Richard (Richie) Musser is President of Kirby-Smith Associates, a company founded in 1938 as a Ministry of Stewardship and Finance. Richie oversees all development and marketing, as well as corporate administration. Kirby-Smith Associates and its partners provide a full range of capital campaigns, feasibility studies, full-service media and marketing services, stewardship programs, increased offertory/annual campaigns, and planned giving. Kirby-Smith also provides solution workshops and webinars, organizational management guidance, development and planning services, and coaching to a variety of Christian churches and schools, faith communities, and charitable organizations to meet their needs. The vision of Kirby-Smith is vibrant and growing Christian communities of faith.
As a child, Richie traveled with his father and president emeritus of Kirby-Smith, Gene Musser, serving Christian and non-profit organizations all over the country. This was an invaluable experience as Richie was able to see many different people from so many different walks of life celebrate Christ. This opportunity allowed him to truly understand the various demographics and unique compositions of each church family and organization.
He graduated summa cum laude from West Chester University with a bachelor’s degree and continued his graduate studies at Millersville University. Richie has worked all over the country with Christian churches, schools, and organizations bringing his passion, enthusiasm, and experience with him.
Richie and his wife, Rachel, reside in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
“It is truly a blessing and an honor to continue the rich tradition of ministry at Kirby-Smith Associates, which was started over 80 years ago. Growing up in Kirby-Smith has taught me that Christ must be at the heart of all stewardship efforts. We are creatures of limited time, talent, and treasure and it is what we do with these incredible gifts entrusted to us by God that is the heart of stewardship.”