Meet Our Staff
Graceway is led by a community of overseers who work together to lead according to the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Edouard Pichette II
Ed and Sly, along with their kids, Arabella, Elijah and Brendon, have been living and serving in Newport County since 2008, and began serving at Graceway in 2018. Ed loves helping to point people to Jesus, and seeing them grow in their faith! His passion is to see God’s Church to grow in unity and maturity and glorify Him in everything. In the summer time he is often found throwing a football around with his boys, or scooting around the island on his moped.
Adam Fagan-Kela currently resides in Portsmouth, RI with his wife Heather and two children Harrison and Adeline. The Fagan-Kela family have been attending Graceway Community Church since Feb 2018. Adam is passionate about the Gospel and sharing its message of redemption and grace through the work of Jesus Christ. Adam enjoys defending his championship title in Mario Kart with his family during their leisure time.
Ed became a believer during his time as a graduate student in Milwaukee, WI. For more than 30 years he worked as a computer programmer at a couple of major financial institutions in Boston. He has been involved in Christian Education for most of his life since becoming a believer.
After completing the Biblical Languages program at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Ed and his wife Laurel accepted an invitation from their son to come and serve with him at Graceway Community. It was an answer to their prayer for where God was sending them next! Ed and Laurel continue to thank God for His guidance and their desire is to be prepared and available to serve as He continues to lead forward.
Manny and his wife Elsie, are parents of four and grandparents of 7. They have been a part of Graceway Community Church since 2009. Although seemingly quiet on the outside, Manny has a firm foundation in the love of Christ and grace. Sharing his faith with those around him, brings a joy that can be seen from the inside out. His greatest topics to discuss are those of faith, but also ask him about kites, checkers and working with his hands – but ultimately his joy is in the Lord and his family, both by name and by Christ’s shed blood. Romans 10:9
Lisa is a Newport native and has been attending Graceway since 2018. She is a Liberty University graduate and works full time as a Paraeducator for grades K-4. My heart is for the families in my local community and that each one would encounter the love of Christ. I enjoy walks around Newport, spending time with friends, and drinking lots of coffee.