Kristi Smith

Care Pastor

What makes Kristi feel most alive is connecting to God and people in real ways. She believes God’s presence is most powerfully experienced in the honesty of our brokenness. There is no need to pretend or to try to impress her. She would much rather talk to you honestly about her struggles and God’s mercy. She has learned that religion does not need
to be a cover up for our sins but instead can be a chance to uncover God’s grace.
Kristi became a widow over a decade ago when her husband died suddenly at the age of 48. The new season of life as a widow has placed her in a unique position to infuse others with renewed hope. Kristi is the bestselling author of “DREAM…a guide to grieving gracefully.” (For more info about Kristi’s book visit
With a degree in Psychology and over 30 years of ministry experience, Kristi has a solid knowledge of how the mind, body, and spirit work together. It is this spiritual perspective that transcends the traditional view of life and brings authentic power.
Kristi is loving this stage in her life as a pastor and a grandma. She says it is important to dare to dream at any age and any stage. She loves live music, belly laughing, meeting new people, hanging out with old friends, and visiting her family.