Pastor Rick came to Reading in 1978 to accept an administrative position at RACC. He and his wife Debbie were married at Trinity in 1980. In 1985 he left his career in higher education to enter Gettysburg Seminary. Following his ordination in 1989 he served congregations in Blakeslee, Emmaus, Whitehall and Knauers. Following his retirement in 2010, he was asked to “help out for a while” with Trinity Deaf following the death of Pastor Beadle. “For a while” is approaching six years, and he finds the ministry both challenging and joyful (although he misses the music).