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School of Dentistry Chaplain Services
Father Steve Ryan
Originally from South Dakota, Fr. Steve Ryan grew up in Omaha and attended Holy Cross School and Creighton Prep. He was ordained at St. John’s Church on campus in 1982.
Father Steve’s ministry has included secondary and higher education, college campus ministry, parish ministry and fundraising for humanitarian projects in the developing world.
Father Steve studied philosophy at Saint Louis University, American literature at Loyola-Marymount University, and theology at the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley. He received a doctorate in American literature from the University of Texas at Austin. He was a Jesuit for many years and is now a diocesan priest.
In his spare time, Father Steve enjoys reading—especially literature and theology, watching the Smithsonian Channel, exercising and travel.
Father’s identical twin, Dr. Kevin Ryan, is on the General Dentistry faculty. No need to adjust your vision aids. Any confusion is met with good humor.
Father Steve’s office is in Boyne 318, just inside the third floor chapel in the dental school, Boyne 319. His phone number is 280-5015.