Pastor Ricco received his first experience in ministry shortly after high school as a children’s grief counselor for one of Michigan’s leading child and family social services agencies. His ultimate call to ministry interrupted his career in corporate management shortly after relocating to Orange County, California, when in the midst of a season of personal tribulation, he discovered healing, hope, and purpose through the ministries of the Westminster Good Samaritan Church.
As a youth pastor, Ricco has had the privilege of ministering to young people all throughout Southern California. Ricco engages his passion for outreach through various community and social service platforms, i.e. Court Appointed Special Advocacy, grief counseling, homeless and family support services, and various mentorship programs throughout Orange County.
Pastor Ricco earned his B.A. from Saginaw Valley State University studying Communication and Management. As the Community Pastor, he currently serves along side the pastoral staff and lay leaders at WGS with an emphasis on outreach.