Rick Sowinski graduated from Bellaire High School and attended Ohio University. He graduated from Bowling Green State University with a B.S. degree in Visual Communications. Rick enjoys rural living near St. Clairsville.
Besides managing Ritz Camera Centers in St. Clairsville and Ithaca, NY, Rick also owned and operated Cornerstone Photography in St. Clairsville for twelve years. He has taught Photoshop classes at both high school and college levels, and to individuals and other groups.
Rick has been at EREFC since 2005 and is passionate about discipleship. He loves meeting with others for mutual encouragement in the Lord.
Genealogy, astronomy, and playing with his cats are some of his favorite pastimes. Rick is co-founder and past president of the Cumberland Trail Genealogical Society, which is going strong after more than twenty years.
Hebrews 10: 35-36 are his favorite Bible verses, “So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.” Rick says, “These verses always reassure me that even when we may be ready to throw in the towel, we have reason to be confident. As long as we are obedient to His will, God will bless us!”