Author

Jacqueline Jones-Smith

Jacqueline Jones-Smith is an ordained elder in the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church who recently retired following her service as pastor of Christ UMC in St. Petersburg, Florida. She had a distinguished career in business and law prior to heeding God’s call to ministry.

Ann A. Michel has served on the staff of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership since early 2005. Currently, she works as one of the co-editors of Leading Ideas e-newsletter. She also teaches at Wesley Theological Seminary in the areas of stewardship and leadership. She is the co-author with Lovett H. Weems Jr. of Generosity, Stewardship, and Abundance: A Transformational Guide to Church Finance (Rowman & Littlefield, 2021) available at Cokesbury and Amazon. She is also the author of Synergy: A Leadership Guide for Church Staff and Volunteers (Abingdon, 2017), available at Cokesbury and Amazon.