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Rick Lanser earned a B.S. degree in medical technology in 1976 from Penn State University, while finding time to spend two years as a student manager of the Penn State football team under coach Joe Paterno. After subsequently working for two years in the microbiology department at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, he left to attend Biblical Theological Seminary in Hatfield, PA. Six years and three children later, he earned an M.Div. degree in Biblical studies, graduating with honors in 1986. Having lost his hearing from spinal meningitis at age seven, after graduation from seminary Rick did not feel led to take on the communication-intensive challenges of a pastoral position. While waiting for a more clear leading from God, he used his seminary training primarily as a Sunday school teacher and board member of the Allentown, PA-based American Ministries to the Deaf. During this time he worked for 14 years as a CAD draftsman and desktop publisher for Graco Children's Products, a well-known manufacturer of baby furnishings that also employed David Saint, brother of famous missionary martyr Nate Saint, as lead designer. After earning a Webmaster Certificate from Penn State, in 2000 he left Graco to become webmaster for Schreiner Capital Management in Exton, PA, a position which continues on a part-time basis today. Always intensely interested in the Old Testament, in 1995 Rick felt the time had come for a change. Through Dr. Robert Goette, an ABR staff member at that time who once attended his church, he learned about the ABR ministry and joined the staff to assist with desktop publishing needs. This quickly moved into serving as Website Coordinator, updating the website and answering all e-mails. As the ministry has grown, he has moved more into work with publications and research matters, and presently serves as Executive Editor of Bible and Spade magazine. His major area of research deals with the first eleven chapters of the book of Genesis, particularly the ongoing search for Noah's Ark. Rick and his wife Jeanne make their home in Elverson, PA.

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