Rev. Dr.

Laura Smit

Rev. Dr. Laura Smit was raised in the Christian Reformed Church and attended Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary. Since the CRC was not yet ordaining women, she became a Presbyterian upon graduation and took a position as Director of Youth and Christian Ed in Buffalo, NY. She was ordained as a solo pastor in 1989, serving a small congregation in southern New Jersey. In 1995 she moved to Boston University to pursue a PhD in medieval philosophy and theological aesthetics. Since 1999 she has been a professor of theology at Calvin University. She is also a pastor at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church (ECO) in Grand Rapids, MI.