Aaron Richards brings a diverse leadership skill set to his work as Executive Director of Operations and Financewhich has facilitated the fast-paced growth of Damascus. Aaron has training and experience in fields ranging from business finance, construction, management, first aid, computer and graphic design, and education. Through his 12 years of work in professional ministry, Aaron developed a number of youth ministry programs and missions, as well as co-founding a youth conference that ministered to thousands. Aaron is a gifted worship leader, musician, teacher, and evangelist. He holds a BS in Theology and Chemistry from Ohio Dominican University, and has fifteen years of experience in professional ministry. He and his wife Monica have worked in leadership with CYSC since 2001 and are raising a mission family with their four beautiful children.