Vice President, Program Services
Rich Bochart is the Vice President of Program Services at Christian Healthcare Ministries (CHM).
Rich studied at the University of Nebraska (Lincoln), where he earned a bachelor’s in agriculture education.
After two years of teaching at a Fort Collins, Colo., vocational school, Rich changed to a career path in process and management improvement. He became Production Supervisor of PCB Colorado Incorporated (Fort Collins), where he monitored efficiency and improved process controls for seven manufacturing departments. He spent two years as a CD-ROM Expansion Supervisor with Digital Audio Disc Corporation (Sony) in Terre Haute, Ind., and seven years as a manager at Sonopress, LLC in Weaverville, N.C.
For nine years prior to joining the CHM staff, Rich was the Plant Manager of Forest Corporation in Twinsburg, Ohio. He increased sales growth by six percent each year through revised marketing and product launches. He also renegotiated contracts and modified production processes—saving the company more than $800,000.
Rich and his wife, Mara, have a ministry where their mission is to go public with God's word through art. More about their ministry is available at shineliving.org.
The Bocharts have been married since 1994 and have three sons: Ronan, Braden and McLain.