Leadership Team


The Very Reverend Robert Nelson Smith

Dean, President, & Chief Executive Officer


  • Master of Arts, Ministry, Cum Laude | Nashotah House Theological Seminary
  • Master of Arts, Business | Webster University
  • Bachelor of Arts | Eastern Illinois University
Fr. Robert Smith | President, Dean, and CEO

Fr. David Hodges | Chief Development Officer

The Reverend David B. Hodges

Chief Development Officer, President of The Saint Francis Foundation


  • Master of Divinity | Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest
  • Master of Science, Criminal Justice | University of Alabama
  • Bachelor of Science, Public Administration | Samford University

Brian Dempsey

Chief Operating Officer / President, SFCS Operations


  • Juris Doctorate | University of Kansas
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing | University of Kansas
Brian Dempsey | Vice President, Business & Program Development

Tom Blythe | Vice President, Human Resources

Tom Blythe

Chief Human Resources Officer


  • Master of Arts, Human Resources Management | Webster University
  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration| Drake University

Mike Dobson

Chief Information Officer


  • Master of Business Administration | Southwestern College
  • Bachelor of Science, Computer Programming Technology | Southwestern College
  • Certified Project Management Professional | Project Management Institute
Mike Dobson | Chief Information Officer