The Rev. Canon Michael J. Horvath

Tel: 401-253-7717

Email: rector@stmichaelsbristolri.org

Michael is passionate about pastoral care, community engagement and building a diverse and inclusive community. Prior to a call to ordained ministry, Michael was a corporate lawyer in Boston and New York City. He graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from Virginia Commonwealth University, a Juris Doctor from the University of Richmond Law School, and a Master of Divinity from The General Theological Seminary.  He and his husband, Charles, are thrilled to call Bristol, RI home.


Jeff Allard

Director of Music

Email: music@stmichaelsbristolri.org

Tel: 401-253-7717

Always an avid musician, Jeffrey Allard began piano lessons at the age of 10. By age 12 he had begun organ lessons and by 13 he had attained his first position as a church organist.  Since then, he has held positions in various denominations. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Rhode Island College and a Master of Music degree from Boston University. Mr. Allard continues to study piano and organ under Mr. Stephen T. Martorella and Mr. Peter Edwin Krasinski, as well as choral and orchestral conducting under Dr. Edward  Markward. His love of collaborative piano and conducting led him to his current position as the Director of Choral Activities at La Salle Academy, where he conducts the school’s five choirs and serves as musical director for the theatre program.  

Loretta Francis

Parish Administrator

Email: parishadmin@stmichaelsbristolri.org

Tel: 401-253-7717

Betty Vargas


Email: bvargas@stmichaelsbristolri.org

Wardens and Vestry

Ministry Leaders

Candace Turner

Lay Ministry Coordinator

Email: layministry@stmichaelsbristolri.org

Steve Auerswald

Pastoral Care Network

Email: pastoralcare@stmichaelsbristolri.org

Jane Mesagno

Outreach Coordinator

Email: outreach@stmichaelsbristolri.org