Married in 1992 to Shellie, Rich and Shellie have 4 children.
He graduated in 1993 from Central Bible College in Springfield, MO with a BA in Bible.
Youth Pastor from 1993 - 1998 in Greeley, Colorado. While there, Rich was also involved with the children's ministry as well as pioneering a college ministry (Chi Alpha) on the campus of University of Northern Colorado. In 1998, Rich and his family moved to Minneapolis, MN, and directed an intense discipleship program (Master's Commission) for 5 ½ years at Emmanuel Christian Center. This program focused on the training of young adults for ministry and life. In 2004, he took the lead role in the small groups ministry and adult discipleship at the same church. A move came in 2006, when he began to lead the young adult ministry at Calvary Church in Naperville, IL. In 2014, Rich stepped into the Lead Campus Pastor Role at one of the sites for Calvary Church in Sugar Grove, IL, where he preaches weekly.
Along with ministry, Rich enjoys working on his project car (1974 Ford Bronco) and of course, time with family. He is also completing his Masters of Divinity from Bethel Seminary.