Making Life A Little Lighter
Our mission is to cover the world in Christ by unapologetically declaring to the world whose we are by proactively creating faith-centric cultures in the workplace.
Who We Are
At C-Suite for Christ, we are a group of business executives who come together every month to share our stories of how including Christ in our daily lives has positively affected our work environment. We share our joys and our struggles with others on the same journey.
In sharing the joys and struggles with others who walk similar paths, we are able to support and encourage our brothers and sisters in Christ to live courageously in witness to Him. It is our hope to rejuvenate the working soul through fellowship and praise of God.
Rick is a Minnesota native, born and raised in SE Minnesota. He and his wife Cherie have been married for 39 years and have 3 adult children and 4 grandsons. With 19 moves in 39 years, they have lived in several different cities but once again, call Minnesota home. Rick and Cherie live in a SW suburb of the Minneapolis – St. Paul metro area and call Westwood Community Church their home.
As the President of the Minneapolis – St. Paul Chapter of C-Suite for Christ, Rick is passionate about his faith and his relationship with Jesus Christ and is eager to share that passion with other Christian executives and business owners in the MSP metro area and greater Minnesota.
Professionally, over the last 4 decades, Rick has an extensive and diverse leadership background that was spawned and matured from his military experience. In his civilian life, Rick held many leadership and executive roles in the healthcare industry. Most recently and for the past 20 years, Rick has extensive executive leadership experience in the transportation and regulatory compliance industries. Rick is also a retired Chief Property Book Officer for the MN Army National Guard, serving more than 24 years.
Having been in the corporate environment for the last 4 decades, Rick knows first-hand the impact and stress placed on our leaders in a secular society and how that heightens the conflict that exists between faith and workplace culture. Rick feels the need is urgent now than ever before, to bridge the faith/workplace gap and develop leaders who will be bold and lean into their faith as they lead their businesses and live a life of faith in Jesus Christ in every aspect of their lives.
Rick’s hobbies include fitness, playing music, and reading. Rick and Cherie enjoy travel and spending time with their children and their 4 amazing grandsons.
The primary mission of the C-Suite for Christ Executive Committee is to offer key insights – from a broad perspective – regarding all of the many activities happening within the C-Suite for Christ movement. This committee is designed to provide guidance in multiple arenas, such as worldwide expansion endeavors, the efforts taking place at the home office, and essential social media activities. The committee’s breadth of knowledge and experience affords an effective checks and balances for the organization.
This group is responsible for getting the word out about C-Suite for Christ and coming up with creative, engaging, effective means of connecting with Christian business executives all across Minnesota. Whether it be via social media, events, or other creative modalities, this collection of members is tasked with calling attention to our group in an effort to not only increase awareness, but swell our membership ranks in the process.
It’s the primary mission of this group to vet prospective members of the group to ensure that high-quality, God fearing, value driven men and women are identified, recruited, and admitted into C-Suite for Christ. In addition to the recruitment of new members, this collection of individuals is also responsible for the retention of current members by paying attention to their needs and ensuring that we are delivering high value to these folks on an ongoing, regular basis.
This group is tasked with coming up with ways to take what is being taught and discussed during the gatherings of C-Suite for Christ and sharing it with the rest of the world, namely through volunteering, community service, missionary work, or other external facing modalities. Our ability to evangelize and bring others to Christ is of the utmost importance to our organization and this collection of individuals is on the forefront of doing just that.
It’s the primary mission of this group to identify speakers to address the C-Suite for Christ members at our monthly meetings and work with them to come up with topics and programming that our membership will find of value. Additionally, it is this collection of individuals who draft our Mission and Vision Statements and ensure that, in everything we do, our organization is being true to our purpose, our members, and all those whose lives we are impacting on a daily basis.