Our Board and Staff

The Governing Board and Staff of
The Rhode Island State Council of Churches

Officers
Ms. Barbara Scott, Bristol, President

Ms. Barbara Silvis, Warwick, First Vice President

Rev. Betsy Aldrich Garland, Warwick, Congregational Outreach

Rev. Hyuk Seonwoo, Warwick, Vice President,
Appointed Representative, United Methodist Church

Mr. Randy Yorston, East Greenwich, Secretary, American Baptist

Mr. George Weavill, North Smithfield, Treasurer, United Church of Christ

Rev. Dr. Peter Michaelson, Warwick, Assistant Treasurer, Episcopalian

Denominational Representatives
Rev. Thomas Conboy, Cumberland, Presbyterian Church USA

Rev. Dr. F. Jay Deacon, Middletown,
Appointed Representative, Unitarian Universalist

Rev. Linda Forsberg, East Greenwich, Appointed Representative,
Evangelical Lutheran Church of America

Rev. John Higginbotham, Tiverton, Appointed Representative,
Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island.

Ms. Helen Schall, Barrington,
Appointed Representative, United Church of Christ

Rev. Dr. Thomas Wiles, West Warwick, Denomination Executive,
American Baptist Churches of Rhode Island

Members at Large
Ms. Mary Jane Bohlen, Cranston. Old Catholic Church
Rev. Marie Carpenter, Cranston, American Baptist
Ms. Maja Cubarrubia, Coventry, American Baptist
Dr. Patricia Flanagan, East Greenwich, Roman Catholic
Bishop Herson Gonzalez, Woonsocket, Evangelical
Rev. Alvin Johnson, Providence, American Baptist
Rev. Matthew Kai, Providence, National Baptist
Rev. Israel Mercedes, Providence, Evangelical
Ms. Linda Newton, Providence, Roman Catholic
Mr. Clay Pell, Providence, Episcopalian
Rev. Ted Platt, East Providence, Episcopalian
Rev. Dr. Anita Louise Schell, Portsmouth, Episcopalian
Rev. Scott Spencer, Cranston, United Church of Christ
Rev. Shavon Starling-Lewis, Providence, Presbyterian
Fr. Jakob Lazarus Thibault, Providence, Old Catholic
Rev. Linda Watkins, Cranston, American Baptist
Rev. Margaret Weis, Providence, Unitarian Universalist
Rev. Dr. Johnny Wilson, Jr, Springfield, MA, American Baptist

Advisor
Mr. Frank Cook, Cumberland, Episcopalian,
Advisor to Governing Board

Staff
Rev. Dr. Don Anderson, N. Kingstown, Executive Minister
Pastor Chontell Washington, Providence, Minister of Reconciliation,  ACI
Mr. George Weavill, North Smithfield, Accountant
Ms. Dolores Taylor, Providence, Administrator
Mr. Paul Alexander, Warwick, Associate Minister, Operations