Youth & Pastoral Minister: Rich

Rich Rasmussen is our Youth and Pastoral Minister and has been with Immaculate Conception for more than 15 years. Rich coordinates the Family Based Religious Ed Program, Sacramental preparation programs for youth, the middle and high school Youth Ministry Programs, RCIA, assists with funerals and funeral planning and liturgies. You’ll often find Rich with a cup of coffee in hand and a song on his heart! His favorite scripture passage is:

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
~Philippians 4:13

Youth & Pastoral Minister, Rich Rasmussen

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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 October 2016 when I was blessed with the opportunity to return as part of the ministry staff for Immaculate Conception.      

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, sing, love the outdoors and to run. I have been married to my wonderful wife, Deb, for over 20 years and have two amazing children. I consider it a real honor to work with the people of our parish.

If you have any questions regarding youth group, religious education, Baptism, First Eucharist, First Reconciliation, Confirmation or the RCIA process, please feel free to contact me.