Marin Asian Community Church currently has an Interim Pastor, Richard Ross.
Our staff and leaders oversee and shepherd our church ministry leaders and members.
They are a vital part of the ministry here at MACC, and we invite you to get to know them better!
Interim Pastor
Pastor Richard Ross is, most of all, thankful to Jesus for His amazing gift of life. Although he longs for the home awaiting him in heaven, he is joyful to be an ambassador on earth, sharing God’s eternal hope with others. He and his family have been serving as missionaries or as pastors in varied churches and ministries here and around the world for 25 years, interspersed with another dozen years of work as a university or non-profit executive. Richard is a blend of Texas and Tokyo (thanks to his cowboy and samurai parental heritage), and enjoys all sorts of toys and games, creative pursuits, exercising (running, lifting weights, and karate), truth, simplicity & solitude, the outdoors, God’s word, laughter, developing staff or ministry teams, solving complex problems, exploring the world God has made, and heart-to-heart talks with his wife and daughter (Hannah). During their 30-year marriage, he and his wife Debbi have lived in Hawaii, California, Oregon, Kenya, Bethlehem, China, and Washington DC.
“I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.” (John 10:10, The Message)
In a world of superlatives, Debbi Ross greatest achievements relate to being a mom to daughters Naomi (now with the Lord) and Hannah. A “battleship consort” is a self-description of her partnership with Richard, with whom she can be around 23/7, give or take an hour. Her heroes are Jesus and Mother Teresa. Debbi loves being audience to Richard and Hannah, Hawaiian music, Gospel hula, Whose Line is it Anyway?, Wait Wait Don’t tell Me, encouraging others to walk with Jesus, and playing games. Among Debbi’s core beliefs: recycling & re-using is good biblical stewardship; that we are all dysfunctional to a greater or lesser degree; we were made for love; God is love.
“But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.” (1 Corinthians 1:27)