We proclaim Christ Jesus as the Risen Lord and Savior, to our community by educating, caring and serving.
In grateful response to God’s grace and empowered by the Holy Spirit through Word and Sacraments, the mission of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is vigorously to make known the love of Christ by word and deed within our churches, communities, and the world.
With the universal Christian Church, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God: the Father, creator of all that exists; Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan; and the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God’s Word and Sacraments. The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, one God.Being “Lutheran,” our congregations accept and teach Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century. The teaching of Luther and the reformers can be summarized in three short phrases: Grace alone, Scripture alone, Faith alone.
Zion’s Friendly Faces
Jason Tayler | PASTOR
Pastor Taylor was born and raised in Caldwell, Idaho. He earned his Master of Divinity from Concordia Seminary. He is married to Jennifer, and has four children. Pastor Taylor enjoys golfing in his spare time.
Kathy Morrison | CHILD CARE MINISTRIES DIRECTOR
Kathy was born and raised in New Palestine, IN. She is married to Brett. They have three boys. They enjoy the outdoors, fishing, and hiking.
Kristie Sombke | PRINCIPAL
Kristie was born and raised in Fort Wayne, IN. She has her bachelor’s degree from Concordia University, Nebraska. She specializes in Early Childhood Education, Administration, and Parent Education. Kristie is married to Brad Sombke and they have two children.
Carol Rosenthal | ORGANIST
Carol was born and raised in Mt. Olive, Illinois, and earned her Bachelor of Music degree from Southern Illinois University. She has served as organist for Zion Lutheran Church since 1983. Carol is married to Jeff, and they have two grown daughters, and one granddaughter. Together they enjoy serving their church and school, and traveling.
Middle School – 8th Grade / Athletic Director / Technology Coordinator
Middle School – 7th Grade / Hymn Choir Director
Middle School – 6th Grade
Middle School – 5th grade
2nd grade / Children’s Choir Director
Librarian / Kindergarten Assistant
Preschool director / Pre-k Teacher
Preschool 3’s Teacher
Preschool 3’s Teacher
Music Director/ School Choir Director/ Handbell Director
Resource Development Coordinator
School Secretary / Financial Assistant
School Lunch Director