Kevin Antonio Smallwood began his ministry with Grace in July 2019. As Associate Rector for Families and Youth, Kevin Antonio brings together his passion for cultivating fruitful relationships with God, each other, and self, that embodies the love of God in Christ Jesus. His devotion to serving children, youth, and family is rooted in his own journey in faith that began in the Diocese of Washington as a youth leader and continues in formation within the Diocese of Western Massachusetts as a postulant for Holy Orders.
Prior to his ministry at Grace, Kevin Antonio was a seminarian at the School of Theology at The University of the South: Sewanee, where he received his M Div. for study, training, and discipline in the Episcopal tradition. While at Sewanee, Kevin Antonio, along with three of his colleagues, began an annual Women’s Lecture that aims to empower the voices of women in ministry. His interest in the communal good of sharing stories was also made known during his time as a seminarian-intern at Christ Church Cathedral, Nashville, Tennessee. Before his journey to seminary, Kevin Antonio served as an Episcopal Service Corps member by interning at Lawrence House Service Corps program in South Hadley, Massachusetts.
Kevin Antonio enjoys time outside, hiking, dancing, reading and writing poetry, attending cultural festivities, and spending a lot of time with his family and friends. As a native to the D.C./Maryland/Virginia metropolitan area, Kevin Antonio currently resides in Bowie, Maryland with Tamiko, his mom, Mahndel, his dad, and Espeana, his sister, who will be attending Boston University in the coming Fall semester. There is also Montana, their husky, Pebbles, their mix breed, and Legend, their Sphynx cat.