Everyone is Welcome at Smithville UMC ...
Everyone is welcome and we are excited to invite you to worship with us. If you do not already have a church home in the Smithville area, we invite you to consider allowing Smithville UMC to fill that void. We would love to include you as a part of our Church Family.
We have wonderful music, Spirit-filled worship, Biblical, relevant preaching, a fantastic Adult Sunday School selections and friendly folks that would love to welcome you into our community of faith personally.
We are located in the beautiful heart of Wayne County, right in the midst of Amish Country. It is a wonderful drive, through the glory of God's creation and the fantastic countryside to Smithville; and we are right in the heart of the village.
How We Began ...
Smithville United Methodist Church began on October 8, 1812, as the first religious gathering in Green Township, when sixteen people met in the cabin of Michael Thomas. A Reverend Gray, a circuit rider passing through the area saw the group and exclaimed, "I believe have found my flock in the desert!" He shared a message and the group shared a dinner of venison and "johnnycakes."
Two years later, this first religious group was organized as a congregation of the Methodist Episcopal Church, under the pastoral leadership of Reverand Thomas Summerville.
Meet the Team
Rev. Carolyn M. Berry has served Smithville UMC since 2015. She is an ordained elder who has been in ministry since 1990. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Cincinnati and her Master of Divinity from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio and Doctor of Ministry from Pittsburgh Seminary.
Carolyn has many hobbies, among them are: crocheting, card making, and attending local sports events. She's also an avid Cleveland Indians and Ohio State fan.
Two of Carolyn's absolute favorites are: morning coffee from The Carpenter's Cup and special chocolates from Malley's.
Aimee began serving at Smithville UMC in July of 2007. She is a graduate of Malone University (1998) and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Discipleship Ministry with a concentration in Youth and Family Ministry.
Aimee and her husband Scott have been married since December of 2012 and they share their home with their youngest son, Aidan.
Aimee loves the Lord and desires to serve Him above all else! She has a passion for telling teens that they are loved by Jesus and that they were created by Him for a purpose! She also has a deep love of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ through music. Aimee loves directing the SUMC Adult Choir and enjoys her time singing with the Praise Team on Sunday mornings, during Worship. When she is not at the church, you will find Aimee spending time with her family, reading books, scrapbooking, watching movies and drinking coffee with friends!