Revered Rick L. Samples is a 2007 graduate from the Claremont School of Theology and holds a Master of Divinity. He was ordained in the United Church of Christ in 2012. Rev. Samples has been a medical chaplain for the past ten years, and is trained in Clinical Pastoral Education. He received his level II CPE certificate at Sharp Memorial Hospital in 2008. Rev. Samples has been involved in church ministries for the past 35 years, including youth, singles,music, home and hospital visitation ministries, as well as serving the church from the pulpit. He has a passion for ministering to those on the fringes of society, as did Jesus through his unconditional
acceptance of all.