Meet the Team
Board of Directors
Fr. Vincent Arisukwu
President & Founder
Fr. Vincent is a priest from Nigeria, currently serving as associate pastor at Christ the King Church in Maryland. Born into a large family with five sisters and three brothers, Fr. Vin is endeared to family spirituality. Founder of the Family Apostolate Inc and Magazine, he holds a master’s degree in Theology and in Communication. Fr. Vin is presently a doctoral student of Marriage and Family Therapy at Eastern University in Pennsylvania. His love is soccer.
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. Patti resides in Maryland with her husband, 4 adult children and 19 rowdy grandkids.
John S. Smith Esquire
Secretary & Legal Counsel
LTC John S. Smith is a highly decorated soldier, lawyer, commercial pilot, and community leader. He is currently Chairman of the Filipino Council of the Archdiocese of Baltimore; President of the Bayanihan Cultural Dance Group; former President of the Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce, and former Executive Officer, War Plans, United States Army.
Mitch is a civil engineer with over 35 years in the heavy construction industry. As a senior project manager, he has managed numerous multi-million dollar projects and enjoyed the challenge of working on the Maryland Bay Bridge, development at National Harbor, and Loch Raven Dam. He is glad to share his extensive project management experience with the Family Apostolate as the Board Treasurer. Mitch also loves spending time at his beach house on the Delaware coast with his family.
Benjamin Dadzie is a family man with a beautiful wife and three lovely young boys. A certified public accountant (CPA), Ben specializes in helping individuals and small business owners to create and grow wealth so that families can leave an inheritance for the children's children to the third and fourth generations. Ben Dadzie is presently a doctoral student specializing in accounting at the Capella University. He is the financial secretary and a board member for the Family Apostolate.