Staff Directory

About Our Staff

Zion's staff are dedicated to serving the needs of the Church and would be happy to talk to you and help you in any way we can! Feel free to call the church or send an email if you'd like to get in touch with someone.

Church Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: 740.362.6691
 

Music Director

Brian White

Music Director
740-362-6691

Brian White has been playing music in church since he began taking piano lessons in grade school. He has been music director at Zion for over 10 years and enjoys directing both the vocal choir and handbell choir, and playing the piano and organ during each worship service. He also teaches high school math in Utica and serves as music director for Delaware’s Arena Fair community theater productions. He is blessed to be married to Susan and to have three incredibly talented children.

Pulpit Minister

Pastor Beth Staten, M.Div.

Lead Pastor
740-362-6691

Beth is an enthusiastic extrovert who thinks being a pastor is the best job in the world. She spends her time providing pastoral care, writing encouraging sermons, and equipping the people of Zion for works of service. Beth has a master’s in divinity from Methodist Theological School in Ohio and more than a decade of experience in church leadership and non-profit management. She spends her downtime listening to audiobooks, sewing, and taking walks with her boyfriend, Sam.

Recent Message

Rev. Dr. Janine Wilson

Last week we started over with our study of the Bible, going all the way back to the book of Genesis and looking at the story of the Flood. We saw that the corruption and violence of humankind had harmed all life on the earth, and that God was brokenhearted over it. In an effort to put a stop to it, God turned the corruption back on people, giving them the full measure of the destruction they were already doing to themselves. After the Flood, people are the same, but God changes. God promises to never again respond to our violence with God's own violence. BUT God is still brokenhearted over evil and does not want to allow it to continue. And so God has to find another way to respond to our corruption. God's chooses to respond to our evil with covenant, by promising to be in loving relationship with humanity.