Richard “Rick” J. Champ, LCC ’83, passed away on October 27, 2019.
Rick grew up in Woodlawn, Illinois, and attended Lincoln Christian College. After graduating he went to Indiana Wesleyan University and received his master’s degree in Ministerial Leadership. Rick was currently serving as Vice President of Advancement at St. Louis Christian College. Rick was a man of service. He enjoyed hiking and exploring new places. He had a passion for improving communities in partnership with various nonprofits and building relationships with the people he served. Rick was known for his ability to connect with friends and strangers alike. He leaves a strong legacy through the many lives he was able to impact throughout the years. Rick will be remembered as a very involved father and grandfather who would always make sure his family was along the route during his travels no matter what the destination. Along with Janet Champ, he raised three children, Shaun (Amy) Champ, Melanie (Stephen) Champ-Heroux, and Bradley (Kelly) Champ. All survive. Also surviving are his mother, six grandchildren, partner Lisa J. (Caparoon) Sheltra, LCC ’93, and five siblings.