Senior Pastor: Rev. Gregory A. Lehr
Zion Lutheran Church is blessed to have Rev. Greg Lehr here to serve the Lord with us. He has been with us since June 16, 2008 serving as our Vicar until July 19, 2009. On July 19, he was Ordained and Installed as our Assistant Pastor and in January 2011 our congregation Called Pastor Greg to be our Senior Pastor and he was Installed on February 6, 2011.
Pastor Greg was born and raised in Aberdeen, SD. He and his wife, Renee, have one daughter, Regan. Pastor Greg graduated from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in 1991 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and worked in the Fire Sprinkler contracting business for 14 years. In 2005 the family moved to St. Louis, MO where Pastor attended Concordia Seminary, graduating in May of 2009 with a Master of Divinity Degree.
Assistant Pastor: Vacant
Director of Family Ministries: Vacant
Maxine Farden, Office Manager
Maxine has been the Office Manager at Zion Lutheran Church since January 2010. She and her husband John have three daughters, seven grandsons and one granddaughter. She was born and raised in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada - but has called the US home since 1969, living first in Montana before moving to Freeman, SD in 1978 and to Sioux Falls in 2009.
Jacob Shoup, Praise Team Coordinator
Jacob Shoup, originally from Pierre, SD, is our Praise Team Coordinator at Zion. He spent three years teaching High School math and coaching boys basketball in Flandreau, SD while he and his wife Chezarae lived in Dell Rapids. He is now the High School math teacher and assistant boys tennis coach at Brandon Valley High School, Brandon, SD. He and Chezarae, who is also a teacher, joined us from Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls, where Jacob has spent the last 5 years as the Worship Team Coordinator. The joy of their life is their 6 month old daughter Elsie who is really excited to join Zion's ministry!