Ric Barrett-Lennard grew up on a farm in the area near where William McClemans farmed later in his life. Ric has degrees in history (UWA), theology (Oxford University) and a PhD from Macquarie University. He is an Anglican clergyman and has spent his ministry primarily in Perth Diocese. Ric spent twenty years teaching part-time in the theology programme at Murdoch University. He is married to Julie and has two sons.