St. Paul Lutheran Church

777 Summit Street
Smithville, Ohio 44677
(330) 669-2111
Rev. Kristy Buyok

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Pastor Kristy

Pastor Kristy Buyok has been serving as Pastor of St. Paul since December, 2011. She was born and raised in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia where she also earned her degree in Business: Economics and Finance. Upon graduation, she was employed as a Territory Manager for American Greetings in Southern WV.

Upon accepting God’s call to ministry, she and her family moved to Columbia, South Carolina where she earned her Master of Divinity Degree from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. She completed a year of internship at St. John, Walhalla, SC. Prior to arriving in Smithville, she served as Pastor of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Pomaria, SC.

She and her husband, Ernie have two children: 13 year-old Kalyn and 8 year-old Evan. Her mother, Clotilde resides with them, as well. Her extended family, one brother, two sisters, as well as nephews, nieces and their children live in West Virginia.

Pastor Kristy enjoys swimming, hiking, reading and spending time with children. She has a deep passion for sharing the joy of Christ and invites you to join us for worship, fun and fellowship!

Holly Boreman Holly Boreman serves as the Director of the Adult, the Bell, the Chime, the High School/ College, and Junior Choirs at St. Paul. She graduated from Wittenberg University with a BA in English. She is an accomplished vocalist, and has studied with Jane Otten, Margaret Kommel, and Kellie Curtis-Malone. She has been a member of a professional singing group, as well. She and her husband, Tom, live in Smithville with their two daughters. She enjoys cross-stitching, reading, cooking, and card-making.
Dr. Boreman Dr. Thomas Boreman serves as organist and pianist at St. Paul. He has served for 30 years in music ministry, which he counts as a great joy and an honor. He also serves as accompanist to the Adult and Young Adult Choirs. He is the author of “Hymns for the Church Year,” a helpful guide for suggesting specific hymns related to the lectionary (published in the Northeast Ohio Synod monthly newsletter and website). He graduated from The Ohio State University with a BA in Biology and a DDS degree. His dentistry practice has been in the same location in Smithville since 1975. Tom and his wife, Holly, and their two daughters live in Smithville. Tom enjoys being with his family, photography, oil and acrylic painting, working with polymer clay, and toiling contentedly in the garden.

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