The Most Rev. 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. He 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 also facilitates our Seminary Formation Process, and pastors his Parish, Saint Therese, in West Warwick, Rhode Island.
Bishop David also serves as a member of the SAMHSA National Recovery Month Planning Committee, and also the Chair of the Board for the RI "Rally4Recovery".