Servant Leaders

Rev. Scott Casebeer



Bio: Pastor Scott holds a Master's of Divinity Degree from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio. He has worked as a youth pastor and hospital chaplain. Previously, he was the pastor of St. Peter's UCC in Apple Creek, OH.


I am called to help others theologically frame their world, but I should never dictate what they must believe. This means working with people where they are at, in communities that are far from perfect but that continue to struggle to find out how they can best love God and neighbor. We are all learning, we are all in process, journeying together towards a better understanding of how God is acting in our lives and the world. My task is not to change people; only God can do that. My charge as a leader of the church is to introduce people to God and to walk with them on our shared journey of faith.

Joyce Orr

Bible Study Leader


Bio: Joyce holds a bachelor's degree from U.C.'s College of Business Administration and has worked for many years in the computer industry. Joyce's passions range from storytelling to theology. A lifelong member of Zion, Joyce is also a member of the Network of Biblical Storytellers ( and co-coordinator of the CinDay Guild of the Network (

Judy White

Choir Director, Minister of Music


Bio: Judy White directs the Chancel Choir. Judy is best known for her many years of teaching music at Norwood High School. She also lead the very successful Norwood Community Chorus. Judy is a graduate of Capital University in Columbus, OH.

Claire Lee



Bio: Claire Lee joined the church staff at Zion in the Fall of 1997. Claire plays the organ, piano and keyboards for church services and accompanies the Chancel Choir and the Youth Choir. Claire received her Bachelor of Music degree from Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She also holds a Masters in Accompanying. She's been playing professionally for 25 years.

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Leadership Team


The Zion Leadership Team works cooperatively with the Zion Spiritual Life Team. These two bodies are on equal standing within the church structure.


The Zion Leadership Team is responsible for seeing that our church lives out the Vision of Zion UCC. The guiding questions for this responsibility

  • Is the Vision still relevant?
  • Does the Congregation understand the Vision?
  • Is Zion living the Vision?

Spiritual Life Team

The Spiritual Life Team is responsible for the congregation’s spiritual life:

  • Visitation and Care of the Membership
  • Preparation and distribution of Holy Communion
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