Married in 1992 to Shellie, Rich and Shellie have 4 children from high school to kindergarten.
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. Rich currently still ministers to the young adults and has responsibilities for the couples ministry at the large congregation.
Along with ministry, Rich enjoys working on his project car (1974 Ford Bronco) and of course, time with family!