Rev. Steve Brietbarth, Serving Since 2003
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Rev. Steve  Breitbarth, M. Div., LMFT, CISD
SLCLEC Secretary

·  Married with three adult married sons; 2 grandsons & 2 granddaughters

·  Pastor Grace Lutheran Church, Chisholm, MN since 1980. Retired 2015

·  Master of Divinity 1980

·  Unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Fairview 1979

·  Minnesota Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

·   Member & Master Level Credentials with International Conference of Police Chaplians (ICPC) 

·  International Conference of Police Chaplains Certified Instructor

·  NIMS Certified (700, 100, 200, 300 & 400)

·  Member of Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support

·  Team Leader Crisis Intervention Team Lutheran Church Missouri Synod National Youth Gatherings 2001 & 2004 of 35,000 teens

·  Member of Head of the Lakes CISM Team

·  State Team Leader Lutheran Church Crisis Consultation & Support Team

·  Member of the local Hospital Ethics Committee

·  Over 31 years experience in Grief Counseling plus over 15 years with local Hospice Program.

·  26 years experience working with the treatment of chemical dependency. 

·  23 years experience facilitating family program for those affected by chemical dependency. 

·  Counselor for court mandated spouse abuse counseling.

·  31+ years experience in working with and leading youth programs. 

·  Speaker and Volunteer Advocate for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault for 32 years having conducted over 600 presentations. 

·  Member of the local school crisis intervention team

·  Trained in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing; Member of the Head of the Lakes Critical Incident Stress Management Team

·  Co-author of MN North District Guidelines Lutheran Church for addressing “Misconduct of a Sexual Nature” among church professionals. 

·  Author of Lutheran Church Synodical curriculum “Sexual Ethics for Congregations” copyright 1996 (second printing 2000).