Rhonda Smith

HELLO, I’M RHONDA…I am the Children’s Director for the Arcade Campus. I teach, lead and coordinate KidZone on Sunday mornings and the Seeds Bible study program for kids on Wednesday nights. I also, alongside our campus pastor Stu, run our VBS program called Hero Headquarters.

BASIC STUFF: I grew up in the Arcade area and went to school at Pioneer. I lived in Illinois for about two years where I finished my senior year of high school. I came back to the area and met my husband Geoffrey. I worked as a manager for a store for about 7 years. Then we built our house in Java. I then worked in East Aurora for 13 years in a Christian preschool were we taught children about God and also getting them Kindergarten ready. I also was a volunteer for a Christian teen program for about seven years.

FAMILY: Geoffrey and I have been married for 24 years. God has blessed us with one amazing daughter, Allison.

SPORTS TEAMS:  I am not on one yet.  LOL

HOBBIES:  I love the outdoors. I run, ride my mountain bike, hike and kayak. I also like to read.

FAVORITE PLACES:  At church Praising God. I also like going to the bookstore with my husband and to cafes with my daughter.

FAVORITE RESTAURANTS: Moe’s, Alton, George’s for the Big George and Taste.

BOOKS: The Bible first and foremost. I like authors like Ted Decker, Francine Rivers and Robert Whitlow.

MOVIES:  King’s Faith, the Avengers, The Book Thief, Rudy.

MUSIC: All kinds depending on my mood. I like groups like Hillsong, Hawk Nelson, TobyMac, Howard Baer, Switchfoot.

DISLIKES: Lima beans 

LIFE VERSE: Jeremiah 9:24, “But let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.”