Director of Biblical Counselling & Leadership Projects
Rick was born in the US, where he was raised on the east coast of Maryland and Massachusetts. He experienced God’s gracious salvation by faith in Jesus Christ at the age of eight and was baptized in the eleventh grade of high school. Rick is married to his best friend, Teresa. They have raised two children they love very much: William and Hanna.
Over the years following high school, Rick has trained and graduated from a Bible Institute with a 4yr Diploma in Biblical & Theological Studies, and a Univeristy with a BA in Religion & Ministry. Currently, he is finishing Seminary with an MDiv and Biblical Care & Counselling Certificate.
In addition, Rick has taken courses with CCEF and IBCD in biblical counselling, whereby he will be certified by IBCD in 2019. He is a certified SYMBIS coach for marriage counselling, and a certified Grip-Birkman coach for leadership and spiritual gift coaching. He is pursuing a Precision Nutrition PN1 coaching certification for nutrition coaching.
He has cross-sector leadership experience with over a decade in Senior Retail Management, Account Management and Sales; and, an additional decade in Pastoral Ministry, Biblical Counselling & Non-Profit Leadership.
In his role as the Director of Biblical Counselling, Rick’s provides leadership care, triage support for staff and ministry leaders, and personal biblical counselling for individuals and couples. Leadership Today (www.leadershiptoday.ca) is Rick’s biblical counselling and leadership care ministry at WLA.
In his role of Leadership Projects, Rick provides oversight of projects to assist the Senior Pastor with strategy and operational design for specific current and future ministry needs.
Also, Rick serves as the Chief Strategy Officer and board member with The Cross Current ministry to equip the Church by example the normalize sharing the gospel in all our personal and community relationships.
Rick enjoys coffee shops with friends and family, good books and courses to keep him learning, and CrossFit to help keep physically healthy and connected to the community.
Connect with Rick on Facebook & Instagram @leadershiptoday.ca