Worship with us
Come early (10am) for coffee, a light breakfast, and some great conversation and stay for worship. Feel free to stay and fellowship following the service.
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Hardly a day goes by that
Saint Paul's @ The Farm is not busy
with activities, anchored here in love and worship.
We gather for worship @ 10:30am Sunday mornings (breakfast starts at 10). Our service is open to everyone. We gather in our sanctuary at 50 Brookpark Circle, Lewisburg, where we pray together, share together, sing together, and often laugh together, as pastor Tim invites us to dig a bit deeper in the Christian scriptures. All the while we challenge each other to go and be church in the community.
We believe all aspects of church are important to share with our children. We enjoy having babies and young children participate in our service. Colleen Franciscus shares a beautiful children’s message each week (all ages) mid-service. Afterward children may go (age 3-Grade 2) to the Fellowship Hall for a special story time overseen by Safe Sanctuary certified leaders and our nursery is open from 8:45 a.m. to 12 noon, should a family choose to utilize it as well.
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). A blessing during communion is also open to all.
Saint Paul's believes this is God’s house and we are grateful to be stewards of this space, which is open to and available for all. If you find yourself unable to get to church and need a ride or if you need some assistance around the house, contact us! We are here for you!
Be a part of what is happening here
We invite you to explore more of our website, check out our discover page, and look over the calendar, so that you may come and be a part of all that is happening at Saint Paul’s. We’ll see you @ The Farm.
Meet our Staff
Dedication. Expertise. Passion.
TIMOTHY HOGAN-PALAZZO, Pastor
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. Pastor Tim is in his 14th 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 Administrative Assistant
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.
PATTY WAGNER, Minister of Music
Patty retired in 2022 after teaching at Mifflinburg Area High School for 36 years. She was the Director of Choral and Theatre Activities, and her Chamber and Concert Choirs have performed in several prominent churches and community venues in North Eastern America over the years. She received her Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Susquehanna University with a major concentration in Piano. Patty has served as a guest conductor for several high school and junior high school county and PMEA choral festivals in the central and northern Pennsylvania region. She is new to the Saint Paul’s Music Ministry team, serving as an assistant organist, pianist, assistant chancel choir director, and the new director of the bell choir. Patty resides in the Mifflinburg countryside with her husband, Eric, and her son Thomas, who is studying at Commonwealth University-Mansfield, and participates in the marching band and festival chorus. Patty is excited to share her love of music with the Saint Paul’s family, and the start of a new and spiritually enriching musical journey.
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.
COLLEEN FRANCISCUS, Director of Faith Formation
Colleen Franciscus, Director of Faith Formation, has been a member of Saint Paul's faith family since June of 2018. She resides in Milton and is a mother to 4 beautiful children with a strong passion for helping children, youth, and adults thrive in the practice and formation of their faith. Colleen believes that facing adversity and creating hope in life strengthens and grounds us in and through our faith stories. She has a deep passion for connecting and guiding children through stories and crafts. She oversees the nursery, leads the Children's Moment and Children's Church activities during our services, and creates opportunities for our youth & children to thrive. You can often find Colleen creating a new recipe in the kitchen, walking the streets of Milton, or learning a new trick with her yo-yo.
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.
Chip Palazzo,Heath Hansum, Derek Longan, Elias Franciscus
Usher/Greeter Team Leads:
Earl & Terri Fisher
Adult Christian Education:
Dane Santos & Pastor Tim
Membership & Nurture:
Merle Kay Englehart
Fresh Express Team Leads:
Earl Fisher, Al Henry, & Amy Vincent
Brad Gill – President/Trustee
Lisa Bernard (’24) – Vice President/Trustee
Amy Armstrong ('26) - Deacon
Jen Arnold (’24) – Deacon
Don Emory ('26) - Deacon
Amy Mahon (’25) – Deacon
Dave Muffley (’25) – Trustee
Rhonda Newton (’24) – Deacon
Amy Rearick (’24) – Deacon
Kathy Rowe (’25) – Deacon
Dane Santos (’25) - Deacon
Jennifer Van Horn ('26) - Trustee
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.
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.