Callie J. Smith

Associate Director

Callie J. Smith earned a BA in English literature from Ball State University (2000) and an M.Div. from CTS (2007), where she returned in 2008 to serve first as Program Manager for Lifelong Theological Education. She has held pastoral ministry positions with various Indiana congregations.

Smith has special interest in experience design as it spans theological education, worship arts, and homiletics. She has worked with Christian education and worship in multi-faith contexts as well as engagement of faith-related topics through community collaborations such as the annual Spirit & Place Festival in Indianapolis. She also co-founded and co-directed Studio Ninety-Six—a community of theologians, worship designers, and artists—for which she currently serves as preaching-artist-in-residence.

Smith was the recipient of the inaugural Fred Craddock Award for Excellence in Preaching. In addition to publishing two works of children’s fiction, she has written for publications ranging from Lectionary Homiletics and Biblical Preaching Journal to The Indianapolis Star “Faith Forum” and Indiana Humanities Council blog.

Smith is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

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