The rev. Geoffrey T. Smith


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Deacon Geof began serving as the deacon at St. John’s in December, 2018.

He grew up in Eastern Connecticut but has lived and served since his ordination to the diaconate in 1996 in Chicago, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and New York City before coming to Essex.  He has taken an active role in encouraging and equipping congregations to seek and serve Christ in many ways beyond the four walls of their church.  At St. John’s, this passion has led to expanding an awareness of the challenges we all face in educational opportunity for children growing up in poverty, and racial reconciliation.

Deacon Geof’s “day job,” is as Chief Operating Officer of The Episcopal Church, overseeing a broad portfolio of responsibilities as well as serving as a senior member of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s leadership team.

In his spare time, Geof is a confirmed “train geek,” enjoying model railroading as well as spending as much time as possible with his three grandchildren and cooking with his wife, Gerri.