Interim Executive Director

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Eric Ryniker

Eric Ryniker (he/him) is the Interim Executive Director at Temple Beth-El, serving as the senior administrator of the Temple working in support of the President and close partnership with the Senior Rabbi.  He is a San Antonio native and holds degrees in mortuary sciences, history, and pastoral ministry.  Eric has been engaged in religious nonprofit/house of worship administration for nearly nine years.  Prior to that, he worked as a funeral director and embalmer.  Eric has done continuing education programs in church business administration through the National Association of Church Business Administrators, leadership training through the Gamaliel Network, and contextual theological studies at the College of the Transfiguration in Grahamstown, South Africa.  He is a professional credentialled parliamentarian, member of the National Association of Parliamentarians, and has served terms of office in various positions including as President of the San Antonio Unit and Vice-President of the Alamo Registered Unit.  Eric enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and music.