Patricia Smith graduated from the Methodist School of Nursing Peoria, Illinois in 1968. She served in the Peace Corp in India from 1968-1970, and graduated from Meharry Medical College in 1974. She worked in Community Health for 26 years. She pursued a call to Ministry and graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary in 2003. She was ordained as an Elder in the United Methodist Church in 2007 and retired July 1, 2015. She now has a 1/4 part time appointment at
Methodist/Presbyterian Hickory Valley Church and lives in Cookeville, TN.