Diane Smith, Christian Ed Director

Diane Smith, Christian Ed Director

Ms. Diane serves our Lord and GSUCC as the Christian Ed Director for both our Youth and Adult Programs. For the last several years, Diane has and also remains teaching our Youth with our other wonderful Christian Education teachers.  Sowing the Seed and seeing so many of our youth grow is considered to be one of Diane’s largest blessings. “Our congregation is truly welcoming to our youth and young families.”

Though we have experienced this season of pandemic. We in Faith Formation have grown with the vision of sharing God’s message beyond the brick and mortar sanctuary. Our vision is to support our families and to grow in our faith together. Now streaming our worship service each Sunday, we are also excited to offer a hybrid adult Sunday School class room for your comfort via Zoom. In this type of classroom you can share bible discussion either virtually or in person and yes hear each other from many miles apart. Sharing that we truly are the body of Christ together.

We are also excited to begin bi weekly Youth Ministry beginning November 30th. We hope to meet each 1st and 3rd Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 pm through the months of December 2021 through March 2022. We invite our Youth friends to join us and share in fellowship, games, snacks and a time of sharing. Ministry is also a large part of our Faith Formation Committee. Through the year we support Heifer International, One Great Hour of Sharing, Serve at the Opportunity House and our annual Stuff the Bus. We hope that you will consider visiting us. It doesnt matter if this is your first time or you are returning. God is Still Speaking, we are Still Listening, Growing, Sharing.

You are wanted, you are welcome and we are ready to share some ping pong, bingo, music and God’s Love.  Serving at Good Shepherd in the legacy of the Over 50 years of youth directors is truly humbling. Our vision of growth with their steadfast prior history will help us through any difficult situation. God is with us. All the time, God is good. See you soon!!

Matthew 19:14

14 Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

Diane is happily married to her husband Ray, who is also active in Christian Education. A Blessed mother of 3 children and 4 wonderful grand children.