LEADERSHIP

Rev. T. Jeffrey Murphy | Elder & Pastoral Lead

Fr. Murphy recently joined the ministry team of Church of the apostles. He comes with years of pastoral and new church development experience. He is a graduate of both Liberty University and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has been married to his lovely wife Christine for twenty-five years, and they have six sons: Judah, Anson, Keegan, Aiden, Cailan, and Rowan. In addition, he teaches biblical languages for the Department of Theology at Providence College. He is also the author of The Pocket dictionary for the Study of Biblical Hebrew (IVP 2003) Besides his articles and sermons you may find here, he blogs at toddjmurphy.com

 William Sexton | Arch Deacon

William (Bill) has served the congregation of the Church of the Apostles from its inception. As Archdeacon, Bill is charged with leadership of the Deaconal team, caring for the body of the Church, and especially the physical and spiritual needs of its members. He has a keen passion for visiting the sick and shut-ins to bring them the hope of the Gospel and the sacrament of the Holy Communion.

Robert Geoffrey |Ranking Elder

Rob has been serving Church of the Apostles for over ten years. He is currently the ranking elder, that is the elder who has served the longest time on the board of elders. To add to his breadth of experience, Rob is the only member of the pastoral team who has served as both first as a deacon, and then as an elder. He, therefore, shares a unique perspective that he brings to the leadership of the Church. Rob is a man of passion which shows in his love of the Gospel and Christ’s Church. He is married to his lovely wife Sharon.

Nathan StombergElder Designate

Nathan Stomberg, though new to the formal leadership of Church of the Apostles, is not new to the church itself. Nathan grew up and had his faith formed here stretching back to when it was still part of the Protestant Episcopal Church USA. Nathan is a graduate of WPI (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) and is currently employed at Amgen. While at WPI he was deeply immersed in college discipleship ministry and the work of the Navigators. This allows him to bring fresh and cutting edge perspectives on discipleship ministry for our postmodern context. Happily, he also discovered at WPI his sweetheart and soon to be wife Ryanne.

Deborah Adams | Deacon

Deb had a successful career in nursing and now donates her time generously to the ministry and needs of Church of the Apostles. She is very involved in protecting the life of the unborn including legislative involvement here in the state. She recently started and is leading a new ministry advocating for the life of the unborn called Cherish Life.

Doug Stomberg | Deacon

Doug has served Church of the apostles faithfully. He is passionate about the Gospel and bringing the hope of Jesus to his neighbors and the people of Rhode Island. As a Deacon, Doug can be foiund ministering in various capacities including mercy ministry, worship, small group ministry, and teaching the Gospel.

Kathy Kettle | Deacon

Kathy is an experienced Pharmacist and entrepreneur. She brings years of experience in business and industry to her Deaconal role at Church of the Apostles. Her passion is helping those in need and tirelessly serves those lest fortunate with gentleness and a smile. She is directly involved with Project Hand-up of Be the Change in Coventry that provides dignified support and aid to those who are less fortunate. In her free time, she is known to play a pretty mean round of golf!