H. Grace Smith

H. Grace Smith

CDO Founder & Director of Camp David International

E-mail: grace@campdavidozarks.org

H. Grace Smith

Co-Founder and Camp David International Director

Grace is passionate about giving hope to those who feel forgotten, invisible, shamed, and hopeless. 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 adventurer, and has amazing administrative skills. She has been the lead on taking Camp David internationally and has led several mission teams to launch new camps.

Grace’s can-do attitude helps her in her role as Co-director, and she brings fun and order to our camp team. She is compassionate and loves to empower others. 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 six beautiful children, two of which are married, and now a Nana to her grandaughter. She loves helping her children reach their dreams.

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

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