Melanie (Mel) Smith


I grew up in Spokane Washington where I went to Whitworth University and studied religion.

After graduation I moved to San Ramon CA to serve as Director of Youth Ministries. It was during my time there, working with students and their families, that I started to sense a call to ordained ministry.

I returned to Whitworth University where I earned a Master of Arts in Theology degree, then went to Princeton Theological Seminary where I received my Master of Divinity degree.

Following graduation, I moved to Saint Louis to work at Ladue Chapel Presbyterian Church as the Director of Youth Fellowships. In 2014 I was ordained as the Associate Pastor for Youth and Young Adults and served there until receiving the call to Trinity in February, 2022.

As a pastor, my passion is to help people engage their faith through questions and conversations, to seek God together through worship experiences, and to put faith into action by loving our neighbors and working for justice in our community.

I am excited to be serving alongside you at Trinity as together we “celebrate diversity, work for justice and live with joy.”

melanie dot smith @ trinityucity dot org

Celebrating diversity, working for justice, living with joy!

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