Wesley C. Smith

Student Assistant Pastor

Wesley Smith begins serving with Shadyside Presbyterian Church as the Student Assistant Pastor on September 6, 2020.

Wes is currently a second-year seminarian at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (PTS). Born and raised in Michigan, Wes graduated from Saginaw Valley State University with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design. After college, he worked as a graphic designer and youth coordinator in Port Huron, Michigan, for five years. During his time in Port Huron, it became apparent that Wes was feeling a pull toward a more formal theological education. Upon discerning PTS would be the place to pursue his pastoral path, Wes and his wife packed up their two cats and began their time in Pittsburgh.

Wesley views his student ministry internship with us as a privilege. “I’m incredibly excited and humbled to be joining the community of faith at Shadyside!” he says. During his learning experience, Wes will rotate through the different ministry areas of our church while working alongside the pastors and staff. We are grateful to have him in our midst.