Chief Academic Officer

Rick married his wife Annette in 1990 and they have 1 son, 4 daughters, 2 son-in-laws, and 3 grandsons.  Rick began walking with the Lord as a teenager and has given his life to Christian ministry and education over the past 32 years.  He has a passion to equip families with practical strategies to live out the gospel message and he loves partnering with parents to reach the heart of this emerging generation.  Serving as the chief academic officer at Calvary Chapel University allows Rick to work with those who have a similar passion and he considers it a privilege to serve Christ with a team of people committed to equip the body of Christ in Biblical Truth and practical strategies.   Rick values authenticity and simply seeks to love God and love others as he walks this journey called life.  His life verse is “Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths” Proverbs 3:5&6.  


Eastern Mennonite University BA with a K-8 teaching certification

Columbia International University MEd. in School Administration

Columbia International University PhD in Educational Leadership