From The Living Church-
The Rev. Deacon Geoffrey T. Smith has been named the Episcopal Church’s Chief Operating Officer, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff. The church’s Executive Council made the appointment following a joint nomination by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies.
“I’m thrilled to be joining in the work of the Episcopal Church Center,” Smith said. “As a deacon, part of my ordination charge is to ‘assist the bishop in the ministration of God’s Word,’ and I can think of no more exciting opportunity to do just that than in supporting Presiding Bishop Curry’s vision and ministry amongst us.”
“We are working to deepen our culture as a staff to really live out the loving, liberating, and life-giving way of Jesus,” Bishop Curry said. “Geof is a natural fit for where we are on this journey. He combines in his person highly skilled managerial competency and the experience of a seasoned corporate executive, with a genuinely Christ-centered spirit and the heart of a servant.”