Rick Pierce, Counselor to Pastors
Rick Pierce is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. Rick is the heart of HeartStrong and conducts almost all of the counseling. Rick has a heart for pastors and leaders. He is known as the Counselor to Pastors. As the son of a pastor and having served on both two church staffs and at a large ministry organization, Rick is familiar with the heart of ministers and ministries.
Rick is known for his compassionate, pastoral care for his clients while maintaining a loving willingness to speak important words of truth. He is known for his ability to help leaders make sense of their situation and see the deeper aspects of why they are the way they are and why they do what they do. He is gifted at helping leaders apply the gospel to their own hearts.
He is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute with degrees in Music and Bible/Theology. Rick received his Masters in Counseling from MidAmerica Nazarene University. He also completed significant graduate work from Covenant Seminary in St. Louis. He and his wife have been married for 27 years, and together they have six children ranging from 11 to 24 years old.