Dr. Mitsch currently serves as Associate Professor and chair of the Psychology Department at Colorado Christian University.
Dr. Mitsch received his master’s degree and doctorate in counseling psychology from Indiana State University. After receiving his doctorate in 1986, he worked as a staff psychologist at Michigan Technological University. In 1988, Dr. Mitsch moved with his family to Illinois and began practice at the Minirth-Meier Clinic of Wheaton.
In 1993, he started his own counseling practice called Cornerstone Counseling Center, and was in private practice until his departure to Promise Keepers. He has had extensive experience in men’s ministry, and caring ministries within the local church. He was an adjunct staff member at Christ Community Church of St. Charles, Illinois where he developed Harbor Ministries, a recovery ministry for hurting and struggling people in the church.
Dr. Mitsch has used his 30 years of experience in working with missionaries from around the world. His work with mission agencies includes WorldVenture and The Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM). As a result, he has had the opportunity to work with over 200 missionary families both on the field as well as those on home assignment. He has served as interim Pastoral Care Director for TEAM, and has been actively involved in field-based crisis intervention, candidate assessment, and post-field debriefing as well as trauma debriefing.
Dr. Mitsch has been a guest speaker on several radio programs including the Minirth-Meier Clinic’s (now New Life Clinic) daily radio program. He has also enjoyed numerous speaking engagements at area churches as well as professional organizations and businesses. He has authored five books including his latest entitled, “Nurturing Your Child’s Potential,” and his best-selling book, “Grieving the Loss of Someone You Love” selling over 250,000 copies worldwide. He is a charter member of the American Association of Christian Counseling, a licensed psychologist in Colorado. Ray has been married to Linda for 37 years and blessed to have four daughters: Corrie, Anne, Abigail, and Elizabeth. The Mitsches live in the Denver area.