Leadership Team

Fr. Robert Smith

Fr. Robert Smith
Dean, President, Chief Executive Officer

Fr. David Hodges

Fr. David Hodges
Chief Development Officer
President of The Saint Francis Foundation

Tom Blythe

Tom Blythe
Chief Operating Officer

Cheryl Rathbun

Cheryl Rathbun
Chief Clinical Officer

Trish Bryant

Trish Bryant
Vice President | Children & Family Services

Kevin Carrico

Kevin Carrico
Vice President | Legal Services

Diane Carver

Diane Carver
Vice President | Foster Care Reintegration

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

The Very 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

Tom Blythe

Chief Operating Officer

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

Cheryl Rathbun

Chief Clinical Officer

  • Master of Social Work | University of Kansas
  • Clinical Independent Practitioner
  • Sexual Abuse Specialty
  • Elder Care

Trish Bryant

Vice President | Children & Family Services

  • Master of Science, Marriage and Family Therapy | Friends University
  • Bachelor of Science, Education | Fort Hays State University
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

Kevin Carrico

Vice President | Legal Services

  • Juris Doctorate | Creighton University School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts, Communication/Political Sciences | Washburn University
  • Certifications
    • United States Supreme Court, duly admitted and qualified as Attorney and Counselor
    • United States District Court, District of Kansas, Attorney and Counselor at law
    • Supreme Court of the State of Kansas, Attorney and Counselor at Law
    • District of Columbia, Court of Appeals, Attorney and Counselor at Law

Diane Carver

Vice President | Foster Care Reintegration

  • Bachelor of Social Work | University of Kansas
  • Kansas Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker (LBSW)
  • Kansas Leadership Center Graduate
  • Executive Development Program | University of Kansas