Bishop’s Staff

The Bishop’s Office staff is here to serve the needs of our churches. Not sure who to contact? Call 401-274-4500 or email and our Diocesan Administrator, Mary Ann Mello, will direct you to the right person.


The Rt. Rev. W. Nicholas Knisely
401-274-4500 x223 |
Check out our Meet Bishop Knisely page for his bio, blog, and to connect with him directly on social media.

Bishop’s Staff

The Rev. Canon Linda L. Grenz

Canon to the Ordinary
401-274-4500, x225

Ms. Joannie Dorney Collins

Database Assistant
401-274-4500, x242

Ms. Elizabeth Crawley

Executive Assistant to the Bishop
401-274-4500, x223

The Rev. Gillian Barr

Digital Communications Coordinator
401-274-4500 x228

Episcopal Conference Center (ECC)

The Rev. Meaghan Brower

Episcopal Conference Center Director

Episcopal Charities

Canon Elizabeth Fornal

Director of Episcopal Charities
401-274-4500, x247

Administration and Finance

Ms. Ruth Moulton

Database Assistant
401-274-4500, x221

The Rev. Mary Ann Mello

Diocesan Administrator
401-274-4500, x225

Ms. Joan DeCelles

Finance Director
401-274-4500, x229

Mr. Dennis Burton

Chief Financial Officer
401-274-4500, x227

Ms. Regina Barattini

Finance Assistant
401-274-4500, x229

Mr. Chris DeCelles

Supervisor, Properties & Maintenance

Mr. Andrew Lonardo

Properties & Maintenance

Elected Officials

Mr. Robert Batchelor

CPA, Diocesan Treasurer
401-274-4500, x246

The Rev. Dr. Anita Schell

Secretary of Convention