We welcomed our first guest minister on November 7. Rev. Caitie Smith was authorized as an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ in November 2015. She currently serves as the Executive Administrator to the Regional Minister in North Carolina. She holds her Master of Divinity degree from Wake Forest University: School of Divinity and is currently pursuing her Master of Social Work at UNC-Wilmington. Caitie is married to Rev. James ‘Jimmy’ Gawne, a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) ordained minister who serves as an active duty Naval Chaplain. Caitie enjoys spending time with friends over coffee or a homemade meal, hearing live music, and going to yoga classes. We were very honored that Rev. Smith agreed to join us! Read more about Rev. Smith and get an update on our pastor search process in November’s Beacon.