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, Ruth Moulton, 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, x221 |

Canon Elizabeth Fornal, Canon for Program
401-274-4500, x225 |

Ms. Karen Weavill, Director of Development
401-274-4500, x247 |

Ms. Kristen Orrall, Assistant Director of Development
401-274-4500, x234 |

Ms. Joannie Dorney Collins, Development 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 |

Young Adults, Youth, and Children

The Rev. Meaghan Brower, Episcopal Conference Center Director
401-473-8717 |

Episcopal Charities

Ms. Karen Weavill, Director of Episcopal Charities
401-274-4500, x247 |

Finance and Administration

Ms. Ruth Moulton, Diocesan Administrator
401-274-4500, x221 |

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. Kevin Lloyd, Secretary of Convention