Dick was born in Geneva, Illinois, into a strong Christian family and from early age attended Wheaton Bible Church, an independent community of believers. Christian schools from nursery on through high school encouraged growth in bible knowledge, prayer, and service. Dick graduated from Trinity College (IL) and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. During Dick’s graduate school years in New Haven, CT, Dick served as assistant pastor in a small Evangelical Free Church and is licensed for ministry through that denomination. Dick also served in Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship where he met Huaiching, his wife of nearly 37 years. Dick taught full-time with Bethel Seminary of the East (branch of Bethel U, St. Paul) till 2012 and in 2015 as adjunct in D.C. for Denver Seminary while serving part time as pastoral assistant at Stone Hill. Dick and Huaiching have three children from ages 15 to 31, and one grandchild. The family enjoys reading, canoeing, camping, and traveling, especially to visit family and old friends scattered across the globe.