About Doctor Eric

In February 2015 I accepted a job as the Group Manager for Community and CREATION Health for the photo1South Denver Hospitals of Centura Health. I felt God had called me to leave pastoral ministry after serving nearly 11 years as the lead pastor at the Richland Seventh-day Adventist church. This was perhaps the most difficult decision I have made in my life as I love the people of the Richland church and the community it serves. I didn’t have to wait long after responding to God’s call to leave pastoral ministry as within two weeks I was approached to consider the job opportunity at Centura Health. Once presented with this position, I realized that God had been preparing me to serve in this position for 33 years as it combines my medical experience as an obstetrician/gynecologist and my leadership, teaching, and team building experience as a pastor.

CREATION is an acronym that teaches a holistic view of health and wellness that I have been teaching and living since 1998 when I began a journey to incorporate holistic approaches into my medical practice. The acronym stands for: Choice, Rest, Environment, Activity, Trust, Interpersonal relationships, Outlook, Nutrition. When understood in its totality, the acronym CREATION leads us on the journey to optimal health. I have found health to be best defined by Jesus who is described in Luke 2:52 as increasing “in wisdom (mental health) and stature (physical health), and in favor with God (spiritual health) and man (emotional health).

And so I will continue to blog as the reading of God’s Word is a vital part of my journey through life. I constantly strive to find inner peace and contentment as I desire to live from the heart. I blog because I need the discipline of writing to formulate my thoughts about God and life. This is the best way I have to grow as a person and make sense out of Scripture as I continually seek to apply its principles in my life.

Comments on: "About Doctor Eric" (5)

  1. Jill Lapin said:

    Hi Eric:

    I saw this impressive article about you on the internet! Wow, congratulations! You finally reached your goal of being a pastor…wonderful!

    I am Jill Greenberg Lapin….remember me???? I just wanted to say hi and let you know that we live in Deerfield, IL, which is not too far from Hindsdale where your daughter lives. WE also have 3 children, as you do.

    Wishing you and your family continued happiness,

    Jill

  2. Pat Kenny said:

    Dr. Eric,
    I have heard you speak twice at Sunrise Rotary and met you in my final days at Kadlec Cardiac Rehab. Needless to say, I am always interested in what you have to share.
    Thanks for your sharing, I hope you continue to heal.
    Pat Kenny

  3. Nancy Schneider said:

    Hi Eric,
    I look forward to hearing about your journey across the US. I pray that God will give you the strength and energy to do the physical work of riding, But that he will also bless you as you speak to others of His love. I remember our running together fondly. I look forward to future blogs of your journey… and hopefully some pictures.
    Love to the family from Larry and I.
    Nancy Schneider

  4. Dawn Ellington said:

    Pastor Eric,

    Jay and I are following your journey on Facebook here in Edwardsville Illinois. God Bless you and keep you safe!

    Jay and Dawn Ellington

  5. Eric,
    I among many others appreciate and value your continued spiritual “teaching” through your blog! We are always blessed and reminded of the God we all love and serve! Thank you!

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