Keith Smoak

Chief of Staff

Born and raised in NYC. For Christ Church, developed and taught a six-session Christian multicultural diversity course based on Dr. David Ireland’s book “The Skin You Live In.” My primary spiritual gifts are—faith, leadership, administration.

Favorite Things/Hobbies

Spending time with my wife: enjoying our home, date nights, shopping.

About Me

Earned bachelor’s degree at Hunter College (CUNY). Spent first part of my professional life in the retail travel industry. Became the youngest manager in company’s history at 22. Second phase of my career, moved into change management (originally for American Express) before leaving to start my own consultancy after two years. Eventually landed with a change management consulting firm for 10 years, ascending to the role of Global Deployment Director with reach in over 40 countries. Also taught at Rutgers University.

Family Life

I’m blessed to be married to Susan Bai (Missions director) and have a wonderful stepdaughter, Jackie. Susan and I enjoy two date nights per week when we can: “movie night” and “bowling night.” We enjoy being Life Group Leaders and the richness it adds to our “walk.”

Favorite Scripture

Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.’ And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.

Luke 23:34