Dr. Johnstone was first based in Chicagoland, in small-town Texas, and has lived in California for nearly thirty years. He served churches in California as pastor and then as Association Director of Missions, where he worked to strengthen churches and develop church planting partnerships.
In addition to his current faculty position at Golden Gate, Rich also serves with the North American Mission Board as City Coordinator for Send North America: San Francisco. This is an initiative of the North American Mission Board to significantly impact unreached communities in the Bay Area through local evangelistic church planting strategies.
Rich is married to Rhonda, and they have three children: Ethan, Eryn, and Tessa. He enjoys cycling and long distance inline skating for fitness and fast fun.