Rick has a passion for church planting, community transformation, and seeing people experience the love and grace of Jesus Christ. Rick has served as Lead Pastor since August 2012, and he loves being a part of a church that radically pursues people who are far from God, makes disciples who make disciples, and is impacting our community and world for Jesus Christ. He is married to Laura, and they have three teenage children (please pray): Will, Anna, and Luke. Prior to coming to E91, Rick served as a church planter in New Orleans and served in other ministries in Kansas, Tennessee, and Kentucky. He hails from Manhattan Christian College, Manhattan, KS where he received his undergraduate degree, and he completed his M.A. from Lincoln Christian Seminary and the M.Div. and D.Min. from Emmanuel Christian Seminary. When not preaching, leading, or discipling, you’ll catch Rick watching the Colts or Jayhawks do their magic, or you’ll find him out jogging or spending time with Laura and his kids.