Richard Kasel Jr., Treasurer and Executive Committee

Rick served as Executive Director of CFW for two years. Rick Kasel is the Stewardship Pastor at Shepherd of The Hills Christian Church in Porter Ranch, Ca., a thriving multi-location mega church. In that Role he is responsible for teaching and training staff and members in Biblical Principles for the stewardship of that God has entrusted to our care. In that capacity he oversees and manages Estate Planning, Planned Giving, Crown Ministries, Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University, in addition to personal financial counseling, employment Ministries, Benevolence and other related ministries. He also holds multiple responsibilities in the support and administration areas of church management.

Prior to accepting the call as Stewardship Pastor in 2000, Rick had a distinguished career in Industrial Sales. He graduated from Don Bosco Technical Institute in the field of Practical Metallurgy and then served in various sales and management positions, including 22 years with DuPont Printing and Publishing. When his division at DuPont was purchased by Agfa Film, Rick found himself faced with a career situation that challenged his Christian values. Agfa was the primary supplier of film for the pornography industry in Los Angeles. Rick volunteered to take an early retirement rather than conduct business in the pornography industry for Agfa. That same week, without knowing Rick's recent career decision, his Pastor approached him with the request to consider serving as the Church's first Stewardship Pastor.

Rick is a founding member and serves on the board of the Los Angeles and Ventura chapter of the Christian Financial Professionals Network (CFPN). Rick is also the Western Regional Director for Kingdom Advisors, which is a National Ministry based in Atlanta, GA that mentors and disciples Christian Financial Professionals, such as Financial Planners, CPA's, Investment Bankers, Real Estate Brokers, Mortgage brokers, Insurance Brokers & Estate Planning Attorneys.

He makes his home in Moorpark, Ca. where he lives with his wife of 30 years, Jane, who is also on staff at Shepherd of the Hills and the Prayer ministries Director.