Pastor Adam served Zion as Associate Pastor from 2007-2019. He was installed as Senior Pastor in June 2019. He was born in Flint, Michigan, but grew up primarily in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area. He graduated from Concordia University-Chicago in 2003 as well as Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri in 2007. Between degrees, he married his lovely bride Emily. The two of them have four children, Christopher, William, Nora, and Lydia. His hobbies include spending time with family, playing basketball and running, grilling and cooking, and socializing while drinking coffee.
Ashley has been serving as Zion’s Office Manager/Secretary since September 2017. She has been a member of Zion since 2016. She has lived in Minnesota her entire life. She has a bachelors degree in Psychology from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Her and her husband, Tim, live in Watertown with their son Theodore (Teddy) and two cats. She enjoys reading, cooking, and baking.
Mr. Kirk Shipler has taught 7th and 8th grade at Zion since 2001. Kirk also directs the 5th-8th grade choir, adult choir, and vocal men's group at Zion. He grew up in Burt, IA and attended Concordia University, St. Paul, where he received his K-12 vocal and classroom music teaching degree in 1996. He and his wife Tracy live in Lester Prairie with their children Katelyn, Caleb, Samuel, and Ellie.
Zion is thrilled to welcome Jason Paulson as our new Director of the Worship Team for our second service! Jason comes to us after eight years as the Contemporary Music Director at Crossview Lutheran Church in Edina. Jason is married to Jessica Paulson, and they have three children-Max, Jozey, and Aydin. They reside in Waconia. Jason and family, we welcome you to Zion!