Director of Communications
Richard M. Weinberg
Richard M. Weinberg
Richard Weinberg is director of communications at Washington National Cathedral, where he has served since 2006. He oversees the day-to-day management of the Cathedral’s communications, marketing, media relations, website, and serves 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. More recently, Weinberg has worked closely with Dean Hall on the Cathedral’s advocacy for stronger gun violence prevention measures and in support of marriage equality. He also leads the Cathedral’s outreach with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender 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. A graduate of the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, 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. He has also served for two years as vice chair of the board of Washington National Opera’s young professionals program, Generation O, and has served as a volunteer reading tutor and communications consultant with For Love of Children.