Jerald Smith, Shodan

Dr Smith holds a DMin, Doctorate of Ministry, and is an ordained minister with the Church of God. He is the Director of Pastoral Care at Parrish Medical center, where he has worked for almost 11 years. He is a native Floridian, has three adult daughters and 6 grandchildren. He enjoys kayaking. He started Aikido to learn a few self-defense techniques and just kept going. “Miraculously,” he says, “I now have a black belt!”