Rick and his wife, Sharon, moved to the Shenandoah Valley from Hampton, Virginia several years ago; they attend Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church (one of our support churches). Rick served in the U.S. Air Force and owned his own towing business in Hampton. Rick was the first staff member hired by our executive director in January 2016. Sharon volunteers at the Family Center when needed and both have volunteered at their sister church (St. John’s UMC in Edinburg) when it is their turn to host families. Rick feels that “it’s rewarding to focus on a community mission – because you can see it grow”. In his spare time Rick enjoys spending time on his farm, where he raises bees; and he also volunteers with Charterhouse School in Edinburg. He enjoys his work, the children love him, and he is very understanding of the transitional upset that many of our guests are going through.