Hinshaw United Methodist Church Staff & Leaders

  • Donna Smith

    Donna Smith

    Donna became pastor of Hinshaw in late June 2008. She is married to Kelly and they have a beautiful son, Daniel, and his pet cat Meow-Meow. Donna grew up in Greensboro and graduated from Western Guilford High School. She also graduated from UNC-Greensboro with a Bachelor of Music Education-Voice and served as a part time Church music director and taught elementary music in the GreenboroCity/Guilford County schools for 7 years before she felt called into the pastoral ministry. She enjoys playing the piano and singing and would love to make professional recordings some day very soon (with particular interest in healing music) to be used for ministry. Donna received her Masters of Divinity from Duke Divinity School in Durham, NC, was ordained Deacon in 1999 and Elder in 2002 and is the first and only Native American Female Elder in the Western NC Annual Conference. Donna has served other congregations in Salisbury and in Mount Mourne (Mooresville), NC before coming to Greensboro.