Donald Turbitt has been a Catholic lay leader, father, and businessman for over twenty years. Now retired, Don served twenty-one years on the Providence Fire Department in Rhode Island, and owned a light construction business for twenty years. He and his wife Pat have three children, thirteen grandchildren, and one great-grandson.
Don's ministry in the Church has been diverse. For forty-five years, he has coordinated the People of God's Love Prayer Group. He has led parish missions and conferences throughout the U.S., Europe, Africa, and Vietnam. Don is the director of international ministries for Men of St. Joseph International. He continues his work overseas as Renewal Ministries’ country coordinator in Poland, Ukraine, Slovenia, Belarus, Ireland, and Latvia. In 2013, Don and Pat received the Lumen Gentium Award from Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence, Rhode Island, for their work in the New Evangelization.
Don and Pat live in Glocester, Rhode Island, and are members of St Philip Parish in Greenville, Rhode Island.