Rev. Arthur and Deaconess Eva Rickman,
Serving in Asia


Rev. Arthur and Deaconess Eva Rickman and their childrenRev. Arthur and Deaconess Eva Rickman serve on behalf of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) in Asia, based in Hong Kong. Arthur serves as an area director in the region, building and strengthening relationships with LCMS partners. In addition, Arthur helps administrate theological education opportunities and manage diaconal work throughout the area. Before serving in this region, Arthur served in Latin America, overseeing theological education, helping with church relations and providing spiritual care to those serving on the LCMS Latin America and the Caribbean team.

Serving as a deaconess, Eva assists the Hong Kong Synod in developing a diaconal program and training deaconesses. Additionally, she encourages and supports the mercy work that is happening throughout this region.

Arthur and Eva are from Long Beach, Calif., where they attended Bethany Lutheran Church. They both earned undergraduate degrees from California State University, Long Beach. Arthur graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology, and Eva earned her bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biochemistry and English. As Arthur studied for his Master of Divinity from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Eva worked concurrently toward a Master of Systematic Theology and Deaconess Certification. The couple then spent two years in Panama, where Arthur served as vicar while Eva trained deaconesses in the Lutheran Church of Panama. After graduating, the Rickmans moved to Grand Mound, Iowa, so Arthur could serve as pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church. Arthur’s hobbies include hiking, fishing and cooking, and Eva enjoys reading, jogging and sewing. They both enjoy spending time with their four children: Bethany, Zoe, Noah and Nathaniel. 


Please pray for the Rickman family as they serve. They write, “Please pray for health and safety during frequent travels throughout Asia. Pray for strong relationships with our partners and opportunities to reach out to our neighbors with love and concern.” Give thanks that Arthur and Eva are serving in Asia.

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  • Arthur – Oct. 22
  • Eva – Dec. 10
  • Bethany – Aug. 24
  • Zoe – July 10
  • Noah – April 9
  • Nathaniel - July 4

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  • June 15
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