Born in Toledo, Ohio, Rick was raised in a military family and spent much of his youth moving around the country and around the world. Rick and his wife Laura raise a busy family of six children: Cody, Lauren, Abby, Sam and two adopted gifts from Swaziland, Isaiah and Laila. They enjoy biking, Jeeping, big family breakfasts and the Dallas Cowboys (which can become quite a point of contention on our staff come October).

 Rick has been on staff since 2012 and is passionate about helping leaders succeed. He spends much of his time making sure we are operating at a healthy level internally as well as pouring into the next generation of leaders. In addition to his work as a pastor and coach, Rick and his wife Laura established Beyond Survival, a non-profit ministry of partnerships in Swaziland, Africa, where they focus on connecting real resources with real needs.

You can follow their family’s weekly adventures on their blog at clapptribe.blogspot.com.