Rikard was baptized and confirmed in the Church of Sweden, but he did not become a believing Christian and a converted until he was 28 years old, in the year 2001. He has since then attended a Bible school (DTS) at Youth with a mission in Lausanne, Switzerland and he has studied theology at Johannelund Theological Seminary in Uppsala. Rikard has worked full-time as an Evangelist at Slottsmissionen since February 2019. He is married to Sara and they have five children and have been living in Ljungskile since the fall of 2018. Rikard mainly works with personal evangelism, street preaching and equipping and training believers to become fishers of men. He works from Ljungskile and then mostly with day trips around the rest of Bohuslän, Dalsland and Västergötland.