Zion’s staff is here to support your faith journey, regardless of where you are on the path to spiritual maturity. We work together to provide opportunities for you and your family to connect with God and others, grow your faith, and serve our communities.
Pastor Chris Spelbring
Pastor Chris came to Zion in 2015 to serve as Associate Pastor after serving First Lutheran Church in Venice, California, where he was ordained in 2011. He was installed as Zion's Senior Pastor in November 2022. Pastor Chris and his wife, Faith, have four children. Pastor Chris enjoys being a dad and fitting in some exercise whenever he can. He is a gifted preacher and teacher.
Pastor Josh Kintz
Pastor Josh came to Zion in July 2023 to serve as Associate Pastor after completing his studies at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. He was ordained at Zion in July 2023. Pastor Josh and his wife, Rachel, have two young children. Pastor Josh enjoys dogs, Jeeps, and working outside, as well as reading at a local coffee shop. He prefers that you not skimp on the ice in his sweet iced tea and is also interested in technology.
Director of Christian Education – Family Ministry
KerriAnn came to Zion right out of college to lead our Youth Ministry in 2001. She leads Zion's Family Ministry and continues to expand the Bible study and serving opportunities at Zion. Her passion is to help parents and grandparents bring the love of Jesus into their homes and provide education and events to help strengthen our families and community. KerriAnn’s husband, JP, is a teacher at Zion Lutheran School. They have two young children.
Minister of Music
Dawn has served as Zion’s Minister of Music since 2005. She is responsible for all things music at Zion Lutheran Church – organist, praise band, choir, handbells, orchestra, etc. Dawn and her husband Craig have two grown children and own a farm in southeastern Missouri.
Principal of Zion Lutheran School
Ananda has been the principal of Zion Lutheran School since 2015. Prior to that, she served as our 7th grade homeroom teacher and upper grade choral music director. Ananda and her husband, Chris, often play and sing in our praise band and have three sons. She recently completed her Master of Arts degree in School Administration.
Director of Finance and Administration
Tim serves as the finance administrator, ensuring all of Zion’s business matters are handled efficiently and properly reported. Tim enjoys helping his son coach a college soccer team, imparting his wisdom to the young men. He also is supportive of his oldest daughter’s dance school. He and his wife, Bev, have five grandchildren. The Holly Reeb Scholarship Fund is in memory of their youngest daughter.
Church Office Administrator
Carol joined the Zion team in 2020 after 30 years in the marketing research business. Her years of project management experience are very helpful in her Zion role. Carol and her husband, Nate, have two adult children. Carol enjoys baking, cooking, shopping, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
Jenn joined Zion's team in 2022. Jenn's degree in graphic design and digital media is a great addition to Zion's growing communications needs. Jenn and her husband, Brandon, have two sons. Jenn enjoys photography, cooking, and spending time with her family.
Business Office Associate
Melanie handles human resources at Zion and also works with the financial side dealing with accounts payable and receivable. Melanie and her husband, Jake, have two children. In her spare time, Melanie likes to hike, spend time with family and friends, and knit.
Seniors in Ministry Associate
Becky is a life-time member of Zion and joined Zion’s staff in 2021. Becky is a registered nurse with many years of experience working as a Home Care RN. Her experience helping patients with their physical, social, and emotional needs is a great asset in her role working with the older members of Zion. Becky and her husband, Dan, have two grown sons and two grandchildren.
Children's Ministry Associate
Lindsey is a life-time member of Zion and attended Zion Lutheran School. Lindsey joined Zion’s staff in 2022. She is working with Zion's children from infancy to 6th grade. While these children are young, Lindsey believes that God can still use them in big ways. Lindsey also works as a flight RN full time. She and her husband, Beaux, have two children. They enjoy doing puzzles and watching movies together.