At Zion, we are a community of faith that strives to be increasingly diverse in our mission and ministry. We believe that, wherever a person is in their life, there is a place for them at Zion. Everyone is welcome here, and God's doors are open to all, from the cradle to the grave.
We honor the variety of gifts, talents, and abilities that make up our family of faith. We believe that everyone has a unique contribution to offer, as rich and diverse as tools in a toolbox. We equip each other so that we can be sent into the neighborhood and community to share God's love.
We believe that God has entrusted us with resources that must be faithfully and responsibly stewarded in order to do the work of ministry. We believe God is calling us into the next chapter of our story by building on the legacy of 62 years in ministry together. Join us in telling the story of God's love at Zion!
Pastor David E. Potter
(954) 421-3146, Option 1
Master of word searches, connoisseur of homemade cornbread, and lover of books of all kinds, David is a husband, father, grandfather, a pastor, and a beloved child of God.
David serves as our Pastor, responsible for faithfully preaching the Word and administering the Sacraments, as well as the myriad of duties involved with being the spiritual leader of our community. A Lutheran pastor for 35 years, David has served congregations in Minnesota and Florida and also worked as an addiction recovery counselor, holding certification as a Master's Level Certified Addiction Professional.
Cantor Kurt R. Schmidt
954-421-3146, Option 2
Lover of iced coffee, syndicated sitcoms, and non-fiction books (especially biographies and memoirs), Kurt is a son, grandson, uncle, an expert at canes, wheelchairs, scooters, and a beloved child of God.
Kurt serves as our Cantor and Director of Music, planning and organizing all of our worship services, leading our choirs, and accompanying on our piano and organ. He also serves as our Communications Specialist, handling all printed materials, the website and social media, and community relations. Before joining Zion in these roles, Kurt was a full-time teacher in Christian schools for a decade.
(954) 421-3146, Option 4
Passionate about her family, her country, and all things Disney, Erica is a wife, mother, grandmother (call her Gorgeous), friend, and a beloved child of God.
Erica serves as the Director of our Preschool, Evergreen Academy of Zion Lutheran Church. Evergreen Academy's ministry includes over twenty teachers and staff members and almost 100 students. Erica came to Zion in 2019 with over 30 years of experience in early childhood education as a teacher, administrator, and peer educator.
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
959 SE 6th Avenue, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
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