Interim Pastor Elizabeth Smith

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Elizabeth Smith
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Elizabeth Smith grew up in Iola, Kansas, received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kansas and a Master of Divinity degree from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. Prior to enrolling in seminary, Elizabeth served as a Young Adult Volunteer along the U.S./Mexico border in Nogales, where she lived for two years. Elizabeth is passionate about creating experiences where people can put their faith into action and loves walking alongside others on their faith journeys. Elizabeth is married to Bart Smith, pastor of St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church in Tucson.

Pastor Elizabeth will begin her ministry with us on September 1, though she'll primarily be working remotely for her first two weeks. Mondays will be her typical day off, so her first full day in the office will be Tuesday, September 14. If you would like to introduce yourself to Pastor Elizabeth before that day, we invite you to email her at

Pastor Elizabeth will have her first Worship Service at St John on September 19.