As the senior director of mobilization and candidacy, Richard oversees The Mission Society’s efforts in recruiting, coaching, and processing missionary candidates. Prior to this role, he served as the manager of recruitment.
Richard got his start in missions in 1998, which is when he went on a seven-week trip to Uganda with Oral Roberts University (ORU). After completing his M.Div at ORU, Richard served as the director of missions at a mega-church in metroAtlanta, creating missions awareness at the church. On any given day, he could be found playing various ministerial roles and maintaining the church’s relationship with its supported missionaries. He also taught missions classes and led shortterm missions trips to places such as Kenya, Nova Scotia, and Honduras.
Richard has written several articles about missions for magazines such as the Evangelical Missions Quarterly, The Christian Recorder online, and The Mission Society’s Unfinished.
EDUCATION – B.A. in Biblical Literature (New Testament) from Oral Roberts University – M.Div. from Oral Roberts University
Richard and his wife, Amanda, live in Covington, Georgia with their daughter and two sons. The Coleman family is always on the move. They enjoy spending time with a diverse group of friends and experiencing the richness that comes with such relationships. They also love experiencing a variety of cultures. The kids aren’t picky eaters! One of these days, if the right opportunity presents itself, the Colemans would like to serve overseas.
- Norcross GA United States