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Running on Faith: The Life and Soul Agronomist

Award Winning Speaker, Certified Trainer and Dallas Theological Seminary graduate, Rick E. Meyer illustrates Biblical truth and love as the foundation of enduring success in business, academics, athletics and all relationships. During his uplifting presentations, Rick connects these truths to creating success in our daily lives, sending listeners away with the ability to imagine greatness while encouraging them to trust God in Christ.

See, Believe, Achieve Inc. involves multifaceted market place ministry through motivational and inspirational speaking, seminars, blogs, authoring books (near publishing the first, with two others started) and articles. Additionally engaging in development of a health and wellness business and competitively running marathons.

Rick became the 2008 Toastmasters District 24 International Speech Champion in June 2008 advancing to the equivalent of what are now the semi-finals of the World Championship of Public Speaking. He also finished as District 24 International Speech Runner-up in 2010, while finishing among the top 4 speakers in Toastmasters District 24 in April 2003.

Rick is past president of three Toastmasters clubs, NPPD Toastmasters in Columbus, NE; Professionally Speaking Toastmasters, an advanced Toastmasters club, in Sioux City, IA; and Hastings Speakeasy Toastmasters in Hastings, NE. Additionally, he is past president of the Leigh Volunteer Fire Department in Leigh, NE and a former member of the Albion Volunteer Fire Department in Albion, NE. Rick also belonged to Hastings’ Sunrise Rotary, and past board member of the Midwest Feed, Forage and Alfalfa Testing Consortium.

Having grown up on a farm near Gaylord, KS, Rick moved to the “Little Apple,” Manhattan, KS, after his sophomore year at Smith Center High School. At Manhattan High School Rick was co-captain of the 1984 cross-country team that was alphabetized among the best in America by the The Harrier.

Rick chose to run at Cloud County Community College in Concordia, KS prior to attending Kansas State University. Upon graduating from Kansas State University, he trained and voluntarily assisted with the University of Nebraska at Kearney cross-country and track teams.

The cross-country teams earned NCAA Division II championship places of 8th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 7th between 1990 and 1995. This experience combined with being an assistant at Manhattan High School while attending college, allowed him to assist numerous collegiate All-Americans and several high school All-Americans.

Rick placed 49th internationally and 10th American in the 1995 Boston Marathon along with 86th internationally and 12th American in the 1996 New York City Marathon. Additionally, he has two top-30 finishes in the Twin Cities Marathon in Minnesota. Rick is currently training for the 2016 Marathon.

He is a graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy (Soil, Crops and Water).

Rick E. Meyer earned a Masters of Art in Christian Leadership from Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, TX. Rick also received a Graduate Teacher Diploma for teaching Evangelical Training Association Certificate Courses from Dallas Theological Seminary.

Applied Research Project: The Holy Spirit's Guidance in Max International .

Additionally, Rick successfully completed Trainer Certification for Fred Pryor Seminars and Career Track in March 2010 and SkillPath Seminars in May 2013.