The Rev. Brenda K. Smith

The Rev. Brenda K. Smith is Program Director for Faith Practices and Book of Faith in the Domestic Mission Unit of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America- Churchwide Office in Chicago, Illinois. 

Prior to her current position, Rev. Smith was pastor of New Hope Lutheran Church in Jamaica, New York for 13 years.  Before answering God’s call to ministry, she was a pediatric nurse and taught pediatric nursing at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.  She attended New York University where she received both her B.S. and M.A. in nursing.  She received her Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio. 

In her spare time, Rev. Smith enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching movies, reading, and listening to Motown classics, especially any songs by the Temptations.