Kelly J Smith
Phone (214) 202-9291
138 W Swissvale Ave
Kelly was born and raised in Monroeville, PA, where she graduated from Gateway High School. She received her BS in Theater Performance from Seton Hill College and an MDiv from Perkins School of Theology with a certification in urban ministry.
Kelly toured with a theater company and worked for many summers as a Girl Scout camp drama director. Prior to being appointed to pastoral ministry, Kelly did children/youth ministry at Garden City UMC, Oak Lawn UMC (urban church in Dallas), and Trinity Tower UMC.
Kelly has served at Christ UMC-Uniontown and Trinity UMC- Fairchance, and currently serves at Mifflin Avenue UMC and South Avenue UMC in Wilkinsburg. Beyond her pastoral appointments, Kelly has served the Conference as Annual Conference floor manager, Chair of the Board of Church and Society, executive team of the Order of Elder, Ethnic Local Church Concerns committee as well as the Board of Ordained Ministry. She also serves on the Pittsburgh District Missional Strategy Team and Reconciling Ministries Core Team,
Kelly is comfortable and familiar with designing and leading traditional, contemporary and alternative worship experiences. She is passionate about full inclusion, social justice, and making the church relevant to each generation. Her energetic spirit makes others feel welcomed and affirmed for who they are.
Kelly is a single mother by choice to son Jeremiah (5) and daughter Micah (2).