Positions at the church
Prayer Ministry Team Leader, Head of Missions
Grew up in Lansing, Michigan in a
neighborhood where we all played “Kick the Can” and “Frankenstein” and had to
be home when the street lights came on.
I live with our three beloved Shih
Tzu’s, Harley, Electra and Fat Boy. I am happy to live close to my
family and attend church with them weekly. I also enjoy spending holidays
with my family.
For an extended family – I count a
multitude of dearly loved spiritual children, sisters, brothers, etc. and of
course my more recently birthed “cop sons” who have a special chamber of my
heart that is all their own.
BA in Business and Master’s in
Theology and random classes on everything in between.
Before I was a pastor
I was a congregation member in the
church where I got Spirit filled, in 5 years I was on a Pastoral Leadership
Team at my next church, in another 3 years I was co-pastoring a church started
with my husband, Jack Smith.
Previous jobs include a variety of
sales and office jobs. Everything from “shoes” in high school to van
conversions after college. Was an office manager at an addiction
agency. Worked at a CPA firm, advertising agency, and worked part time
for a software company.
Strangest job in light of my
present position – head cocktail waitress at a discotheque called “The Bus
Stop” that featured a bus crashing through the wall and a lighted dance floor,
like in Saturday night live. Managed 35 other waitresses and carried huge
trays for last call, without spilling a drop. Now I am only into the “New
wine” that Jesus offers.
How I got saved
was raised in faith in Christ – so it is not an “event” to me. Getting
Spirit filled was an event and that happened around the time I was 30 and was
the most life altering event in my life. It was the power to live for