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:

Current Vitae
Current Vitae (PDF)




Objective: Christian Ministry where I can serve God and others.
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.
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.
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.
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
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

Worked on dairy farm for room and board while in high school.
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
Master of Science in Education Degree
Nyack (Missionary) College, Nyack, NY
Bachelor of Theology Degree
Nyack (Missionary) College, Nyack, NY
Bachelor of Science Degree
Navy Schools
Bloomfield High School, Bloomfield, NJ
Graduated – Scientific College Prep.
Brigham Academy, Bakersfield, VT
Varsity Baseball, Basketball 1947-1950
All-State Chorus 1947-1950
Other Related Activities
Grace Fellowship, Albany, NY
Small group pastor.
Missions committee.
Greeter’s ministry – Co-chairperson with wife.
Greeter’s Ministry – Seminar teacher.
Abundant Life Fellowship, Albany, NY
Pastor – Merged in 1993 with Grace Fellowship
East Chatham Methodist Church, East Chatham, NY
Supply Pastor
Pineview Community Church, Albany, NY
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
Sunday School teacher – Adults
Director – vacation Bible school.
Clearview Alliance Church, Schodack, NY
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
Reformed Church of Schodack, Schodack Landing, NY
Reformed Church of Muitzskill, Schodack, NY
New York State permanent certificate – Kindergarten and common branch subjects (K-8) Certificate # 645E7817.
New York State permanent certificate – Elementary school principal Certificate # 150225190
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.