Reverend Ted A. Hartley began his ministry at Mt. Zion UMC in July 2013. Pastor Ted A., as he is called, has been a pastor for 22 years. He has been involved in church work in Europe, Zimbabwe, Russia, and Israel and is planning a trip to China in the near future. Pastor Ted A. attended Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL, and Methodist Theological School in Ohio (MTSO) for his Seminary training. Before becoming a pastor, Pastor Ted A. was an educator in public schools and community colleges. Pastor Ted A. loves golf, the fine arts, and his one son, Chris, who lives in East Peoria.
Brenna Pfeifer was a student of our former choir director Andrea Frakes Pope and is a graduate of Millikin University where she studied Commercial Music. She is also a music director at Millikin University.