The Reverend Jasmine Rose Smothers
Rev. Jasmine R. Smothers is an Associate Director of Connectional Ministries of the North Georgia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, Appointed in June 2011, Rev. Jasmine serves as the staff resource for existing Black Church Development, Natural Church Development, Multi-Ethnic/Cultural congregations, Cross-Cultural/Racial appointments, and Young Clergy leadership. Jasmine is also a church consultant for Small Membership Churches and the staff liaison for the Annual Conference ministry teams.
Prior to joining the team in the Office of Connectional Ministries, Jasmine served as the Senior Associate Pastor at the First United Methodist Church of Atlanta, GA. At Atlanta First, Jasmine primarily served the areas of Education, Age Level Ministries, Young Adults, the Atlanta First Day School, Worship and Administration.
Prior to serving Atlanta First, Jasmine was the Assistant Pastor at Powder Springs First UMC (PSFUMC) in Powder Springs, GA. While there, Jasmine led a growing Youth Ministry, led the church’s visual technology ministry and held various other responsibilities which included worship and administration.
Jasmine has also served the St. Paul United Methodist Church in Marietta, GA as the Youth Pastor.
United Methodist Activities
Jasmine serves the Church and her community as a workshop facilitator, writer, consultant, advocate and preacher. She is active on all levels of the United Methodist connection. She has served as the President of the North Georgia Annual Conference’s (NGUMC) Young Adult Ministry and is a graduate of the NGUMC’s New Church Leadership Academy. Jasmine also served as the co-chair of Division of Young People’s Ministries for the Southeastern Jurisdiction of the UMC. Currently, Jasmine serves as a board member for the General Commission on Religion and Race of the UMC and as a member of the UMC’s Study of Ministry Commission. Jasmine has represented the North Georgia Conference at the World Methodist Conferences in South Korea and South Africa and the Global Gathering and Legislative Assembly for Young People in South Africa.
Jasmine is a native of Atlanta, GA and is a graduate of Spelman College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Jasmine earned a Master of Divinity degree from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. Jasmine is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church.
Above all, Jasmine loves God, loves the Church, and is committed to “equipping the saints for the work of ministry” so that the world may know and be transformed through Christ!
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