Rev. Ryan Althaus

Rev. Ryan “Mango” Althaus is the Minister of Interfaith Relations for the UUA of Santa Cruz and Regional Inclusion Affiliate for the National Presbyterian Church USA. Ryan dove into the field of mental health following an eating disorder relapse which landed this one-time professional marathon runner and certified Psych Chaplain in an in-patient psych unit.

You can learn more about ‘Mango’s’ journey to reclaim his faith, life, and laugh in his recently released memoir, From Emaciated to Emancipated, and find his podcast, blog, past sermons archive, and coaching practice by visiting

Spiritual Starvation: The Religious Roots of Eating Disorders

A minister and psychiatric chaplain explores how shifting his perspective on spi…