Welcome Our New Chief Financial Officer 

The Rev. Kirby Smith joins the bishop's office this month as the new chief financial officer. Canon Julie Young retires this quarter after serving the diocese for the past 8.5 years. A native of Tampa, Florida, Kirby served as a counterintelligence officer in the army in his early career. He has deep experience in the financial field with positions ranging from administrator and controller to chief financial officer, finance and operations manager, and vice president in both the corporate and non-profit sectors. He earned his MBA from the University of San Diego in the 80s, and his master of divinity from Claremont School of Theology in 2009. Most recently he served as the head of St. Luke's, La Crescenta, a Spanish-English congregation in the Diocese of Los Angeles and as the volunteer treasurer of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. He is married to Cliff Chally, a creator of fine vestments and paraments. Welcome, Kirby!

Read Kirby's Letter to the Diocese