Dick has degrees in engineering and a MA in Theology/ Counseling. He has had careers as an engineer, an Air Force pilot, a Methodist clergyman , and a county administrator. He has taught a number of seminars and classes for UNCA, community colleges, Churches, Elder Hostels, etc. Dick and his wife Barbara have been married for 56 years, with 3 children and 6 grandchildren. They moved to Marin in 2012 to be near family, are members of Unity In Marin, and enjoy singing in the choir.