Hello! My name is Rick Mumford.
I have been in youth ministry for thirty years, and I have been bald and married to my wife Amy for the last twenty-five. (Just to clarify, the marriage and male pattern baldness are unrelated.) Amy and I have three sons, Cooper, Spencer, and Mack. We are not quite as famous as the other Mumford and Sons.
Thirty years is a long time to do youth ministry, but rather than moving on to get a "real job," I only become more and more convinced that youth ministry is absolutely critical. I am passionate about leveraging my speaking gifts, training and experience to help others fulfill the Great Commission.
Over the years, I have served with church ministries* as well as parachurch ministries.** I have had the opportunity to disciple hundreds of kids as well as speak at youth camps and retreats in exciting places like Austria, Costa Rica, France, Portugal and even Lampe, Missouri.
I have a Master's Degree in Youth Ministry from Denver Seminary and serve as the Associate Regional Director for Kansas City Metro Young Life, an organization currently reaching nearly 20,000 kids in 60 ministries.
* I worked in youth ministry at Sierra Madre Congregational Church in Los Angeles, CA; Schweitzer UMC in Springfield, MO; Colonial Presbyterian in Kansas City, MO; and Grace Presbyterian in Lawrence, KS.
** I did parachurch youth ministry with Young Life in Paris, France, Lawrence, KS and Kansas City, MO; K-Life and Icthus in Springfield, MO; and Kanakuk Kamps in Branson and Lampe, MO.