a variety of of administrative and technical positions with the U.S. Military, Hillcrest Hospital, the Cleveland Clinic, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Ryan’s avocational topics of study include (but are not limited to): Church History, Global Christianity, worship, C.S. Lewis, Missiology and Sacramental Theology. He is dedicated to inner healing, racial restoration, living out a vibrant and authentic spirituality, church planting, and helping others to continually grow deeper roots in Jesus Christ.