Richie has been working with young people since 1992, in a variety of contexts, and in 2000 graduated from Moorlands College with a BA Degree in Applied Theology/Youth Community.
He Worked as a Youth & Children’s Pastor in Berkshire UK and as a Youth work trainer on a degree programme with CYM and most recently with YWAM U of N.
Richie has always had a passion for mission and seeing young people catch their God-given destiny in Christ.
He first caught the radio bug in 1999 when he joined Hope FM for a 28 day broadcast in the summer doing a Saturday show with good friend singer/songwriter Brian Edgeley. Since then he was involved with 16 – 25 year olds in Berkshire UK helping to facilitate a youth radio station, and also in 2006 another youth radio station involving young people on a short term mission with YWAM.
Richie’s first longer term involvement in radio was in hospital radio in Nuneaton, England for 3 years presenting request shows, breakfast show.
Today, he works in Broadcast Operations and is a regular broadcaster on Ireland’s National Christian Radio Station, Spirit Radio.
His heart for local church is really important as a Children’s Pastor he is actively involved in developing & pioneering Children’s ministry in church.