Fr. Rick has earned degrees from Portland State University, Mt. Angel Seminary, Notre Dame University, and the University of Portland. He’s served at a number of parishes after his ordination, at Central Catholic High School as faculty, and at Mt. Angel Seminary College as formation director and president-rector. Fr. Rick is not exactly a “new” Board member for NCC. He was there at the beginning, when NCC was just an idea, having been part of the coalition of parishes involved in the Center’s founding, and serving on its very first Board. Fr. Rick has also been on the Board of Oregon Catholic Press for the last eight years. He enjoys reading (especially novels), music, traveling, and daily walks.