Caring for Ourselves to Care for Others: Body and Soul

Caring for Ourselves to Care for Others: Body and Soul

Presenter: Rick Loewen

A servant’s heart is so critical for a pastor as he sees and attends to the needs of the sheep whom Christ has called him to serve both inside and outside of the flock. But it is also important to recognize that we have not ceased to be body and soul creatures ourselves whose own hearts and bodies also need attention. To neglect our own spiritual and physical health can rob us of the strength and zeal we need to continue to serve others with a servant’s heart. What are some ways to attend to the one without neglecting the other?

Brief presenter bio: Rick was a police officer for 20 years prior to serving in public ministry. As a police officer he served as a patrol officer, narcotics detective, vice detective, and homicide detective. He taught police officers in the areas of interviews and interrogation, undercover operations, and crime scene investigation. While serving as a police officer, he enrolled in the staff ministry program at DMLC. His first call was to start the first youth and family ministry program on the White Mountain Apache Reservation. He has also served at WLCFS where he oversaw their ministry support services program, family life education program, and counseling division. Along with continuing service to mission work among the Apache, Rick currently leads CrossTrain Coaching which provides encouragement and support to pastors looking to strengthen their ministry. Rick and his wife Cyndi have three grown children.