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The Rev. H. Mark Smith
Director, Office of Youth Ministry
Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts
138 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02111
The Rev. H. Mark Smith, Deacon
office: 617-482-4826 ext. 215
Serving as Director of the Office of Youth Ministry since 2014, Mark has been involved with the Office since 2008, when he was assigned as deacon to the office. Before that, he served at the Episcopal Boston Chinese Ministry working primarily with young people and is currently deacon at Church of the Holy Spirit, Mattapan.
Mark brings to the office a combination of experiences in the arts, education, social service, and business. For nearly two decades, Mark served at the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency supporting public programming in the arts, humanities, and sciences, where he oversaw the YouthReach Initiative, a grant program serving particularly vulnerable young people across the commonwealth. Through that position he consulted and trained on the development and evaluation of arts-based youth development programs across the state and nationally. A native of central Pennsylvania, he has lived in the Boston area for 30 years, and woven in among his professional years in the arts, he has been a classroom teacher, a social service caseworker, a textbook editor with Houghton Mifflin Company, and operations manager for an electronic art and production firm. In his off hours he is an avid journaler, a sometime poet, and a recreational knitter. His preferred method of transportation is bicycle.