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Ryan Turnbull

Ryan Turnbull Title: Contract Instructor
Email: ry.turnbull@uwinnipeg.ca

Having grown up on a cattle ranch in western Manitoba, Ryan Turnbull has a deep interest in the intersection of theology, decolonization, ecology, place, and friendship. Ryan holds a BA and MA in Theology from Providence University College and Theological Seminary and is a lay-minister in the Diocese of Rupert’s Land as well as being the former Director of CHAI Immigrant Centre. He is pursuing a PhD in Theology and Religion funded by the Stanley Ray Scholarship at the University of Birmingham in Birmingham, U.K., focusing on Christian theologies of place and their colonial entanglements. His doctoral dissertation is entitled "Haunted and Held: A Christian Theology of Place." Ryan teaches theology at Thorneloe University, and has guest-lectured in a number of academic and church contexts.


  • Indigenous & Christian Encounters (REL-2802)


Decolonizing Rewilding: Return and Refusal.” Scottish Episcopal Institute Journal Vol. 5, no. 3 (Autumn 2021): 69-82.

Clarifying the Grammar of Cyber-Eucharist: An Inquiry into ‘Presence’ as a Condition for Online Celebrations of the Eucharist,” Didaskalia 29 (2021): 40-57.

The Gift of the Church: A More Excellent Form of Life.Didaskalia 28 (2018): 1-28.