Russell Rickert
Adjunct, Education


Contact Information
School of Education
Liberty University
1971 University Drive
Lynchburg, Virginia 24502
• office TE 102
• phone (434)-582-2445
• fax (434)-582-2468
• email: rhrickert@liberty.edu



Current Vitae
Current Vitae (PDF)

.

 

 
 
 

 
 
Objective: Christian Ministry where I can serve God and others.
Summary
Offering more than forty years of experience in dealing with life relationships in education and ministry. This has been done with the goal of helping young people and adults become all that they are capable of becoming. Through teamwork and motivation, school and church personnel can help shape attitudes, priorities, and vision to the glory of God.
Experience
Principal and Associate Pastor
August 1996 – June 2003 Grace Christian School/Bible Church, Hudson, FL
Elder Board, Vice Chairman
Oversight liaison person for the completion of the Family Life Center acting as mediator between all the following parties: the church; builder, engineers, county building inspectors and code officials.
 
 
Substitute Teacher
September 1995 – June 1996 Ichabod Crane Central School, Valatie, NY
Substituted mostly high school.
 
Teacher
August 1962 – June 1995 Ichabod Crane Central School, Valatie, NY
Teacher of all subjects, grades 4-6.
Several Years – Teacher in charge for the middle school, grades 5-8.
Acting Principal part of 1972.
1972-1995 – Middle school detention supervisor.
Several years – 6th grade team leader.
Seven years - President – Ichabod Crane Teacher’s Association.
An association of 175 teachers.
 
Pastor
January 1959 – May 1962 Tappan Zee Alliance Church, Tappan, NY
Mission church – started from ground zero.
Pastored and built church until people could pay full time pastor.
Restored old building.
Built Sunday school/parsonage building.
Ordained by the Christian & Missionary Alliance- September 1961.
 
Youth Minister
1956-1959 Broughton Presbyterian Church, Bloomfield, NJ
 
3rd Shift Supervisor
1953 – 1954 Rowe Manufacturing, Inc, Whippany, NJ
Electro-Plating
 
US Navy
1951 – 1953
USNR – USN Training Center – Bambridge, MD.
USN Drill Team.
Airmen Prep School, Jacksonville, FL.
Aviation Electronics Tech School, Memphis, TN.
Offered Naval aviation cadet school for reenlistment – Refused.
Highest Rank – Aviation Electronic Tech 3rd Class
 

1947-1950
Worked on dairy farm for room and board while in high school.
Education
State University of New York, Albany, 1968
Courses in Elementary Supervisor and Administration
Completed requirements for Elementary Principal
 
 University of New York, New Platz, 1967
Education Law
 
 
State University of New York, New Paltz, NY
1962-1965
Master of Science in Education Degree
 
Nyack (Missionary) College, Nyack, NY
1959-1960
Bachelor of Theology Degree
 
Nyack (Missionary) College, Nyack, NY
1955-1959
Bachelor of Science Degree
 
Navy Schools
1951-1953
 
Bloomfield High School, Bloomfield, NJ
1950-1951
Graduated – Scientific College Prep.
 
Brigham Academy, Bakersfield, VT
1947-1950
Varsity Baseball, Basketball 1947-1950
All-State Chorus 1947-1950
Other Related Activities
 
 
Grace Fellowship, Albany, NY
1993-1996
Small group pastor.
Missions committee.
Greeter’s ministry – Co-chairperson with wife.
Greeter’s Ministry – Seminar teacher.
 
Abundant Life Fellowship, Albany, NY
1993
Pastor – Merged in 1993 with Grace Fellowship
 
East Chatham Methodist Church, East Chatham, NY
1989-1990
Supply Pastor
 
Pineview Community Church, Albany, NY
1972-1992
Sunday school – Superintendent.
Sunday school Teacher – Jr. High, Adults.
Church Board Member
Pineview Christian School – 1st president of Christian school committee and later vice-president
Chairman of the elder board
 
Reformed Church of Kinderhook, Kinderhook, NY
1969-1972
Sunday School teacher – Adults
Director – vacation Bible school.
 
Clearview Alliance Church, Schodack, NY
1965-1968
Pastor - Mission church, started from ground zero. Built church, parsonage, and Sunday school building. Left when a full time pastor could be paid. 
 
Stephentown Baptist Church, Stephentown, NY
1965-1966
Pastor
 
Reformed Church of Schodack, Schodack Landing, NY
1963-1966
Pastor
 
Reformed Church of Muitzskill, Schodack, NY
1963-1965
Pastor
 
Certifications
New York State permanent certificate – Kindergarten and common branch subjects (K-8) Certificate # 645E7817.
New York State permanent certificate – Elementary school principal Certificate # 150225190
 
 
Memberships
American Association of Christian Counselors
 
Additional Information
I am married and have eight grown children, all of whom have finished college. Three of the eight have graduated from Liberty University. My wife and I are members at Heritage Baptist Church and work with the single adults each week. I often fill in for the singles’ pastor, teaching during the Adult Bible Fellowship time.