Hello!  I am Pastor Rick, lead pastor at Grace since 2014.  I have been a member of Grace Fellowship Church since 2001.  I am married to Jeanine, and we have three awesome sons together: Grant, Charlie, and Colton.  I love to study, teach, discuss, and be transformed by God’s Word.  I love to hear and sing great worship music.  I love to pray with and for people.  God has given me a number of assignments over the last 20 years – youth pastor, worship leader, children’s church coordinator, Discipleship Group leader, missionary, deacon, and Elder – and used each assignment to prepare me for my current role as shepherd for our wonderful church family.

I was a junior high and high school teacher for the first 19 years of my career before sensing God’s call to full-time ministry.  I coached high school football, basketball, and baseball before having sons of my own, and now I coach my boys in their athletic pursuits (football is our favorite).  We enjoy white water rafting, tubing, roller coasters, concerts, water parks, and racing around on WaveRunners and go carts when we have some downtime.