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The Rev. Suzanne Smith, Rector

The Rev. Suzanne Smith came to Grace, Alvin, first as Deacon-in-Charge in July, 2018, after graduation from the Seminary of the Southwest with a Diploma in Anglican Studies in May, 2018.  She was ordained to the Episcopal Priesthood in January, 2019, is now the Rector.

After earning her Bachelor of Science degree at A&M in Corpus Christi, she went to Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary, where she earned a Master of Divinity degree, and was ordained a minister in the Baptist Church.  In the first decade of her ministry, Suzanne was a practicing Hospice Chaplain, where she learned how to provide pastoral care at bedsides of patients transitioning from this world to the next. Listening to their stories, and telling stories of her own, she realized the power of sharing the Gospel in story form. Passionate about liturgy, she weaves scripture and story to communicate the Gospel today.

Suzanne is married to Father Travis, Rector of Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Angleton.  Both raised in the Baptist Church, they were drawn to the Episcopal Church when they visited a tiny Episcopal church in Mexia, TX. Travis immediately felt called to the priesthood; Suzanne realized her call several years later.

Together they are parents of three active sons: Luke, Noah, and Andrew. The boys and their parents enjoy Cub Scouts, soccer and basketball.

Aubrey Smith, Children and Youth Minister

Aubrey Smith is the children and youth minister for Grace Episcopal Church. She and her husband Michael were married at Grace on December 20th of 2014.  They have a beautiful daughter named Helen, who was born on Christmas day the following year! 

Aubrey came to Grace on the first Sunday in Advent in 2006 and immediately fell in love.  It became a place where she found God again during a time when God seemed so distant to her.  After some time, she got involved with the youth ministry as an adult volunteer and was hired as the interim youth minister in the fall of 2014.  She was called to serve the youth at another church the following spring before God called her back to Grace in the summer of 2018. In her opinion, there is no greater work than investing in our children.  She firmly believes that it is our biblical duty, it is our responsibility, and it is our honor as a church family to teach these children to know and love Christ, and she is honored to serve the children of Grace again.

You can contact her at

Paul Humphrey, Choir Director

Claudia Pouncey, Nursery Director


My name is Claudia Pouncey.

I have been an early childhood educator for the past 17 years and part of the Grace Church family for the past 7 years. I have four vibrant children, Weston (19), Ethyn (17), Ivy (16) and Justin (10).  I have an associates degree in early childhood education and am working towards becoming a registered trainer. My hobbies include hunting, riding 4-wheelers, singing, and training.