Suzie Smart was born in Dallas, Texas and has lived in Southern Oklahoma all of her life. She met her husband Ron in first grade. They married in April of 1971. Ron and Suzie have three grown children and eight grandchildren. Suzie attended William Woods College for Women in Fulton, Missouri and Central State University in Edmond, Oklahoma before getting married.
She and Ron returned to UCO in 1972 graduating in 1974 with a degree in Funeral Service. They are the owners of Carter-Smart Funeral Home in Duncan, Oklahoma which is the funeral home that her father started in 1960.
Suzie has a heart for missions having traveled to Utah, Ohio, Texas, Mexico, Guatemala, and Puerto Rico.
She is active in the youth group at First Baptist Church in Duncan, and has taught Sunday School over 22 years before becoming the "anything you need me to be" person for the youth department at the church.
Suzie is looking forward to serving with the other board members as they seek to bring Christ to the beautiful people of Uganda.
"Be still and know that I am God.” -Psalm 46:10
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” -Joshua 1:9