Rev. Richard Evans grew up in Northern Baltimore County where his early faith formation was within the Episcopal Church in which he was baptized and confirmed . During his teen age years he became actively involved in the Methodist Youth Fellowship and upon moving to Salisbury, Maryland in 1989, he and his wife, Carol, became members of Grace United Methodist Church.
Pastor Rich is a graduate of the University of Baltimore (BS, Business Management , 1986) and Lancaster Theological Seminary (MDiv ,2006). He has served in full time ministry for 23 years, ordained as an Elder in the Peninsula Delaware Conference in 2009 .
His clergy appointments include Mt. Pleasant in Crisfield, Texas Charge in Cockeysville, St.Matthew’s By The Sea in Fenwick Island, and for the past ten years has serving as Senior Pastor of St.John’s in Seaford.
Prior to full time ministry , Rich worked within the independent telecommunications sector , along with holding management positions with Bell Atlantic , AT&T and Lucent Technologies.
He is a combination of pastor , husband , parent and grandfather . His wife Carol, is Upper School Math Teacher at Worcester Preparatory School in Berlin.
Rich and Carol have two daughters, Paige and Hope, son-in-law, Andrew, and grandson, Seamus.
In his “spare time,” he enjoys the beach , collecting post cards of the shore, and spending cherished time with his family.