Campaign Consultant & Advisory Board
Pastor Ric is the Senior Pastor of the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit in Emmaus, PA and serves as the head of the church staff. In addition to preaching, worship and pastoral care responsibilities, Pastor Ric relates to numerous administrative ministries of the church. His passion is to invite, welcome, and accept all people into a deeper, relationship with Jesus Christ, to transform us.
Pastor Ric received his bachelor’s degree from Thiel College, Greenville, PA; Masters of Divinity from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, and Masters of Sacred Theology from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. He was ordained June 10, 1979. Since then he has served Trinity, Lansdale, PA; Luther Memorial, Blacksburg, VA; Christus Victor, Dumfries, VA; St. James, Wheeling, WV; New Hanover, Gilbertsville, PA, and finally Emmaus.
He is married to Jane Elliott, an Associate in Ministry, who also serves at Holy Spirit. They have a daughter, Jennifer, a son-in-law, Greg, and a grandson, Ian.