Reverend Karen Smart, B.A. M.Div.
The Rev. Karen Smart is delighted to be returning to Mount Zion United Church on March 1, 2023. She looks forward to working with the church to welcome the community in for many social events. She is gifted in pastoral care including weddings and funerals and enjoys presiding over worship services. Her services are scripturally based, educational, engaging and relevant. They are rooted in God’s call to us to journey forward in faith.
Karen is caring, compassionate and has a good sense of humour. Mount Zion is known as the “Little Church that Does!”
It is welcoming and would be pleased to welcome you!
•a Master of Divinity degree from Emmanuel College, University of Toronto
•an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of Windsor
She has served in a variety of ministry positions:
•St. Paul’s, Ajax (1993-2000)
•The Greenwood Pastoral Charge (Greenwood and Mount Zion Churches) (2000-2010)
•At General Council Office as the Minister of Governance for
The United Church of Canada (2010-2016)
•Served on the On-Call Chaplaincy Team at The Ajax-Pickering Hospital
•Secretary of Lakeridge Presbytery (2007 – 2016)
•Pickering Village United Church (2016 – 2022)
•She is currently serving half time at Mount Zion United Church and quarter time at Simcoe Street United Church in Oshawa.
She is mother of three adult children. Her two sons and her eldest son’s partner live at home. Her youngest is a special needs daughter who lives in a group home in Oshawa. She is married to Tom who is a retired employee from Ontario Power Generation. They both enjoy gardening, curling, swimming, walking and reading.