General Editor, Writer, Youth Ministry Sage
Richard Parker is the resident youth ministry guru at ym360. Richard has served as a youth minister for 35 years, 25 of those at FBC in Russellville, AL. (Shockingly, he was Les' youth minister yet STILL decided to stay in ministry!) He currently is the creative director and student minister at Branches.Church in Russellville, Alabama. Richard serves as a special projects editor and staff writer. Richard wrote ym360's "REACH: A 6 Lesson Study on the Book of Psalms," pens all of the Youth Worker BOOSTs, and has written many of ym360's free lessons, devotions, and blog posts. He and his wife Amy have two daughters, Lauren and Leah, and one granddaughter.