About Deacon Bill Smith, D.Min.:
Deacon Bill Smith is assigned directly to JRJI by the Archbishop of Los Angeles. He was ordained in 2007 after careers in the Marine Corps, city management and special district management. He also spent ten years as the Assistant to Regional Bishop of Santa Barbara. In May of 2015, he graduated with a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min) degree in Military Chaplaincy at the Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis. Deacon Bill strives to bring the healing presence of Christ to the incarcerated, their families, and the victims of injustice wherever JRJI operates.