I’m Preston Smith, a communications professional with 20+ years of experience in marketing, public relations, digital media, and strategy development. In early 2020, God opened my eyes to the global crisis of human trafficking. I mistakenly thought slavery was a thing of the past, but I was incredibly wrong. After spending several months researching, asking questions and praying about what to do, the Lord gave me a vision for how to engage in the fight. That’s how Caris Consulting was born.
Caris is the Greek word for “grace.” It means God’s unmerited favor, and it’s my absolute favorite word in all of Scripture. Caris Consulting is a ministry built on God’s grace as the foundation and His Son, Jesus, as its cornerstone. His grace—fulfilled in Christ’s finished work on the cross—fuels every facet of this ministry and its work to help combat slavery today.