Crystal Smith grew up in Greeneville, TN, and graduated from Greeneville High School. She earned a Bachelor degree from Greensboro College in Greensboro, NC, and a Master of Divinity degree from Duke Divinity School in Durham, NC. Prior to her appointment at Bradbury UMC, Crystal served Colonial Heights UMC in Kingsport, TN; Sumrall UMC in Sumrall, MS; First Oak Ridge UMC in Oak Ridge, TN, and Alcoa First UMC in Alcoa, TN. She is married to Trevor Smith, who is the Director of Music and Worship at Central UMC in Lenoir City, TN. Together they have one daughter, Ella. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, traveling, cooking, and being outside.