Rick Hanzlik


My name is Richard (Rick) Hanzlik.

I attend Good Shepherd Lutheran Church In Sandy, UT. I entered the Via De Cristo community in 1996 weekend #3 here in Utah. I don’t recall the table I sat at, but I do remember that the weekend was staffed by mostly Minnesota VDC members.

My wife Ruth and I have been married for 29 years, have two children and have been member of Good Shepherd since we moved to Utah in 1987.

I am a graduate of the South Dakota School of Mines with degrees in electrical engineering and in computer science. I enjoy riding my motorcycle with my wife, taking photos and spending time with our grandson Ryder.

Since my weekend, I have worked numerous weekends serving in positions from Rector of Palanca chapel to Rector for the weekend. For the past 12 years it has been my privileged to take the group photo of weekenders and teams.

Three years ago at the national convention in Florida, I began discussion with Pastor Larry about taking over the National web site. At that time I wasn’t quite ready to handle it on my own. Although I do have quite a bit of web site back ground, I didn’t feel I was ready to take on the challenge. This past year, after much prayer and discussion with my wife, I decided I would offer my services to the community. I look forward to serving the community and I hope to be able to continue the quality of web site support that Pastor Larry has started.

I welcome any and all suggestions as to how we can improve the site. If you would like to contact me, you can email me at: rjhanzlik@gmail.com

God Loves you and so do I!
Rick Hanzlik
NLS AV/Webmaster