Rich & Richelle Howard

Tri-M: Rwanda, Africa

Rich and Richelle have served as a pastor and wife team at Village Baptist Church in Aurora, IL., since 1988. They have participated in numerous short-term mission trips into Ukraine, China, and beginning in 2005 providing theological training in Rwanda and the DRCongo. In 2009 they were invited by TRI-M leaders to become full-time missionaries to provide theological training to pastors, their wives and ministry-minded students.

Rich currently serves as the Director of Tri-m with a team of 12 couples serving in 17-20 countries.  This ministry is beneficial for students in second and third world communities who are called by God to be teachers and pastors but who are not able to attend Bible colleges/seminaries due to their lack of financial resources and their isolated locations. When the Howards are not traveling or teaching overseas they live in Aurora, IL.  They have five adult children and 11 grandchildren.