Director for Youth & Family Discipleship, Downtown
Email | 612-338-7653 x498
Richie was adopted out of the foster care system by the Stark family at the age of 6. Shortly after his adoption, Richie learned of his sin, the penalty of his sin and called on Jesus Christ to save him.
Growing up in the Madison, Wisconsin, area, Richie developed a love for athletics. In high school he lettered in three sports: track and field, basketball, and men’s volleyball. His still loves athletics, especially golf, but at the age of 21 he felt the call to ministry and applied to Moody Bible Institute to be trained in youth ministry.
It was at Moody where Richie gained a deep passion for the Glory of Christ to be exalted among the nations. He realized the importance of solid hermeneutics and biblical exegesis and how that discipline made him grow in his affections for Christ. After graduation in 2001 Richie has worked with students as a youth pastor, teacher, athletic director and coach. In May 2016 Richie graduated from Covenant Theological Seminary with an M.A. in Biblical Exegesis.
Richie is married to Nicki and they have three children, Teo, Eliano, and Anissa.