Rick and Paula direct the Villa Hospitality House at Naval Station Rota in Spain. They arrived in Spain in 2018 after six years directing the Kaiserslautern Hospitality House in Germany. They have also served in Schweinfurt, Germany, Travis AFB in California, and Cadence Headquarters in Colorado.
Rick trusted Christ as his savior around third grade when his neighbors invited him to Vacation Bible School. His faith deepened in high school when he started attending a local Bible church and in college through campus ministries. Paula came to know Christ through her parents as a young girl. She grew up in western Nebraska where her family faithfully attended a small country church that her grandparents helped start.
Rick and Paula met in college in 1990 and married in 1993. They joined Cadence in 1997 and began their field ministry in 1999. Emma was born in Germany in 2002. She is now attending Liberty University and hopes to work with third culture kids someday. Ethan was born in Denver in 2006. He is home-schooling in Spain and loves to learn about science, particularly physics.