Pastor of Adult Ministries
Rick was born in Fairmont, West Virginia but grew up in the Valley Forge, Pennsylvania area where school, work, swim team, and band practice left little time for making trouble (though he may or may not have made the most of every opportunity). He graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in Chemical Engineering and has held jobs in engineering, marketing, technical sales, and operations management.
Rick and Liz exchanged wedding vows in 1983. They have two sons, Tom and Daniel. The Shafers served in missions with Youth With A Mission during the 1990s, then moved to Wilmington in 2001 and began attending PC3 shortly after. They are blessed to have two amazing daughters-in-law, Martha and Brenda.
Rick loves the sound of a distant train whistle and the smells of burning coal and damp sugar maple leaves in Fall. He likes being in the woods or on the water as much as possible. And he likes to run and watch sports.Contact Rick