Richard M. Weinberg is a full-time seminarian, an Episcopal Church enthusiast, writer, the former director of communications at Washington National Cathedral, an LGBT activist, and a singer. Currently a graduate student at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, Weinberg is in the Episcopal Studies program working toward a Master of Divinity degree.
Spanning a nearly eight-year tenure at Washington National Cathedral, Weinberg served there as director of communications, overseeing the day-to-day management of the Cathedral’s communications, marketing, media relations, website, and serving as primary editor of Cathedral Age magazine. At the Cathedral, Weinberg worked on high-profile projects including the events to commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11 and most recently led the Cathedral’s outreach with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Weinberg also served as spokesperson for the Cathedral, having been called upon for interviews with local and national media outlets.
Prior to the Cathedral, Weinberg worked briefly on the capital campaign at Arena Stage and for the Washington Performing Arts Society. He earned an M.A. in Arts Management from George Mason University in 2006 and has taught public relations and marketing for the arts as an adjunct faculty member there. A graduate of the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md., Weinberg’s background is in vocal performance. He has sung regularly with the Washington National Opera Chorus, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC (GMCW), GMCW’s small a cappella ensemble Potomac Fever, and with the Washington National Cathedral Choir.