The Rev. Dr. Smith-Henry is a co-founder of the Episcopal Veterans Fellowship. He officially retired from the U.S. Army as a Lieutenant Colonel in June of 2012. In preparation for his transition to ministry, he began graduate studies in religion and ancient Mediterranean cultures in the latter part of his military career. His doctoral dissertation dealt with the Halacha of Flavius Josephus in the context of the Judean/Roman societies. After receiving his MDiv, he was ordained a Lutheran priest. Prior to his ordination, he served as a Lutheran Lay Minister to the soldiers at the Four Chaplains Chapel, Fort Lewis in the absence of an assigned Lutheran Chaplain.
Currently, the Rev. Dr. Smith-Henry worships here at St. David’s. He is engaged in teaching adult formation with an emphasis on scriptural exegesis of the original Greek, Hebrew, and Chaldean texts and volunteering in a number of capacities to include Usher, Eucharistic Minister, Eucharistic Visitor, and Pastoral Assistant to the Clergy.