Pastor Richard was a social studies teacher for three years; first in Wausau, Wisconsin, then in the inner city of Milwaukee. While he was teaching in Milwaukee he began to think that God was calling him into pastoral ministry.
In 2004, he packed up the family and moved to Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. He served his vicarage at Valley Lutheran Church in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and graduated in May of 2008.
Pastor Richard was ordained at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, in Mequon Wisconsin, and began his ministry as Associate Pastor at Emmanuel Lutheran, Kettering, OH on June 29th, 2008.
On August 30, 2015 Pastor Richard was installed as Atonement’s Pastor where he leads with love, joy, and a passion to keep Atonement faithfully serving God by serving in the community.
He and his wife, Kristin are the parents of three wonderful children.