Rev. Donna Smith
CEO and Spiritual Director


Rev Donna Smith is the CEO and Founder of Graceful Passages for Vets, which was founded on January 21, 2016 and an ordained minister for the Centers for Spiritual Living. She is a military veteran who served in silence because she is a Lesbian. Donna served over 32 years and a retired US Army Chief Warrant Officer 5. She was the first woman in her specialty (Military Intelligence) to be promoted to this rank. She is featured in a book about Desert Shield/Desert Storm titled “Certain Victory”. Donna’s passionate calling and vision is to teach, guide, inspire and support all military veterans to overcome and breakthrough the traumas experienced while being deployed into combat areas. Donna provides 2- day symposiums, one-on-one and group coaching programs focused on creating a new life, a new beginning and healing past traumas. Her mission also includes training others to provide the same programs. Donna currently resides in Sierra Vista, AZ.