Mission Center President and Mission Center Financial Officer
Chicago USA Mission Center
Blake Smith, a minister for Community of Christ, is mission center financial officer for the Chicago USA Mission Center. He holds the priesthood office of seventy.
His past assignments include mission support minister for the North East USA Mission Field , Eastern Great Lakes USA Mission Center president, Graceland University campus minister, Santa Fe Stake youth minister, and children/youth ministry training specialist for Community of Christ International Headquarters.
A native of Pensacola, Florida, Blake received a bachelor of arts in psychology from the University of West Florida after having traveled in the international cast of Up With People. He also received a master of divinity from Saint Paul School of Theology, Kansas City, Missouri.
Community of Christ has 250,000 members in more than 60 nations. The church’s mission is to “proclaim Jesus Christ and promote communities of joy, hope, love, and peace.”
Community of Christ International Headquarters is located in Independence, Missouri.