TO INSPIRE EXCELLENCE AND TRANSFORM COMMUNITIES BY BUILDING STRONG RELATIONSHIPS WITH OUR CLIENTS.
THE REVEREND RYAN D. NEWMAN, FOUNDING PRINCIPAL
As an Episcopal priest with over 25 years of professional ministry experience, Ryan has served as a cathedral dean, rector, head of school, chaplain, operations director, teacher, coach, hospital chaplain, and non-profit executive director. Ryan has coached leaders throughout his professional career as they have navigated critical professional (and sometimes personal) challenges. He has worked extensively with small and large groups looking to better articulate their vision and develop new ways of living into their mission.
As both a priest and educator, the defining aspect of Ryan’s vocation has been his service and leadership to Episcopal communities and organizations amid periods of significant growth and change. He has been both an architect and a builder of groups, communities, programs, strategic visions, and even physical spaces throughout his career. Ryan’s colleagues, congregants, and clients universally praise him for his transformational leadership, tireless work ethic, and innovative vision for the Church and its leaders.
Ryan is deeply passionate about empowering and supporting faith, educational, and executive leaders in their communities. As our faith, school, and non-profit communities continue to seek out embodying excellence, new challenges and dwindling resources also confront them. Ryan was inspired to found Rite One as an affordable, effective, and collaborative partner for those communities wanting to make excellence happen—and happen often!
“We want to serve those who serve others,” says Ryan. “We are committed to serving our clients with extraordinary executive leadership coaching, and innovative project-based and technology consulting services. We want to help make excellence happen!”
Ryan is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a degree in Political Science and has a Master’s in Divinity from the Virginia Theological Seminary. Currently, Ryan is working to complete his Doctorate of Education in Ethical Leadership. His dissertation focuses on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice in Independent schools. Ryan lives in Orange County, California, with his wife Erin, a physician and university professor, and their daughter who attends an Episcopal school.