Richard lives in Auckland, New Zealand and works among Christian Community Churches New Zealand (CCCNZ) to grow connections across the region. Richard earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree from Dallas Theological Seminary in 2010. In his role as Auckland Enabler, he is passionate about helping churches and service providers to grow leaders for church flourishing, revitalisation, and planting. Throughout his ministry Richard has pastored an inner city church in Auckland, served as a theological consultant, and taught Bible and ministry related subjects overseas. He and his wife Karen have been married for over 30 years and have three adult children. Richard contributes to international online education and serves on the board of Pathways College of Bible and Mission in New Zealand.