About TC Ryan
T. C. (Tom) Ryan is the founder and executive director of LivingIntegrated®. Earning a BSEd (University of Missouri, 1977), he intended to teach high school English until a change of direction led to ministry. He earned an MDiv (Fuller Theological Seminary, 1981), and then a DMin (Fuller Theological Seminary, 1993). In addition, he is certified as a Pastoral Sex Addiction Professional (International Institute of Trauma Addiction Professionals, 2016).
Dr. Ryan served as an ordained minister for over thirty years. Having served on the staff of several churches and ministry organizations, he was for nineteen years the founding and senior pastor of a large church in a suburb of Kansas City. In that role, he supervised professional staff and lay volunteers and oversaw the development of creative programs of spiritual nurture and creative outreach. He gave leadership beyond his local church and twice served as moderator of his denomination’s regional governing body.
In addition to his ministry experience, Dr. Ryan is personally familiar with the dynamics and demands of recovering from addiction. He is the author of Ashamed No More: A Pastor’s Journey Through Sex Addiction (InterVarsity Press, 2012).
After leaving his senior pastorate in 2008, he transitioned to a full time work of helping other addicts. The development of this work led him to found LivingIntegrated, a nonprofit organization helping both individuals and organizations deal with the cultural crisis of compulsive sexual behavior disorder.
Dr. Ryan speaks to a variety of groups regarding recovery, Christian spirituality and compulsive sexual behavior. He and his wife, Pam, currently reside in the Kansas City area and have four grown children.