Lucas Koach Named as Director of the Office of International Justice and Peace for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

July 12, 2018 By Public Affairs Office

 WASHINGTON—Lucas Koach has been appointed as Directorof the Office of International Justice and Peace for the United StatesConference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

Monsignor Brian Bransfield, USCCB Secretary General,made the appointment, which will take effect July 30, 2018.

Mr. Koach brings over 20 years of experience inChristian ministry and global humanitarian public policy. Since 2011, he has served as the Director ofPublic Policy and Advocacy for Food for the Hungry. Along with extensive interaction with the USCongress and administrative branch, he has participated in multilateral agencypolicy forums at the UN and the World Bank and has gained a reputation as a respectedcoalition builder. He serves on theBoard of the Accord network, an association of 90 US-based Christian relief anddevelopment organizations and also the board of the Joint Learning Initiativeon Faith and Local Communities, which elevates the relief and developmentcapacities of international faith-based organizations among multilateral institutions.

Mr. Koach is a convert to Catholicism, having servedmany years prior as an associate pastor in the Anglican Church in Florida andArkansas.

"Mr. Koach brings the kind of experience,relationships, knowledge and managerial acumen necessary for a position of suchbreadth," said Msgr. Bransfield. "We look forward to working with him on the majorinternational issues that are so important to the Church and the world."

Lucas Koach graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from WestVirginia Wesleyan College in 1992. He earned his Master of Arts in CounselingMinistries from the Denver Seminary in 2002. 

For more information on the USCCB Office of InternationalJustice and Peace, please visit: https://www.usccb.org/about/international-justice-and-peace/ 

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Keywords: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, USCCB, Office ofInternational Justice and Peace, Lucas Koach, Msgr. Brian Bransfield

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