North Broadway United Methodist Church

Wendy Hansen-Smith, Minister of Congregational Care and Discipleship

Wendy returned to North Broadway after serving for two and a half-years as the Director of Christian Education at New Life UMC in Columbus. Wendy and her husband Ed, a physics instructor at The Ohio State University Newark Campus, have been members of North Broadway since 2002. It was while participating in life of North Broadway that Wendy, then the Senior VP of Workforce Development at the Godman Guild Association, answered the call to ordained ministry. Wendy was commissioned a provisional elder in the West Ohio Annual Conference in June 2016.
Wendy holds a BA in psychology from North Central College, a UMC affiliated school in Illinois; a M.Ed. in Counseling from The Ohio State University; and a M.Div. from Methodist Theological School in Ohio. Wendy has been involved with mission and justice work for over 25 years.
Wendy and Ed have two children, Ama and Olive.