Para-Chaplain Michelle Smith
I began reaching out to incarcerated youth in 2004 with a Christian non-profit organization called Pacific Youth Correctional Ministries based in Orange County, California. I graduated from California State University of Long Beach with a teaching degree and went on The World Race: an 11month overseas backpacking mission trip! After returning from that faith building journey, I became a Para-Chaplain with PYCM. I’ve dedicated my life to helping rescue teens caught up in the gang lifestyle running the streets and those behind the walls of juvenile hall facilities. Setting captives free in Jesus name!