Topics: Author, Child Advocacy, Compassion Staff, Evangelism and Discipleship, Poverty, World Health Issues
Rich Van Pelt speaks globally on issues related to kids in crisis, poverty and world missions. He’s a skilled storyteller, with adventures from around the world that add color to his speaking. Rich’s stories resonate not only because of his passionate delivery, but because his heart for people and the gospel permeate everything. An ordained pastor in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Rich serves as Director of Ministry Relationships and Partner Development with Compassion International. Compassion is a Christian child development organization dedicated to releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name and informing, motivating and equipping others to become advocates for children.
Rich is author of The Youth Worker’s Guide To Helping Teenagers In Crisis, and The Parent’s Guide To Helping Teenagers In Crisis. a certified trainer in Cultural Intelligence and Managing Unconscious Bias through the Cultural Intelligence Center, a member of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation through which he has received training in Critical Incident Stress Management, and a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.