Bonnie Smith grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico and came to California to attend San Jose Bible College (now William Jessup University), majoring in Bible and Theology, with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education. She later graduated from John F Kennedy University with a degree in Clinical Psychology. Bonnie worked for several years at a community mental health agency, including many years as a manager. She then worked for 4 years in school-based mental health, and obtained a Pupil, Personnel Services Teaching credential.
Bonnie has worked for the past 13 years as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the South Bay (near San Jose, California) in private practice. In addition to her participation on the board, she attends Bernal Bible Church of San Jose.