Paul Smith is a native New Mexican with roots in Santa Fe and Albuquerque. He is a proud graduate of Eldorado High School (Go, Golden Eagles!). He attended Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas, where he met and married his wife Susan. Through ACU he earned the BS, MS and M.Div. degrees. In June of 2015 he completed the Doctor of Ministry Degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.
Paul has served as a youth minister, preaching minister, associate minister and hospice chaplain. He has also worked as a flight instructor and as a pilot for a freight distribution company. He is currently serving as the campus minister for the 3rd and Kilgore congregation in Portales, New Mexico, and also as an instructor in the Department of Religion at Eastern New Mexico University.
Paul and Susan have one daughter, Kylee, and 3 cats (update – and now two dogs). When not studying for a class, Paul loves to play his guitars and would love to spend more time fly fishing on a clear trout stream, but that happens way too infrequently.