“Hope is the antidote to fear and the substance that transforms despair to joy.”
– Richard Parrish

“Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.”
– Vaclav Havel

Richard Parrish is a dispenser of HOPE! If you ask him what he does, his response is: “I help others discover hope.”

Familiar with adversity and challenges, Richard’s strength and resilience is a result of HOPE found through submission to God’s purpose and a deep confidence that God is active and present in all areas of life.

Others describe Richard as compassionate, humorous, honest, a leader, pastor, shepherd, accepting, non-judgmental and trustworthy. He speaks and writes in a way that is inviting, loving and kind. He listens and is an encourager.

Richard is an ordained minister with the Evangelical Covenant Church and speaks in cross-denominational settings. A seasoned, empowering and compassionate leader, he devotes his life to assisting others discover HOPE through writing, speaking and offering spiritual care to pastors and ministry leaders. Richard serves as President and Director of Spiritual Care for Music Serving the Word ministries (a multi-faceted, charitable private operating foundation).

Richard resides in sunny Glendale, Arizona with his wife, Vicki. He’s always up for a round of golf, and enjoys a hot cup of coffee to keep him caffeinated for the benefit of others!