Directing Pastor + worship, visioning, stewardship

Pastor Vern started at Zumbro in August 2009. He and his wife Brenda have two children, Erik and Ingrid. When not working he likes to golf, take photographs, and hike in the mountains.  Jeremiah 29:11 is Pastor Vern's favorite scripture. 


Pastor + visitor outreach, small groups, adult faith formation, Sudanese Dinka ministry

Pastor Jason began at Zumbro in July 2010. His wife Erica and him have two children Eliana and Will. Pastor Jason enjoys golf, singing, traveling, reading, and being outside. His favorite Bible story is when Jesus calls his first disciples (Luke 5:1-11).


Pastor + missions, community outreach, Wednesday Worship, older adult pastoral care

Pastor Lisa starting working at Zumbro in 2000. Her family includes her husband John and their three sons, Jack, Will, and Charlie. Pastor Lisa rollerblades and watches sports (football and basketball) in her free time. Her favorite scripture is Psalm 46:10.


Pastor + lifelong learning, confirmation, family ministry

Pastor Shelley began working at Zumbro in February 2010. She has three children, Megan, Micah, and Mia. You can often find her cooking, golfing, exercising, and working on a puzzle. Pastor Lisa's favorite Scripture is Romans 5:3-5.


Director of Music and Liturgy

Kristy started working at Zumbro in 1993. She and her husband Bob have two daughters Erikka and Alysson, a son-in-law Joel, and a granddaughter Ingrid. In her free time, Kristy can be found reading, working out, attending concerts, or at the her cabin with family. Her favorite Bible story is the Annunciation.

Ruth Monson

Congregational Life Minister

Ruth began at Zumbro in November 2015. She likes to travel, cook, read, garden, practice yoga, and attend concerts. She and her husband, Glenn, have two daughters Abby and Catherine and a son-in-law Jack Martin. Her favorite Bible story is John 6: the feeding of 5,000.


Family Minister

Kris started working at Zumbro in November 2011. Kris' family includes her husband Eric, daughter Elise, and son Isaac. She can often be found running, gardening, reading, cooking, recycling, and snacking. Her favorite scripture is Romans 8:28-39. 


Communications Lead

Allison began working at Zumbro in June 2014. Her husband Brandon and her have a son Bennett. She spends her spare time blogging, going for walks, and running. Her favorite Bible story is from John 4 when Jesus meets a Samaritan woman at the well.


Family Minister

Janette starting working at Zumbro in December 1992. She has two sons Zac and Grant. Her hobbies are singing, excerising, and reading. Her favorite scripture is Romans 8:35-39.


Administrative Assistant

Connie began in March 1997. Her family includes her husband Bob, children Andy and Abbie, daughter-in-law Melissa, son-in-law Chad, and gradnchildren Kaycee, Mitchell, Isabel, Jakob, Isaac. She likes to spend her time watching Days of Our Lives and traveling with friends. Her favorite Bible story is when Jesus blesses the little children.


Operations Manager

Tracy started in September 2014. His wife Jeannie and him have two children Alexandria and Thackery. Tracy enjoys kayaking, writing, and reading in his spare time. His favorite scripture is Ezekiel 1:1.

J.T. Walls

Building Maintenance



Music Associate and Director of the Zumbro Lutheran Choir


Craig Dickinson


Terry Griebenow



Office Assistant

Barb Desens

Nursery Coordinator 

Ralph Schornack

Music Assistant

Our journey of faith leads us to build bridges of understanding and peace, to reach out with compassion, and to share the hope of Jesus.