Rev. Arthur and Deaconess Eva Rickman

Serving the Lord in Latin America



Rev. Arthur and Deaconess Eva Rickman serve the Lord through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) as missionaries in Latin America, based in Panama. Arthur serves as an area facilitator in the region (Colombia, Cuba, Mexico and Panama), building and strengthening relationships with LCMS partners. In addition, Arthur helps administrate theological education opportunities and manage diaconal work throughout the area in which he serves. He also serves the local church in Panama in various ways.

Serving as a deaconess, Eva assists with deaconess formation. Additionally, she encourages and supports the mercy work that is happening throughout this region. Before returning to Latin America, Arthur and Eva served in Asia, based in Hong Kong.

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. The Rickmans then returned to Latin America where he served in Belize, Guatemala, Mexico and Panama, overseeing theological education, helping with church relations and providing spiritual care to those serving on the LCMS Latin America team.

Arthur’s hobbies include hiking, fishing and cooking, and Eva enjoys reading, writing and sewing. They both enjoy spending time with their five children: Bethany, Zoe, Noah, Nathaniel and Mary Anna.


Pray for the Rickman family as they serve. They write, “Pray for health and safety as we live and serve in Latin America. Pray for strong relationships with our partners and opportunities to reach out to our neighbors.” Give thanks that Arthur and Eva are serving in Latin America.

 Download prayer card

Additional Information

  • Birthdays:
    • Arthur - Oct. 22
    • Eva - Dec. 10
    • Bethany - Aug. 24
    • Zoe - July 10
    • Noah - April 9
    • Nathaniel - July 4
    • Mary Anna - Feb. 5
  • Wedding Anniversary: June 15
  • Home District: Iowa East
  • Supporting Districts: Texas and Pacific Southwest

Partner with us

Giving Online: You can partner with the LCMS by making an online gift restricted in use to the support of the RICKMAN family.

Give Now

Giving by Check: You can also make a donation towards this family’s ministry by check.
Mail your check, made payable to The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and designated with their last name
, to:

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
P.O. Box 66861
St. Louis, MO 63166-6861

(Or call 888-930-4438 to speak with someone.)

 Connect with us

  Support the Mission

  Learn More


Network Supported Missionaries

Learn the history behind the LCMS Network Supported Missionary (NSM) model.

Join us on the journey

Mission and Vision

Seven Mission Priorities

The Lutheran Witness Magazine

The Lutheran Witness Magazine

MDFL Resource Center

Making Disciples for Life - Resource Center

Latest Convention Information

68th Regular Convention

Church Work Recruitment Initiative

Set Apart to Serve

Caring for Ukraine

Ukraine Support

Contact Us

  Email us

  Church Info Center: 888-843-5267
  Staff Switchboard: 800-248-1930
  Donor Care Line: 888-930-4438

 1333 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, MO 63122-7226


Guide Star Logo BBB Logo

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Inc., including Mission Central (in Mapleton, Iowa), is an IRS registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity.

A contribution designated (restricted) for a specific purpose, when accepted, will be used only to fund expenses related to that purpose. Occasionally, we may receive more in contributions for a particular purpose than can be wisely applied to it in the foreseeable future or the purpose may cease to be feasible. In these situations, the LCMS will make reasonable attempts to contact contributors to apply their contribution toward another aspect of ministry that aligns closely the contributor’s goals and values. If a contributor cannot be contacted, the LCMS will use the gift to meet a similar pressing need that most closely matches the contributor's original intent.

Consistent with Synod Board policy and in recognition of a more challenging economic and philanthropic/fundraising environment due to inflationary pressure, not more than 12.5 percent of any charitable contribution will be allocated to administering gifts and communicating with contributors (compared to a not-more-than ceiling of 10.5 percent the previous fiscal year). Contributions received and accepted by the LCMS are deemed to be in agreement with this statement.

Donor Transparency Resources

Employment   |   For the Media   |   Site Map   |   Privacy   |   Social Media Guidelines    |   Social Media Directory


© 2003 – 2010   The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. All Rights Reserved.