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educator , Minister

Richard Smith Dietrich, American Minister, educator. Ordained to ministry Presbyterian Church (United States of America), 1981.

Background

Dietrich, Richard Smith was born on October 25, 1947 in Dover, New Jersey, United States. Son of Richard Vincent and Frances Elizabeth (Smith) Dietrich.

Education

Bachelor, Carleton College, 1969. Master of Arts, Tulane University, 1971. Doctor of Ministry, Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Virginia, 1981.

Career

Ordained to ministry Presbyn Church (United States of America), 1981. Associate minister First Presbyterian Church, Gainesville, Florida, 1981-1985. Minister Huffman Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, Alabama, 1985—1992.

Director Lay Institute of Faith and Life Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia, 1992—2005. Host The Protestant Hour radio program (now Day 1), Atlanta, 2000—2005. Senior pastor First Presbyterian Church, Staunton, Virginia, since 2005.

Adjunct instructor Jefferson State Community College, Birmingham, 1988-1992. Vice president board Disciples-Presbyterian Student Center, Gainesville, 1982-1983, St. Francis House, Gainesville, 1983-1985. Delegate Synod of Living Waters, Nashville, 1990.

Volunteer chaplain hospice Medical Center East, Birmingham, 1990-1992.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry Presbyterian Church (United States of America), 1981.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor: The Hebrew Scriptures, 1984.

Connections

Married Robin Lee Smail, August 28, 1969. Children: Christopher Roy William, Nathanael Richard Smail.

father:
Richard Vincent Dietrich

mother:
Frances Elizabeth (Smith) Dietrich

spouse:
Robin Lee Smail

child:
Christopher Roy William Dietrich

child:
Nathanael Richard Smail Dietrich