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 diocese@episcopalri.org

Bishop

The Rt. Rev. W. Nicholas Knisely

The Rt. Rev. W. Nicholas Knisely

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

The Rev. Canon Linda L. Grenz

Canon to the Ordinary

401-274-4500, x225

Ms. Elizabeth Crawley

Ms. Elizabeth Crawley

Executive Assistant to the Bishop

401-274-4500, x223

The Rev. Gillian Barr

The Rev. Gillian Barr

Digital Communications Coordinator

401-274-4500 x228

Rev. Cara Rockhill

Rev. Cara Rockhill

Young Adult Missioner

401-274-4500, x 220

Episcopal Conference Center (ECC)

The Rev. Meaghan Brower

The Rev. Meaghan Brower

Episcopal Conference Center Director

401-473-8717

Episcopal Charities

Canon Elizabeth Fornal

Canon Elizabeth Fornal

Director of Episcopal Charities

401-274-4500, x247

Ms. Joannie Dorney Collins

Ms. Joannie Dorney Collins

Administrative Assistant for Episcopal Charities and Grants

401-274-4500, x242

Administration and Finance

The Rev. Mary Ann Mello

The Rev. Mary Ann Mello

Diocesan Administrator

401-274-4500, x225

Ms. Joan DeCelles

Ms. Joan DeCelles

Finance Director

401-274-4500, x229

Mr. Dennis Burton

Mr. Dennis Burton

Chief Financial Officer

401-274-4500, x227

Mr. Chris DeCelles

Mr. Chris DeCelles

Supervisor, Properties & Maintenance

401-487-7562

Mr. Andrew Lonardo

Mr. Andrew Lonardo

Properties & Maintenance

401-480-4090

Elected Officials

The Rev. Dr. Anita Schell

The Rev. Dr. Anita Schell

Secretary of Convention
Mr. Robert Batchelor

Mr. Robert Batchelor

CPA, Diocesan Treasurer

401-274-4500, x246