Rich is Associate Pastor for Missions at First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue where he has served since 1999.
Rich received his MDIV from Fuller Seminary and was ordained in 1988. He served as Associate Pastor at North Creek Presbyterian Church before coming to First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue as their first full time mission pastor. One of Rich’s main interests has been to develop local and global partnerships and equip indigenous leadership for community transformation. He has traveled extensively, teaching seminars and workshops, encouraging and discipling missionaries and enhancing mission relationships. Rich helped found Jubilee REACH Center in southeast Bellevue and has been an advocate for finding ways for the Church to serve in partnership with local businesses and schools.
Rich has been married to his wife, Kristen, since 1985. They have three children, Lauren, Chelsea and Jake.