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 quaint sanctuary 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, 2019, Pastor Tim is in his 10th 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, Scarlet and their faithful companion Bear.
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, and cat Shelly 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.
CRYSTAL REID, Assistant Director of Music
Crystal joined Saint Paul’s Music Ministry team in October of 2018. Crystal comes to Saint Paul’s to share her gift of music following 30 years of playing piano and organ in the area including for multiple local school, church and community functions. Crystal achieved her music degrees from Lycoming College and is a very accomplished musician. Crystal and her husband David live in Lewisburg, where they raised their two sons Brandon and Nate Reid, both graduates of Lewisburg Area High School. With the kids grown and out of the house Crystal boasts as the only Saint Paul’s staff member with a pet free home.
Audio/Video: Derek Helwig
Piano Accompaniment: Michael Haven
Usher/Greeter Team Leads: Earl & Terri Fisher
Nursery: Sarah Franciscus
Children & Youth Ministry: Scott & Colleen Franciscus
Adult Christian Education: David Reid
Membership & Nurture: Merle Kay Englehart
Financial Secretary: Dianne Covert
Treasurer: Amy Snider
Fresh Express Team Leads: Carol Engle & Al Henry
Sharon Klose (President/Deacon, 21) | Ken Bennett (Vice President/Trustee, 20) | Merle Kay Englehart (Deacon, 21)
Brent Sample (Trustee, 21) | Polly Barrall (Deacon, 20) | Earl Fisher (Deacon, 20) | Brad Gill (Trustee, 22)
Floyd Merritt (Deacon, 22) | Colleen Franciscus (Deacon, 22) | Amy Rearick (Deacon, 22) | Drew Faust (Trustee, 22)
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 and is on track for full ordination 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.