Vera Smith Director of Children & Youth Ministry

I am thrilled to be a part of the ministry team at Forest Hill! I grew up in Howell, New Jersey in a family of four and a small United Methodist Church. I graduated from Pfeiffer University in 2014 with degrees in Youth Ministry and Christian Missions. I have had the opportunity to serve on several international mission teams – to Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Honduras. I also studied abroad for one semester in Barcelona, Spain. I was a private swim instructor for ten years and was a competitive swimmer from age five through college. I now coach the Northwest Tigersharks summer league and Northwest Cabarrus High School swim team. I am married to my incredible husband, Travis (a North Carolina native) and we a have sweet dog, Henry.