Christopher Ryan is a Missionaries of God's Love priest and is currently the rector of their formation house in Melbourne, Australia. During 2007-2008 he was the coordinator of the pilgrimage of the World Youth Day Cross and Icon throughout Australia in preparation for World Youth Day 08. He is the author of In the Light of the Cross, a series of reflections on the Catholic faith using reflections from the Journey of the Cross and Icon. Fr. Chris has been involved in youth ministry in parishes, schools and new communities and is a popular speaker for youth and young adults.