I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection, the fellowship of sharing in His sufferings, becoming like Him in His death, and so, somehow, that I might attain to the resurrection of the dead. -Philippians 3:10-11 (NIV)
Name(s): Rick and Family in Europe
Host Country: United States
Rick is the Director of International Development leading the World Partners' team of Regional Strategy Coordinators in Latin America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. World Partners' Regional Strategy Coordinators equip and multiply networks of disciple makig leaders throughout their regions. Rick often travels to the Regional Strategy Coordinators to coach them to lead and multiply locally sustainable disciple making movement which are fueled by the word of God and prayer. Rick's ministry could best be described as "leadership multiplication" around the world.
Prior to becoming Director for International Development, Rick was involved in disciple making movements and church planting in the Middle East and Europe. For eight years he served as the World Partners Regional Strategy Coordinator for Europe and worked with a number of European organizations.
Rick's wife, Madara, is actively involved in local ministry. As a European citizen (their children are dual citizens as well), she brings a unique perspective and natural opportunities to the ministry.
Rick describes his mission as "Spreading the Father's glory in the Spirit's power by obeying the Son's command to disciple the nations."