Ricky Alderete, a Bryan native, has been serving the Brazos Valley as a funeral director since 2007, when he became an Honors Graduate of Commonwealth Funeral Institute of Houston. Ricky holds a Master’s degree in Theology from the University of St. Thomas and his Bachelors Degree from the College of Santa Fe. In our community Ricky serves as Vice President for the Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association through the Bryan Police Department. He is the past recording Secretary for the Citizens Fire Academy Alumni through the College Station Fire Department and serves on both the CART and REHAB teams. He is an alumnus of the CFA with the Bryan Fire Department. Ricky also serves as a substitute Teacher for the College Station Independent School District. He continues to share his faith life with family and friends. His commitment to St. Joseph Catholic Church continues as he serves in various lay ministries including as a Cantor for Mass, Lector, Communion Minister, a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, RCIA Team member and also on the Men’s Faith Formation Team. He believes that this faith gives him a foundation to serve our community with excellence as a funeral director. Ricky is blessed to have his family here locally to support his career as a funeral director. He keeps a watchful eye on his parents who have been in our community since the early 1960’s. He spends much of his free time with family during his days off.