WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT RICHARD
“From the first meeting with Richard at Papa Perks Coffee Shop, I’ve been struck by his mature faith and caring and consistent character. His strength is his listening spirit and caring heart."
- Brent Garrison, Vice President of Education, The CEO Forum
“Richard is a holy, faithful man of deep wisdom, conviction and integrity with a sensitive heart. Richard is a strong leader who encourages and equips others through his verbal and written words and actions."
- Debby DeBernardi, Pastor, Certified Spiritual Director
"I have been pleased to invite Richard to preach during Sunday worship in my congregation, and I have worked alongside Richard in ecumenical community worship settings. He has a unique ability to cross denominational lines with grace and sensitivity; he is astutely aware of different traditions and historical perspectives without ever losing sight of his core belief that we are all called into a more intimate relationship with Jesus. He has proven himself to be a not only a compelling, intellectual speaker but a devoted Christian leader with a genuine, caring spirit. Richard conveys a heart-felt desire to encourage and guide individuals along their unique faith journeys – he simply cares deeply about others."
- Pastor Mike Johnson, Christ the Lord Lutheran Church
"Richard 'oozes' trust and leadership. He shows people what graciousness looks like and doesn’t give lip service. Richard is discerning when he speaks or doesn’t speak. He allows others to be themselves."
"Richard’s sincerity is a result of his humble beginnings. Wherever he goes or whatever setting he’s in, he speaks from his heart. He’s tender and kind toward others, and whether he’s speaking, writing, or mentoring it is evident: Richard’s heart for God is genuine."