The Very Rev. Dr. Graham M. Smith became the Dean of St. George’s College in October 2011. He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, where his father was the organist at St. John’s Cathedral. His family moved to Yonkers, New York where he was raised. He graduated from Fordham University in 1970, majoring in Russian Studies and Political Philosophy. After receiving a Master of Divinity degree from The Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he served as an assistant at St. Peters Episcopal Church in Lakewood and as rector of Church of the Good Shepherd in Lyndhurst, Ohio. He then served as rector of St. David’s Glenview, Illinois from 1992, prior to coming to St. George’s.
In 1997 he received his Doctor of Ministry degree from The Virginia Theological Seminary with a project dissertation on Servant Leadership. It was in the doctoral program that he first met Bishop Suheil Dawani, the Anglican Bishop of Jerusalem. His priorities in parish ministry have included Christian formation, a flourishing music ministry, local outreach and vital connections to the Anglican church in Madagascar, Kenya, Chile and Jerusalem.
Dean Smith is married to Sherry, who has served as a hospice nurse. They have two grown children, a daughter-in-law and three grandchildren.