Associate Director of Programs
Richard M. Weinberg
Richard M. Weinberg
Richard M. Weinberg is winding down a more than seven-year tenure at Washington National Cathedral with plans to attend seminary full time in the fall of 2014. Appointed to serve as associate director of programs in March 2014, Weinberg most recently served as director of communications at the Cathedral, 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 has worked on high-profile projects including the events to commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11 and the communications surrounding the 2011 earthquake. In both cases, Weinberg has served as spokesperson for the Cathedral, having been called upon for interviews with local and national media outlets.
In his new role, Weinberg continues to work closely with Cathedral Dean Gary Hall on the Cathedral’s many programmatic priorities. In particular, he leads the Cathedral’s outreach with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. An active member of the Cathedral Congregation, Weinberg participates in a variety of lay ministries including serving as a Communion minister, reader, cantor at Choral Evensong, and as co-chair of the LGBT ministry group.
Prior to the Cathedral, Weinberg worked briefly on the capital campaign at Arena Stage and for the Washington Performing Arts Society prior to that. 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 sings 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.