Who We Are

Clergy & Staff

The Reverend Canon Jonathan Huyck (jhuyck@gracechurchprovidence.org), Rector
Jonathan Huyck became the 21st rector of Grace Church on August 1, 2010. He holds degrees from Brown, the University of Chicago Divinity School and the General Theological Seminary and is an honorary canon of the American Cathedral in Paris, where he served as canon pastor for six years before coming to Grace. He was born in New York City and raised in New York and Connecticut. Before his ordination to the priesthood in 2004, he was a comedy writer in New York and is still loyal to the American League baseball team of that city which shall remain nameless. He also loves the Beatles, cooking (Georgian food, especially), singing, and old buildings (Providence does very well on that score).

Mark Johnson (mjohnson@gracechurchprovidence.org), Organist and Choirmaster
Mark has directed the music at Grace Church since 1990.

Meredith “Champ” Cooley, Facilities Manager
Champ (as everyone calls him) was born in Skowhegan, Maine, and is married to Gail. His favorite hobby being a DJ at Riverbend Campgrounds in Connecticut.


James Poder, Senior Warden
Elaine Gabellieri, Junior Warden
Laurie DiBattista, Treasurer

Melody Ennis         Jimps Jean-Louis         Joshua Klemp

Bill Galligan           Marc Schrank                Polly Daly

Dave Stender         Dwayne Keys                Liz Wheeler

Diocese of Rhode Island
“Live in Christ, transform the world” is the mission statement of The Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island, which consists of approximately 60 Episcopal churches. The Bishop of the Diocese is the Right Reverend Geralyn Wolf, who was consecrated as the 12th Bishop of Rhode Island on February 17, 1996. Bishop Wolf has announced her retirement, and the diocese has begun the transition process; the 13th Bishop of Rhode Island will be elected in June 2012 and consecrated in November 2012.

Learn more about the diocese on its website and blog.

The Episcopal Church
The Episcopal Church is made up of between 2 million and 3 million worshipers in about 7,500 congregations across the United States and related dioceses outside the U.S. The Episcopal Church is based on New York City, and the current Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church is the Most Reverend Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori.

Learn more about the Episcopal Church in the Visitor’s Center of the national church’s website.

The Anglican Communion
The Episcopal Church represents the United States in the Anglican Communion, which is made up of more than 85 million worshipers in 44 regional and national member churches around the globe in more than 160 countries. The center of international Anglicanism is Canterbury, England, the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, who current is the Most Reverend Dr. Rowan Williams.