B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College; M.Div., Luther Seminary; D.A.S., S.T.M., General Theological Seminary


The Rev. Richard Cogill, a South African by birth, is an Episcopalian priest from the Diocese of Minnesota. He is a teacher, community organizer, and pastor. 

Prior to his current position, he taught in the Department of Theology at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. Additionally, he assisted at the Episcopal Parish of St. Andrew in Moose Lake, Minnesota.

Before that, he served as the dean of studies for the Anglican Archiepiscopal Diocese of Cape Town and occasionally lectured in the department of theology at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa. He also served as the precentor at St. George's Cathedral in Cape Town. He has extensive experience in the NGO sector, having served as a senior associate with the Collective Leadership Insitute based in Germany, senior associate for the Leadership Support and Development Centre, director of the Community Healing Network, and coordinator of the German/South African NGO, Sudafrika and AIDS. Cogill has traveled to more than 30 countries and has lived in the United States for 20 years, completing his bachelor's degree in English Literature at Gustavus Adolphus College (Minnesota), his master's in sacred theology, and his diploma in Anglican studies at the General Theological Seminary (New York). He is currently a doctoral student in Cape Town, South Africa. He has taught in the United States, Palestine, South Africa, and South Korea.