Shantel Smith, who describes herself as "Canadian born, first generation Italian and Jamaican," has accepted a call to serve as CUC's associate chaplain. Smith fills a position most recently held by Janice De-Whyte who will be teaching at Loma Linda University.
In 2010, Smith completed her undergraduate degree in Religious Studies and Theology at Tyndale University College and Seminary, in Toronto. In May, she was awarded a Master of Divinity at Andrews University.
While at Andrews University Smith helped found The Stoplight Project which "works for the social, spiritual and personal well-being of sex trafficking victims in Cambodia, empowering them through Christian counseling, education and vocational training."
Smith comes to CUC having already gained experience in mentorship, global missions, and a variety of outreach programs. She is passionate about soul-winning and student spiritual growth. "I am very pleased the Alberta Conference has assigned Shantel to the College Heights Church and our campus," said President Mark Haynal. "God has blessed her with a rich array of talents and abilities that I know will bless all of us at CUC."