Starbucks North American President and Rick Cone


Congratulations to our friend Rick Cone on his visit with Cliff Burrows, president of Starbucks North America!!!

Rick not only is a great Starbucks barista and manager (obviously!), but he also attended Christ Fellowship and hung out in general Saturday night “cool guys” area until he and his family moved to Nashville last year. Now managing one of my favorite stores in the Cool Springs/Franklin area, Rick has obviously continued to use his amazing people and leadership skills. Recently Cliff Burrows came to visit Ricks store and congratulate them on the amazing job they have been doing within the Starbucks company. Rick not only got to give Cliff a tour of his store, but he got to sit in on some leadership and planning meetings for the company.

Congratulations, Rick! Yeah, I know that on one level meeting the president of Starbucks is like meeting anyone else — only more caffeinated, I’d assume. But on another level completely, it showcases your heart and your mission. I know you are passionate about coffee, but that isn’t your only passion. And it is your leadership, your passion for people, and your heart to live out the kingdom in the community that was being recognized this week. And oh yes, that coffee thing didn’t hurt either! 🙂

By Marla Saunders

I am passionately devoted to living my life in the places God has given me. Over the years those places have changed: from homeschooler to businesswoman, from consumer to storyteller. These days I'm focusing on building a new business and figuring out what it means to do everything with integrity and informed by faith.