Marc Smith is the Pastoral Associate at the Episcopal Church of Holy Communion. He serves as our Board Chairman and is an important advocate in extending the reach of parish nursing to other churches throughout the St. Louis Region. In his role, he is committed to facilitating the development and implementation of an appropriate, actionable and sustainable business model that advances our holistic approach to numerous healing ministries that work in collaboration with individual and institutional healthcare providers.
Marc shares his leadership abilities with other organizations in St. Louis as well. He serves multiple organizations, including: Mid-America Transplant, Episcopal-Presbyterian Health Trust
Standing Committee, Episcopal Diocese of Missouri, and the St. Louis Gun Violence Collaborative.
He has a BS from the University of Missouri and a M.Div. from the Lutheran School of Theology. He has a Ph.D. from St. Louis University and a certificate in Anglican Studies – Church Divinity School of the Pacific. Additionally, Marc had a 35-year academic medicine and health care executive career before becoming an Episcopal Priest. He has published over 60 articles on health planning, policy and clinical medicine topics, and he has received awards for teaching, research and his distinguished service. He has been married to Mary E. Lee since 1977. He enjoys fly-fishing, woodworking, classical music, reading, cooking, politics and Missouri football.