Rick graduated from Baptist Bible College of Pennsylvania in 1982. In 1983, Rick married Deb and they moved to New York City where he worked in retail for Tiffany & Co.  During this time, Rick and Deb attended and served as volunteer youth leaders. In 1990, Rick left Tiffany’s to join Oversea Chinese Mission full-time and served as the church Administrator, and with Deb as the Youth Advisors. For about a decade, Deb and Rick left OCM to serve H.O.P.E. Bible Mission as missionaries in Guatemala. Their focus was, and continues to be, the development of local leadership for the church. Recently, Deb and Rick returned to serve OCM’s English Ministries and Administration. They have two children, Eric who continues to live in Guatemala, and Lauren who is in college in New York City.