Bro. Dick joined the staff of Lavon Drive in 1974 as Director of the Bus Ministry. His original responsibilities included bus ministry visitation, commercial vehicle maintenance, and coordinating transportation for school and church functions. By 1978, he had assumed greater responsibilities in the day-to-day operations of the church as Lavon Drive’s business manager. Today, he leads the Pastoral Care Ministry which includes ministering to church members in the hospital, nursing homes as well as shut-in members. Prior to his call for full-time ministry, he served as a professional auto mechanic.
Bro. Dick was saved at the age of 25, and he committed his life to full-time ministry at the age of 26, while chaperoning at a youth winter camp. During his nearly 40 years at Lavon Drive, he has helped the church maintain a balanced ministry of membership in-reach and community outreach.
Bro. Dick’s wife, Jeri, is also active in ministry. For over 30 years, she has served as a children’s ministry department leader. The Leetch’s have four children: Sean, Tami, and Tara, who live in Texas, and Aaron who resides in Illinois. The Leetch’s also have 9 grandchildren.
In his spare time, Bro. Dick enjoys motorcycle riding, antique vehicle restoration, and playing with the grandkids.