Be the Hope Featured Speaker
Pastor Rich Havard
Rich is pastor of THE INCLUSIVE COLLECTIVE: A CHRISTIAN MOVEMENT
Bored by Christianity in the past? Burned by it? Brand new to the whole God thing?
Our ministry is not perfect. But we’re striving to create a relevant, honest, safe, and truly INCLUSIVE faith community at University of Illinois at Chicago. So check us out, no matter who you are – LGBTQ and Straight, Liberal and Conservative, Believer and Doubter, Freshman and Grad Students – all are welcome and loved here.
A native Southerner, Rich grew up in Gloster, Mississippi – a small town with a population of 960. After calling Alabama and Georgia home for seven years, Rich moved to Chicago in 2014 to work at Urban Village Church and is enjoying building roots in this great city. He feels called by God to create faith communities where all people are both truly welcome and invited to follow Jesus with all they've got.
Rich is a big fan of spending quality time with quality friends, drinking a good (or not so good) cup of coffee, and trying to keep up with the septuagenarians at spin class.