Rick and his wife Marquetta have been attending Harvest since 2011 and have been members since 2014. He married Marquetta, his high-school sweetheart in 1977 and they now have 4 adult children: Heidi (Frank) Dybas, Holly, Andrew (Kalee) Coffell, and Peter Coffell, and 3 grandchildren.
Rick grew up in Winnegago and was involved in sports and student goverment at Winnebago HS. He spent most of the 70’s in the United States Marine Corps and earned degrees at Northern Illinois University in Biology and Microbial Physiology. After that he taught advanced Science and Math subjects for almost 30 years in private high schools. Rick currently works full-time in Roadway Construction. Hobbies include building large scale models, hunting, fishing, camping, meeting new people, reading several genres and, particularly, learning something he did not know a moment ago and being with his family.
Rick currently serves on the Security Team and as an Usher at Harvest, visiting other churches who wish to start Security Teams, and as Sgt. at Arms for Detachment #83 Rockford Marine Corps League.