I moved to Penn Valley in 1987 from Southern California. Bought my 10 acres in Rough and Ready and have been living there since 1990. In 1988 I started working for a plumber and after 4 years I got my contractor's license. 27 years later I retired as a plumber. I started working for Echo Ridge Christian School as a Handy Man, and am loving the school personal and kids. I also volunteer for the food bank and attend 3 Bible studies a week. Went to Penn Valley church for 12 years and at the Grass Valley church for 20 years now, and love the people.
Jeff Richards grew up in Bakersfield, and felt the call to serve the Lord in his teens. He went on to meet his wife in the Grass Valley area where they were married. They worked as colporteurs, Bible workers, pastors in the west coast states for the last 20+ years. Jeff graduated with his MDiv from Andrews University. They have 6 children and 3 dogs. Jeff loves to play with the students at ERCS and enjoys his chapel time with them too.