Pastor Rick Burleson is passionate about helping people realize how special and amazing God made each one of them to be. He loves spending time with his wife Rae and their seven children. Family time consists of watching movies, wrestling around the house, reading, doing puzzles, playing games, boating, camping and other outdoor activities. Rick spends his days as a mild-mannered math teacher at a local alternative high school, He has also spent many years as a local high school football, baseball and wrestling coach. Rick served his country for 16 years in the U.S. Army. Each of these activities provides him the opportunity to help people connect to God. He earned a Master’s Degree from Concordia University. His greatest joy is listening to God through reading the Bible and applying it to everyday life.