Elder Dr. Shelia Y. Smalley, Pastor

On May 18, 2013, Elder Dr. Shelia Y. Smalley was installed as Pastor of Macedonia Church of the Living God (CLG). Elder Dr. Smalley is a third generation Pastor of Macedonia CLG. Her mother, Pastor Emeritus Juanita M. Smalley and her great-aunt, the late Reverend Dr. Lula P. Richardson preceded her in this office. Elder Dr. Smalley accepted her call to the ministry in July 1978 and was ordained in the Church of the Living God Florida State Assembly, April 1982. Sharing her various talents and skills, Elder Dr. Smalley has served her local, state, and national churches in various capacities. From 1996-2008, she served as the Church of the Living God National Director of Christian Education. At Macedonia, Dr. Smalley directs all Christian Education auxiliaries.

The educational background of Elder Dr. Shelia Y. Smalley includes: a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, FL, a Master of Education degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Special Education (emphasis in Learning Disabilities; minor in Educational Leadership) from the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. Elder Dr. Smalley served in various educational positions for 30 years. In August 2002, she retired as an Associate Professor of Exceptional Education at the University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.

Presently, Elder Dr. Smalley serves as the President/CEO of the L. P. Richardson Family Literacy Center, Inc., Leesburg, FL. From 2010-2015, she served as Founder and Educational Leader of the Humanities and Fine Art Charter School, Leesburg, FL. From 1995 to 2013, she served as a member of the Board of Trustees and Committee on Governance at the American Bible Society in New York, NY. From April 2006 to April 2008, she served as the first female chairperson of the Associate Trustee Board at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, FL.