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, an FBI trained Crisis Negotiator, and a certified instructor of Pastoral Crisis Intervention I&II through the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, a US Secret Service Chaplain, and a DHS 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.
CHAPLAIN Shane Bowers
Deputy Senior Chaplain
Shane Bowers comes to Coastal Crisis Chaplains from a medical background. He worked in the ER at Greenville Hospital for 8 years as a trauma/ER nurse tech. It was through this experience he became interested in chaplaincy ministry. He attended North Greenville University earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Youth Ministry. He then continued his ministerial training at the Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest North Carolina where he earned an Masters in Divinity in Christian Ministry. In 2011 he and his wife moved to Charleston where he completed 4 units of CPE at Roper hospital. He worked as a hospice chaplain for 3 and a half years before coming to Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy in 2016.
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 graduated from Gardner-Webb University in 2013 with a degree in Psychology. She is a member of Crowfield Baptist Church in Goose Creek.