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Pastor Rick & his wife Mary                                             Rick graduated from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary on May 25, 2006.  He began serving our church as a post-graduate student intern on October 1, 2006.  He was ordained as a Minister of the Word and Sacrament on April 29, 2007, at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Berea, Ohio, by the Presbytery of the Western Reserve.     

Rick and his wife, Mary, were married in 1977 and live in Berea, OH.  They have have two adult children, daughters Shelby and Stacey.  They also have two granddaughters, Ashley  and Bailey, and three grandsons, Owen, Ian, and Ben.

Rick had worked at various jobs before acknowledging God’s call to ministry at the age of 51.  He is honored to work for the congregation at First United Presbyterian Church.  The church continues to answer Christ's call to serve the people in their neighborhood, many who live below the poverty level, by serving hot meals twice a month and offering free clothing year round.