Staff

The Reverend Patrick A. Campbell, Rector

The Reverend Patrick A. Campbell has served The Church of the Redeemer since July, 2012, first as Priest-in-Charge, and since 2013 as the Twelfth Rector. He is a 1984 graduate of the University of Connecticut (BFA in music), and a 1993 graduate of the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA. Prior to ordination, he was a church musician, serving parishes in MA and CT. He has been in Providence since 1993, having served the Church of the Messiah, Providence, Emmanuel Church, Newport, and St. Paul’s Church, Pawtucket. He lives a few blocks from the Redeemer on the Eastside of Providence. In addition to parish duties, Patrick serves on the Commission on Ministry of the Diocese of Rhode Island. He has served as chair of the Liturgy and Music Commission and as a member of the Elections Committee of the Diocese. You may contact the Rector by clicking here.

 

Peter Ujj, Director of Music

Peter Ujj was born in Hungary during the last decade of the communist regime. When in 1990, the system collapsed, and the nation’s Christian Churches became free, a Catholic Music School was opened in his native town, Pecs. Since his parents did not hesitate to enroll him, at age of 10, he began his journey on the path of sacred music, and became a boy chorister of the cathedral, then the organist and music director of a local church. His studies and job took him to Budapest, some years later to Spain, then Mexico, until, 4 years ago, he ended up playing the organ and directing the choir of a San Franciscan monastic community. He spent 3 years with them, but the unaffordable housing situation of the Bay Area propelled him towards New England. He is now happy to have his own property, and be the boss of his own life. August 1, 2016 he was appointed Director of Music at The Church of the Redeemer, and honored with the community’s trust to become responsible for the congregation’s musical life. The challenge is not only an honor and a responsibility, but also a sacred mission that he plans to serve as humbly and as conscientiously as he possibly can. You may contact the Director of Music here.

 

Joannie Collins, Parish Administrator

Joannie began her administrative life in the US Army.  She worked in computer administration and personnel.  Her career after the military led her to WJAR-TV NBC 10 where she remained for 28 years.  Her administrative career began as a secretary in the Production Department, News Department, and as Executive Assistant to the General Manager.  Eventually, she became the station’s Environment Health & Safety Specialist where the station earned both the OSHA Voluntary Protection Merit and Gold Awards for excellence in workplace safety and also her Six Sigma Greenbelt.  Joannie has served as the Redeemer’s Administrator since November 2015 and also serves as the Risk Officer and Development Assistant for the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island. She’s an Education for Ministry (EfM) graduate. You may contact the Parish Administrator here.