Rick is a career missionary and church planter. He and his wife Sandra have pastored churches in two states in Northern Brazil and have planted 6 churches in the state of Amapá in the Equatorial Amazon Basin.
Rick and his wife and two sons are currently living in Southern Florida and are planting the Vine Florida a church associated with a group of churches in Brazil called the Videira (vine).
Rick has written teaching materials in Brazilian Portuguese and maintains a Facebook page called "Why be holy if Salvation is by Grace" and has written a book with the same name.
Rick plans to pursue freelance writing activities parallel to church planting and pastoring.