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Peter J. McCourt, President & CEO

Peter J. McCourt is a passionate ministry leader with experiences in Catholic parish and diocesan ministry, Catholic Healthcare, and higher education.  He holds a master's degree in theology from the Washington Theological Union in Washington, D.C. and has completed post-graduate studies in theology and in leadership at the University of Notre Dame.  Pete is a member of the American Academy of Religion, the National Association of Pastoral Musicians, the College Theology Society and the American College of Healthcare Executives.  Before coming to Cristo Rey Richmond, Pete served as Vice President of Mission for the Bon Secours Virginia Medical Group. He is active in pastoral ministry in the Catholic Diocese of Richmond and is a Candidate for Ordination to the Diaconate this year.  He has taught religious studies courses regularly at Virginia Commonwealth University, and has lectured on religion at the University of Oxford, UK and ministry leadership at Loyola University Chicago. His most important role, however, is as a husband and father to two children, Daniel and Erin.

Corey Taylor, Principal & Chief Academic Officer
Corey Taylor, our newest staff member, graduated with a BS in Physiological Science from UCLA and a Masters in Education and Administrative Credential from National University in Los Angeles. He began his career as an educator in the Inglewood Unified School District, in Inglewood, CA, where he was a middle school science teacher and MESA (Math, Engineering and Science Achievement) Advisor. Following his ten years of service, Corey began working in the charter school world for Bright Star Schools in Los Angeles, CA. He would spend an additional two years as a middle school science teacher before transitioning into the role of Assistant Principal at the flagship high school, in the same charter organization. Corey has just completed his second year as Principal of Bright Star Secondary Charter Academy, where he actively served underrepresented students in the Los Angeles area. Corey is excited to start a new chapter in his life as his wife, a fellow educator, and 3 young children move with him to Richmond where he will become Cristo Rey Richmond High Schools founding principal.

Katie Yohe, Director of Administration & Enrollment Services 

Katie Yohe has been with Cristo Rey Richmond since the beginning. She served as Feasibility Study Coordinator before taking on the Director of Administration role under Pete McCourt. In her role, Katie serves a variety of functions, including institutional advancement, public relations, facilities management, project management, and daily operations. She holds a master's degree in theology from the University of Notre Dame and a B.A. in Education from Saint Mary's College. Katie has taught elementary school in Ghana, West Africa, middle school here in Richmond, and religion at Providence Cristo Rey in Indianapolis, Indiana through the Echo formation program at the University of Notre Dame's McGrath Institute for Church Life. In her free time, she actively engages in the education ministry of the Sisters of the Holy Cross at their mission school, Our Lady of Holy Cross, in Kasoa, Ghana. Katie is beyond excited to welcome the first class of students to Cristo Rey Richmond High School in the fall of 2019.


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Director of Corporate Work Study

Director of Advancement