My name is Richard H. Gross, and I am a permanent deacon in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. I am also a website developer and a .Net programmer.
I have a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Theology from the Institute for Pastoral Theology of Ave Maria University and was ordained a permanent deacon in 2014.
I have been involved in developing websites since 1997 and am a former managing editor of The Stained Glass Quarterly and media director for the Stained Glass Association of America and the Stained Glass School, where I was responsible for the development of five websites for the organization as well as directing the production and publication of a magazine that is read around the world.
In 2015, I left to pursue a full-time career as a .Net developer. In addition to this site, my personal blog, I also have a portfolio website called the Coding Deacon and produce a parish website for Our Lady of Lourdes, Raytown, where I serve as deacon. A second parish website, LourdesRaytown.org, is currently in development.