After working in the financial sector for 10 years, Dr. Rick Wheeler embarked on a journey into vocational ministry. He earned a Master of Arts in Christian Education and a Doctor of Leadership & Education from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Prior to his current position of Lead Missional Strategist for the Jacksonville Baptist Association, Dr. Wheeler had leadership roles at the Florida Baptist Convention and was an Associate Pastor/Minister of Education at Mandarin Baptist Church. Dr. Wheeler serves on the Church Coalition Committee to spread awareness about Hart Felt to churches throughout the city. He and his wife, Camille, have two daughters, Catherine and Reagan.