Zion Lutheran Church

ZION  LUTHERAN  CHURCH 

& CHILDCARE

Church Office

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Childcare Center

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Christ-Focused Staff


Meet Our Team

At Zion Lutheran Church & Childcare, we pride ourselves on offering a welcoming space for folks to worship and find God-centered childcare. But none of this would be possible without our incredible team. Read the bios below to learn more about our individual staff members.


Lesa Brown

Lesa Brown
(Childcare Director)

A teacher at Zion since the year 2000, Lesa Brown is our childcare director. Lesa holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Cincinnati, which she utilizes to provide second-to-none childcare. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, walking, fitness training, and spending time with her two sons.


Mary Jane Eichelberger

Mary Jane Eichelberger
(Church Organist) 

Mary Jane Eichelberger has served as our organist and choir accompaniment since the fall of 2008. An accomplished and classically trained musician, Mary Jane graduated from Heidelberg College with a Bachelor of Music Education and is currently pursuing a graduate degree at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and Trinity Lutheran Seminary's Master in Church Music Degree program.

Outside of Zion, Mary Jane offers private organ lesson for students at Ohio Northern University, as well as private piano instruction for The Music Factory in Lima. She is also involved with the Lima Symphony Chorus, the American Guild of Organists.


Jonathon Lischak

Jonathon Lischak
(Hand-Bell Choir Director)

A resident of Findlay, Ohio, Jonathan came onboard as our hand-bell director in the fall of 2010. Known for his focus on supporting his community, Jonathan also works as the High School Band Director for nearby Ada schools.


Diana Schneider

Diana Schneider
(Administrative Coordinator & Treasurer)

Diana has served as our Administrative Coordinator since January of 2013. While this lay position is new to Zion, Council strongly agreed that it provides much needed support to the pastor and other church leaders in continuity and communication among members and beyond the walls of our building. Diana also serves as Zion's Treasurer.


Marilyn Basinger

Marilyn Basinger
(Adult 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.


Norma Penn

Norma Penn

A retired language arts teacher from Lima City Schools, Norma joined our team as a part-time secretary in 2014. For the past four years, she's brought a much appreciated friendly and supportive presence to our office.