Rev. Grace Smith
H. Grace Smith

Co-Founder and Director

Grace is passionate about giving hope to those who are broken-hearted and who’ve experienced shame. She co-founded the Camp David ministry by dreaming, praying and working¬†alongside her husband…even to the point of learning how to use a chain saw to cut down trees to clear the land. Grace is visionary, an event planner, and a leader when it comes to getting something done. She was home educated which provided lots of early business ventures and opportunities to develop a variety of skills.

Grace’s can-do attitude helps her in her role as Chief Operating Officer, but it’s her compassion that connects her to our Camp David families. In 2013, Grace authored a book, “Shame is No Longer my name” telling the stories of some of our campers and her family’s journey to birth this ministry in the Ozarks.

Grace’s favorite parts of camp are being “Mama Rose” to our campers, and being a friend and mentor to women affected by incarceration. But her greatest achievement is being a mom to five beautiful children. She loves doing crafts and special events with her kids and helping them reach their dreams.

Lastly, Grace feels life is much better with coffee and dark chocolate.

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