Richard is married to Carrie and they have four young children.
He takes on the position of Pastor at Bothwell having spent several years training for ministry. He firstly trained at Cornhill Scotland in Glasgow and then subsequently studied theology at Edinburgh Theological Seminary. Richard grew up in Hamilton and he also worked as a Primary Teacher within South Lanarkshire Council for several years. In addition to serving at Bothwell, Richard is also continuing postgraduate studies at ETS on the work of the 18th century pastor/theologian Andrew Fuller. In his spare time he enjoys various sports and spending time with family.