September 17, 2016 - 12:00 pm
September 17, 2016 - 3:00 pm
Personal and professional wellness are vital for long-term, effective teaching and leadership. Dr. Scott and Lori Rische will highlight the importance of personal wholeness as it relates to the work being done as professionals.
Who we are personally, and how we live personally within our families and among our friends, impacts directly and significantly how we relate to others and do our work professionally.
The majority of our unhealthiness, as well as our relational and leadership ineffectiveness, comes from living inconsistently with who we are and believe, with what we can do, and with where we are and the context in which God has placed us. Health, and effectiveness, come from living consistently with those things.
The Risches have provided leadership development workshops and mentored professionals in more than a dozen countries.
Scott F. Rische is married to Lori Ann, and Scott and Lori have been married for 31 years. They have four children, David (Lindsey) Rische and grandson Kevin, Sarah (Zach) Pfannenstiel and granddaughters Kadence and Kinsley, Benjamin (Rebekah) Rische, and Hannah.
Scott received his B.A. from Concordia Wisconsin in 1984, his M. Div. from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis in 1988, and his D. Min. in church planting movements and leadership development from Bakke Graduate School in Seattle, WA in 2006.
Scott was called from St. Louis seminary to plant a new congregation, Lord of Life, La Fox, IL in 1988 where he served for eight years. Scott then served as lead pastor of First Lutheran Church in El Cajon, CA for 13 years. In September of 2009, First Lutheran Church formed City Transformation Ministries to support their vision of church planting, and in that same year, Scott stepped down as lead pastor to become an assistant pastor and the Director of City Transformation Ministries and part-time Assistant Director for Pastoral Leadership Institute International. Since January 2011, has been serving as the full-time Executive Director of Pastoral Leadership Institute International. In August of 2013, Scott and his wife moved to Shenzhen, China.
Scott’s passion in life is to see people come into a faith relationship with Christ, and to encourage believers to live fully in and live out their relationship with Christ. Scott’s calling is to encourage, develop, and mentor leaders for Christ’s Church. Scott is a private pilot and enjoys flying, music, woodworking, and anything outdoor.
Lori A. Rische has been married to Scott for 31 years. They have four children – David (married), Sarah (married), Benjamin (married), and Hannah (University student). They also have three grandchildren – Kevin, Kadence, and Kinsley.
Lori received her B.A. in Elementary Education from Concordia Milwaukee in 1983, and her M.A. degree in with an emphasis in Curriculum and Development from Chapman University, San Diego in 2007.
She has served in the education field for over 30 years in various roles including: Preschool & Primary school teacher, Library, Music, Art, and EFL teacher, Everyone a Reader director, Piano teacher, Sunday School Superintendent, MOPS director, VBS director, Director of Children’s Ministries, PLI International Partner teacher, and most recently Second grade teacher, Vice-Principal of Admissions and Administration and Director of Education Opportunities at Buena Vista Concordia International School in Shenzhen, China.
Lori also serves in the role of Women’s Director of PLI International, where she is able to help lead, guide, encourage, and bless the wives of the pastors and leaders in PLI International as they serve as partners of their husbands and God’s leaders as women.
Lori’s passion in life is being able to make a difference in the lives of children and families through bringing the joy of learning and hope to those she teaches and leads.
For relaxation and free time, Lori enjoys crafts and outdoor activities.