Rick is author of Jesus in the Margins and This Beautiful Mess. He also founded the Imago Dei Community in October of 2000. Since that time Imago has been voted one of the top 25 most innovative churches in the country by Outreach Magazine. Rick is also the co-creator of Advent Conspiracy, a global initiative with the goal of recovering the meaning of the incarnation by calling the church to be a leading voice in the global water crisis. Rick speaks around the country teaching about the nature of holistic mission, leadership, and spiritual formation. He received his doctorate degree from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston.