Claire Annelise Smith
Author, Speaker, Spiritual Mentor and Coach
2005 Ph. .D. Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education
2000 M.A. Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education
Major. Christian Education
1989 B.A. University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, W.I.
Major. Theology, Honors – Upper division, 2nd class
1989 Dipl. Ministerial Studies United Theological College of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, W.I.
1985 B.A. University of Guyana
Major. English, pass with distinction
2016 to present Spiritual Mentor and Coach. Help pastors and ministry leaders to live from God’s center. Also help high achievers to live their true selves as God created them to be so that they leave behind stress and have more time and energy for what is most important to them.
2013 to present Director of youTheology Institute. Oversee and manage the transition of youTheology to an independent non-profit organization. Oversee staff, initiate and manage program, implement strategies for long term viability, build and manage websites.
2005 to 2013 Director of youTheology and Youth Ministry Specialist in Residence, Saint Paul School of Theology, Kansas City, MO. Oversee staff, initiate and manage current program as well as program changes (structural and personnel), implement strategies for long term viability, grant writing, reports to funders. Teach in the seminary curriculum.
1989 to present time, Minister, Guyana Congregational Union (GCU)
Youth Coordinator, 1989 to 1999. Responsibilities included planning, executing and coordinating national and international (with churches in Jamaica, Grand Cayman and the United Kingdom and other parts of the world) youth and Sunday School programs, and working with the Guyana Congregational Young People’s Union.
Smith, Claire Annelise. For the Beauty of the Earth. Osawatomie, KS: SurrenderInPrayer, 2022.
Smith, Claire Annelise. Help! I Want Out! What to Do When You Are Stressed-Out From Keeping it All Together. Osawatomie, KS: SurrenderInPrayer, 2021.
Smith, Claire Annelise: Dads Love Lasts: How to Close the Relationship Gap to Leave a Lasting Legacy. Paola, KS: SurrenderInPrayer, 2020.
Smith, Claire Annelise. How to Pray: Living Wholly Through Honest, Surrendered, Heart Praying. Mission, KS: SurrenderInPrayer, 2015.
Smith, Claire Annelise. Heart Cries: 100 Prayers of Faith, Hope, and Love. Mission, KS: SurrenderInPrayer, 2015.
Smith, Claire Annelise. How to Pray: Study Guide. Mission, KS: SurrenderInPrayer, 2015.
Smith, Claire Annelise. How to Pray: 28-Day Devotional and Journal. Mission, KS: SurrenderInPrayer, 2015
Smith, Claire Annelise. Youth Ministry in a Technological Age, Co-Editor with Sondra Matthaei. Philadelphia PA: XLibris, 2011.