Meet the Team
"We know that all things work for good for those who love God,
who are called according to his purpose."
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Director - Orphanage Fundraising
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.
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.