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Don C. Richter

Associate Director

“Reading stacks of grant proposals might seem like sheer drudgery. Yet the pages often shimmer with vital questions about faith and the world around us.”

(502) 992-5430

A native of Alabama, Don Richter graduated from Davidson College (A.B.) and Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div., Ph.D.). He served as Associate Minister of Education at Second Presbyterian Church in Louisville (1981-1984) and taught Christian education at Bethany Theological Seminary (1988-1992) and Candler School of Theology (1992-1998), where he was also founding director of the Youth Theology Institute. As Associate Director of the Valparaiso Project on the Education and Formation of People of Faith (1999-2010), Richter wrote Mission Trips That Matter (Upper Room Books, 2008) and with Dorothy Bass co-edited Way to Live: Christian Practices for Teens (Upper Room Books, 2002). He has two children and lives in Louisville.