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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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Rev. Barbara Caruana

Interim Pastor


James Alfieri

Director of Music & Worship Arts

James comes to Zion with 25 years of experience as a church musician at several different congregations, including Methodist, Presbyterian, and 11 years in a Lutheran congregation. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Geneva College and a Master of Sacred Music degree from the Graduate Theological Foundation.  He is an experienced organist and choir director and he has played piano regularly for contemporary worship. James is a certified teacher (K-6) and has taught private piano lessons from his in home studio. Prior to coming to Zion, James worked as a Medical Technologist for Cleveland Clinic.

Anne Rankin

Parish Administrator

Anne is a native of Lancaster and a 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.  Prior to coming to Zion, Anne taught and tutored middle school math for 7 years in the Baltimore area.  She has skills in computer technology and 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
Jeff comes to us with a wealth of previous experience.  Jeff has served youth and young people for 35 years, both as a volunteer and full time staff.
Jeff volunteers on both the synodical level of youth and family as well as on a national level working with the ELCA Youth Gathering on various curriculum writing & leadership teams. He serves as an instructor and coach of Theological Education with Youth (TEY), a creative initiative of The United Lutheran Seminary at Gettysburg and Philadelphia.  Jeff is also a Youth Ministry Certification school instructor and coach at the United Lutheran Seminary at Gettysburg campus where he helps equip applicants with tools and resources to build and integrate youth and family ministry in a congregational setting.  Jeff and his family reside in Millersville.

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 theater 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 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.

85 E. Brandt Blvd., Landisville, PA 17538