CHAPLAIN Rich Robinson
Senior Chaplain & Executive Director
Rich Robinson came to us with ten years of pastoral ministry with the United Methodist Church, most recently at Epworth United Methodist Church on James Island. Before that Rich served in law enforcement for eight years, beginning as a FLDOC corrections officer and finishing as a police officer and defensive tactics instructor with the City of Charleston Police Department. He has also enjoyed serving with several local non-profits, including as the Executive Director of Nuevos Caminos Mission and the Board President for the James Island Outreach. He is a graduate of Ashford University with a BA in Organizational Management, a certified Critical Incident Stress Management practitioner, a trained Crisis Negotiator, and a certified instructor of Pastoral Crisis Intervention I&II through the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, and a Federal Law Enforcement Center CISM Chaplain. He is a proud member of the International Conference of Police Chaplains and lives in Summerville with his two children and lovely wife, Jo-Dee.
Caitlin Anderson joined the Chaplaincy team in August of 2016 as our Administrative Assistant. Previously, she served as an Americorps VISTA with a local non-profit where she worked in marketing. Caitlin is a graduate of Gardner-Webb University with a Bachelors degree in Psychology and is currently pursuing a Masters in Counseling at Charleston Southern University. She moved to the Charleston area in the summer of 2015 from North Carolina.
Samantha Gonzalez joined the Chaplaincy in November 2018. She graduated from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY with a degree in Psychology and minors in Marketing and Strategic Communications. With a professional background in special events and fundraising, she is excited to be working with Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy as the Development Coordinator. Samantha and her husband moved to Charleston, SC from upstate New York in the fall of 2018. In their free time they can be found exploring beaches, discovering new restaurants, and watching cooking shows.