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Life in Christ Facilitator Bios

Facilitator Bios


Bishop Michael Smith, OblSB*, is the retired Bishop of North Dakota, and assists the Diocese of Albany and Dallas, and the Navajoland Area Mission.  In addition to his extensive theological training, he holds degrees in Social Work, Music, and Psychology.




Patricia Mackey Stone, OblSB*, is a member of the Church of the Incarnation in Dallas, Texas, where she hosts Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina.  She holds a M.A. in Counselling, a Certificate in Spiritual Direction, and is working on a Master's in Theological Studies at Nashotah House.


*Oblate of Saint Benedict: a person formally affiliated with a monastery of the Order of Saint Benedict (OSB), who seeks to live in harmony with the spirit of the Benedictine Rule.