We asked Mr. Hull…
What is your favorite part about being a principal?
One of Rich’s favorite thing about being principal is the opportunity to speak life into every student and staff member and help them grow in their understanding of who they are in Christ, and help students develop their God-given talents and skills so they can achieve and fulfill all the good plans God has for each and every child.
What is your favorite thing about Liberty Christian School?
Rich loves being part of such a caring community and the opportunity to partner with parents and staff who are so committed to providing the best possible Christian educational experience possible for each child.
More About Mr. Hull
Mr. Hull has been in education for fourteen years and has been at Liberty for the past seven. For the past four years, he has been serving as elementary principal. Prior to coming to Liberty, he taught six years for Anderson Community Schools, and prior to that, he spent one year at home being the homeschool teacher for his own son and daughter. Before teaching, Mr. Hull had a variety of experiences educationally, vocationally, and geographically.
Rich grew up in Ohio and spent several years as a young adult working in his home state, first as an assistant parts manager at a farm implement dealership, and then as a youth pastor. In the early 90’s, he worked four years as a customer service representative for a music publishing company in Nashville, TN. During that time, Rich met Jodi, and the two were married in February of 1993. A few months later, the two moved to Anderson, and for the past twenty-four years, they have lived in and around this community.
In 1995, Jodi gave birth to their son, Tyler, who is now a senior at Ball State majoring in telecommunications. The next year, their daughter, Andi, was born. She is now a junior at Indiana Wesleyan studying physical therapy and athletic training. Up until the time the kids were old enough to go to school, Rich worked the very early morning shift part-time for UPS here in Anderson. After his shift ended each day, he was home enjoying his role as Mr. Mom while Jodi was working full time for Praise Gathering Music Group as a motion/graphic designer.
Life for the Hulls has been rather hectic the past few years while Rich has completed his master’s degree in educational leadership and both kids have been working on their undergrad degrees. Now that schedules have begun to settle down some, Rich hopes to play some tennis, pickle-ball, or basketball from time to time. Rich and Jodi also enjoy attending Liberty events and look forward to being with their new church family at Ovid Community Church. At the end of the day, Rich and Jodi especially like being at home enjoying peaceful activities and time together.
Although Rich became a Christian when he was just a young boy, over the past several years, he has been learning more and more about the grace of God and who we are in Him. The truth about grace has become one of his greatest passions, and it has changed his perspective on all of life. Rich counts it a great joy to have a job where he can be encouraged to rest in grace, depend upon grace, share about grace, and grow in grace 24/7.
BA – Pastoral Ministries – Ft. Wayne Bible College – 1986
Elementary Education Certification – Anderson University – 2003 MS – Educational Leadership – Western Governors University – 2017
MS – Educational Leadership – Western Governors University – 2017