Meet our Pastor!

PastorThe Reverend Brian K. Smith has served as the Pastor of St. Mark since November of 2003. He and his wife Christine, a Sign Language Interpreter at Rochester Institute of Technology, live in Penfield and have 3 children: Brandon is an MIT graduate who lives in San Diego, where he works as a mathematical consultant. Jacob recently completed his MBA in Media & Entertainment Management at Ithaca College, and Eve is a High School student.


Pastor Brian graduated Mt. St. Joseph High School in Baltimore, Maryland and received his Bachelor of Arts in Judeo-Christian Heritage from Concordia College in Bronxville, New York, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He received his Masters of Divinity from Concordia Seminary-St. Louis in 1995, having served his vicarage (internship) at Calvary Lutheran Church of the Deaf in DesMoines, Iowa.  He served as the pastor of Pilgrim Lutheran Church for the Deaf in Los Angeles, then Associate Pastor at Faith Lutheran Church in Penfield before coming to Mendon.


Pastor Brian is fluent in American Sign Language, enjoys dark chocolate, roller-coasters and riding his motorcycle.

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