Rick & Karen


Rick and Karen have served with Youth With A Mission communicating the gospel message and helping to develop leaders and ministries since 1977. Rick and Karen train and mentor missionaries for service.

Their ministry has included ministry to families and orphans; children, youth, and seniors; the abused and those with addictions; the poor and the needy; students and professionals; and those interested in becoming missionaries or partners in missions. From working with the underprivileged to professionals, their central vision and passion are to see individuals have a relationship with Jesus Christ and release leaders into their callings through teaching, leadership development, and pastoral care.

Over 25 years, Rick and Karen helped lead the development of ministries for YWAM in the Caribbean, Central America, and Mexico. Rick served for 25 years as a part of YWAM’s international eldership. Rick is Vice-Chairman of Youth With A Mission – Tyler, one of YWAM’s most extensive missionary training and sending bases worldwide.

YWAM Tyler has a rich history of training and sending short-term and career missionaries to many nations, helping to begin new ministry locations globally. One of YWAM Tyler’s focuses is developing strategic ministries in restricted nations and among unreached people groups. YWAM Tyler developed many city ministries and outreach locations in the United States. Currently there are 14 satellite and urban ministry partner locations working with YWAM Tyler in the US.

Rick and Karen have three married adult children and 11 grandchildren.

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