Richard Coll named Director of Domestic Social Development Office for U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Washington, D. C. – Mr. Richard Coll has been appointed as Director of the Office of Domestic Social Development for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), based in Washington, D.C.

The appointment will take effect on June 17, 2019. Monsignor Brian Bransfield, USCCB General Secretary, made the appointment.

Mr. Coll has been employed by the USCCB since 2011, first as a Foreign Policy Advisor for the Office of International Justice and Peace, and most recently as the Director for the Subcommittee on Catholic Home Missions. A graduate of Harvard College and Law School, Mr. Coll came to the Conference after a distinguished career in law in both Washington D.C., and New York, where he worked in banking and international economic policy.

“Mr. Coll brings the kind of knowledge and managerial acumen necessary for a position of such breadth,” said Msgr. Bransfield. “In addition to his love for the Church and his extensive knowledge of the Church’s teaching, he will play a key role in advancing the Church’s mission in the world.”

He is fluent in Spanish and French and brings added expertise in various policy areas, as well as his many years of experience with the Conference. He is a parishioner at Holy Trinity Church in Washington, D.C., and a member of its Parish Pastoral Council.

To lean more about the Office of Domestic Social Development please visit: http://www.usccb.org/about/domestic-social-development/.