Rev. Dr. Richard Armstrong, LMFT, is Executive Director of Lutheran Counseling Services in Orlando, Florida. He is a Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Florida and a Florida Approved Clinical Supervisor. Rick served for over 25 years in the parish ministry of the LC-MS in three different congregations. He is Co-author and trainer of “God’s Care in Times of Crisis”, “God’s Care For Congregations in Times of Crisis” manuals for selecting and training crisis teams in Christian Schools and Churches to prepare for, respond to and provide aftercare in crisis situations. Rick and his teams have been part of Lutheran disaster response to tragedies in Denver, New York, D.C., Newtown, as well as the Florida and Gulf Coast hurricanes. He has received the “Distinguish Service Award” Lutheran Schools Association Metropolitan New York and the “Distinguished Alumni Award 2006” Concordia University – Austin, Texas. In addition to serving as the Executive Director at LCS, conducting individual, marriage and family system therapy sessions, Dr. Armstrong is also involved in facilitating organizational consultations, leadership coaching and workshops and retreats. Rick is happily married to his wife Kristi and they have two daughters, two sons-in-law and six grandchildren.
Chaplains play an important role in the lives of people who are hurting, distressed, or in challenging situations. They serve alongside first responders, in hospitals or other institutions, with the military, in prisons and jails, and in other situations. Hear from nine individuals about their journeys into chaplaincy, how they serve, and how they bring the love of Christ to those in need. This podcast is produced in partnership with the LCMS Office of National Mission. Find all episodes via the tag “Bring the Love of Christ.”