Charles (Buck) Blanchard is the director of Mission & Outreach for the Diocese. His role is to encourage and facilitate the mission and outreach efforts of all parishes in the Diocese. Buck was born and raised in Richmond and graduated from the University of Colorado. From 1980 to 1982, Buck served in the Peace Corps in Togo, West Africa. After graduating from Washington and Lee School of Law in 1985, Buck worked as a lawyer for Hunton & Williams. From 1993 to 1998, Buck lived in Brussels, Belgium and helped establish the firm’s European business practice and its office in Warsaw, Poland. After returning to the United States, Buck worked in the venture capital industry and ran his own private equity firm. He joined the diocesan staff in 2006. Buck is married to Weezie Blanchard and they have four children: Charlie, Mac, Ann Pearman and Franny.