Rick serves as the Director of the CityChurch Project. He is a second-generation South Florida native, and grew up in a family renowned for service and entrepreneurship. Over the past 25 years, Rick has served at churches in Miami, Chicago, and Fort Lauderdale. In 2005, he planted CityChurch in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
He is a graduate of Trinity International University (B.A., 1996) and Knox Theological Seminary (M.Div., 2000), and is ordained as a minister in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). Rick and his wife, Dede, have been married 24 years and have three children: Elisabeth (22), Ben (20), and Michael (19).
Sylvia serves as the Administrative Director for the CityChurch Project, as well as the Director of Church Administration for CityChurch Fort Lauderdale.
A native of Porto Alegre, Brazil, Sylvia grew up in Mexico, Ireland, Spain, and Argentina before moving to South Florida in 1997. She is a graduate of the University of Miami (B.A., 2006). Her professional experience spans administration, education, writing, and performing arts. Along with managing the CityChurch Project’s administrative side, she manages our research project and writes/edits content related to our programs.
Winston is our first and current CityChurch Project Pastoral Resident. Originally from Lauderhill, Winston’s training in our Residency is preparing him to plant a new gospel-centered, multi-generational, multi-cultural, and multi-ethnic church close to his hometown.
In 2002, Winston left a career in software engineering and began serving in various executive ministry roles, which included overhauling accounting operations, co-founding a PreK-8 school, and managing a media group, all within the same church. Feeling a call toward vocational ministry, Winston attended Reformed Theological Seminary, graduating in 2016 with an M.Div.
Winston and his wife Brenda have three children: Alyssa (18), Alexander (15), and Andrew (10).