Church Leaders

Rev. Scott Casebeer

Pastor

 

Bio: Pastor Scott holds a Masters Degree in Divinity from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio.  Before becoming Pastor at Zion UCC, he worked as a Youth Pastor and Hospital Chaplain. Previously, he was the Pastor at St. Peter's UCC in Apple Creek, Ohio.

 

"I am called to help others theologically frame their world but never dictate what they must believe.  This means working with people where they are, in communities that are far from perfect, and continue to struggle to find how they can best love God and their neighbor.  We are all learning, and are all in process journeying together toward a better understanding of how God is acting in our lives and in 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 walk with them on our shared journey of faith."

Colleen Lee 

Administrative Assistant

 

Bio:  Colleen joined the congregation September 2018. Prior to becoming the church’s secretary, she worked as a contract Administrative Assistant for organizations such as Sherpa Coaching, Procter & Gamble, Fifth Third Bank, and Sunny Delight. 

 

Colleen has a Masters Degree in Trombone Performance from John’s Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, Peabody Institute, and a Bachelors Degree in Music Education and Trombone Performance from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music.  She continues to play trombone in her free time.

Joyce Orr

Bible Study Leader

 

Bio: Joyce holds a Bachelors Degree from The University of Cincinnati, 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 (www.nbsint.org) and Co-coordinator of the CinDay Guild of the Network (www.cinday.org.)

Judy White

Choir Director, Minister of Music

 

Bio: Judy White directs the Chancel Choir.  Judy is best known for her many years as the Choral Music Teacher at Norwood High School. She also lead the very successful Norwood Community Chorus.  Judy is a Bachelors of Science and Music Education from Capital University in Columbus, OH.

Claire Lee

Organist/Keyboardist

 

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 Bachelors Degree in Music from The University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music.  She also holds a Masters Degree in Accompanying.  She's been playing professionally for 25 years.

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
are:

  • 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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