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 2018
Deacon: Hospital Team, leader-in-succession
Deacon: Welcome Shepherds, leader
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."
Deacon: Prayer Team, leader
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.
Deacon: Bundle of Joy, leader
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.”
Deacon: Hospital Team
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."
Mike E Ellis
Deacon: Connection Team, leader
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!
Deacon: Youth & Young Adult Team, leader
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."
Deacon: Bereavement, leader
Deacons Class of 2019
Deacon: Bundle of Joy
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.
Deacon: Hospital Team, leader; Deacon Clerk
Deacon: Prayer Team, leader-in-succession
Deacon: Bundle of Joy, leader-in-succession
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.
Deacon: Community Assistance, leader
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
Deacon: Community Assistance, leader-in-succession
Deacon: Bereavement, leader-in-succession
Deacon: Fellowship Team, leader
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!
Deacons Class of 2020
Deacon: Prayer Team
Jan has been attending ZPC for 4 years along with her Husband Dick Spolyer. Jan has 4 children and 9 grandchildren. She says "God chose me to help spread the word in a special way by helping others to pray and support the many ministries we have here at ZPC." We're excited to see what God will do through her passion for prayer!
Jan's hobby: She enjoys sailing!
Deacon: Fellowship Team, leader-in-succession
Trena is excited to serve with the Deacons of Fun team because she values fun! She's married to Scott Finch and they have two adult daughters Leeza Finch and Rebecca Finch. Trena has been serving at ZPC for 25 years and especially loves to serve as an amazing Sunday School teacher!
Trena's hobbies include: Scrap booking, Ancestry.com, reading Robert B. Parker books and Maisie Dobbs books, walking and bike riding, going to the movies and watching TV.
Deacon: Welcome Shepherds
Shawn and his wife Cara have been attending ZPC since February 2014 they have a daughter Olivia. He enjoys helping to keep ZPC the warm and welcoming place that it is. He hopes to provide visitor’s the same wonderful, God-filled experience that my family and I had on our first visit here.
Shawn's Hidden Talent: He is a master at Seinfeld trivia.
Deacon: Youth & Young Adult Team, leader-in-succession
Deacon: Hospital Team
Tim has been at ZPC for 15 years, he choose to serve because he has a great respect for the people of ZPC and feels blessed to be called to serve as a Deacon. He looks forward to continuing the great work and leadership of prior Deacons. Tim has 3 daughters: Kelli, Erica, Lindsay. Both Kelli and Erica are getting married to great men in the fall of 2018 at ZPC. Lindsay is a student at Butler.
Tim's hobby: He plays a sport that not many Hoosiers do...ice hockey!
Deacon: Welcome Shepherds, leader-in-succession
Deacon: Connection Team, leader-in-succession
Greg is married to Dinah and they have two young adult children, an older daughter Hadley and younger son Ben. Their family has served together at ZPC for over 10 years. Greg wants to help people connect at ZPC and find their place to serve.
Greg's Favorite Hobby: He loves fishing.