Pastor Wade is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and the eldest child of Robert and Catherine Smith’s seven children. At an early age she became aware of God’s loving presence in her life through her mother who prayed with and for her children daily.
She is a graduate of Western Senior High School, the University of Maryland Baltimore County with a BA degree in Psychology, and from the Interdenominational Theological Center – Johnson C. Smith Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia with a Master of Divinity and concentration in Pastoral Care. In addition, she has been privilege to continue to serve the people of God through opportunities for ministry including Clinical Pastoral Education, Church Administrator, Mission Developer, Outreach Ministry, Christian Education Consultant, Interim Pastor, and Vice Moderator of the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic.
In 1986, she married Anthony P. Wade. Together, they are the proud parents of four precious children, Rachelle, Krystal, AJ, and Kimberly.
Her life journey is full of great wonders and yet she continues to look forward to the future with great anticipation as a privileged participant and observer of what positive changes can occur in our communities when we intentionally reach out with caring hands.
Pastor Wade’s excitement for the work of God is evident and as she always says, it really is “To the Glory of God”!