Clergy and Program Staff

Rev. Dr. David L. Beebe - Interim Pastor

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Dr. Beebe is our interim pastor. This means that he will be leading us for a year or more in transitioning from our previous pastor to his successor as an installed pastor. David comes to us as a trained intentional interim pastor, having been trained by the Interim Ministry Network. Before he began this work over twenty years ago he was the biblical associate for the national UCC Stewardship Council. He holds an earned doctorate in worship. He has two daughters and two grandsons, all of whom live in the St. Louis area. His wife, Judy, passed away twenty one years ago. David lives in Lake St. Louis, MO.




Connie Thompson - Administrative Assistant

 Connie has served as Zion's Administrative Assistant since 1980.  She is married to Daniel and they have two daughters, Amy and her husband Michael Eads who live in St. Clair and Jill who lives in Union.  Connie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, enjoys reading and watching her favorite baseball team...the St. Louis Cardinals!








Dr. Tim Sexton - Minister of Music

Dr. Timothy Sexton has been our Minister of Music since fall 2013.  In addition to being Director of Choral Activities at East Central College, Dr. Sexton is an instructor of Music Theory and Music Appreciation as well as the Artistic Director of East Central Children’s Choral.  He has served as Music Director in several congregations in Missouri, Kentucky, and South Carolina.  His ministry role includes: conducting the Chancel and Hand Bell Choirs, selecting service hymns, coaching soloists and small ensembles for special presentations, and working with our Worship Arts Ministry Team.

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Alysha Petry - Minister to Youth and Families

Alysha joined the Zion staff in 2009 as the Coordinator of Christian Education. In 2012 her position was expanded and redefined as the Minister to Youth & Families. When she is not playing or planning with her Zion family, she enjoys time with her two kids, Reed and Julia, and her husband Jeff. Jeff and Alysha spend their spare time kicking it with their favorite hobby, tae kwon do.


Mandy Frick - Faith Quest Coordinator

Mandy has been our Faith Quest Coordinator since Fall 2013. When she is not writing or looking for fun Faith Quest lessons she is spending time with her family and friends. She is married to Jason and they have two children, Ashley and Lucas.


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