Care and Counsel International (CCI) is a not-for-profit corporation that brings biblically grounded, psychologically sound, and culturally appropriate care and counsel to individuals and groups worldwide. CCI takes seriously the biblical call to work for social justice and respond to human need from a whole person perspective bearing witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ in ways that are ethical and respectful.

Cape Town Declaration

The 2010 Cape Town Declaration, created at the Third International Lausanne Congress, acts as a theological foundation and operational launching point for future Care and Counsel International initiatives. Specifically, the Declaration emphasizes four dimensions involved in the creation of a new paradigm of thought: Christian, holistic and systemic, indigenous, and collaborative.

CCI Board

Bradford M. Smith, Chair

Licensed Psychologist, Private Practice,
Lexington, Massachusetts

Gary R. Collins, At Large

Psychologist and Author, Chicago, Illinois

Kathryn L. Cook, Clerk

Reading, Massachusetts

Fred Gingrich, Treasurer

Professor, Denver Seminary, Colorado

John Warlow, At Large

Psychiatrist, Brisbane, Australia

CCI Staff

Bradford M. Smith, Ph.D

Dr. Brad Smith

Dr. Brad Smith is Chair of the Lausanne Care and Counsel as Mission Interest Group and Director of Care and Counsel International--a new consulting group focused on catalyzing a greater Christian response to the unprecedented levels of suffering and woundedness in the world through training, connecting, and advocacy. Brad is the former Director of Strategic Innovation for the Mission Advanced Research and Communication Center of World Vision. He has been teaching in the areas of Marriage and the Family and Psychological Trauma and consulting at theological schools in Eastern Europe and the former USSR for the past fifteen years. He lives and works as a psychologist in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Fred Gingrich, D.Min

Dr. Fred Gingrich

My early years were spent primarily as a missionary kid in Japan and then Kenya. I then spent my teen years and young adulthood in Canada. After my undergraduate and graduate training in psychology and counseling, and a doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy, I worked for several years at a Christian counseling agency with my wife Heather, also a counselor. We then taught for several years at a college in Canada and in 1997 moved to the Philippines to teach and direct an MA program in counseling at a seminary. We spent 8 years in Manila training Christian counselors and, with the support of the Narramore Christian Foundation, developed the only doctoral program in Christian counseling outside of the USA in the world. The goal of this program, offered through the Asia Graduate School of Theology, is to "train Asians in Asia." In 2005 we moved to Denver, Colorado to teach in the MA counseling program and I am currently Professor of Counseling and Chair of the Counseling Division, offering the only seminary-based CACREP-accredited MA counseling program. My life and ministry experience in several countries, and my concern for the development of Christian counselors with global awareness, is my motivation for involvement with the Care and Counsel As Mission movement. I am married to Heather Davediuk Gingrich, also a Professor of Counseling at Denver Seminary, and author of Restoring the Shattered Self: A Christian Counselor’s Guide to Complex Trauma (2013: IVP). We have 2 bi-racial, adopted adult sons.

Julia Gatten, MA

Julia Gatten

Julia’s passion and commitment for global social justice began when she was a child, and has continued to grow over the past twenty years. While earning her BA in History and Latin American Studies at Furman University, Julia helped lead several student organizations aimed at raising awareness of global issues and working towards positive change. So far she has travelled to Peru, Mexico, El Salvador, and Kenya, but she is eager to explore the histories and peoples of other countries. Julia recently completed an MA in International Human Rights with concentrations in Humanitarian Assistance and Global Health from the University of Denver, where her coursework included International Disaster Psychology. In her free time, she can be found wandering around in used bookstores, playing rugby, and exploring Colorado with her husband, Jason, and two dogs--Tucker and Misha.

Erin Lloyd, MA

Erin Lloyd

Erin recently earned her MA in Clinical Mental Health from Denver Seminary, where she was pleased to meet others who wanted to work internationally in a mission's context with their counseling degree. She is a co-founder and current vice president of the Counseling as Mission (CAM) Student group. During a recent trip to Kenya and Uganda to meet with local counselors, Erin's desire to work in the cross-cultural counseling field full-time was solidified. She is excited to continue traveling the world teaching and learning more about cross-cultural counseling and working with students to create CAM chapters at other universities.

Jason Schmauch, MA

Jason Schmauch

Jason completed a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Denver Seminary in Littleton, Colorado and is a founding member and former president of the first Counseling as Mission Student Group. His academic interests include exploring the opportunities and challenges of counseling in international contexts as a part of his personal and professional development and would like to continue to work in the international/cross-cultural counseling field for a long time. Previously, Jason earned a Bachelor’s of Music Education from Furman University, and looks forward to being able to integrate his love of music with counseling. More recently, Jason has also turned to web design as a creative outlet and he enjoys pursuing this interest alongside his wife, Julia.