Before he made his perpetual profession in the Salesian Congregation, in 1987 started his missionary work in Peru, where he served as vicar of the parish Fr. Director homes. John Bosco in Calc, Quebrada Monte Salvado, Chosica. Father Richard, as a priest, he worked as director of the technical school in Arequipa. Since 2001 he serves as director of the Open House Father Don Bosco Boys Street in Lima.