Director of Children & Youth Ministry
Miracle Ryder was raised in the United Methodist Church where her favorite hymn even as a child was, Here I Am, Lord. She is the youngest child of six, with 17 nieces and nephews. Her hometown is within Fauquier County, however she currently resides in Manassas, VA. Miracle studied Psychology and leadership studies during her undergraduate degree at George Mason University. Undergrad was followed by a few years of working in higher education and then studying School Counseling at James Madison University. During her time as an Elementary School Counselor, she received her call to ministry which led her north to Boston University's School of Theology where she completed her Masters of Divinity. After seminary, Miracle has pursued a life of ministry within the hospital and church where the intersections of theology, counseling, and education meet serving children, youth, and their families. In her free time, you will find her snuggling her cats (Faith & Grace), reading, traveling to the ocean as much as possible, and spending time with her family and friends.