Ripka Enterprises is an import/export business that was founded in 2006 by Chuck & Kathi Ripka, CEO/President & Vice President. Also, the Ripka's founded a non-profit ministry networking Christians to advance God's Kingdom throughout the nations named Rivercenter International Network of Christians in 2005.
Chuck is a firm believer in bringing "church" outside of the four walls and into his sphere of influence in the marketplace; reaching business, education and government within the Elk River community, the State of Minnesota and into the nations. Prayer and radical obedience are in the forefront of his ministry.
In October 2004, the New York Times Magazine featured Chuck for his openness to bring Christian faith and prayer into his business resulting in extraordinary financial and spiritual growth. He was also featured as the cover story of New Man magazine in November 2007. Chuck's testimonies in his book titled God Out of the Box shares how God can use a simple man to do extraordinary things through the power of the Holy Spirit.
He has met with the Elk River area pastors and marketplace since the year 2000, praying for transformation within their community. Chuck and Kathi have been married for over 30 years. They also have been abundantly blessed with five children, four of whom are married, and fourteen grandchildren.