Trinity Episcopal Church

 

Home     Worship Services      Fellowship     Outreach Services    News   History

Rt. Rev. William Smalley, and his wife Carole

 

            Trinity Episcopal Church welcomes the Rt. Rev. William E. Smalley as our interim rector.  He is the retired bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas.

            Bp. Smalley earned his Master of Divinity from the Episcopal Theological School, Cambridge, Mass.  He also holds an M.A. in Education from Temple University, Philadelphia, Penn., and a D.Min. from Wesley Theological School, Washington, D.C.

            He was ordained a transitional deacon and then priest in the Episcopal Church by the Rt. Rev. Frederick J. Warnecke, Bishop of Bethlehem.  He served in various ministries in Pennsylvania and Maryland before being elected bishop of Kansas in 1989.

            During his tenure as bishop, Bp. Smalley was president of Province VII of the Episcopal Church, president of The Presiding Bishop’s Council of Advice for both Presiding Bishops Edmund Browning and Frank Griswold. 

            “While the ministry with many congregations as a bishop was a good and important ministry, I rejoice at being involved in the day-to-day life of a congregation,” Bp. Smalley said.