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Our Mission & Vision

“Connecting with God,

Connecting with others,

Connecting others with God.”

 
Our mission is to be an inclusive and welcoming Lutheran church home that educates and emboldens children, youth and adults of all ages to serve God and spread His word in our local communities; guided by the Holy Spirit, nurtured by the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, firm in our desire for congregational in-reach and community outreach, and strengthened by our fellowship with each other, we strive as a church family to achieve spiritual growth and maturity.
 
Feel free to contact us for more information about Zion, Landisville using the form, below.  May the peace of Christ be with you!
 

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Pastor Janice Marie “JMe” Lowden

Senior Pastor

12346356_10153326017293041_190617198686728737_nPastor Janice (JMe) Lowden was called as Zion’s pastor in December 2010. Prior to coming to Zion, Pastor JMe and her husband served as missionaries in Tanzania. She brings many gifts to the congregation and her approachable attitude helps make Zion a very welcoming place.
For further information and her professional profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pastorjmelowdenelca

 

 

 

 

Dennis Dezort

Director of Music & Worship Arts

Dennis has served as Zion’s organist and Director of Music for more than 25 years. He leads music for both traditional and contemporary services, and directs the various music groups including the Traditional Choir, Praise Band & Choir, Jr. Choir, and Zion Orchestra.
 

Anne Rankin

Parish Administrator

Anne is a native of Lancaster Co. and graduate of J.P. McCaskey High School. She has a B.A. from Hood College, Frederick, MD, and an M.A. in Teaching from Goucher College, Towson, MD. In addition to skills in computer technology, she has experience in church-related administration and organization. Anne, her husband Chris, and three children live in Landisville.
 
 
 
 
 

Jeff Engroff

CYFM (Children, Youth and Family Ministry) Director
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Jeff comes to us with a wealth of previous experience.  Jeff has previously served as the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church from 2003 to 2012, and as the Director of Christian Formation for the last three years at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church (both churches are in Lancaster). Jeff and his family live in Millersville.

He serves as an instructor and coach of Theological Education with Youth (TEY), a creative initiative of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg and The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.  Joining with congregations, youth ministries and synods located primarily in the Northeast Regions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, TEY is designed to amplify the faith and witness of high school youth as gifted leaders and theologians.

Jeff is also a Youth Ministry Certification school instructor and coach at the Gettysburg LTS, where he helps equip applicants with a heart and desire to serve our Lord and the youth of the church with tools and resources to build and integrate youth and family ministry in a congregational setting.

We’ve lost contact with how this generation thinks… The church is almost off the radar screen for most of them. On Facebook, they have hundreds of friends around the world, but we don’t have face time with them.” – Jeff Engroff, quoted January 15, 2011 in Lancaster Newspapers

David C. Albin

Worship Technology Assistant

Dave graduated from Hempfield High School in 1980 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Performance and Composition from Susquehanna University in 1984.  A lifelong Lancaster County resident, Dave worked for three decades at a local Christian theatre before joining Zion’s staff.  Dave’s also involved with our church drama ministry, having written and directed plays for our congregation.  Most recently, he has been working with Dennis Dezort on original pieces for soloists and for the choir, and leads the popular “Box Office Bible Studies”  every summer, using clips from Hollywood movies to illustrate Biblical issues and to inspire discussions.
 
The world says, ‘I’ll believe it when I see it.’  Faith says, ‘I’ll see it when I believe it.'” 
 

85 E. Brandt Blvd., Landisville, PA 17538