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Rick was born and raised in Houston, TX. He received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas in 1993 before studying at Dallas Theological Seminary and receiving his Masters in Theology in 2001. He completed a Doctorate of Ministry program at DTS in 2019. Rick was a college pastor in Fort Worth, TX before moving to Michigan in 2003, Rick and his wife Tammy have three kids, Natalie, Nathan and Nolan, and he loves to waterski — when his back allows.
"I love that Pine Ridge is a multi-generational family."
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Paul grew up attending Jonesville High School, and later received a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction from Michigan State University in 1968. He holds a Masters in Bible Exposition from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1974. Paul and his wife Sandy have three grown daughters, two sons-in-law and seven grandchildren. Together they have ministered in North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Moldova.
"I appreciate our old and new relationships within Pine Ridge, the emphasis on 'team,' and the leaders' care of the pastoral staff."
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Chelsea was raised in the great state of Iowa before attending Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, earning her Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Children's Ministry. She has three brothers, and two sisters-in-law, as well as a niece, Lila, and she hopes to write a children's book one day. Chelsea believes Pine Ridge is a place where the gospel is preached faithfully to all generations, and above all, it's a family.
"Pine Ridge feels like family. It's a place where the gospel is preached faithfully to all generations."
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Tara was raised in Litchfield, and has two sisters. She attended Maranatha Baptist University in Wisconsin, and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media and Communication, as well as an Associates in Administrative Technology. Tara loves the outdoors, and would be happy to chat about all things artsy and musical.
"I love how the people at Pine Ridge instantly made me feel like a part of their family."
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Matt Davis spent the latter years of his youth attending Pine Ridge with his family. His parents are Tim and Janet Davis and his siblings are Kim, Michelle, Jenny, and Brandon Davis. When Matt graduated from Reading in 2015, he went on to study Political Science and Philosophy at Western Michigan University where he met his best friend and wife, Kylie. During his time at WMU, Matt was challenged and inspired by the evangelism-focused mission of a campus ministry called Cru. After he graduated he interned with Cru as campus minister and evangelist at his alma mater. Matt really enjoys learning. If he could become anything, he'd become a polymath.
"I love that Pine Ridge is passionate about discipleship and evangelism. Sharing the knowledge of God is one of the best ways we can love our creator!"