Clergy & Staff

Our Bishop


Bishop David M. Martins

Bishop David was ordained to the Episcopacy on October 1, 2016, the Feast of Saint Therese, who is Patroness of the Parish where he serves as Pastor. We was installed as Ordinary of the Diocese on May 23, 2017, upon the retirement of Bishop Emeritus Scott Kershaw. Bishop David attended Our Lady of Providence College Seminary and Providence College, and went on to study at Mount Saint Mary Seminary, the Institute of Priestly Formation at Creighton University, and Saint Joseph College in Maine. Currently,  Bishop David is pastor of his parish, Saint Therese Old Catholic Church, in West Warwick, RI. Bishop David is the current bishop of the Independent Catholic Church of the Americas –  Diocese  of New England.

Our Clergy


Deacon Mark G. Dickson-Patrick

Deacon Mark is originally from Perryville, Maryland, and is a recent arrival to Harford County. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Catholic Theology from Seton Hall University (South Orange, New Jersey), and is working towards his Masters of Divinity (MDiv) degree at St. Joseph’s College of Maine (Standish, Maine). He was ordained a deacon in February 2017 and will be ordained to the priesthood on September 16, 2017.