Collectively our 4 tax preparers have over 100 years of tax preparation experience:

Our Director, James W Rickard has 42 years of experience

and his son, James M (Jim) has 23 years of experience.

Kathy has prepared returns for 29 years and

Nancy has been preparing for 18 years.

=112 years!!


James M has a Bachelor’s in Accounting from The Master’s College and an MBA from California Lutheran University.  While in college he interned for Douglas Hammonds Accountancy Corporation.  Shortly after college he passed the CPA exam.  He is the Head Coach for the Men’s Soccer team at The Master’s College.  Jim works full-time for The Stewardship Services Foundation during tax season and the rest of the year he splits his time between the foundation and soccer.  His wife, Jolene helps with tax preparation during tax season and they have 3 children.

Kathy has a Bachelor’s in Accounting from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio.  She worked as an accountant with Coca-cola for several years while her husband attended Northwest Baptist Seminary.  Her husband has been in the ministry for over 27 years.  Kathy works  full-time for The Stewardship Services Foundation during tax season and the rest of the year she keeps busy as a full-time pastor’s wife.  She and her husband have 2 grown children and one grandchild.

Nancy attended Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, Iowa.  She worked for several years as an accountant at hospitals in the Chicago area.  Nancy wrote and updates the computer program we use to prepare returns.  She works for the foundation year round and if you call during the summer she will probably be the one answering your questions.  Her husband is the Associate Executive Director of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.  They have 7 grown children and two grandchildren.  Nancy and Kathy are sisters.

and our Office Staff:

Joan is the wife of our Director, Jim Rickard.  She works in the office full-time during tax season.  Joan functions as Jim’s personal secretary and travels with him most of the time.  Jim and Joan have 2 grown children and 8 grandchildren.

Jolene is the wife of James M. Rickard.  She works during tax season as a checker and helps prepare returns.  Jolene has been working for us for 15 years.  She graduated from Westmont College with a degree in Kinesiology.

Diana works full-time during tax season.  Her sweet voice is the one you are most likely to hear when you call the office during the season.  Diana and her husband, Lyle, have 3 grown children, 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Cherylyn works full-time during tax season.  She graduated from The Master’s College when it was still LABC.  Her husband, Dave, is the pastor of a large church here in our valley.  Cherylyn and her husband have 3 grown children, and two grandchildren.

During tax-season we have additional part-time staff members.

Attention: Tax Law is subject to interpretation. Please be advised that the material contained on this Web site is for information only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional legal advice. The Stewardship Services Foundation endeavors to update the information on this site on a regular basis, but cannot guarantee its accuracy at all times.