About Us

Smyrna United Church of Christ

We are dedicated worshipers who are passionate about serving the Lord through service to our community.

Our Mission Statement

Smyrna United Church of Christ is striving to be: 

  • A place of peace, where we offer to all an extravagant welcome wherever you are in your life journey, regardless of your ethnicity, marital status, religion, gender, race, age, disability, national origin or sexual orientation, and where we teach the stories of God’s love and call on our lives
  • A spiritual haven, where we accept and care for all people and God’s creation in an outreach of grace.  
  • A lighthouse of God’s compassion, where worship, teaching, learning, and spiritual growth take place in community, powered by thought and action.
  • A Christian people, working for God’s realm in ecumenical harmony with other people of faith and conviction. 


Get to know the Smyrna UCC Church staff

Deborah Patterson

Pastor Deb has been with us since late 2013. She is a strong leader who listens to her congregants.  She inspires us to give to and serve those less fortunate than us.  Deb is married to Steve and they have a son John and a daughter Sophia. 

Jeannie Rogers

Jeannie has been Smyrna's secretary for many years. She manages the church office and she prepares the bulletins, announcements, calendar, the monthly newsletter and the annual report.

Kristin Wishon

Kristin is our Our Youth Director and Choir Director for the past 2 years. She has a passion for music which shows as she leads the choir and performs at services.  She is a creative leader of the youth of the church.

Beryl Fisher

Beryl is our church moderator.  She leads our church meetings.

Joels Daniels

Joel has been organist at Smyrna since 1970.  He led the adult choir and promotes our music ministry in many ways.

Carl Menkel

Carl is our Moderator-Elect and will be taking office later this year.

Other officers and leaders of Smyrna: 

Smyrna Minister: Rev. Dr. Deborah Patterson
Youth Director : Kristin Wishon

Moderator: Beryl Fisher

Moderator Elect: Carl Menkel

Youth Treasurer: (open)

Treasurer: Irene Schriever

Clerk: Audrey Yoder

Choir Director: Kristin Wishon

Organist: Joel Daniels

Pianists: Jean Schriever,
       Kathy Robinson, Sandra Mahar

Photographer: Sandra Mahar, 

Behold! Editor: Jeannie Rogers

Behold! Asst. Editor: Elaine Daniels

Friendship Hall Coordinator: Audrey Yoder 

Custodian: Sandra Mahar

Webmaster: Tom Daniels


Come as you are

We want you to come just as you are. When you walk through our doors you may see people in suits and ties, but you will also see people in jeans and t-shirts. We want to make sure when you visit you are comfortable and that is all that matters to us. As long you are come through our doors, we want to make sure you feel loved and welcomed. If you ever need anything, always feel free to connect with us. We love to hear from our new visitors. 


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