OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

 
 
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Dan Gutman
Pastor
 
 
Dan was called to serve as pastor of Zion in 2019. He and his wife, Mandy have two children, Sam and Luke, and a Bernese Mountain Dog named Lula Jane. Besides the obvious church answers (God and Jesus), Dan loves music, bonfires, beer, (all of those things at once), techy gadgets, being outside, and board games. He has earned a Masters of Divinity from Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University and continues to find educational opportunities in workshops, seminars, conferences, good books, TED talks, and the life experiences of others. 
 
Sheila Stemen Smith
Director of Administration & Community Engagement
 
Sheila has served Zion since 2020. She oversees the day to day office and social media management as well as finding opportunities for Zion members to serve in the local community.  This includes our annual Share.Feed.Relieve campaign, various drives and donations, and hands-on service projects.  Have an idea?  Contact Sheila!  An Elida native, a few of Sheila’s life’s passions include playing bass guitar, watching football, bicycling, photographing nature and practicing (and leading) yoga. Sheila has a husband Carl and son Eli as well as a supportive extended family.
 
Corie Steinke
Director of Discipleship & Community Outreach
 

Corie earned a B.A. in Religion from Heidelberg University and a M.Ed in Higher Education from Kent State University. She oversees all discipleship opportunities for all ages, including children, tweens, and youth, as well as adult Bible studies.  She also works on gifts discernment, new communities development, and outreach opportunities.   Corie is originally from Sidney, Ohio and worked in higher education administration for 10 years before answering the call to come to Zion in 2020. In her free time, Corie loves TV and movies and could talk about music for DAYS.

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Mary Jane Eichelberger
Organist
 
Mary Jane has served as our organist and choir accompaniment since 2008. Mary Jane is involved with the Lima Symphony Chorus, the American Guild of Organists, and also offers private organ lesson for students at Ohio Northern University, as well as private piano instruction for The Music Factory in Lima.
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Marilyn Basinger
Choir Director
 
For over 30 years, Marilyn has been
Zion’s Choir Director. A now-retired
music teacher, Marilyn works diligently with our adult choir and, in her downtime, explores her passion for registered Corgis.
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Jonathan Lischak
Bell Choir Director
 
Jonathan came on board as our hand-bell choir director in the fall of 2010. Known for his focus on supporting his community, Jonathan is a former High School Band Director for nearby Ada schools and is now pursuing his law degree.