Deacon Kathleen Smith-Jones
Deacon Kathleen has been an Episcopalian since her early 20’s and has been active in lay ministries throughout her adult life. She is a Companion member of Anamchara Fellowship, a dispersed religious community of the Episcopal Church with Celtic roots. Prior to ordination, she served as a hospice visitor/chaplain and in law enforcement. She was ordained to the diaconate on June 13, 2020, and, since then, has been serving as the deacon for the Frederick Region. She has served on Diocesan Council since 2022 as the Frederick Regional Representative, and has a passion for serving the marginalized, especially the LGBTQIA+ community. She and her wife, Teri, have been married for 27 years. They enjoy a living in a multigenerational home that includes their oldest daughter, her husband and two grandchildren. She finds peace in taking care of their 5-acre farm which includes two rescue donkeys and a standard Poodle, Boadi.