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Rev. Joyce lawson

Rev. Lawson began her appointment with us July 1, 2014. She came to Chagrin Falls from the Youngstown area where she served as the pastor of Brookfield UMC for two years and Mahoning UMC for 12 years. Her pastoral appointments also include the Apollo United Presbyterian Church in Apollo, P.A., and Johnsville & Steam Corners United Methodist churches south of Mansfield.


Rev. Lawson graduated from Mayfield High School, received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Union College (University of Mount Union) in Alliance. She completed her Master of Divinity degree at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, N.J.


She is married to the Rev. Peter Lawson (a Presbyterian minister), who is currently working as an Army National Guard Chaplain at the 28th Division headquarters of the Pennsylvania Guard in Harrisburg. They are the parents of two adult children and grandparents to three grandchildren.

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