Jim Ritchie

Dedicated to helping medical missionaries of all nationalities thrive in the challenging calling of cross-cultural medicine. Lead instructor for Alongside's MedRetreat and MedRefresh events for healthcare missionaries. Formerly helped develop the Longevity Project at MedSend. Served as a medical missionary at Chogoria Mission Hospital in rural Kenya, from 2014-2021. Helped start a Christian Family Medicine Residency there. Board certified in Emergency Medicine. Former Residency Program Director. Former Simulation Center Medical Director. Retired from US Navy after 25 years. Big fan of mission hospital chaplains. Fascinated with God's plan for medical missions, including the theology of healing, illness and death.