Kairos-Milwaukie United Church of Christ

Mica RichardsMica Richards, Building and Grounds Ministry Chair

Mica grew up with her mother and sister in Clackamas County. At Gladstone High School, she met her husband-to-be, Llew Richards. They were both band students of a certain excellent musician, Dave Parker. 

After marrying, Mica and Llew moved to northern California, where Llew had grown up, and spent several years working and attending college. They both earned undergraduate degrees in psychology at Humboldt State University. Shortly after, they had a long weekend commute for a few years, while Mica obtained her M.S. in mental health counseling at Western Washington University in Bellingham and Llew earned his M.A. at Lewis and Clark College.

After grad school, they settled in Milwaukie and found their new church home of Kairos. Mica worked in community mental health for a few years. She and Llew formed a group counseling practice with friends around the same time they had their first child, Grey. 

They bought their first home in Canby. A couple years later came their second child, Téana. Mica transitioned to solo counseling practice, where she has continued the work she loves. Currently, the whole family works and schools from their home in Canby.

Mica finds joy participating in all things musical at Kairos. For a few years, she provided janitorial services to the church, and she is now serving on the church council as Building and Grounds Coordinator.

Mica is an avid gamer. She enjoys getting together with friends (online these days) for strategy board and card games, video games, and roleplaying. She loves getting outside to hike and garden or work on home improvement. These cozy fall and winter months are a great time for creative pursuits on her own and with the kids - baking, writing, sewing, painting, crochet, beading, embroidery and anything else that takes her fancy.