Dr. Smoot has served as Senior Pastor and Interim Senior Pastor for Presbyterian Churches in Virginia, Maryland, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Scotland. Throughout his church and community leadership, he has worked to help each organization to envision its future and mission, to leave behind outgrown programs and policies, and to move into the future to put heart and hands into the work of outreach to those suffering economically or financially. He holds a B.A., M. Div. (Master of Divinity) as well as a Ph.D. in Theology, and served as the Interim Senior Pastor of the Meeting House prior to Rocky’s arrival.
Jon currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance and the Affordable Housing Opportunity Means Everyone (AHOME), as well as the Fairfax County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee. He has served as Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia (Habitat NOVA) since September 2012. Under his direction, the affiliate has significantly amplified its reputation as a valued partner and trusted community leader.
Jon is married to Meeting House member Mary Hobbie, a retired Senior Executive Service federal manager and litigator. They have four children and live in Alexandria, VA.