Dick Hardy founded The Hardy Group after nearly 30 years of service to the church as an administrative pastor, church business administrator, chief operating officer, pastor of ministry development, non-profit executive director, and college vice president.
This experience affords Dick a vast network of pastors and friends nationally and internationally, from denominational leaders to pastors leading their first church. With this network and his experience at two leading churches, the para-church culture, and Christian higher education, The Hardy Group is ready to serve your church.
A graduate of the University of Northern Iowa (1976), Dick was ordained in 1999. He served for a number of years in the National Association of Church Business Administration, two years as the national president. A strong advocate of community involvement, Dick served for nine years as a public school board member in Johnston, Iowa, one year as president.
Dick and his wife Pat to-date have celebrated 38 years of marriage together and are still crazy about each other! They are the proud parents of Jonathan and Erin. The kids along with their wonderful spouses presented the Hardys with their first granddaughter and grandson in 2011. Two more grandsons arrived 33 days apart in 2014. To no one’s surprise, Dick and Pat are hopeful for more!