Mrs. Brigitte Ritchey holds a Master of Arts in Religious Education degree, and is currently working to complete the dissertation for her PhD in Professional Counseling. She has served with her husband and family in full-time missions in Croatia and Canada for 15 years before coming to Liberty in 2009. Her calling, both overseas, and now here at Liberty, is to lead those who God brings her way to know Him better and love Him more deeply. She views counseling as a means to come alongside young women, empathize with them in their pain, and provide a safe place where they can find healing and wholeness through Jesus’ amazing grace. She is married to Dr. Jeff Ritchey, Global Studies professor, and has three young adult children, Kristin, Kimberly and Ken.