An active United Methodist, Ryan Danker is a church historian with a passion for evangelical studies, and in particular the early Wesleyan/Methodist movement under John and Charles Wesley. Born in Portland, Oregon, Danker served United Methodist churches in the Western North Carolina Annual Conference. He currently serves as a member of the United Methodist/U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Dialogue. He is active in the American Academy of Religion, the Wesleyan Theological Society, and the Charles Wesley Society. Before his appointment at Wesley, Danker served on the faculty at Greensboro College in North Carolina where he was also Special Assistant to the President and a member of the Advisory Board of the Royce and Jane Reynolds Center for Church Leadership.
- B.A., Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, ID
- M.Div., The Divinity School, Duke University, Durham, NC
- Th.D., The School of Theology, Boston University, Boston, MA
- Wesley and the Anglicans: Evangelical Division in Early Evangelicalism (Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2016).