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!



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