Dr. Chuck Ryor
Lecturer in Communication Arts
Chuck Ryor serves as an Adjunct Professor of Communications. Dr. Ryor is also a local Pastor at Prism Church in Pasadena (www.PrismChurch.com), which is part of the Sojourn Network of churches. He received his PhD from Florida State University, where his research interest was religious rhetoric. His dissertation focused on the religious political rhetoric of former President Ronald Reagan. He has one published book, entitled “Three Tips for Campus Survival: Holding on to your Faith through your College Experience.”
Professor Ryor grew up in the Washington, D.C. area and attended West Virginia University, graduating with a B.S. degree in Journalism. After working for several years in radio, he attended Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida and entered full-time pastoral ministry. He served for 10 years as the Pastor to Students at Wildwood Presbyterian Church in Tallahassee, Florida. Subsequently, he planted CenterPoint Church in Tallahassee where he served as the senior minister for five years there before moving to California.
“Pastor Chuck” and his wife Carolyn live in the Pasadena area and have two children, Nick and Holly. In his spare time Chuck likes to spend time with his family.