Welcome Reverend Molly Smothers!

Rev. Molly Smothers will be joining us as our interim Senior Minister starting on February 9th. She is from Lexington, KY and graduated from Transylvania University with degrees in Philosophy and Humanities. She has an Masters of Divinity from Lexington Theological Seminary where she was awarded the Welch Award for New Testament Studies. Currently she is completing a Doctor of Ministry at LTS and is working on her doctoral project.
Pastor Molly has served as Senior Minister with congregations in Cynthiana (1995-2000), Mount Sterling (2000-2004), and Morehead (2004-2015). In June of 2015 she moved from full-time ministry to serve in interim capacities, including churches in Independence, Owensboro, Georgetown, and most recently in Maysville.
Within the denomination Pastor Molly has taught several classes on Homiletics for the Commission on Ministry School, served for years on the Committee on Ministry, and has been an officer in local ministerial associations. In addition, she has led workshops for DWF, Regional Assembly, and in many other congregations.
She has also served on the board of the Morehead Public Radio Station (WMKY), worked with ALLYance on the MSU campus and Morehead Fairness, and has worked in Regional Theatre.
Pastor Molly is married to Leon Smothers, who is retired from State government after a long career with the Division of Water; he has served on the board of many national organizations dealing with water and conservation. They live on a 25 acre farm in Morehead, which they share with sheep, a donkey, a pony, and 10 hives of bees. They have three adult children and three grandchildren.

We are so happy to welcome Rev. Smothers to Harrodsburg Christian Church, and look forward to getting to know more about her and her family!