Deacons

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 2021

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Cindy Argentine

Deacon: Prayer Team

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Cindy and her husband Mark have been members at ZPC since 2005. They have two college age sons and a high school aged daughter.

Cindy believes that “Caring for one another is a responsibility and a blessing. I want ZPC to feel like a loving Christian family for all those whose lives we touch. The ministries of the Deacons help to create that atmosphere.” 

Hobbies: Her friends know she loves music and writing. Some are surprised to learn she also love boating—canoeing, kayaking, sailing, and motorboating.

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Adrienne Bough

Deacon: Community Assistance Team

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Adrienne Bough and her husband David have been attending ZPC since 2008. She has adult daughters and loves spending time with her grandsons. Adrienne volunteers in the church office and loves to serve others.

Hobbies: Reading, Gardening and Baking. 

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Sara Campbell

Deacon: Youth & Young Adult Team

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Sara and her husband Ty joined ZPC in 2006. They visited ZPC the week after we moved to Zionsville and never looked anywhere else! They have two teenage children a son Riley and a daughter Madison. Sara choose to serve in this role because she was involved in the elementary and middle school ministries when her children were younger. Now that we are almost empty nesters, she's looking forward to being involved with ZPC on a different level.

Sara's Hidden Talent: She can drive a tractor! They farm her family’s farm near Flora, Indiana.

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Mike Crabb

Deacon: Fellowship Team

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Mike and his wife Kara have participated in the life of ZPC for many years. They have adult children and grandchildren. They became members in 2016. Mike choose to serve in the deacon role because he had been a deacon before 1983.He wants to be part of the church body and glorify God since ZPC has done so much for him and his family.

Mike's Hidden Talents include: Fishing, Golf, and making a mean fried turkey during Thanksgiving!

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Julie Memmen

Deacon: Connection Team

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 Julie has been at ZPC since 2016 she and her husband Ed have 7 adult children between them. Julie is retired and has been praying about the next steps for her to serve God. When this opportunity came up, it felt like an answer to that prayer. She's served in numerous roles in her previous Church and was trying to determine where to become more involved in ZPC. Julie's passion and career has always been in the service field and she excited to see how she can now serve in this role as a Deacon!  

Hobbies Julie enjoys: She loves to travel, craft projects and go shopping but her favorite hobby is Grandparenting!

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Susan O'Dell

Deacon: Bundle of Joy/Meal Team, leader

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Susan and her husband Brian have been members at ZPC since 1999. They have two adult sons, Matthew and Sean. Her parents, Bob and Clair Tibbetts, also attend ZPC.

Susan's Hobby: She is an avid reader!

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Ruth Ponti

Deacon: Bereavement Team

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Ruth has been a member at ZPC since 1989. 

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Stacey Schafer

Deacon: Welcome Shepherds

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Stacey has been a member at ZPC since 2007. She and her husband Matthew have a son and a daughter. Stacey choose to serve in her Deacon because she genuinely loves our church, she believes in our mission “to make disciples and release them for service in our broken world,” and she is passionate about taking a more active role in serving and sharing the good news with others inside and outside our church walls. Stacey has been spiritually blessed by so many loving and caring members of our church body. It is her hope and prayer serving as a Deacon at ZPC allows her an opportunity to share these blessings with others within our church, our community and beyond. In addition to serving as a ZPC Deacon, Stacey also teaches Sunday School for ZPCKids.

Stacey's Hidden Talent: She claims it's not so much a hidden talent now, but her former hidden talent used be having her Commercial Driver’s License and she could drive semi trucks. Today, her favorite hobbies are running, snow skiing with her family and reading.   

Deacons Class of 2022

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Christy Baugh

Deacon, Community Assistance Ministry

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Chirsty Baugh has a wonderful husband named Mark and they are officially empty nesters! Their son, Drake, who graduated from IU, lives and works in Dayton, OH. Their daughter, Reilley, graduated from Clemson University in 2020 and lives and works in Florida. Christy is very involved with Great Banquet, cooking for various ministries at the church, and has helped in Children's Ministry. She enjoyed helping with the All Church Retreat, and helps to lead the Freebirds ministry! She is serving on the Community Assistance Ministry team as well as the Generosity team.

In her free time you can find her hanging out with her two dogs and two cats, reading, cooking, and cruising!

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Phil Carr

Deacon: Community Assistance Team

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Phil and his wife Judy first connected with ZPC when their daughters Kate and Megan joined the VBS kids’ program during the summer of 1999. They’ve since proudly watched their daughters grow up with successful lives and careers outside of Indiana. Phil is part of the Community Assistance Ministry team, and helps coordinate a Thursday morning men’s bible study at ZPC. Phil and his wife have been in the same ZPC Home Group since 2005, and they both enjoy exercise and doing anything outdoors in their spare time.

Aleks Johnson

Deacon: Bundle of Joy/Meal Team

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Missy Meyer

Deacon: Welcome Shepherds

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Missy and her husband Chad have been at ZPC for 4 years and have been married for 14 years. They have 2 daughters, Haley and Ashlyn, and a 3 year old Rottie who is a handful but spoiled rotten! Missy is involved with the Children's ministry and has served with Great Banquet. She is a member of the Welcome Shepherds team, and is focused on helping ZPC to be inviting and welcoming for all who walk through our doors.

Missy says, “I am an avid reader. I love to vacation and spend time with family, as well as cheer on my girls in their chosen sports and activities!”

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Lynn Schwarz

Deacon, Fellowship Team

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John and Lynn Schwarz moved to Zionsville in 1999. They have four children: Jake, Nathan, Eric and Zachary. They enjoy family travel and outdoor activities such as golf, snow skiing, boating, fishing, and water sports. Lynn has participated in The Great Banquet and has served on the GB Agape Team. She and John adore their small group lead by ZPC member Cynthia Carr. Lynn is looking forward to nurturing relationships with ZPC members during her time as a deacon.  She is currently on the "Deacons of Fun" team and hopes to help in any way she can with church activities and dinners throughout the year.

Lynn's Hobbies: Outside of family activities, Lynn is a lifelong runner. She realized her love of the sport in middle school and is grateful her aging body still allows her the opportunity to participate in a few races a year with her faithful running partner, Salli. Lynn also enjoys beach vacations with a great book.

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Beth Ann Smith

Deacon: Hospital Team

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Beth Ann and her husband Tom will celebrate 50 years of marriage this summer! They have one son, Andrew, who is married to Lisa, and they have 2 dear daughters, who bring them great joy. They also have a puppy, which keeps them busy.

Beth Ann has served as a volunteer in the babies room, she sends birthday notes to teens and participates in a small group Bible study.

Beth Ann's hobbies: She walks daily, loves to garden and read.

Sarah Taylor

Deacon: Prayer Team

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Ruth Ann Townsend

Deacon: Prayer Team

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Ruth Ann lives with her husband Alan in rural Zionsville. They have been members of ZPC since 1993. She has three married adult children and two teenage grandchildren. She is a retired Kindergarten teacher.

Ruth Ann feels completely blessed by the ZPC family and finds it a caring refuge in Christ for all who enter the door. She enjoys serving on the prayer committee and studying His word through Bible Study Fellowship.

Hobbies:  She enjoys reading and gardening.

 

Deacons Class of 2023

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Alexandra Brownell

Deacon, Class of 2023

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Alexandra and her husband, Andrew, have been at ZPC for 4 years. They have one son, Rhys. Alexandra is a teacher at Zionsville High School. She has been involved with ZPC Children's Ministry and Women's Ministry and has participated in raising money for clean water through Team World Vision. Alexandra states she hopes to “bring God's good news to his people through service and mission.

Alexandra’s hobbies include: Running, cooking, reading and traveling.

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Ashley Davidson-Lam

Deacon, Class of 2023

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Ashley has been at ZPC since 2016. She and her husband have two boys. She helps in the nursery, has served on a Great Banquet team, and went to Spain on a mission trip.

Ashley's hobbies: Reading, spending time with family and friends, trying to DIY something, and a little online shopping

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Lisa Kayes

Deacon, Class of 2023

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Lisa has been at ZPC since 2005. She's been married to Kos for 30 years. They have 2 grown children. Kosmas Alec lives in Amsterdam. Alyssa is a kindergarten teacher at Pleasant View Elementary in Zionsville. Lisa's mother, Mary Faulkner, lives in Zionsville and is also a member of ZPC. 

Lisa volunteers at the Zionsville Food Pantry and in the Sunday Preschool classes. Her Home Group has helped with IHN and Str8Up Ministries. Lisa states, "I would love to focus on bridging the gap for the college age and young adults at ZPC."

Lisa's hobbies: "I love hiking with my family and our Westie Neeki. We enjoy traveling together also. When at home, I enjoy cooking and hosting extended family.

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Stacy Nelson

Deacon, Class of 2023

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Stacy and her husband Brian have been at ZPC since 2016. They have 2 adult daughters, who are also married, and they just welcomed their first grandchild in April.

 

Stacy is a member of the choir and is on the Musical Worship Team. She serves with the Community Assistance Ministry, is a Home Group leader, and has volunteered at VBS. Stacy states, "My focus will be with the fellowship team. I look forward to helping increase personal connections at ZPC, especially after COVID.

Stacy's hobbies: I love cooking, gardening, and singing. I love watching sports.

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Margot Denger

Deacon, Volunteer Connection Team

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Margot has been at ZPC for 30 years. She has 2 adult children, both who live in Indianapolis. She has been widowed since 2004 and feels blessed that ZPC has been a part of several different phases of her life. She volunteers on the Tech Team Sunday mornings, serves with Great Banquet, and has taught Sunday School in the Children's Ministry for many years when her kids were younger. She also currently serves at Wheeler Mission's Center for Women & Children and is a member of Kaleo, an organization of women that partners with 13 different urban ministries in Central Indiana. She is excited to be serving on the Volunteer Connection team.

Hobbies: walking, traveling, cooking, reading, socializing with friends.

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Fritz Breisch

Welcome Shepherds Team

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Fritz and his wife Margie have been at ZPC since 1998. They have been married for 30 years and have three children all in their 20s. Their oldest son works in Chicago for a consulting firm. Their daughter is studying to become a physician's assistant, and their youngest son is studying computer engineering at Purdue. Fritz has been on the Mission Commission, and Jeremiah House Team, and has participated in Great Banquets and Awakenings. He also has been the main contact for Wheeler Mission, where he is actively engaged.

Fritz says, "I am on the Welcome Shepherds team. I am happy to help in any way I can to grow in faith with my church family. I enjoy hiking and visiting state and national parks - I'm working to get to all of them. I also enjoy going to college football games and seeing different campuses. Lastly, I enjoy studying God's Word with other believers. I felt like I had to add that last one in." :)

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Amy Stehr

Bereavement Team

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Amy has been at ZPC since 1995. Along with her husband, John, they have a blended family with five children -- Morgan, Connor, Jeanie, Riley, and Meredith. They live in Zionsville. Amy has been involved with MOPS, the Meal Ministry, Sunday school volunteer, and small groups.

Amy's hobbies: cooking and baking, reading, traveling, and spending time with my family