Rich has been married for 30+ and has four launched kids. For 25 years he worked as a supervising psychologist at a large forensic psychiatric hospital in California. In that challenging environment Rich became well acquainted with assessing and treating severe mental illness. Currently he focuses his work around a part-time counseling practice in which he works with teenagers, individuals, couples, and families. Rich’s approach to helping others has been described as practical and problem-focused—-while also a bit unconventional and at times unorthodox. Rich serves annually at a global worker retreat (TRACTION) and he and his wife open their home to workers while they are on furlough in the States.

For fun, Rich enjoys cycling, swimming, hanging out with his adult kids, and going to San Francisco Giants baseball games. During recent years Rich has been personally challenged to ponder and explore matters connected to being more quiet, listening for God’s voice, being less hurried, and making space for Sabbath rest—this is all a work in progress.