Rt. Rev. William Smalley, and his wife
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.