LEADERSHIP

The Reverend Todd J. Murphy | Bishop

Father Murphy joined the ministry team of Church of The Apostles in 2018. 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 over 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 | Archdeacon

William (Bill) has served the congregation of the Church of The Apostles from its inception. As Archdeacon, Bill is charged with leadership of the Diaconal 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. Bill’s wife Beth tirelessly serves our church in many areas such as, the Kitchen Ministry, Bible Studies, Care Group, and managing the reader’s schedule.

 

The Reverend 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 who is a key member of our Altar Servers ministry.

 

 

Deborah Adams | Deacon

Deb retired from a successful career in nursing in 2019 and 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.
Deb’s husband John is an integral part of our communications team with his technical expertise and dedication to our church.

 

 

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/Be the Change in West Warwick 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! Kathy’s husband Steve is a devoted usher amongst other stewardship he shares with COTA.

 

Linda Byrum|Clerk

Linda joined our Leadership team as our Clerk this year.
She also donates much of her time and talent to Church of The Apostles as a Reader and a Counter. She also volunteers whenever needed especially during our Lenten Projects season. Linda and her husband Doug enjoy spending time weekly with their 3 beautiful grandchildren. Linda is also an avid quilter, reader, and gardener.

 

 

Matthew Felice | Deacon

The newest member of our Leadership team is Deacon Matt. He has been a faithful member of our congregation for many years and has shared his gifts as a singer, teacher, and usher among other stewardship. Matt is a retired Marine and mailman in North Kingstown. Matt is married to Melissa and they have 2 children Kayleigh and Aiden. The whole Felice family is involved in many areas of stewardship at COTA.

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