Adult Ministry

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Jerry Deck

Senior Pastor

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Jerry's desire is that ZPC will continually grow in its understanding of how we (as individuals and as a community) fit into the greater story of God in in this world. It is a story of God’s love for humanity and God’s desire for us to share his love, grace, and peace with those in our neighborhoods (wherever we work, live, or play), our country, and our world. Jerry hopes we can do this through speaking the hope of the gospel in dark situations, by feeding the hungry, by worshipping in truth and grace, by sacrificing our lives for others, and by loving our neighbors and our enemies. Jerry is married to Megan and they have 4 daughters: Shaughnessy, Adelie, Bromwyn, and Liesel. Jerry has served at ZPC since January 2014.

Jerry's Hidden Talent: "I can say the Alphabet backwards."

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Scott Shelton

Associate Pastor of Discipleship

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Through his ministry, Scott wants people of all ages to receive the grace of Jesus and to share it with others. This means learning about Jesus in community and then living out what we are learning. He works with our children’s and student ministries and also adult leaders to help all of us creatively live out loving God with all that we are and loving our neighbors as we love ourselves. Scott has served at ZPC since 1994. Scott is married to Claire and they have 4 kids: Jacob, Lexia, Luke, and Graham.

Scott’s Hidden Talent:  memorizing sports stats

Worship Ministry

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Jason Chapel

Director of Worship

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Jason grew up Zionsville and has been involved in local music & worship ministries since 2009. After having spent three and a half years in Michigan as a music director at church in Ludington, he and his wife Stephanie decided to move back to be closer to family as their own family began to grow. Familiar with ZPC and serving on Great Banquet teams in the past, Jason came on staff at ZPC during COVID-19. In the growing changes of culture, Jason desires to draw people closer to God and his desire for the local church by way of music and through relationship.

Jason's hidden talent: "I can whistle deafeningly loud. It’s useful when you have kids!"

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Ashley Davidson-Lam

Worship Coordinator & 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. In December 2022, Ashley joined ZPC staff as the Coordinator of Connections and Worship.

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

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Isaac Vining

Technical Director

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Isaac was born in Goshen, Indiana, where he fell in love with all aspects of music and music technology. He has lived in the Indy area since 2016 and only recently feels like he has gotten a grasp on how the gridded streets work. Despite studying marketing in school, he has worked in worship ministry for over 10 years and loves to use technology to create an environment that allows people to connect with Christ. When he’s not wrapping cables, Isaac enjoys spending his time recording music in his home-studio and playing in bands on the weekends.

Isaac’s Hidden Talent: "I can type 125-130 words per minute on average, which I only accidentally discovered a few years ago."

Children and Student Ministries

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Brendon Saget

Director of High School and Middle School Ministries

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Brendon's ministry includes students in middle school and high school. He has been in Zionsville for 14 years and has been doing ministry for 10 of those years within churches and schools, as well as coaching at various places. His mission is to serve this community and build up the next generation in Christ through meaningful relationships and partnering with parents.

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Becky Woods

Children's Ministry Director | 1st-4th

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Becky Woods is our Director of 1st – 4th grades. She is a licensed teacher with a background in elementary education and church administration. Ms. Becky is married to Mike and they have three children: Emma, Jonah, and Jacob. She loves to bake, read, and spend time with her family. Ms. Becky has a passion for supporting parents and helping build a solid foundation of biblical knowledge for our covenant children.

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Jennifer Buddenbaum

Children's Ministry Coordinator, Littles & Deacon

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Jennifer has been at ZPC for over 10 years. She's married to Tyson Neumann and they have 5 children, ranging in ages 8-19 years old. From oldest to youngest: Hayden, Adele, Alena, Holden, and Alyssa. She wanted to serve as a Deacon because she would have the opportunity to serve others both within and outside of the ZPC congregation in new and different ways.

Jennifer was hired at ZPC in January 2023 as a Children’s Ministry Coordinator for Littles.

Jennifer's Hobbies include the love of reading, but not works of fine literature. Instead she loves to read fantasy romance stories especially ones with vampires, werewolves, and other interesting fictional characters.

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Linda Forler

Children's Ministry Coordinator, Littles

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Linda and her husband Joe have been at ZPC for many years. "I see God working every Sunday in the Gathering Space. He is everywhere…in the introductions to visitors, laughter with friends, devouring of donuts, and sign ups to be his hand and feet throughout our congregation and community."

Linda's Hidden Talent:  "I can make some pretty fabulous Halloween costumes."

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Marissa Cope

NextGen Ministry Assistant

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Marissa grew up in Northwest Indiana and moved to the Indianapolis area after college. Marissa and her husband, Tim, have been attending ZPC since 2016. They have 2 boys – Hunter and Everett. She has been a pediatric nurse since 2017, and her love for children has also afforded her many opportunities to volunteer and serve at ZPC - in the Littles and Bigs classrooms, as well as during VBS and Momentum. She is so grateful for this new opportunity to continue to connect with and serve our covenant children and students alongside our wonderful NextGen Team. In her free time, she loves to be crafty, read, be outdoors, and spend time with her family.

Operations Team

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Brian O'Dell

Director of Operations

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Brian and his wife Susan have been active members of ZPC since 1999. They have two adult sons, Matthew and Sean. Both Brian and Susan have served (and continue to serve) in many different capacities and ministries over the years. Brian is excited to join the ZPC staff in the director of operations role, where he oversees the administrative areas of the Church Office (including pastoral and Session support), as well as all operational aspects of the facility. It is Brian’s goal to provide the best possible support to all who attend and interact with ZPC.   

Brian’s hidden talent: “I am a gold mine of useless trivia.”

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Sally Bias

Director of Communications

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Sally loves to work with other staff members and ZPCers to creatively communicate the love of God. The more visible ways she does this are the ZPC website, videos, the Sunday morning bulletin, and other print materials. She has attended ZPC since 1997 and served since 2003, first administering small groups and now in her role as communications director. Sally has 3 kids: Carly, Celia, and Carter.

Sally’s Hidden Talent: “I’ve been told I am a human jukebox, and I have a special place in my heart for camp songs.”

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Lisa Price

Ministry Assistant

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Lisa’s friendly face is the first you seen when you come into the ZPC office. Her hope is for you to feel welcome and a sense of belonging when you walk into the office. Lisa loves being moved by God's word, connecting with people, attending mom groups, being outside, and spending time with her family. Lisa has served at ZPC since 2003. She is married to Shawn and they have Evey born in 2010 and Grayson born in 2012.

Lisa’s Hidden Talents: chocolate taste tester, hosting dance parties in my living room, and photography.  

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Nancy Gruesser


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Nancy has been a member of ZPC for 16 years and joined the staff in August 2018. She supports ZPC by providing appropriate financial reporting, general accounting, and budgeting processes to aid our ministries in being good stewards of God’s resources. Nancy and her husband, David, live in Zionsville and have two daughters, Nicole and Erica.

Nancy’s Hidden Talent:  I can slalom water ski.

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Michele Sutton

Financial Assistant; Mission Commission At-Large Member

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Michele supports ZPC activities and ministries by helping those involved understand their financial information, so they can be good stewards. Her position allows her to see God’s hand of provision in the finances of ZPC and also all that ZPC is able to support. Michele has attended ZPC since 2003 and has served in her finance role since 2011. She is married to Jay and they have a son Sam and a daughter Kylie.

Michele’s Hidden Talent:  “Hiding my talent?  I’ll have to think on that one…”


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Tim King

Facilities Manager

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Tim is the go to guy for all things in our building. He strives to provide a quality and welcoming environment for the groups and ministries that use our facility. He has served at ZPC since 2003. Tim is married to Heather and they have two daughters, Laurana and Lindriel.

Tim’s Hidden Talent: “I am taller than I look.”