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Rick is Chaplain for Youth Guidance Center, Youth Leadership Academy, and Joplin Youth Center and also serves at Juvenile Hall. He is responsible for 4 weekly church services, 1 weekly Bible study, numerous one-on-one discipleship and counseling sessions, and special activities. Rick also provides continuity of care to released youth. Rick joined the staff of Pacific Youth in 1986, having previously worked with emotionally disturbed adolescents at the Faith Home Teen Ranch for over 4 years. Rick then served for 7½ years as the Pacific Youth Chaplain of Stanislaus County Juvenile Hall. Under Rick’s direction, the Chaplaincy Program received the Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties in 1993. He is an ordained minister and has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. Rick’s favorite hobby is making contact with old friends.