The ZPC Board of Deacons is a group that is ordained to provide hands-on care to our congregation and beyond through Deacon care teams. These teams serve as specialists in their respective areas, mobilizing others to help provide person-to-person care with a goal that every person will know the care and love of God. 

Deacons Class of 2017

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Scott Akin



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Cheryl Dixon



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Karyn Wendt



Karyn has worshiped at ZPC since 1997. Karen says, "One of my prayers has been and continues to be asking God to help me raise my children. He has done that in a mighty way through so many loving people at ZPC and through the ways ZPC has given us opportunities to grow in our faith through fellowship and service."

Karyn's Hidden Talent: She is still working on one.

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Lane Kessel


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Carolyn Maddox



Carolyn began worshiping at ZPC with her husband Jay in 2011. Carolyn says she “sees God at work at ZPC by getting people connected so that they know they are loved by God and known and loved by other church members.”

Carolyn’s Hidden Talent: Caretaker of God's Garden

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Jill McRoberts


Jill and her husband Greg have been attending ZPC for 11 years. "I see God working in ZPC EVERYWHERE! From the children’s & youth ministries to outreach events in our community, God is doing great things in people’s lives through the service of those at ZPC."

Jill's Hidden Talent: "I make great coffee cake."

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Jennifer Rebhorn



Jennifer and her husband Dean have been at ZPC since 2000. Jennifer says, “God works through ZPC as we continue to mission in Zionsville, Hamilton County, Indianapolis, other states and other countries.”

Jennifer’s Hidden Talent: We are wondering what it is!

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Dave Stricker


Dave has been attending ZPC since 1988, he is married to Karen and they have two adult children Amanda and Jacob. He hopes to Share God's grace through community assistance, IHN, and Wheeler. 

Dave's Hidden Talent: Organization

Deacons Class of 2018

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Denny Baldauf


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Angela Bourff



Angela has been attending ZPC for 14 years. "The church “regrowing” has shown me God at work in ZPC."

Angela's Hidden Talent: "I Write original (and dumb) songs to the tune of nursery rhymes."

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Jane Burgess


Jane and her Husband Claude have been at ZPC for over 15 years. They have a young adult daughter; Kristin and a college bound son; Thomas. Jane hopes to help our congregation to be more intentional in praying daily for our local, national, and world missionaries, and to be praying for one another.  

Jane's Hidden Talent: She is not afraid of heights, since she bungee jumped off a bridge in New Zealand, she also can teach you how to color code your Calendar Organizer.  

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Teresa Crockett



Teresa and her husband Terry have been at ZPC since 2000. Teresa shared, “I have been so blessed to be a part of a home group over the last year. I have been in small groups in the past and feel they are so important for growth and fellowship within the church. Getting to know people, learning more about the Bible, spending time in Christian fellowship and praying together all help us get to know ourselves better and bring us closer to our God. It is so good to share our lives and our walks with Christ together, and I feel this has been a huge step forward for us at ZPC and hope to see it continue. What a blessing to know there are over 300 participating. Wow, God is working...”

Teresa’s Hidden Talent: “I think it is still hidden and I haven't found it yet, but I am waiting.”

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Karen Elliott



Karen first worshiped at ZPC in 1996. Karen shared, "I have seen God at work at ZPC by guiding us to be a congregation who does as Jesus did.  We reach out in many different avenues to love thy neighbor, wherever they are, missions, Kairos ministry, Jeremiah House, small groups, etc."

Karen's Hidden Talent: "I was a butcherette in a grocery store during the summers when I was in college."

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Mike E Ellis



Mike and his wife Beth have been attending ZPC since 2002. Mike prays that God would continue to fill us to overflowing with the Holy Spirit, so that we “spill” over into others’ lives….daily.

Mike's Hidden Talent: is TOP secret!

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Steve Ray



Steve and his wife Mary have attended ZPC since 2001. Steve commented, "I see God at work at ZPC daily. ZPC truly exemplifies Jesus’ command that we serve others. ZPC actively serves the local community through children and youth education, adult education, and local missions, while aggressively working to be the hands and feet of Christ throughout the world."

Steve's Hidden Talent: "They are so hidden that I am unaware of them."

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Mona Ruby


Deacons Class of 2019

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Judy Barnes


Judy has been serving at ZPC for over 20 years, her family includes Chip Barnes Family, Robin and Anthony Barr, David Barnes, she is also a proud grandmother. She hopes to connect others with a ministry and the Lord and His word. To make them feel at home at ZPC.

Judy's Hidden Talent: She can remember details. 

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Mark Purvis


Mark is marred to Mary K, they have been attending ZPC since November 2014. They have a school aged son Cooper and are in the process of bringing home 3 siblings from Bulgaria. Mark has said his goal is "To be able to meet people in our church that I would not otherwise have the chance to meet. Create and nurture long lasting friendships with other people of Christ inside and outside the walls of our church."

Mark's Hidden Talent: My selective memory: I can still remember the license plate # from an accident that my father, sister and I were in in 1984, but I can't remember what my wife's work schedule is!

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Lori Fulk


Lori and her husband Greg along with their daughters Sara & Kelly started attending ZPC in 2015 Lori Shared "I truly enjoy breaking bread and sharing in communion with others (assigned to the meal train deacon, no surprise!). I hope that by just showing up into people's lives, and being of good use, I will do my part in loving our community well. I wake up every day and ask Jesus to send me where he needs me, and He always answers with a full day!" 

Lori's Hidden Talent: I live by the "this little light of mine" rule, but unfortunately my little light occasionally gets out of hand, starts wildfires, and spreads general mayhem.

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Anne Kelvin


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Steve Furste


Steve and his wife Becky have been at ZPC since 1991. They have four grown children: Jennifer Robinson, Jennifer La Moria, Andy Furste, Jeff Richter

 Steve's Hidden Talent: Writing

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Jill Bonnell


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Susan Berry


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John Hicks