Pastor Smith has served St. John since the summer of 2003, after serving congregations in Wyoming and Wisconsin. His greatest joy as a pastor is sharing the Word of God through teaching and preaching. He graduated from Concordia-Ann Arbor in 1984. Pastor Smith then attended Concordia Theological Seminary, receiving his M.Div. He supplemented his education by attending Concordia Seminary-St. Louis and receiving a STM. Though born in Hawaii, Pastor Smith was raised in Michigan. Pastor Smith is married to Judy and has three sons. He loves baseball, even coaching the Lutheran Northwest summer team for several years.