After working for 15 years nationally as a manufacturing/operations executive in the healthcare industry, Richard committed his life to Christ at Faith Church in Grayslake and followed God’s calling into ministry.
After receiving his Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield and completing a church planting internship at Northbridge Church in Antioch, Richard, Carolyn, and their 4 daughters, stepped out in faith and moved to Spring Grove in 2002 to plant Meadowland Community Church, a missional Christian community with a vision for “Establishing and Growing Lasting Relationship in Christ Jesus.”
Richard served as the founding and Sr Pastor of Meadowland until September 2008, when he accepted a call to Springbrook Community Church in Huntley Illinois. He was serving as the Executive Pastor until moving into the Lead Pastor role in January 2020. Richard also serves on the board of overseers for Converge MidAmerica, the board of directors of Nationwide Chaplain Services and is also a chaplain for first responders in the community.
Specialties: Biblical Studies, Church Planting, Pastoral Ministry, Small Groups, Leadership Development, Strategic Planning, Manufacturing Planning and Operations.
Interests: camping, hunting, racing, biking all things outdoors!
Favorite Books: The ESV Bible, and “The Divine Mentor” by Wayne Cordeiro
Favorite Bible Verse: Isaiah 40:31
Current Reading List: Follow on GoodReads
Link Tree: linktr.ee/rwollard