National Director of Pastor and Regional Relationships
After 24 years in pastoral ministry and 21 years in Christian higher education (professor, seminary dean, VP), Rich retired in 2014 and began his new career in interim pastoring. After serving six interim pastorates on the West Coast (two prior to retirement), Rich accepted IPM’s invitation in 2019 to serve as IPM’s Western Director of Pastor and Regional Relationships. In December of 2020, Rich moved to his current role as National Director of Pastor and Regional Relationships.
“Initially my heart for churches in transition found its expression in serving as an interim pastor. Now my heart for churches in transition is being expressed through developing relationships with pastors, churches, and denominational leaders across America who could be assisted by the ministry of IPM.”
Rich has a B.A. in history from Crown College, (St. Paul, MN) and an M.A. in Christian Education, an M.Div and a D.Min from Bethel Seminary (St. Paul. MN). Rich and his wife, Kathy, live in Redding, CA.