As Director of Ministry Engagement, Diane Smith is charged with ensuring Angela Hospice’s ministry maintains its Catholic identity by staying true to the Felician Sisters’ core values. Her role includes directing the African American Church Empowerment Project, providing support for staff and volunteers as they embody the Angela Hospice mission, and serving as a member of the Executive Leadership Team. Formerly a missionary in Japan, Diane is an ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She holds a Master of Divinity from Claremont School of Theology, and is a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains. Prior to coming to Angela Hospice in May of 2018, Diane served as Lead Spiritual Care Advisor for Arbor Hospice. Before that, she worked as an English lecturer at Osaka Women’s Junior College in Japan, and was a chaplain at Community Hospice Care in southern California. Diane currently serves on the board of the Ann Arbor-based Housing Bureau for Seniors at Michigan Medicine, and is a member of Journey of Faith Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).