Austin Smith

Capital Community Church, Vermont
Lead Church Planter
Barre Vermont
Capital Community Church
September 1

About My Family

Austin and Ashlea Smith, along with their three children, Lily-Ann, Dawson and Ella-Rose, serve as church planters in Montpelier, Vt. Austin works in the school system, which helps him build relationships within the community. Ashlea works for the City of Montpelier as a festival coordinator and writes preschool curriculum for Lifeway Christian Resources. Lily-Ann is enjoying middle school but finds that sometimes being one of the only Christians in her school can be challenging. Dawson is in second grade and enjoys skiing and building things. Ella-Rose loves school and sledding on the hill behind her house.

About My Church Plant

Capital Community Church grew out of a men's Bible study that met at a local restaurant. After several months the men asked if they could bring their wives, and the group began meeting in the Smith's home. In October of 2015 the group began renting space from the Episcopal Church in town and officially formed Capital Community Church.

NAMB Church Planting

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