May 8, 2014
Ken Smith was a guardian of the Movement for over 40 years. We met Ken and Barb Smith in our church in Cleveland in the early 70’s. Both of the Smiths have been strong supporters of the work of the Institutes, first in the Cleveland Region and later in the Detroit Region. Barb and Ken had a great passion for many social issues, and provided leadership in the Detroit Presbyterian church.
The Smiths have been strong supporters of our family, also. In 1979 they hosted a fundraising party to raise funds enabling us to pay the costs of our first deployment to Adelaide, Australia, After Meg’s accident, they set up what came to be known as “The Meg Fund”, enlisting friends and colleagues to assist us in the care of Meg. Since 1987, the fund has provided thousands of dollars to help us afford to keep Meg with us at home.
We have lost a wonderful human being! Grace, Peace, and Love,
~~ Mike and Judith Tippett