Meet The Family Apostolate 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. 

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. 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 Rubin

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

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.

Program Directors

Ayodeji George
Adeponle 

Magazine Design

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.

Chukwuemeka (Chuks) Arisukwu

Charitable Outreach 

Chuks is from Southeast Nigeria. Born into a large family of nine children, Chuks understands the love of family life and learned the need for faith from his parents. He loves volunteering in Church programs and in outreaches that serve the less privileged. His academic background is in the sciences. He is also proficient in construction management. Chuks is a devoted soccer fan with special interest for Barcelona.

Mary Dela
Onyemaechi

Pre-Cana/Marriage Enrichment

Dela is Regulatory and Compliance Engineer Supervisor with the Maryland Department of the Environment. She lives in Odenton, MD and is happily married to Uzo Onyemaechi with their children. She loves her Catholic faith and believes that the teaching of the Church when followed, and with Christ as the anchor, lead us to a rich and joyful life.

Facilitator Couples
Better Together Marriage Enrichment 

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Marie & Terence Ndong

Facilitator Couple

Marie and Terence are originally from Cameroon. They have been active members of Christ the King parish since 2017. Before that, they were also engaged members of Resurrection Church in Burtonsville, Maryland. Marie and Terence have been married for ten years and have two amazing girls who keep them moving and active. Terence is a member of the Nights of Columbus, a wonderful father, devoted husband, and a Cyber Security Analyst by profession. Marie is a Eucharistic Minister, a loving mother, and a Psychiatric Nurse (RN, BSN). Their goal is to help young couples face the challenges they will encounter in their married life.

 

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Anthonia & Emojevwe Sowho

Facilitator Couple

Anthonia and Emojevwe met as 6th graders in religious education class at St. Matthias the Apostle Catholic Church in Lanham, Maryland. Their childhood friendship blossomed into romance and they got married on September 21, 2013. Anthonia holds a Master's degree in counseling and Emojevwe is a techie with an expertise in communications and engineering. They have two children  (a son and a daughter) whom they completely adore. In their free time, they enjoy exploring the world and trying new restaurants with their little ones. They look forward to helping other millennial married couples prioritize faith in their growing families.

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John & Chris 
Sybert

Facilitator Couple

John and Chris are both cradle Catholics who strive to continually grow in their relationship with Christ and learn the beauty of the Faith. After almost twenty-five years of marriage, they know that their friendship with each other takes effort to make it fruitful, and they look forward to sharing the Better Together journey with others. As their four “almost-grown” children approach the ages to leave home, they are excited to have more time together and to serve the Lord on whatever journey He has planned for them... but they hope it includes pilgrimages as well as amusement parks!