Theodore M. Smith, D. Min., BCC

Chief Training Instructor and Assistant Content Developer
Empathic Pastoral Care Solutions

ACPE Certified Educator (retired)


Recently retired United Methodist minister with almost 40 years in professional hospital ministry as a chaplain and pastoral educator in four faith-based hospitals.  In addition, many years were devoted to providing administrative and strategic leadership for two large chaplaincy departments.  Now giving focused attention to a long-standing passion, currently serves as primary faculty person for the Pastoral Care Institute, a major educational program in pastoral care ministry for laity in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.  A published author of several articles in professional journals and speaker at regional and national conferences, continued writing and teaching in lay training remains a professional commitment.