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Meet Our Pastor

           Rev. Dr. Michael Smith has served at Mt. Olivet UCC since 2016.


He earned his Doctor of Ministry from Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit, Michigan in 2020 and his Masters of Divinity from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, MN in 2010. He received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from Missouri Valley College 1984, where he also awarded football All-American honors.


     Pastor Michael has been happily married to his wife, Synthea, since 1996.

They have two children, David, attending Kent State University and, Gracie, a law student at the University of Chicago.


Michael is an avid sports and fitness enthusiast. In his free time he walks (runs with) the newest edition to the Smith family “Patches” the dog.