About Rick

Husband, Father, Mentor & Friend

Rick and Kathy RoepkeFor anyone who has ever interacted with Dr. Rick Roepke it soon becomes apparent that he has a pretty amazing sense of humor along with a wise and compassionate temperament.

Rick has been in the counseling field for more than 30 years and has developed a keen sense of discernment and skill in helping people solve problems. 

Dr. Roepke is a Certified Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist and a Certified Christian Marriage & Family Therapist. He has been working in the mental health field since 1983 at various inpatient psychiatric hospitals and has been providing outpatient counseling since 1994. Rick has been married to Dr. Kathy Roepke since 1986, and together they have 2 children, Emily and Erik. Rick and Kathy founded Christian Family Institute in November 1996.

Rick is active in his local church and has led numerous marriage enrichment seminars with Kathy across the country, including several churches in Bowling Green and across the state of Kentucky. Rick has been previously featured in Home Life magazine on the topic of Stress and Marriage. Rick also provides executive coaching and consulting services for all types and sizes of business/industry.


  • Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
  • Certified Christian Marriage & Family Therapist


  • B.A., Morningside College, 1982
  • M.A., Central Christian University, 1994
  • D.Min., Central Christian University, 1996


"What impresses me the most about Rick is his depth of knowledge in all different aspects of leadership, counseling, and human behavior. His fresh perspective, warm sense of humor, and caring attitude has made a significant impact on my leadership growth and ability to build teams. I have had excellent results in growing my company thanks to Rick’s expertise."

Rick's Blog

  • Recipe For Ruining Your Day +

    (Without Really Trying) 1. I will plan to do twice as much as I can actually accomplish – over scheduling Read More
  • By The Power of Your Words +

    Don't Be Your Own Worst Enemy "Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant seeds of Read More
  • Learning To Let Go +

    The Illusion of Control “He that would govern others should first be the master of himself.” — Philip Massinger Have you Read More
  • 30-60-10 Rule of Thinking +

    How We Limit Ourselves I would like to introduce to you a rule of thumb on your thinking habits--the 30-60-10 Read More
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