Rick graduated from Western Michigan University and worked his entire career at Deloitte & Touche, an international public accounting and consulting firm. When he retired in 2006, he was the Global Managing Partner for their real estate and construction industry service lines. He travelled the world growing their businesses and serving clients. He has served on many business, charitable and civic boards including one church board many years ago. Rick and his wife, Pam, were married in 1982, have two married children and five grandsons. They started spending winters in the Coachella Valley in 1996. As their faith deepened and their family of Christian friends grew, they were introduced to the Wednesday night Red Door Bible study and to Jeffrey Cranford. A subsequent trip to Israel with Jeffrey was a life-changing experience. Rick believes God has led them on this journey in order to now focus on their spiritual growth and contribute to the Church at the Red Door and its mission.