Paula Smith graduated from Auburn University in December 1982 and came to work with The Baptist Foundation of Alabama in January 1983 as Trust Manager. She then served as Assistant Vice President for Investments before being named Vice President of Trust Operations in 2002. Paula is responsible for the accounting of all trust funds of the Foundation. Paula grew up in Elba, Alabama. She is married to Charles Smith, and they are the parents of two children. Charles and Paula attend First Baptist Church Wetumpka.