Rev. Ricky Howell, Jr.,
Ricky was born in Pennsylvania but raised in Florence, South Carolina. Having always dreamed of becoming a cartoonist, he graduated from the Savannah College of Art & Design in 2002 with a degree in Sequential Art. During his time in college Ricky became heavily involved in a United Methodist campus ministry, eventually discerning a call to pastoral ministry. He graduated from Duke Divinity School in 2005 with a Masters of Divinity degree. Ricky formally began service as a pastor in the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church that same year and was ordained as a Full Elder in 2009. Prior to coming to Beaufort, Ricky’s latest ministry appointment was as the Director of the Winthrop Wesley Foundation at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC where he served for 8 years.
Ricky and his wife, Shawn, were married in 2003 after meeting while they both were in seminary at Duke. They have 2 children, Ethan and Finley. The Howell family currently enjoys exploring their neighborhood on bikes, visiting their former vacation spot- Hunting Island, and visiting downtown Beaufort.
You can email Ricky at firstname.lastname@example.org