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90-Mile View: Rick Behrens

Visit Grandview Park Presbyterian Church on any regular Sunday and, unless you know him, you're unlikely to distinguish Rev. Rick Behrens from his congregation.

The soft-spoken pastor doesn't wear a clerical collar and opts for street clothes for most services.  In this conversation with Steve Kraske, Rick tells why he stopped wearing the traditional preaching robe.  They also talk about Grandview Park's latest service for the community and how it, and other projects, are often realized with little more than the desire to see a good idea implemented.

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. My email is steve@kcur.org.
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