Fr. Peter Smith served as the Archbishop’s Liaison for the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in the Archdiocese of Portland, OR, from 2009 – 2013. During that time, he wrote a series of “Newsletters” that provided valuable insights into the work of the Charismatic Renewal in the Archdiocese and in the world.
Shortly after that assignment, he was ordained as Auxiliary Bishop in the Archdiocese of Portland on April 29, 2014, by the Most Reverend Archbishop Alexander K. Sample in Portland, Oregon.
On 8 December 8, 2018, the Vatican’s Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life instituted a new unified service for the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. This service is called CHARIS, an acronym for Catholic Charismatic Renewal International Service. Shortly thereafter, Bishop Peter Smith was appointed as CHARIS International Representative for North America and the Caribbean (English and French Speaking).