Director of True North Soul Care

Rick Walton, MDiv

Director of Biblical Counselling

Rick is a certified Biblical Counsellor through ABC, and serves as the Director of Biblical Counselling for True North Soul Care at West London Alliance Church.

Education & Certification

Rick has pursued a diversity of programs in education. He believes in the need to be always learning and growing, whether through formal or informal settings.  Over the years, he has formally pursued a Diploma in biblical and theological studies, a BA in religion and ministry, and a MDiv with Grad Certificate in Biblical Care and Counselling. While informally, he has taken training through CCEF and IBCD in biblical counselling.

In addition, Rick has pursued certifications to increase his care and support through soul care. He is certified to provide coaching with SYMBIS for pre-marital assessment, and Grip-Birkman for leadership and spiritual gift assessment. He is completing certification with Precision Nutrition for nutrition coaching. 

Experience & Role

He has cross-sector leadership experience with over a decade in Senior Retail Management, Account Management and Sales; and, an additional decade in Pastoral Ministry, Biblical Counselling & Non-Profit Leadership. 

In his role as the Director of Biblical Counselling, Rick’s provides leadership over True North Soul Care, which is the biblical counselling ministry of WLA Church. His primary focus is on: a) Counselling- personal biblical counselling for individuals and couples, b) Supporting- leadership care and triage support for staff and ministry leaders, c) Developing- the development of a lay counselling team, and d) Equipping- training for the church on identified topics and soul care needs. 


Rick is married to his best friend, Teresa. They have raised two children they love very much, and proud to be grandparents. Rick enjoys coffee shops with friends and family, good books and courses to keep him learning, and CrossFit to help keep physically healthy and connected to the community.


  • Biblical Counselling Certification through the Association of Biblical Counselors
  • Grip-Birkman Coach Certification
  • SYMBIS Facilitator Certification
  • Nutrition Coaching Certification through Precision Nutrition (anticipated 2021)


  • MDiv through Heritage Seminary
  • Biblical Care & Counselling Grad Certificate through Heritage Seminary
  • BARM through Luther Rice Seminary and University
  • Biblical and Theological Studies Diploma through New Brunswick Bible Institute

"Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another." (Proverbs 27:17)

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