Rev. Herrington is an ordained Presbyterian pastor, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and Fellow with the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. Leta pastored parishes in Texas, Pennsylvania and Illinois, served as Pastoral Counselor/licensed therapist for over 20 years, and is former Director of Lincoln Pastoral Counseling Services (IL). Leta earned her Master of Divinity degree from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (KY) and Doctor of Ministry degree from Lancaster Theological Seminary (PA).
Since joining the multi-disciplinary staff of CeDAR with its 12-Step, holistic, gender-specific, and trauma-informed treatment, Leta has worked to develop an approach and curriculum that addresses patients' often distorted and destructive belief systems, their understandings of a Higher Power, a means of identifying deeper parts of one's true self, and ways of recognizing and accessing one's Higher Power/Help that are integral to patients' immediate and ongoing recovery and life.
Rev. Todd Strickland received his Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Oberlin College with a focus on the diversity in American religious history and culture. He received his Master of Divinity and ordination in 2000 and was called to parish ministry where his focus was on religious education and pastoral care and counseling. Rev. Strickland came to the University of Colorado Hospital in 2011 as a chaplain resident and, after one year on the hospital side, moved to CeDAR to turn his focus toward addictions chaplaincy. In addition to his direct work with patients, Rev. Strickland is passionate about teaching chaplaincy in an addictions treatment context. He has been teaching addictions chaplaincy for the last three years and is currently developing a curriculum for a permanent addictions chaplaincy residency program.
Adam Richardson received his Master of Divinity from Naropa University and first became acquainted with CeDAR when he worked as a chaplain resident in 2007, as part of his residency at University of Colorado Hospital. Since that time he worked at another addiction treatment center and as a hospice chaplain before returning to CeDAR. In addition to his chaplaincy training, he has extensive mindfulness meditation experience through the monastic style Buddhist training he underwent at a number of Zen Centers, and he is a certified meditation instructor in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. He received a lay ordination through the Zen Peacemaker Order of Zen Buddhism. Adam is currently completing a second master’s degree in Mindfulness Based Transpersonal Counseling Psychology at Naropa University.