Rev. Darryl Dayson, Pastor
Darryl Dayson, is native to North Carolina and discerned his call into ministry early in life. He has always felt drawn to the Church and has a desire to serve the body of Christ and its local community in away that invokes the love and grace of God, and creates an atmosphere of inclusivity and hospitality toward those who are oppressed.
Darryl is married to Jessica Dayson, a United Methodist Elder who is appointed to UNC Asheville’s Wesley Foundation as the Campus Minister, and they have a son named Malachi. He obtained his Bachelors of Science at Appalachian State University and his Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School.
Brad Curtioff, Music Director
Brad Curtioff, has dedicated his career to music making. While growing up in York, PA, he was active in the choir, handbell choir, and as a piano accompanist. He continued his music studies at the Peabody Preparatory in Baltimore, MD, then collegiately at West Virginia University, in Morgantown, WV. While pursuing a piano performance degree, he served as pianist and organist for St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Weirton, WV. Following college, Mr. Curtioff relocated to the Asheville, NC area, where he now keeps busy with a variety of musical endeavors. In addition to serving at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church as music director, he is a faculty accompanist at Mars Hill University, accompanist for both the Asheville Choral Society and the Southern Appalachian Chamber Singers, and musical director for a variety of theatre happenings around WNC. He also keeps a teaching studio, and can be heard performing blues, jazz and rock music with local bands Citizen Mojo and the Red Deco Club. He resides in Walnut, NC with his wife and daughter.
Vera Smith, Administrative Secretary
She worked for Buncombe County to set up and administrate the county’s afterschool program from 1985 to 1997. She came to St. Paul’s UMC as the Administrative Secretary in November, 2004. She has been here for more than 10 years. She is married to Ronnie Smith, has two sons and 3 granddaughters.