Gary E. Smith

Gary E. Smith

Lecturer on Ministry Studies


  • BA, University of Maine
  • MDiv, Vanderbilt Divinity School
  • STD hon., Starr King School for the Ministry

Rev. Gary E. Smith is a Lecturer on Ministry Studies for the fall 2020 term. He served congregations in Middletown, Connecticut; Bangor, Maine; and Concord, Massachusetts before retiring in 2011. He is Minister Emeritus of the First Parish in Concord (Unitarian Universalist) where he served as Senior Minister for 23 years.

Gary has taught at the Bangor Theological Seminary (1980-84) and at Harvard Divinity School for the past 13 years. He has supervised many ministerial interns and field education students and has led preaching workshops around the country.

Gary lives in Belmont with his wife Elizabeth where they share a two-family home with their daughter, her husband, and two grandchildren.


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