Deacon Rick Strong
Director of FirstCare
|First Lutheran Church is Rick’s home congregation where he was baptized and confirmed. First Lutheran is where Rick first felt the call to actively work in the Church and discerned to go on the path that God called him to as a Minister of Word and Service. Rick has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Wayne State College, a Bachelor of Science degree from Dana College in Business and Computers. He attended Wartburg Lutheran Theological Seminary. He is currently a Minister of Word and Service and was consecrated as a Deacon by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in August of 2009. He has been certified in 2012 as a spiritual director by Seeking the Spirit Within Institute and has membership in Spiritual Directors International.
Rick gets to visit with familiar and new friends as Director of FirstCare. If you have any type of critical incident and would like a visit from someone at First Lutheran give Rick a call.
Rick and wife Sharon have two grown children. Nicole and family live in Norwalk, Iowa. Their son Nathan is a Pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.