Rick has a Th.M. in New Testament and a D.Min. in Urban Studies from Westminster Theological Seminary as well as an M.A. in Theology and a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. He has also conducted postdoctoral research in peacemaking at the Yale University Center for Faith and Culture. Rick has published three books on peacemaking including Peace Catalysts: Resolving Conflict in our Families, Organizations and Communities (2014).