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 on the way.

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, serving him to their utmost.

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

Lee Bertsch
Associate Pastor

In 2002 our family transitioned back to Canada after 15 years of ministry in the Philippines. A year later God graciously gave me the opportunity to serve here as pastor. My wife Jennell has been my true partner in life and ministry for 30 plus years. I am grateful to be part of a church that values community and where most bandwagons pass by unnoticed. In my downtime, I read, walk, listen to my diverse music collection, work my garden and occasionally dabble in photography. Preferred coffee: dark roast, low acid, aeropressed.


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.

Diana Fox
Bookkeeper

I’ve been on staff at Zion since 2003 – first as Secretary, then Office Administrator. I was blessed to return to the role of Bookkeeper after my second maternity leave. I work from home as required. I love the community aspect of my work and enjoy all opportunities to interact and serve with such a great bunch, some on staff but many who are not!
I’m married to Jesse and we have two energetic boys: Sam and Jon. As a family, we enjoy touring local playgrounds. While the boys are sleeping, I enjoy strong coffee!

Stefan Moldovan
Custodian

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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