Choose other staff: Pastor: Father Chumo / Deacon Dan / Admin Assistant: Erika / Catechetical Leader: Rich / Music Director: Gary / Contemporary Choir Director: Chris / Maintenance Manager: Patrick / Cemetery Manager: Mike
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Rich Rasmussen is our Pastoral/Catechetical Leader and has been with Immaculate Conception for more than 13 years. Rich leads the Family Based Religious Ed Program, Sacramental programs for youth, and the middle and high school Youth Ministry Program. He also oversees the CYO Basketball program. You’ll often find Rich with a cup of coffee in hand and a song on his heart!
Rich’s favorite scripture passage: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13)
Hi! My name is Rich and I have the pleasure of serving the young people and families of our parish. I served our parish in this role from 2001-2014. In the fall of 2014 God called me to a different area of ministry where I served as a Pastoral Associate with the Elmira Catholic Parishes from the fall of 2014 until just this past September. I have recently been blessed once again to return to our parish in this role and am really excited to be back. Working with young people and families in ministry is my real passion. It is always a real blessing to watch families grow closer together through faith. I especially love watching young people grow to a point in which they “make it their own”. On a more personal note, I love music, coffee, and golf (even though I don’t really play much anymore). I also play the guitar and sing, and am a big Buffalo Bills fan. I have been married to my wife, Deb, for over 20 years and have two amazing children. I sincerely look forward to working with the young people and families of our parish. If you have any questions regarding youth group, religious education, First Eucharist, First Reconciliation or Confirmation please feel free to contact me.