Richard has been involved in ministry since he became a Christian in 1969. He and his wife, Lindy, have planted 3 churches as well as an African missions organization. During his years in Africa, Richard’s primary focus was training spiritual and secular leaders in the areas of conflict resolution and leadership development. Richard has served Anchorage City Church since 2001 as senior pastor. He began his involvement with Churches of Anchorage in 1999. Richard is currently assuming the responsibilities as Director of Churches of Anchorage. Richard and Lindy have been married for 37 years. They have two children and six grandchildren all living in the Anchorage area. Richard has been called upon to assist several churches and their leaders in crisis intervention. He has a heart for unity in the Body of Christ as well as for life coaching, mentoring and encouraging leaders.