PEACEMAKER & CONSULTANT | BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA
Since 2006, Bryan has been drawn to cross-cultural relationships and has enjoyed inviting friends and acquaintances to interact with and learn from the experiences of those who are different from them. He has worked in various capacities alongside pastors in Peru and Zambia, Muslim refugees and members of the homeless community in several cities in the United States, and Bosnian Muslim, Catholic and Orthodox peacemakers in Bosnia & Herzegovina (BiH). In his graduate level work at Candler School of Theology at Emory University, he studied justice, peacebuilding and conflict transformation, examining the ambiguity of religious faith and how Christians and Muslims might contribute to a just peace.
In 2016 Bryan moved with his family to the Balkan region where they have been learning from and supporting the work of inspirational Muslim, Catholic, and Orthodox peacemakers. Currently, their residency in Sarajevo, BiH is sponsored by a local Protestant Church, the Kairos Center, so that Bryan can support local peacemaking organizations as a representative of the Protestant community. Bryan currently volunteers for Mali Koraci (Small Steps), a local NGO which works with religious educators, religious leaders, and youth to reduce misunderstanding and build trust between the Muslim, Orthodox, and Catholic communities in Bosnia & Hercegovina.
Bryan’s wife Stephanie, who also works with Peace Catalyst, is truly his better half and a constant inspiration to him to follow Jesus, love well, listen deeply, and stay healthy. They have a 4-year old son and one-year old daughter.
Follow their work at: https://bryanandstephanie.wordpress.com/
Email Bryan at firstname.lastname@example.org.