Richard (Dick) Massey is a native Arkansan and a graduate of the
University of Arkansas with a degree in pharmacy. After practicing
pharmacy for one year, he attended Naval Officer Candidate School
and was on active duty for four years in the U.S. Navy. After
this service, he was employed by Eli Lilly & Co. in Chicago,
Ill., and in Arkansas for the next 32 years.
Dick, with his wife Charlotte, moved to Hot Springs Village from
Hot Springs in 1986 and joined the Kirk in 1987. Prior to joining
the Kirk, he was a member of the Lutheran Church.
Dick has served twice as an elder on Session over the years and
at various times moderated the Finance, Evangelism, Mission, and
Congregational Care committees. He also served on the Pastoral
Search Committee and is currently a member of the Education and
Between the two, Dick and Charlotte have six children, nine grandchildren
and six great-grandchildren.
Change doesn't just happen. It's a process of looking to the future,
making plans, and setting those plans in motion. At the Kirk,
that's done by the Planning and Coordinating Committee. This group
of forward-looking folks also coordinates inter-committee relations
and looks at committee function, an interesting and diverse responsibility.