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Staff Directory

Pastor Kristine Schroeder

Kristine Schroeder was born and raised in southern California.  She received her undergraduate degree in Speech Communication from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and her Masters of Divinity from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, Berkeley, CA.  Pastor Kris has served as Youth and Family Pastor, Pastor of Faith Formation and Transitional Pastor in Iowa, Minnesota, Arizona, and Nebraska. In addition, she was Chaplain and Living Donor Advocate at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, AZ for eight years.  Pastor Kris has a deep love for intergenerational ministry and for encouraging others to seek and use their God-given gifts in creative and unique ways. She is an author, crafter, and music lover. Her husband, Bill, is also an ELCA pastor and is the pastor of St. Paul’s, Sandusky.  


To contact Pastor Kris, please call the church office at 419-433-4711 ext 101 or email:

Office Manager  We are currently accepting resumes for a part-time office manager position.  You would be responsible for the efficient operation of the church office, working with the pastor, staff, congregation and community.  Requirements:  software and technology proficiency, highly organized, good verbal and written skills.  24 hours per week.  If interested please email resume to  Full job Description found on the Resources Tab 


Walter Baughman, Music Director/Accompanist 

Walter Baughman joined our staff, on April 9, 2017. Walt comes to us with over 45 years of experience, playing in many various churches and denominations. Walter started playing while in high school and college and has continued to share his talents throughout his life.  To contact Walter, please email him at or call 419-433-4711 ext 103.


Jenna Riley, Custodian

We are pleased to welcome Jenna Riley as Zion's custodian.  She has been assisting Jennifer and will now be taking on the custodian position.  We would like to thank Jennifer for her time and dedication to our congregation over the years.


Rick Broz, Maintenance Manager

Rick Broz is the maintenance manager at Zion, joining the staff in November 2015.  As you can tell from the well-manicured grounds, Rick enjoys being outdoors. Rick’s interests include hunting, fishing, water skiing, and on his time off you will often find him boating on the Sandusky River.  Rick is originally from Willowick, OH, and has been married to his wife Joanne for 33 years. He is the proud father of two and has four adorable grandchildren.  

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