Peace of Thread

Each bag is handcrafted, and one-of-a-kind by a beautiful refugee woman.


Our Team

Peace of Thread is 501c3 organization, run by a small operating team and many many volunteers.

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Denise Smith

Denise Smith is the Founder & CEO of Peace of Thread, Inc. She is a woman who loves the oppressed and brokenhearted with deep passion. She has traveled to more than 12 countries sharing with the poor. Her last adventure God took her and her husband to the Near East where they lived for almost 7 years. Her education and love for the nations started early in life where she left her small town in Ohio and traveled to Miami, Florida. There, she found her wonderful husband, Art, to who she has been married to for 41 years.

Denise has been mentoring young ladies for over 25 years and uses her education of psychology to aide her with her deep faith in Jesus. Her laughter is contagious as she enjoys her 4 beautiful grandchildren and 2 living children. They released their 16 year old son, Jesse back to His Creator Jesus in 1997.  He suffered with a rare childhood cancer. This sharpened and shaped Denise's heart for the oppressed suffering women & children in this world.

Denise lives every day in the light of her experiences where she uses her passion while giving a voice to women who would never have an opportunity to DREAM A LITTLE MORE with freedom from war and education for their children as well as themselves. Denise resides in Grayson, Georgia with her husband Art and her extended family in close view. Her travels now continue stateside to Clarkston, Georgia where new HOPE begins for REFUGEE women through PEACE OF THREAD. 

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Stephanie Marbut

Stephanie serves as our Director of Operations. She works closely with Denise Smith to run the day to day operations of the organization. 

Her passion for the Middle East grew from a trip to London back in 2004. It was a trip that changed her life and her heart for the nations. During college, she didn't do much in regarding the nations or going back overseas. She was focusing on her studies. After graduating from Berry College with a degree in Family Studies, Stephanie searched and prayed for a way to use her education and life skills to serve people. She has known Denise Smith for about 15 years and began helping with Peace of Thread behind the scenes while working a corporate job full-time. God released Stephanie from her corporate job in December of 2014 which has allowed her to join Smith full-time to love and serve beautiful refugee families in Clarkston, GA. 

Stephanie has also had the opportunity to travel to Jordan where she worked with the Syrian refugees there. It opened her eyes to see the other side of refugee life before they land in the U.S.

She works hard with Smith to help give these women and their families a hope and a future while they are creating their new lives here in the U.S. 

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