Deacon Richard Coffman

Archdiocesan deacons
Jubilee year: 
25th ordination
East St. Louis, Ill.

Collinsville, Ill., High School

Business and finance studies in college

Service in the archdiocese: 

Assisted pastor, Queen of All Saints Parish, Oakville 1991-98

Assisted pastor, Mary Mother of the Church Parish, Mattese, 1998-present

Catholic chaplain, St. Louis County Jail, 1991-99

Catholic chaplain, Missouri State Prison, Farmington 1996-99

About me: 

He and his wife, Elizabeth, have two daughters and four grandchildren. He spent 35 years as coordinator of the Terminal Railroad of East and West Gateway to St. Louis. He likes history, sports and travel.