Matthew Smith, Pastor

Pastor Matt began his ministry with the people of St. Mark’s in an interesting time in the life of the congregation.  His first year here included a global pandemic, major building renovations at St. Mark’s, hiring two full-time staff people, and a fire in his temporary office. He’s reasonably confident he wasn’t responsible for any of those things, but through it all, the people of St. Mark’s were resilient, committed, and faithful. Clearly there isn’t much that this congregation can’t handle with God’s help.  It is his deep honor and privilege to walk with people through the life of faith, proclaiming God’s love for all people and our call to follow. Please reach out if you’d like to talk about faith! Outside of church life he enjoys being outdoors, ultimate frisbee leagues, and nerding out about solar energy (check out the St. Mark’s system). He and his wife, Keri, have two young children.  They’ve lived, worked, and trained in the central parts of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas, and they’re delighted to call St. Mark’s and Asheville home.

Contact Information

Phone: 828.253.0043