Ryan Baker, M.Div


Ryan lives in Stillwater, Oklahoma with his wife and family. After serving 14 years as a pastor, he has moved into private practice offering pastoral counseling, coaching and soul care. Ryan has long utilized the teachings of Dan Allender in his ministry, but it was after he and his wife Emily attended a Story Workshop in 2017 that the power of doing story work captivated them both. In 2022 they founded Story Matters Initiative together.  Ryan graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Fine Arts degree in 1997, earned his Masters in Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary in 2006 and continues to be an artist and ordained minister.  He loves to create space for people to understand the gospel’s power to free, unite, adopt, rescue and bring beauty from the ashes of early wounds giving new life. He believes our theology is experienced more fully when integrated into our personal stories.
Ryan offers story coacing at www.storymattersinitiative.com