Stuart Smith Candidate Profile

On September 17 it will be our pleasure to welcome Stuart Smith to teach at CalvaryMac as a Lead Pastor Candidate. Stuart has served in a variety of ministry roles in the last 18 years, and is currently serving as the Executive Director of Love INC of Clackamas County. Love INC is a national organization that helps mobilize and organize churches to work together to better serve their communities. In his two years at the Clackamas County chapter of Love INC, Stuart has been managing their daily operations, helping them re-establish their Mission and Vision after experiencing mission drift caused by the pandemic, and has provided organizational clarity, health, and direction.

From 2005-2015 Stuart served as Youth Pastor at Calvary Chapel Portland, where he discipled and led middle school and high school students, built and shaped a ministry team, and led local and international short-term missions trips. In 2015 he was called to attend Calvary Chapel Bible College Europe (in Hungary), where he graduated with his bachelor’s degree in theology in 2017. While working on his thesis for his degree, he also ministered in Italy, leading the English services at New Life Church in Verbania and discipling dozens of Nigerian refugees in camps around the area. After graduation, Stuart served for four years as Missions Pastor at Crossroads Community Church in Vancouver, WA, where he was responsible for overseeing, developing, and supporting their local and global outreach opportunities and teams, as well as assisting with other pastoral duties.

Stuart and his wife Shaana live in Vancouver with their son Seaver (20) and daughter Sophia (10). Sophia joined the family by adoption during their time in Hungary.

Stuart is passionate about bringing people closer to Jesus through loving them and teaching the Word, developing people’s skills and abilities, raising up and leading teams, and making disciples of all nations.

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