Catrena SmithAssimilation/Involvement Resident


I came to Eastview for the first time in 2007 and then on 12/14/08 I gave my life to the Lord and ever since then my life has been a beautiful, continuous journey of growing, changing, learning, and a life finally filled with a purpose. I have a deep love for serving, helping others come to know the truth of Jesus Christ, and helping them feel loved and welcomed in His Church.


I have two adult children, my “special gifts,” Cameron and Ashley, and a precious granddaughter Jazette who has captured my heart and fills up my most of my free time.


I love the discipline of continuous learning in knowing Jesus, in following Him and how I can further serve Him and serve others for His Kingdom purpose, and that’s why I am so excited and grateful to be a part of the Residency Program here at Eastview, a place that is very dear to my heart in how I came to know the one and only true God, and being led by some amazing leaders is such a blessing.


My favorite verse is Gal 2:20-

“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”