Company: The Lutheran Home at Topton
Location: Topton, Pennsylvania, United States
Rev. Carl R. Schmoyer, Reverend at the Lutheran Home at Topton, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in ministry.
Mr. Schmoyer had decided during his high school years that he wanted to pursue a career in ministry, and despite receiving negative feedback from his family and classmates, he followed through with his desires. After attending Muhlenberg College from 1951 to 1958 and the Lutheran Seminary in Pennsylvania from 1955 to 1958, Mr. Schmoyer commenced his professional career as a pastor at Stone Church. In 1960, he joined the Jordan Lutheran Church as a pastor for five years and went on to work for the Zion Lutheran Church and St. Peters United Church of Christ. Notably, Mr. Schmoyer served as a pastor to Jerusalem Western Salisbury for 27 years and a reverend to the Lutheran Home at Topton for 23 years. The Lutheran Home at Topton is a continuing care retirement community, which offers a comprehensive range of lifestyle options and solutions, including independent living, personal care, memory care, short-term rehabilitation, and traditional skilled nursing.
Looking back on his illustrious career, Mr. Schmoyer attributes his opportunities to a random act of kindness. During his time at Muhlenberg College, Mr. Schmoyer was tight on money and could not continue attending. One night, a stranger came to his home with a handful of money, and to Mr. Schmoyer that the money would be his if he used it to go back to school and become the best pastor he could. He humbly accepted the gift and was able to continue working toward his degree. Now a revered of more than six decades, Mr. Schmoyer finds the most rewarding part of his career to be his ability to help people grow spiritually in their faith. He is well known for visiting his parishioners and members going as far as Maine, Florida, Washington and Minnesota, and letting them know how much he cares for them as their shepherd.
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