Dr. John Smith

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Middle School & High School Chaplain

Educational Background

Indiana University of Pennsylvania (B.A. in Psychology), United Theological Seminary (D.Min. in Theology), Fuller Theological Seminary (D.Min. in Spiritual and Church Renewal).


45 Years as Pastor/Senior Pastor in United Methodist Churches in Western Pennsylvania, 12 Years as Dean of Youth Camps at Jumonville Training Center, 22 years in Staff and Program Development in Ministry to Older Orphans (Russia).

Favorite Part of Teaching

Harnessing the vitality and passion of youth for the Kingdom of God!

Favorite Verse

My life verse is Colossians 1:28: “Christ we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone in all wisdom, so that we may present everyone mature in Christ.”

(You have to love a verse that begins and ends with Christ!)