The Rev. Robert P. Travis
Head Pastor (full time)
Father Rob goes by Father so that he remembers his duty to the people of God whom he serves. He’s been ordained since 2006, serving in Florida and Tennessee and before that served as a youth minister in Long Island, NY. He is a cradle Episcopalian and son of a an Episcopal priest. His three children, Evangeline, Annalise and Jack are the loves of his life and he learns more about God through them than from just about anyone else. He loves his dog and chickens, swimming outdoors, art and music. His professional passions are Missions, Healing and Youth, but he loves to be with Children of God of all ages. He speaks a few languages, so the Gift of Tongues mostly finds expression without the angelic one. This partnership of two parishes is the most interesting experimental job he has had to date. It will be interesting to see what God does with it.
He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
The Rev. Noel Bailey
Assisting Pastor (part time)
Noel was born in Providence, is now back in RI for the 4th time, and hopes that this stay is longer than some of the others. She was ordained Priest at St. Michael’s, Bristol, in May 1988, and since then has served in the Dioceses of Albany, Western Massachusetts, and NH, and has been a chaplain for hospice. Noel has two adult children (although her son promises he’s never going to grow up!) living in MA, and three grandsons. She thinks that every encounter has the possibility to be a teaching or transformative moment, and is grateful for the opportunities for pastoral care with homebound parishioners and in nursing homes. She has a passion for creation justice and for sharing God’s generous inclusion with others. In her free time Noel likes to walk and photograph nature, and to curl up with her cats and a good detective story. She is Dean of the Narragansett Deanery, and serves as Chaplain to Retired Clergy, and on Diocesan Council and the Board of Episcopal Charities.
“Fear not, little flock. It is your father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”