George Ryder

Behavioral Health Specialist/Chaplain


  • Chaplain visits
  • Provide music (piano) weekly for lunch in 2 JP,
  • Education Committee, chair
  • Worship Committee, member

Special Interests and Activities:

  • Provide worship services and concerts for assisted living/memory care facility (Addington Place, Muscatine IA).
  • Write educational curriculum for Chaplain Services of Connecticut
  • Study Behavior Sciences
    • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
    • Internal Family Systems
  • Design Lighting Systems – Healthcare, Biosafety, Office, Transportation


Phone: 203-957-1275
Office address: C505 GH

When asked, “What inspires you?”:

“The opportunity to interact with people experiencing spiritual distress.  To listen to their life-story, and their current experience of human suffering.  To witness the transformational power of being present, and connecting with other’s suffering (sympathetically, empathically, and compassionately). To experience the healing power of listening and being heard.”