Building a Community to Reach a Community

Our Staff

Nick Thiessen
Senior Pastor

After moving to Edmonton from Winnipeg to attend Taylor Seminary in 2009, I grew to love Zion as a place for worship, service and fellowship. It was my privilege to serve as a student intern during my time in school (2010-12) and the Associate Pastor following graduation (2012-16). In my current role as Senior Pastor, I am blessed to shepherd a congregation that really seems to understand and live out what it means to love and care for one another. It's a joy to work alongside men and women, both young and not-as-young, who value preaching & worship that is centred on the cross and rooted in the Word, and service & hospitality that is intentional and genuine.

Amy and I were married in 2010, and we have two beautiful daughters, Magnolia and Adaline.

Thomas Verboom
Associate Pastor

As a high school student in BC, I received a heart for student ministry. I moved to Calgary to study Youth Ministry at Ambrose University (2008-12), and it was here I met my wife, Julianne. We were married in 2010 and have two boys, Samuel and Ezra, and a little girl, Adalia.

In the spring of 2018, we happily accepted a call to ministry here at Zion. With great joy, I minister to children, students, young professionals, families, and volunteer leaders. I desire to see young men and women grow in their obedience to God and his Word, discover the way He uniquely made them, and walk with Him wherever He may lead.

Hobbies: board games, sports, escape rooms, movies, wood-working, and reading.

Sharlene Guenther
Administrative Assistant

I have been attending Zion since 2007 and started working in the office in April 2014. I moved to Edmonton from Vermilion, AB in 2003 to attend Taylor University College; it took a few years before I discovered Zion and started attending here. In addition to working in the office, I am also involved in music on Sunday mornings and serving in the youth ministry. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with family & friends, exploring the world of photography, and getting away to the mountains when I have the chance.

Stefan Moldovan

In 2006, I immigrated to Canada and had the privilege of being part of the Zion community. I enjoy serving together with my wife in the janitorial service of the building for a year now. I am a simple man who loves the Lord Jesus Christ.

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