In Late April, 2021 Pastor Rick announced his forthcoming retirement. On Sunday June 27th Rick and his wife Eileen attended their last “official” service at First Church. Rick and Eileen have served in the church for 42 years, 33 of those years Rick served in a pastoral role. Rick said, “We’ve been here for 42 years, and these are the people we’ve shared our joys with, cried with, prayed with, seen victories and defeats with, walked through the fires with together … they have been our family and our support. This is a very bittersweet time. I know it’s time to leave, and yet, this parting is somewhat sorrowful. But, I believe in the people here, and I believe they are positioned to move forward in an awesome, awesome way.”