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Rick graduated from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis with a BS
in Business Administration and Marketing (1988). He graduated from Holy
Cross Greek Orthodox Seminary with a Masters of Divinity (1994).
He is married to Presbytera Jane (Donovan) and has a son, Theodore. Fr. Rick was ordained to the diaconate in 1994 and the priesthood in 1995 by Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago.
He has been serving at St. George Greek Orthodox Church of St. Paul, Minnesota since May of 1999. He is the President of Minnesota Eastern Orthodox Christian Clergy Association (MEOCCA), is active in the Orthodox Chrisian Fellowship (OCF) campus ministry and Cooperative Catechism programs, Chicago YAL Conferences and the annual Orthodox Summer and Winter Youth Camps in Minnesota. He is also a volunteer chaplain with the St. Paul Police Department and an adjunct instructor at North Central University in Minneapolis, MN.
Fr. Rick previously served Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church in Westchester, Illinois (1994-1997) and Kimissis tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church in Racine, Wisconsin (1997-1999). During those years, he occasionally served at the Greek Orthodox Monastery of St. John Chrysostom in Kenosha, Wisconsin, participated at the Diocese Fanari Camp, and was a member of the Racine Clergy Association and the Orthodox Clergy Syndesmos of Wisconsin.