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.

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!

Nancy & Barry Drew

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Drew

Facilitator Couple

Barry and Nancy have been married since 2016.  They met as adult leaders at the Baltimore Appalachia Work Camp where they both volunteered for this teen outreach program.  Their blended family includes six children and five grandchildren.  Both have been actively involved in local Catholic parishes for over 30 years.  Barry is a construction administrator and Nancy is an Office Manager.  Together they enjoy gardening, bike riding, Sunday drives, and spending time with family and friends.  As a member of Christ the King’s Marriage Enrichment Team, they hope to guide other couples to know the true peace that comes from an intimate encounter with Christ and a full reliance on the Holy Spirit for guidance.

Team Members

George Adepolne

Head Graphic Designer

Chukwuemeka Arisukwu

Orphanage Manager

Laura Miller

Web Team

Michelle Piefer

Magazine Team

Christine Sybert

Magazine Team