Pres. Patricia Nira Quick Smith


Mrs. Patricia Nira Quick Smith
1st Episcopal District WMS President 
African Methodist Episcopal Church


Patricia Nira Quick Smith (Pat) is the 3rd child in the family of the late Willie and Dolores Quick.  
Pat was educated in the Newark, New Jersey Public School System. She holds under graduate degrees in Urban Studies (Union College) and Sociology (Kean College). She has completed graduate work in Project Management (George Washington University) and Organizational /Corporate Communications (Farleigh Dickerson University, Madison). In addition, she has received certifications in business methodologies that are geared towards quality practices in businesses and corporations.
Pat is the recipient of several awards for quality performance, and the All Star Award from Women of Color  in Technology. Pat is listed in Strathmore’s  Who’s  Who  Worldwide  and  Cambridge  Who’s Who Among Executives. Pat always volunteers her time and talents to help others wherever she sees a need. You can find her serving at the Senior Program for Union Chapel Community Development Corporation and volunteering at the Newark YMCA.
Her professional affiliations include Project Management Institute (PMI), American Society of Quality (ASQ), Kean University Alumni; United Who’s Who for Empowering Executives, the National Association for Professional Women, National Council of Negro Women, a member and the Treasurer of the New Jersey Human Development Corporation. She has received honors and recognition from Covington Who’s Who for demonstrating leadership and achievement in her professional life.
Pat has been a member of Union Chapel AME Church in Newark, New Jersey since she was a teenager. She has served as an usher, YPDer, President of the Richard Franklin Norris Inspirational Choir, officer manager, and officer/ member of the Mary B Austin Missionary Society. She currently serves as the Christian Education Director, 1st Vice President of the local Women’s Missionary Society, 1st Vice President of the local Lay Organization and member of the finance commission.
She has also served on the Newark District of the New Jersey Conference of the AME Church as the Church School Superintendent, New Jersey Conference as the 2nd Vice president of the Lay Organization, and 1st Vice President of the New Jersey Conference Branch WMS. Additionally, she has served on several committees on the 1st District and Connectional level of the Women’s Missionary Society. Her mission work on the 1st District level includes going to Louisiana to assist the survivors of Katrina by helping Habitat of Humanity build homes.
In April 2012, Pat was elected as the President of the great New Jersey Conference Women’s Missionary Society of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. As the President, she direct