Mandy Smith

Originally from Australia, Mandy Smith is lead pastor of University Christian Church (, a campus and neighborhood congregation with its own fair-trade café in Cincinnati, Ohio ( She is a regular contributor to Christianity Today publications and the Missio Alliance Blog ( and the author of The Vulnerable Pastor: How Human Limitations Empower Our Ministry and Making a Mess and Meeting God. She is also the creator of The Collect, a citywide trash-to-art project. Mandy and her husband Jamie, a New Testament professor at Cincinnati Christian University, live with their two kids in a little house where the teapot is always warm.