Rev. William Smith
I am originally from Fort Wayne, and spent most of my time growing up as a member of Messiah Lutheran where my mother was a pastor. I graduated from Snider, where I wrestled for 4 years and never lettered. I spent two years at IPFW, and graduated from IU Bloomington where I received a bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies and Jewish Studies. During college, I married my high school sweetheart, Sue, and we now have 3 children. I attended Trinity Seminary in Columbus Ohio, did my internship in Chagrin Falls Ohio, and worked for three years as an on call chaplain for Ohio State University Hospital. We returned to Indiana after graduation and I took my first call in Monroeville. I served there until I began my call at Resurrection in December 2012. My passions in ministry revolve around preaching and teaching, and the opportunities to learn other people’s stories and to walk with them in their faith journey.
Associate In Ministry
Barb was commissioned as an Associate in Ministry in Dec of 2003 at Resurrection. Her areas of ministry are Stephen Ministry, Spiritual Gifts, Small Groups and Evangelism and Outreach. In her former life she was a systems analyst that did computer systems training and documentation. In her current life she also enjoys playing in the clay and has a potters wheel and kiln in her garage. Barb shares her office with the VBS goldfish Katie Luther.
Organist – John Westrem
Ministers – The People
Kelly joined the Resurrection staff in November 2013 as the bookkeeper. She has been married to Kevin for 20 years and they have 3 kids, 1 son & 2 daughters. Kelly & her family attend Grace Gathering where she also works in the office as the accountant. She has a passion for serving others & enjoys spending time with her family & friends.
Julie came to RLC in September, 2014. Her desire is to serve others. She provides administrative assistance in all areas of the church. Julie has lived in the Ft. Wayne area most of her life along with her husband, Mark and their two daughters, Amanda & Kristie. She enjoys spending time with family & friends which includes her dog Maya along with Jazzercising and involvement with her church family at Pine Hills.
Sue joined our staff working with the youth group at Resurrection in September of 2015. Before that, she had been teaching Middle School Sunday School, helping with Confirmation and volunteering with our youth group. She has been working with youth for over 20 years volunteering her service at Messiah Lutheran, Fort Wayne, Eberhard Lutheran, Columbia City, and St. Mark’s Lutheran, Monroeville. Sue has been married to Pastor William Smith for 19 years and they have 3 children and 2 dogs. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, dogs and youth and she loves to hike, travel and read.