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Vicki ended her term of service in December 2008. She is available to speak as her schedule permits. Email her to extend an invitation to speak with your congregation or organization.
Long-term mission volunteer Vicki Smith was appointed to a two-year term in January 2007 to serve with the United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. She teaches music and art to children ages 3 to 12 at Iona Preparatory School in Tower Isle, Jamaica.
The United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands is the result of unions in 1965 and 1992 between the Presbyterian, Congregational and Disciples of Christ churches in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. The UCJCI has more than 200 congregations and 15 elementary and secondary schools.
Vicki was well prepared for her work in Jamaica both by education and experience. Prior to discerning her call to ministry in Jamaica, Vicki worked for more than 24 years as teacher of music, history and a variety of other subjects in Pasadena, Texas.
“When I was 4 years old,” writes Vicki, “I told my mother, ‘When I grow up I’m going to be a teacher.’ From that moment on, I focused on becoming an educator. But I also felt a call at an early age to obey the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20). I am humbled and honored to be appointed by the PC(USA) to serve God’s children in Jamaica. It’s a dream come true.”
Vicki holds a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Houston in Houston, Texas, and a master’s degree in education from the University of Houston at Clear Lake in Clear Lake, Texas.
Vicki is a member of Webster Presbyterian Church in Webster, Texas, where she sang in the choir. She was ordained as an elder in 2004 at St. James Presbyterian Church in LaPorte, Texas.
Vicki is the mother of two adult children, Victoria and Lamar.