Our team at

The Family Apostolate

Fr. Vincent Arisukwu

President and 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. Fr. Vin’s love is soccer. 

Mitch Rubin

Board Treasurer

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.

Ben Dadzie

Accountant (CPA)

Benjamin Dadzie is a family man with a beautiful wife and three lovely young boys. A certified public accountant (CPA), specialized in helping individuals and small scale 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.

Ayodeji George Adeponle

Magazine Design Director

George is a graphic artist who developed an interest in graphic design after earning his degree in Computer Science with Mathematics. He started his own creative company "Degeo Concept" in 2008, a company specializing in graphic design, branding, and printing. He lives in Glen Burnie, Maryland with his lovely wife and daughter.

Cricket Traverson

Magazine Editing Team

Originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania, Cricket completed her undergraduate degree from DeSales University and her law degree at Marquette University. She has spent the last fifteen years homeschooling her three daughters and caring for her special needs son. She strongly believes that families are the foundation of the Church. She is honored to be able to provide support and encouragement to the Family Apostolate through her involvement in the magazine.

Patti Rubin

Vice President and 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 everyday life. Patti resides in Maryland with her husband, 4 adult children and 18 rowdy grandkids.  

John S. Smith Esquire

Board Secretary and 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.

Henry Townsend

Graphic Designer and Web Developer

Henry is a graphic designer who resides in Baltimore, Maryland. He is always seeking to make visual ideas come to life through creative and intellectual reasoning. Henry has a unique balance of creativity, reliability, problem-solving and technical skills. He is passionate about running in competitive events and spending time with family and friends. Henry brings his creative skills to the Design team at The Family Apostolate.

Christine Sybert

Magazine Editing Team

Chris is a cradle Catholic who tries to glorify God in all that she does. Her passions include spending time in Eucharistic Adoration, homeschooling, visiting pilgrimage sites and national parks, as well as mentoring others to achieve their dreams. She lives in the Baltimore suburbs with her husband and four children. 

Matt Conte


Matt is a software engineer working in the defense industry. He is currently putting his technical skills to work for the Family Apostolate in such projects as our online retreats, handling live streaming and other technical details. He enjoys hiking, biking, lifting weights, and is currently trying to learn Japanese as a hobby (a work still in progress.) Originally from Brooklyn, NY, he currently lives in Baltimore, MD

Get in contact with

The Family Apostolate

The Family Apostolate Inc, 126 Dorsey Rd. Glen Burnie, MD 21061



(410) 978-8341  

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