Ryan Smith has been called as the new Presbyterian representative to the United Nations on the staff of the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations. Ryan brings experience working in faith-based non-governmental organizations in the United Nations community and Washington. He has worked with Catholic Charities USA and with Caritas Internationalis, a long-time partner of the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations.
Ryan has worked on issues related to human trafficking, immigration, and refugees. His work at the United Nations focused on the Millennium Development Goals. He has lived in Tanzania and served as a Fulbright Teaching Assistant in Germany.
Ryan's primary focus will be helping the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) witness to Christ by advocating the concerns of the General Assembly within the United Nations community. He begins his service on February 28.