Principal / Administrator
Hello, my name is Rick Vidmar and I have had
the privilege of working at Neighborhood Christian School since 1982. I
have enjoyed serving here both as a teacher and principal.
My wife, Kathy, and I were married in 1983 and we have been blessed
with three children. Ryan was born in 1986, Christina in 1989, and
BethAnne in 1994. My wife, Kathy, was born in...well, never mind. :-) I
am very grateful to Neighborhood Christian for the solid educational
foundation that each of my three children received and how their lives
have been shaped through the wonderful teachers and staff.
I enjoy sports, the outdoors, and I love to read. Over the years I have
been blessed to be able to travel overseas on short-term ministry
trips. I have traveled to a number of countries, including, China,
Russia, South Africa, Thailand, Belarus, Albania, Montenegro, and
Turkey. Both personally and as a school my prayer and desire for the
nations is that “...the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the
glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.” (Habakkuk 2:14)
I have a great sense of satisfaction in seeing Neighborhood students
receive a strong education from a foundation and philosophy that gives
purpose to life. Dr. J.P. Moreland, Professor of Philosophy at Talbot
School of Theology, in his excellent book, Love Your God with All Your
Mind, made this profound statement:
“The purpose of life is to bring honor to God, to know, love, and obey
Him, to become like Him, and to live for His purposes in this world as
I prepare to live in the next one... A life that is intentionally lived
for this purpose will be characterized by certain attitudes and
actions. For one thing, if I am to progress in this sort of life, I
must regularly live for the larger whole."
That statement truly sums up my desire for the children and families
here at Neighborhood. Developing good, solid students who have an
understanding about God and the world He has created for us is
paramount. As each student learns to read, write, and think, they will
be prepared to live for higher purposes than themselves—the larger
whole in the kingdom of God.
My feelings about the Lord: "Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth
has nothing I desire besides you...God is the strength of my heart and
my portion forever." (Ps.73:25-26).
The words I would love to hear from the Lord when I pass from this
earth..."Well done, thou good and faithful servant..." (Matt. 25:21)