Our church staff is comprised of a dedicated team of talented individuals!


Janet Boyanto

     Rev. Janet Boyanton


Janet Shafer Boyanton is a not only our Pastor, a Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA), but also a sole practitioner in DeSoto, TX where she practices in the areas of elder law, probate, wills, and estate planning. She has numerous publications and has lectured to various civic and professional groups on estate planning, probate, asset protection, legal issues in Alzheimer’s, aging and nursing home residents' rights issues.

Rev. Boyanton earned her B.A. degree from Austin College, her M.B.A. degree from Amber University, her M.Div. from S.M.U. Perkins, and her J.D. degree from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. She received mediation training from Settlement Consultants International Inc. 

Ms. Boyanton is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the College of the State Bar of Texas, the Dallas Bar Association, the Texas Chapter of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Past Board of Directors, By-laws Committee), the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and was the founding treasurer of the Best Southwest Bar Association.


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        Barry K. Krueger


Barry has enjoyed over 49 years of Church music ministry at the organ and in front of a choir begining as a supply organist in Lancaster County, PA in 1970. A Pennsylvania native and son of a German immigrant, he came to Oklahoma in 1971 to attend Oral Roberts University majoring in German. Since that time he has served in churches ranging from Roman Catholic to Presbyterian, United Methodist to Anglican. Barry has been with DeSoto Presbyterian Church since 2012 and also serves as Ruling Elder and Worship Committee Chairperson.

For more that 22 years he was employed by the Oral Roberts Television Ministries serving as Audio Engineer, Record Producer, music composer and announcer. In 1994 he moved to CITGO Petroleum Corporation as Manager of the Television and Radio production department where he produced radio and television productions, composed music and provided voiceover talent. He retired from CITGO in 2011 after 17 years of service. Barry has been a long-time member of the AGO (American Guild of Organists) and BMI music publishing.

We are truely blessed to have a professional organist in our congregation. He is truly a Godsend!


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               Lori Gast


That friendly voice on the phone and that happy smile that greets you when you come in to the office belongs to our Administrative assistant, Lori Gast. She has been with us since 2007 and is Certified in Church Administration by the Administrative Personnel Association of the PC(USA). She also has an Associate Degree in Business. Lori is also a Ruling Elder and our Clerk of Session. 

She is truly a blessing!


2019 Session 2

Back Row: Bryan Booth, Ransome Kanu, Bill Gast, Julie Cuiro

Front Row: Pat Nash, Rev. Janet Boyanton, Lori Gast, Joan Christy


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