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Minister

Ernest Edwin Ryden,, American minister. Recipient Community Achievement award, Rhode Island Department Community Affairs, 1982. Member of Overseas Yacht Club, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Rhode Island Bible Society.

Background

Ryden,, Ernest Edwin was born on March 9, 1931 in St. Paul. Son of Ernest Edwin and Agnes Elizabeth (Johnson) Ryden.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Augustana College, 1953. Graduate Communications School, United States Navy, 1954. Master of Divinity, Augustana Seminary, 1959.

Postgraduate Rhode Island College, 1972.

Career

Blood plasma researcher Moline (Illinois) Lutheran Hospital, 1955—1959. Ordained to ministry Lutheran Church American, 1959. Pastor Bethany Lutheran Church, Orange, Massachusetts, 1959—1966, St. James Lutheran Church, Barrington, Rhode Island, since 1966.

Director communications, editor Council Highlights, Rhode Island State Council Churches, 1971—1982. Producer, host The Week Starts Here, on NBC television affiliate, Providence, since 1971. Weekly cable television ministry, since 1982.

Member governing board, executive board Rhode Island State Council Churches, since 1971. Dean Rhode Island District, Lutheran Church American. Member committee on American Missions and Communications Committee New England Synod.

Member board global missions New England Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, since 1988. Coordinator establishment of inner-city health care center, Providence, 1968. Served with United States Navy, 1953-1955.

Membership

Member governing board, Executive Board Rhode Island State Council Churches, 1971. Member board global missions New England Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in American, 1988. Coord. establishment of inner-city health care center, Providence, 1968.

Served with United States Navy, 1953-1955. Member Rhode Island Bible Society (president 1982-1988), Aircraft Owners and PilotsAssn., Overseas Yacht.

Connections

Married Lois Elizabeth Beck, August 19, 1956. Children: Paul Howard, Janice Beth, David Beck.

father:
Ernest Edwin Ryden

mother:
Agnes Elizabeth (Johnson) Ryden

spouse:
Lois Elizabeth Beck

child:
Paul Howard Ryden

child:
Janice Beth Ryden

child:
David Beck Ryden