We are a church that honors our traditions,
lives into our future, is progressive in our theology,
and traditional in our worship.
We worship @ 10:30am Sunday mornings. Our service is open to everyone. We gather in our sanctuary at 1125 Mahoning Street, Milton, where we pray together, share together, sing together and challenge each other to be church in the community.
We believe church is important to share with our children. We enjoy having babies and young children participate in our service. Pastor Tim shares a children’s message with children (all ages) mid-service. Afterward children may go (age 3-K) to the Fellowship Hall for a special story time overseen by Safe Sanctuary certified leaders.
We serve communion the first Sunday of every month and during special services. We believe communion is open to all, yet required by none and includes children (with their parents’ permission).
Come early for Worship and join us for coffee, snacks, and some great conversation and/or feel free to stay and fellowship following the service.
Saint Paul's is here for everyone. If you find yourself unable to get to church, need a ride or some assistance around the house, contact us! We are here for you!
meet our staff
TIMOTHY HOGAN-PALAZZO, Minister
Pastor Tim began serving Saint Paul’s as Interim Pastor in November of 2016 and was called as the Pastor in January 2017. He was installed as the Pastor and servant leader in June of 2017. As of June, 2022, Pastor Tim is in his 13th year of ministry and can imagine no other vocation as rewarding as serving both the community of Saint Paul’s and the wider neighborhoods of the surrounding areas. Pastor Tim attended high school in West Virginia, received his first master’s in Project Management and attended seminary in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Pastor Tim moved to the Susquehanna Valley in 2010, and he and his husband Chip were married in Lewisburg in 2014. They reside in Lewisburg with Tim’s mom Myrtle, their fur kids Bridger, Grace and their faithful companion Bear.
Pastor Tim shares that as crazy as it seems, coming out of the pandemic, Saint Paul’s finds itself as strong or stronger than ever, growing in every area of ministry and outreach with gratitude first to God and the Holy Spirit and then to all our Saint Paul’s family. It is with a grateful heart that he continues on this amazing journey with such a wonderful staff, volunteers, and faith family. Pastor Tim continues to be in awe of how the Holy is calling and using him and us all.
DONNA SPEAR, Church/Pastoral Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper
In October 2020, Donna joined the Saint Paul’s staff. Retiring from public education with 36 years of business education and instructional coaching experience, her dream post-retirement job was to continue to give back to the community and work in a church setting. Donna feels so blessed to work with this ministry team and interact with the amazing faith community that is Saint Paul’s Church. Her responsibilities include running the church office operations, ensuring members and visitors feel welcome at Saint Paul’s, and supporting all the good works of the people of SPUCC. Donna and her husband, James, have two adult daughters, Rachael and Julia, and a sweet female doggie, Reese, that they lovingly adopted through Haven to Home.
STEVE BROWN, Sexton
Steve is responsible for keeping the church clean and the church grounds groomed. He is our facilities master of all tasks. Steve has been employed by Saint Paul’s as the church Sexton since January of 2018. Steve is originally from Milton, PA where attended Milton High School and retired from Bucknell University’s facility services. Steve, his wife Robin reside in West Milton and are long time members of Saint Paul’s.
RUSS WYNN, JR., Minister/Director of Music
Russ retired in 2018 after 30 years of service to the Milton Area School District in music education and brought with him as many years of service as a church musician / music director. He joined the ministry team of Saint Paul’s in January 2018. Russ has a passion for music and it shows whether he is playing piano, organ, directing the chancel, children’s or bell choir or just helping lead all the musical offerings of Saint Paul’s. Russ is also actively involved in community music leadership, such as Milton Community Choir and assisting multiple theater programs throughout the region utilizing his gifts in music direction. Russ and his husband, Mike Haven, live in Watsontown and share their home with Maggie, Bailey, and Cooper their three canine companions.
Sharon Styer, Assistant Director of Music
Sharon Styer is a graduate of Shamokin Area High School and received a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Messiah College with a major concentration in Voice and minor concentrations in Piano, Organ, and Oboe. She retired in 2013 after teaching in the public school system for 33 years. Sharon has an extensive theatre background and has been performing and directing musical theatre productions for over 43 years. She can also be seen playing in the pit orchestra of many area high school musicals, as well as singing and playing in numerous community choirs and bands. A nominee recipient of the Disney Teacher of the Year Award, Sharon is the Director of the Northumberland Theatre League and the Anne Miles Children's Theatre as part of the Northumberland Council Council for the Arts and Humanities. She has been blessed serving God in various churches for the last 51 years. Sharon resides in Shamokin with her husband, Kevin, Band Director at Shamokin Area High School. Sharon joined the Saint Paul's Music Ministry team in September 2021.
Cory Mahon, Church Childcare Attendant
Cory Mahon is a senior at Lewisburg Area High School. He has been around Saint Paul’s for more than four years now. In that time, he has always been eager to help and entertain in any way possible. Cory assists with our AV team, participates with our confirmation class and youth, and has a special gift in childhood development. He plans on attending Bloomsburg University majoring in Early Childhood Education. Sports are a major part of Cory’s life. In high school he has wrestled and played baseball and often can be found leading the student cheering section and pep rallies. Cory is an avid Philadelphia sports fan, loves animals, talking, and we appreciate the ways he shares his gifts and talents.
Keegan Gill, Heath Hansum, & Chip Palazzo
Usher/Greeter Team Leads:
Earl & Terri Fisher
Children & Youth Ministry:
Adult Christian Education:
Dane Santos, Floyd Merritt, & Pastor Tim
Membership & Nurture:
Merle Kay Englehart
Fresh Express Team Leads:
Earl Fisher, Al Henry, & Amy Vincent
Brad Gill (‘22) – President/Trustee
Lisa Bernard (’23) – Vice President/Trustee
Colleen Franciscus (’22) – Secretary/Deacon
Jen Arnold (’23) – Deacon
Drew Faust (‘22) – Trustee
Amy Mahon (’24) – Deacon
Dave Muffley (’24) – Trustee
Rhonda Newton (’23) – Deacon
Sue Overdorf (’22) – Deacon
Amy Rearick (’23) – Deacon
Kathy Rowe (’24) – Deacon
Dane Santos (’24) - Deacon
At Saint Paul's, visitors become family.
Saint Paul's began as a community church in 1900, formed out of a German Reformed tradition. In 1957, the Evangelical and Reformed Church and the General Council of the Congregational Christian Churches united, creating the United Church of Christ (ucc.org). It was and is said that the United Church of Christ is founded on unity, not doctrinal polity.
Pastor Tim came to Saint Paul's during a sabbatical in January of 2016. He began serving as our Licensed Minister in January of 2017 and was formally installed in June of 2017. Pastor Tim was fully ordained in 2019.
Saint Paul’s is a member of the Penn Central Conference (pccucc.org) and the Central Association.
Interested in knowing more about the United Church of Christ, check out ‘UCC Firsts’ on the ucc.org website.