Native to the region, Rich graduated from Upper Merion High School in 1997. He stayed local for college, earning his bachelor’s in engineering and masters of education from the University of Pennsylvania. After a stint of doing freelance web development and teaching math for six years at Philadelphia’s Mastery Charter High School, Rich dove into the world of pastoral ministry at Blue Route Vineyard in Media, Pennsylvania. Seven years later, joined by an excited and committed bunch, he launched CVC in the fall of 2014. In his free time you’re likely to catch him working out at the local CrossFit box or spending time with his family. Rich and his wife Jess live in Bridgeport with their two daughters and two sons.