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Greg Smith is a lifelong follower of the way of Jesus. He has served in lay and pastoral positions in Mainline Protestant congregations ranging in size from a few hundred to a few thousand members affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Lutheran (ELCA), Presbyterian (PCUSA), and United Church of Christ (UCC) traditions. He serves as director of social enterprise at the Wesley Mission Center and as an adjunct professor of religion at Hodges University. As the founder of So What Faith, Smith helps individuals and faith communities ask questions and engage in conversation about matters of faith that matter. Smith’s goal with Adese is to scale the Wesley Mission Center’s thrift store, including relocation to a larger space. In addition to serving as the primary funding for the programmatic arm of the Mission Center’s work empowering people on the journey to self-sufficiency using the Working Family Success Model, the store aims to create a more just world beginning in the community of Mansfield, Texas. The store provides low-cost items to all and no-cost items for clients and serves as a community change agent by providing job skills training and second-chance employment while modeling sound stewardship of resources.

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