Dick and his wife Marilyn have been married 55 years and have three sons and six grandchildren. He has lived in Gainesville for over 30 years. Before retiring in 1996, Dick worked in the poultry industry, in grain merchandising, and had an employment agency.
Dick has been the Gainesville District Lay leader for the last eight years, and he currently serves on the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. He has been a Lay Witness Mission Coordinator since 1980. Dick and Marilyn have led over 100 mission trips.
Dick continues to support and nurture his wife, who was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer in 2011.
This will be Dick’s fifth General Conference and sixth Jurisdictional Conference.