Rick Spleth joined the staff as Regional Minister on September 1, 2001. His duties include pastoral oversight for congregational and regional ministries and he serves as the chief executive officer of the region. As Regional Minister, Rick works with Search and Call and the Regional Board. He also works with the Stewardship Commission, Finance Committee, Nominating Committee, the Commission on Unity and Witness, and the Reference and Counsel Team of the Commission on Ministry. He also serves as liaison to the General Church in several capacities, including: General Board, College of Regional Ministers, and the Christian Theological Seminary Board of He also serves as President of the Indiana Interchurch Center Board.
A native of Oklahoma, he has served local congregations in Sioux City, Iowa, South Bend, Indiana, and Flower Mound, Texas. Rick has a B.A. from Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, and an M.Div. from Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Rick and his wife, Diane, have two adult children and three grandchildren. Diane is a retired Disciples minister.