Our Staff

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Jennifer Pedrick


Office: (401) 846-9700

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Kim Bakoledis

Parish Administrator

Office: (401) 846-9700, ext. 100

Kim joined the St. Mary's staff in May 2017 and has been a wonderful addition to our church community.  Kim has excellent administrative and communication skills, as well as gifts for service and ministry – all of which she loves using in her daily work. She is a graduate of the New England Synod School of Lay Ministry and it is clear that she cares about St. Mary's.

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Gabe Giella

Director of Christian Formation

Office: (401) 846-9700, ext. 100

Gabe is the Director of Christian Formation here at Saint Mary’s. With a background in Philosophy and Theology and two years of seminary, he’s hosted retreats and workshops, directed worship, and taught religious education for children and adults for over 15 years. Gabe can be found doing anything outdoors, cooking, or taking long walks on the beach—really. When he’s not dreaming of the Amalfi Coast, he’s enjoying living in Newport, the next best thing!

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Karin Larsen

Music Director

Office: (401) 846-9700, ext. 104

Karin Larsen is a resident of Aquidneck Island, having moved here 5 years ago with her husband. A life-long Episcopalian, she enjoys putting her musical training to use with the volunteer choir and on the organ bench, planning the music for the services at St. Mary’s. In her spare time, Karin can often be found composing, playing with her dog, Barnacle, running, or trying to keep up with her two (grown) sons.

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Michael Templeton

Pastoral Musician

Office: (401) 846-9700, ext. 100

A new addition to the St. Mary's family, Michael is very much looking forward to being received into the Episcopal Church this winter. Michael is a full-time elementary school principal in Providence Public Schools and a part-time adjunct professor of education at Rhode Island College. In addition to making music, Michael finds joy in cooking, practicing his Spanish, seeing theatre, reading, connecting with friends from around the country, and binge watching Netflix series. Michael and his partner, Greg, live in Pawtuxet Village with their three goldendoodles (Max, Lola & Oliver) and their cat (Dolly).