Since 1982 Dick has been involved in pastoral ministry as well as international missions in Hungary, Romania, Russia, Sweden, China, Germany, SE Asia, Kenya and Malawi, Africa. In 1995 Dick and Mary founded Rejoice Ministries International as a ministry of encouragement to the Body of Christ. Dick carries an anointing to come along side of pastors and ministry leaders to strengthen them in their personal walk with the Lord as well as assist them in training up the next generation of kingdom leaders. Additionally, God has given Dick a mandate to “call men up” into biblical manhood, with an emphasis on developing a pure heart and embracing a sense of divine destiny. Dick and Mary mentor and coach many couples in the area of marriage and family. Dick and Mary reside in Norfolk, Nebraska and have three married children and ten grandchildren who all live within a two hour drive. They have been married more than 50 years.