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Come Join Us!

Be a part of our exciting future

The Mt. Zion United Methodist Church is fortunate enough to have many people involved in the success of the church. It could be the day-to-day operations to the weekly Sunday services and youth activities that add to their success.

Each and every program, committee, small group or class takes a dedicated group of individuals to make them successful. The time commitment is appreciated with so many people volunteering their time and talents.

And the best part is that everyone is doing this because they love to share God’s love with others!

“A Church for the Community in the Community.”

Ted A. Hartley, Pastor

Ted A. Hartley, Pastor

Pastor Harley began his ministry at Mt. Zion UMC in July 2013. Pastor Ted A. as he is called, has been a pastor for 27 years. He has also been involved in church work in Europe, Zimbabwe, Russia and Israel. He would like to plan a trip to China in the future. Pastor Ted A. attended Garret Evangelical and Methodist Theological School in Ohio for his Seminary training. Before becoming a pastor, he was an educator in public schools and community colleges. Pastor Ted A. loves to play golf and enjoys playing in the area municipal band and attends various fine arts programs. He has one son, Chris and two grandchildren who reside in East Peoria.
Brandon Lane, Music Director

Brandon Lane, Music Director

Brandon a native of Mt. Zion was always involved with church activities as a young child. He now serves as the Music Director at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church while attending Millikin University and studying Music Education. As a student, he is Vice President of the University Choir, Artistic Director of Physical Graffiti and member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, MAfME and One Voice. Brandon is also the Music Director for Theatre 7.

SUPPORT STAFF

Carla Rudow

Carla Rudow

Office Manager

Sandy Friesner

Sandy Friesner

Parish Nurse

Carolyn Ridenour

Carolyn Ridenour

Communications Director

PRAISE BAND

Lyn Sly

Lyn Sly

Pianist

Frankie Paredes

Frankie Paredes

Percussion

Marion Mallard

Marion Mallard

Bass

SOUND/MEDIA/YOUTH

Drew Hartrich

Drew Hartrich

Youth Director (6th-12th Grades)

Steve Peterson

Steve Peterson

Sound/Media

Douglas Shepard

Douglas Shepard

AWANA

YOUTH

MT.ZION CO-OP PRE-SCHOOL

Alicia Rosier

Alicia Rosier

Children's Director

Mallory Corrington

Mallory Corrington

Pre-School Teacher