The Reverend Jonathan R. Smith
The Rev. Jonathan Smith has recently completed his Master of Divinity degree from Harvard, and was ordained to the diaconate in the Episcopal Church in Connecticut on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at the Cathedral in Hartford, CT. Jonathan will be serving at St. James's until August, 28 2022, when he plans to go on active duty as a chaplain in the US Navy. He was commissioned as a Navy chaplain candidate in 2018 and completed a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in the Washington, DC area. In addition to regularly being the chaplain on-call for the whole hospital, his assigned units include the Emergency Department, Inpatient Psychiatry, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and Dialysis. Originally from San Diego, Jonathan is a life-long Episcopalian. He earned a scholarship to attend Shattuck-St. Mary's — a storied Episcopal boarding school in Minnesota — before coming to Connecticut to attend Yale. He was a first-generation college student, completing his degree in history, with a concentration in the political history of the Soviet Union.