Father Joel Barstad Ph.D.
Fr. Deacon Basil Ryan Balke M.A. M.Th.
Father Deacon Basil Ryan is a native of Colorado, and has lived in Denver for most of his life. He holds a Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Regis University and a Masters of Theology in Eastern Theology from the University of Balaamond. He is currently seeking his Masters of Divinity from the Antiochian House of Studies. A regular lecture at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver, and the Eastern Deacon Columnist for Our Sunday Visitor’s “The Deacon” publication. He ministers at both Holy Protection and at SS. Cyril and Methodius Russian Greek Catholic Community. Fr. Dcn. Basil is married to his lovely wife Brittany, and they have three daughters. Fr. Deacon Basil is passionate about the therapeutic healing found in Eastern Christianity. He can be reached at email@example.com