Staff

Erin Beeker

Office Assistant - office@zmcva.org

Erin has attended ZMC for the past 5 years and recently took up the role of Office Assistant. Although she grew up in MI, she fell in love with the Shenandoah Valley while getting her Bachelor’s of Nursing at Eastern Mennonite University and now lives here with her family- her husband, Justin, two beautiful children, Luke and Emma, and their dog Maya. Together they enjoy lots of outdoor fun in the Valley and being with family and friends. In addition to working at the church, Erin also works part-time at SRMH as a registered nurse.

Contact Erin if you have announcements or events to add congregational news, need help finding a document, would like to reserve the church space, have questions about the directory, need a key, need something fixed or need supplies. If you have a question and don’t know where to go I’m happy to help!

Seth Thomas Crissman

Part-time Preaching Minister - seth@zmcva.org

Preaching and teaching monthly

Lori Friesen

Minister of Care - lori@zmcva.org

Lori has been attending Zion since January of 2015. She received her MDiv from Eastern Mennonite Seminary in August 2015. She never dreamed she would be using her degree in a church setting but feels blessed to have been called to serve as the Minister of Care at Zion. She enjoys connecting with congregants of all ages and being able to be part of many important milestones in congregational life. Please feel free to contact Lori if you would like prayer, a visit at home or in the hospital, have a prayer/praise to share with the congregation, or to share an update on life. For individuals seeking baptism at Zion, a child dedication or other special service (anointing, prayer) please contact Lori for further information.

Lori and her husband Joe live in Rockingham County with their two young children. They enjoy spending time outdoors, playing, hiking, camping and traveling.

Sarah Piper

Lead Pastor - sarah@zmcva.org

Sarah Piper serves as lead pastor, focusing on congregational vision, leading the pastoral team, and preaching. Sarah is inspired by seeing God’s love and grace at work in Jesus’ church, God’s creation, and one another’s lives.

Clay Showalter

Minister of Administration - clay@zmcva.org

In his role, Clay enjoys studying the intersections of faith, technology and communication. Zion is Clay’s home congregation, and he’s delighted to be part of it with his wife Joanna and their two children.