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:

Dawn Bauman, Office Manager 

Dawn Bauman is the office manager at Zion, joining the staff in Oct. 2015. Dawn is originally from a little town just outside of Pittsburgh, PA and yes, she still is a Steelers fan but has lived most of her adult life in Huron.  Dawn is married to Bob and they are the proud parents of two adult daughters, (two amazing son-in law's), and four wonderful grandchildren.

Zion's posted office hours are Mon - Thur, 10:00 am-3:00 pm. To reach the office, please call 419-433-4711 ext 102 or email Dawn at


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.


Jennifer Riley, Custodian

Jennifer Riley is the custodian at Zion and has been caring for the church facilities since April 2015. Jennifer’s cleaning prowess can be found throughout the buildings, and it is often in what you don’t dust bunnies, no fingerprints, no dirt, and no grime that makes you appreciate all her efforts and attention to details! Jennifer lives in Bellevue and has three children. 


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.