Our Pastor

On April 3, 2022, Rev. Melody R. Smith was elected to be our settled pastor. We share her with the Evangelical UCC in Boonville.

Pastor Melody is from Fairbury, Nebraska.  She and her husband, Roger, have been married for 52 years.  They have 8 children, 27 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  The Smiths have served as Foster Parents for over 11 years.

Pastor Melody studied at Manhattan Christian College.  She was called into the ministry in August 1993, after a miraculous healing of MS.  Rev. Smith has been involved in many types of ministry including Sunday School for ages 1-5, Sunday night youth for ages 6-12, intercessory prayer team, outreach in nursing homes, adult group homes, and clown ministry. 

Pastor Melody brings a wide range of experience to St. Johns.  She has been a minister for various church settings including Congregational, Methodist, Disciples of Christ, Christian, and Presbyterian.  Rev. Smith is licensed by the United Church of Christ to serve our churches and perform the sacraments.

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