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Rich has been the Interim Pastor of the Baptist Church in Grafton since November 2018. He enjoys summer camping with his family in Maine, grilling in the backyard, once-a-month potlucks with old friends and spending time with his 3 children and 3 grandchildren. Rich received both his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Palmer Theological Seminary (formerly Eastern Baptist) in Philadelphia. He was ordained to ministry in the American Baptist Churches in 1980. Rich has been a pastor or interim pastor in 11 American Baptist churches in Massachusetts. In addition, Rich is the Executive Director Emeritus of the Federation for Children with Special Needs, a non-profit organization that advocates for families raising children with disabilities, which he led for 22 years. Rich and his wife Dotty have been married for 43 years and reside in Sudbury, MA.