Richard James Mahlke
1960 — 2022
Richard James Mahlke passed into the loving arms of Jesus on Thursday evening September 1, just over a year after being diagnosed with ALS. Rick (James) was born June 23, 1960 to parents Dick and Rhoda (Senechal) Mahlke in Fargo, ND. The family moved to Camarillo, CA when Rick was six weeks old. He attended public schools in Camarillo, graduating from Adolfo Camarillo High School in 1978. Rick spent a year doing youth evangelism work with Shepherd Ministries of Ventura before enrolling at Christ College Irvine-now Concordia University- in Irvine, CA. He earned his BA from CCI in 1983 and pursued his plan of becoming a Lutheran pastor by continuing his graduate studies at Concordia...