The Reverend Kevin Corbin Smith, was born at an early age in Yonkers, New York and adopted at the age of seven weeks by a loving couple in White Paines, NY. Raised in Southern California, Kevin came to the Pacific Northwest in 1975 to attend Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma where he and a group of friends were odd ducks in that they were neither Lutheran nor Scandinavian. He began his theological studies at Seattle University with the intention of a career in lay ministry. After a while, the university and his parish convinced him that lay ministry was not his calling but rather the priesthood. He attended the General Theological Seminary in New York City from 1989 to 1991.
Kevin served for eleven years as vicar of St. Catherine’s Church in Enumclaw, Washington and for two years as interim priest at St. Andrew’s Parish in Seattle. After his time at St. Andrew's he worked for a social service agency as a case manager relocating people affected by Hurricane Katrina. After this, his mother in North Carolina, aged 88, had a stroke and he moved her out to Seattle to care for her as she lived in an assisted living facility. For the next six years his mother, his husband Ron and he were a close knit family until her death in 2014 at the age of 94 and a half. She is sorely missed.
Kevin received a Post-Masters Certificate in Pastoral Counseling from Seattle University on 2012. He has a special interest in Liturgy, Preaching, Pastoral Care and Senior Spirituality. For seven years, he has celebrated the Eucharist every other month at Horizon House on First Hill where he has made some lasting friendships.
Kevin and his husband, Ron Schwartz — a college professor of English — live in a small and recently remodeled Craftsman home at the top of Queen Anne Hill. In his spare time he enjoys laughing with Ron, cooking, reading, home-making, entertaining friends and family and is an amateur iconographer and artist.
Kevin is always available for pastoral care, consultation, a listening and confidential ear, Sacramental Confession and/or a good cup of coffee or lunch. Monday is his Sabbath day and Friday a day off - though Friday is negotiable. His office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in the late morning and early afternoon. Just give a call (206-390-2049) or, preferably an email (Phathyr@gmail.com), to set up a time to get together. You're welcome to address him as "Father" if you prefer though his baptismal name, Kevin, works just as well.