Rick founded the organization which is now known as Wisconsin Marketplace Ministries in May of 2013.
He is the Regional Account Manager for Red Letter Publishing, overseeing advertising sales and information placement for two of their three publications in Wisconsin, the Greater Milwaukee Christian Resource Guide and the Fox Valley/Green Bay Christian Resource Guide.
Rick is also a member of Wisconsin Believes, a statewide community transformation ministry and the Mobile Men of Prayer, a monthly men’s intercessory prayer group in SE Wisconsin.
If one were to define what type of ministry personality Rick has, it would be, “Bridge-Builder.” He feels a sense of mission when it comes to connecting people and ministries to each other in mutually-beneficial ways.
Over the years he has been a Sunday School teacher, Children’s Church director, Royal Ranger leader, Teen Group advisor, and Men’s Ministry leader. He also was heavily involved with Light Company, a Christian performing arts group that ministered in SE Wisconsin from 1975 to 1989.
Born and raised in Milwaukee, Rick moved to Stevens Point in 1998. He enjoys meeting new people, making new friends, and spending time with his wife, Linda, and their four cats. He has three grown children, all residing in Wisconsin. Rick’s hobbies include learning about history—world, United States, Wisconsin and biblical history—fantasy football and baseball (he is a sports statistics and history nut), playing trivia games (which Linda joins him in), and engaging in an occasional online chess match.