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Meet the Team
"We know that all things work for good for those who love God,
who are called according to his purpose."
(Romans 8:28)

Fr. Vincent Arisukwu

President & Founder

Fr. Vincent is a priest from Nigeria, currently serving at Christ the King Church in Maryland. Born into a large family, Fr. Vin appreciates family spirituality. Founder of the Family Apostolate, he holds a master’s degree in Theology and in Communication. He is presently a doctoral student of Marriage and Family Therapy.

Patti Rubin

Vice President & Administrator

Part of the Family Apostolate since its inception, Patti brings many years of professional administration to the Family Apostolate. Passionate about the joys found in faith and family, she also loves to write and teach, finding God in the little ordinary moments of life. 

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John Smith, Esquire

Secretary & Legal Counsel

LTC John S. Smith is a highly decorated soldier, lawyer, commercial pilot, and community leader. In addition to Board Secretary, John serves as the Family Apostolate legal counsel. He brings years of community leadership to the team.

Mitch Rubin

Treasurer & Orphanage Building Chair

Mitch is a civil engineer with over 35 years in heavy construction. As a senior project manager, he has managed numerous multi-million dollar heavy construction projects. He brings a wealth of construction expertise to the team.

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Ben Dadzie

Director - Accountant

A certified public accountant (CPA), Ben earned his doctorate at Capella University. He generally assists with the Family Apostolate finances and assures conformity with all local, state and federal  tax laws 


Paula Gentile

Director - Orphanage Fundraising


Iyke Okoro

Director - Orphanage Construction

Iyke is a Project Manager with more than 30 years of commercial construction experience. Having completed several construction projects in Nigeria, he doubles as a resource person for both teams. He is happy to be assisting the building of the orphanage.



Maureen Tomcala

Director - Orphanage Fundraising Chair

Maureen joined the team in 2021. She brings faith, love of God and joy of family as well as care and concern for all children. She is happy to be assisting in raising funds to build the orphanage, Emeka House, in Nigeria.

Graphic Designer
George Adeponle
George bring years of graphic design experience to the Family Apostolate. With quiet patience, he creatively designs posters, flyers and the FA Magazine.
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Orphanage Fundraising Team
Dina DeCastro
Dina brings a quick wit and willingness to serve. She asks the tough questions to get to the best answers. Dina consistently  strives for excellence.
Orphanage Fundraising Team
Carmen Flynn
Carmen lends her dynamism and talents to the fundraising team. She always goes the extra mile to bring creativity and beauty to every event.
Orphanage Fundraising Team
Diane Neighoff
Diane brings a winning smile and gentle presence to the fundraising environment. She also brings years of financial management to assist the team with reaching the goal.
Orphanage Fundraising Team
Patti Sadler
Patti brings a prayerful presence to the team. With a naturally creative eye, she searches for ways to bring the Lord into each situation. Patti treasures hard work and her faith.
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