Dr. Stanley D. Smith
Stan Smith was called to be the Supply Pastor at Los Altos UCC while the congregation is in the process of searching for a new settled pastor. Stan retired in 2011 after 19 years as Senior Pastor of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Orange, California. A graduate of Chapman University (B.A. – Philosophy, 1967) and Claremont School of Theology (Doctor of Religion – Pastoral Psychology and Counseling, 1974). Previously he was Senior Pastor of the Lafayette Christian Church (DOC) in Northern California for 20 years. He was an Adjunct Faculty and Supervising Pastor for Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, and has led communication, training and spiritual life retreats for various churches, staffs and parish councils. He is currently doing interim pastorates and congregational consulting with Disciple and UCC churches in the Pacific Southwest. His current interests include Habitat for Humanity, Planned Parenthood, Interfaith ministries and woodworking. He recently spent a week in Buenos Aires, Argentina, doing a Habitat Global Build.