Pastor Deanna Boynton, graduated from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary with Master of Divinity Degrees and was issued her first call here in Toms Brook/Mt. Olive. She was ordained on Saturday, June 9, 2012, as part of the Virginia Synodical Annual Assembly, in a worship service held at Roanoke Catholic Cathedral. Deanna Boynton is called to serve the newly established North Mountain Lutheran Parish made up of St. Stephen, St. Matthew and St. Peter Lutheran Churches. Deanna Boynton, a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, Warrenton, is a graduate of the College of William and Mary. Deanna says, “I am energized by congregations that have a strong community feel, seeking to care for one another. I am excited to be in a congregation where we can work together to do Christian education in innovative ways, drawing on the resources and people of the congregation to be disciples of Christ.” In identifying the three most prominent themes that others would say are strongly evident in her speaking, teaching, leading and living she listed peace, trust, and passion. Pastor Deanna began her ministry on Sunday, June 17, 2012. She serve this three point parish, providing worship and ministering to all three congregations as well as the community. Worship services are held at 9:00a.m. at St. Stephen, on the Back Road; St. Matthew at 11:00a.m on Sand Ridge Road; and St. Peter at 11:00a.m. on Main Street in Toms Brook.