Meet Our Vicar General

The Rt. Revd. David Smith, Vicar General of the Cistercian Order

Bishop David Smith Jr. has been in ordained ministry, in some capacity, for over 30 years. His vocation originally began in a local Baptist church in Cleveland, OH and has progressed to him receiving ordination as a Western-Rite Orthodox priest, and as an Anglican priest, and consecration as a Western Rite Orthodox bishop.

Since entering ministry his experiences have been varied included, teaching bible study for Athletes in Action, helping to write theological training programs, co-hosting a Christian radio program, part-time parish ministry, and most recently serving as an Examining Chaplain.

Chaplain Smith works bi-vocationally combining a career in ministry with a career in healthcare; previously he was an educator in public education and at several career colleges. His pursuits outside of ministry include becoming an amateur chef/gourmet cook.