Michael Stock, a veteran public administrator and ordained deacon, is the Episcopal Director of Operations & General Counsel for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange.
Deacon Stock is responsible for overseeing and organizing daily operations of the Diocese, reporting directly to Bishop Kevin Vann. He began his tenure with the Diocese on March 5, 2018.
Deacon Stock brings more than 35 years of executive leadership and legal experience to the Diocese. He most recently served as Assistant CEO and Human Resources Director for the County of Riverside. Prior to joining the County of Riverside, he was Senior Vice President for Employers Compensation Insurance Company and, prior to that, a Deputy District Attorney for the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office, where he prosecuted felony criminal and civil matters and served as a member of the special prosecutions section.
Deacon Stock earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Ball State University and a Juris Doctorate from California Southern Law School. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Marines and was recalled to active service in 1991 for Operation Desert Storm. A San Clemente resident, he was ordained deacon in 2015 by Bishop Vann and is assigned to St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church in Dana Point.
Deacon Stock and his wife of 37 years, Rosy, have two adult children and two grandchildren.