Richard Ethun

Entrepreneurial Sunday School Teacher

Richard Ethun is a Sunday school teacher, the managing partner of a successful financial management firm, a devoted husband of 30 years, father of three daughters and manager of three cats and a dog.

A gifted speaker, Richard leads the 457 members of the GoodWill Sunday School class of St Luke’s United Methodist Church, Houston, in a weekly journey to find the balance spirituality brings to everyday life. Using humor, life experience and stories from the bible he challenges his class to understand how we can reconcile a belief in God with life, business and science. His message is inclusive and insightful.

In 1974, after leaving the University of Texas in Austin, Richard joined Shiner of Austin, Inc., as a partner in the first independent urban distributor of this Texas beer. In 1977, as the owner and managing partner of Holland Distributors, Inc., he brought Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream to central Texas. Over the next 14 years he managed the growth of this business to include Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream, Dove Bars, Colombo Frozen Yogurt and a host of other products exclusively for the state of Texas. In 1991, Richard was awarded the exclusive rights to manufacture and distribute Colombo Frozen Yogurt and various other international products for the countries of the Pacific Rim with offices in Seoul, Korea; Manila, Philippines; and Saigon, Vietnam. Today Richard is the managing partner of The Legacy One Group, the largest division licensed through Advantage Capital Corporation, a broker dealer in the AIG SunAmerica family of independent broker dealers. Member FINRA/SIPC.

Living in an all female all the time household, Richard understands the importance of patience, flexibility and listening, not necessarily in that order. As a strong believer in the proposition that balance is important in whole healthy people, Richard recently added a male cat to the family to raise the testosterone level at home. Countering estrogen levels with testosterone is a risky proposition at best. He’ll let you know how that worked out.