The Reverend Richard Mosson Weinberg is a priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, D.C. He serves as parish missioner and formation associate at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Northwest Washington, in addition to serving as a strategic communications advisor to the diocese. Passionate about multicultural ministry, Richard developed his gifts in preaching, teaching, and pastoring at Christ Episcopal Church, Norcross, Georgia, where he served as seminarian from 2014 to 2016 and later as interim deacon-in-charge for Hispanic ministry from February to May 2017. Fluent in Spanish as a second language, Richard has worked with and been an ally to Latinx immigrant communities in D.C. and Atlanta, in addition to serving for a short time in the dioceses of Costa Rica and El Salvador.
Prior to seminary, Richard served at Washington National Cathedral as director of communications, where he worked on high-profile projects including the events to commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11 and the recovery efforts following the August 2011 earthquake. While at the Cathedral, Richard also led outreach with the LGBTQ community, founding the Cathedral Congregation’s LGBT ministry group and serving an instrumental role in the Cathedral’s public witness in support of marriage and transgender equality. Richard also served as spokesperson for the Cathedral and was frequently called upon for interviews with local and national media outlets.
In May 2017, Richard was conferred a Master of Divinity degree by Candler School of Theology at Emory University, where he also graduated with a certificate in Anglican Studies. Richard earned an M.A. in Arts Management from George Mason University in 2006 and returned there to teach public relations and marketing for the arts as an adjunct faculty member in 2013. A graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md., Richard’s background is in vocal performance. He has sung with the Washington National Opera Chorus, the Candler Singers, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC (GMCW), GMCW’s small a cappella ensemble Potomac Fever, and with the Washington National Cathedral Choir.