Richard Knofsky, Senior Pastor

Rich has been the Senior Pastor at HCC since September of 2014. He, and his wife Carrie, have three children (Zachary, Jacob and Erin) and have been married for over 20 years. Rich was born in Michigan, attended colleges in Texas and California and served in the US Navy stationed in Long Beach (CA) for four years. As a couple, they have served as missionaries, church planters (that was how they met) and been part of leadership at church ministries in California, Maryland, Kentucky and now Illinois.

Pacific Christian College in Fullerton (CA) is where Rich received his Bachelors Degree in Christian Ministry and continued at HOPE International University earning a Masters Degree in Congregational Leadership. Previously, he worked in the corporate world at organizations such as McDonnell Douglas/Boeing and Siemens Transportation in management and leadership positions.

The family enjoys visiting friends and family, hosting BBQs at their home, playing many sports together and trying to get out and go camping as the weather allows.