Richard was born and raised as a missionary in Zambia, Africa. He received a Bachelor of Music from Furman University where he met His lovely wife. He later studied at the University of South Carolina where he received a Masters of Music Education. God eventually called him away from teaching chorus in the public school system and into ministry. He attended Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte where he received a Masters of Divinity. Kate and Richard served a year and a half as missionaries to Nairobi, Kenya in an orphanage. Kate world for Joni and Friends Charlotte as Church Relations Manager where she trained churches how to minister to families affect by disability until Caroline was born. Now Kate loves on and raises Caroline full time. They all love music. Kate loves to cook, Caroline loves to eat, and Richard enjoys playing with his daughter. They all love the Matthew’s-Mint Hill community.