Vibrant Faith Hires Executive Director


Tim Stevens Willow Creek

CHESHIRE, Connecticut - Vibrant Faith in Cheshire, Connecticut has expanded its leadership team by appointing Rick Lawrence as its new Executive Director. Vibrant Faith is transforming the way churches envision and design faith formation for all generations in the 21st century. Vibrant Faith helps churches develop effective faith forming approaches through training, coaching, resources, and support.

Rick Lawrence is an experienced author, ministry leader, journalist, and national speaker! He brings many years of experience and ministry insight into this role. Rick has created and leads training and learning experiences for church and cultural leaders. He has helped launch a series of ministry courses that use “virtual tools” for an interactive and experiential way of deeper learning and growth for leaders. We are confident that his experience and passion to help develop church leaders will be beneficial in his new role as Executive Director.

“I loved working with Vibrant Faith on this search! The research based work they are doing in the local church to create a process for spiritual growth that works is incredible! While there were a number of outstanding candidates, Rick Lawrence stood out as a candidate with vast experience in leadership and spiritual formation in the publishing space but also practical hands on experience in leading spiritual formation in his own community. His heart for this ministry is as deep as it is wide and I can't wait to see how God will use him in the future to build on and add to the work Vibrant Faith does in serving the church. ” - Jay Mitchell, Senior Executive Search Consultant

Rick Lawrence, his wife, Beverly Rose, and their two daughters are looking forward to beginning their journey with Vibrant Faith. The Vanderbloemen Difference is that we are connecting organizations and candidates to fill a position that is more than just a job, it is a calling. The Vanderbloemen staff has more seminary and theological experience than any other search firm, with 200+ collective years of Christian leadership. Vanderbloemen is honored to have partnered with Vibrant Faith on this important hire, and we’re thrilled for them in this next season of leadership.
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