Rev. Richard Buessing was born in Merced, CA in 1951 where he attended Merced College and later San Jose State University where he met the Unification Church in 1971.
He has held several church leadership roles over the years as a Divine Principle workshop lecturer, State Leader, Regional Coordinator and District Pastor. Currently, he is a Cheon Il Guk IW for the Eastern U.S.
He was Blessed in Marriage to Marjorie Barrie from Redmond, WA in 1982 at MSG. They have four children.