Darrell Weber,

Pastor of Zion since April 2005. Member of Zion.

Favorite Scripture Verse:   1 Peter 1:9, “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

Favorite Song:   “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus

Education:    Master of Divinity and Master of Theology from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO in May 1995.

Ministerial Standing:   Conservative Congregational Christian Conference (, and the Evangelical Association of Reformed and Congregational Christian Churches ( 

Married:   to Marjie (Clepper) Weber - an RN at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL. 

Children:   Melissa, Josh and Rachel.

Kerry Burnette,

Part-Time Director of Christian Education of Zion Started Jan. 22, 2018.

Favorite Scripture Verse:   Psalm 46:1-3, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.”

Favorite Song:   “What a Beautiful Name,” by Hillsong

Not Married: 

No Children:

Vicki Pellmann,

Treasurer at Zion since April 2016.  Member of Zion since 2006.

Favorite Scripture Verse:   Psalm 127:3, “Children are a gift from the LORD: they are a reward from Him.

Favorite Song:   “How Great Thou Art

Work hours:   Monday and Tuesday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Married:   to Don Pellmann,

Children (Blended Family):   Michael (Gwen),  Laure (Ben),  Matthew,  Annie (Derek),  Mariella,  Lukas,  Nicole (Bryan), Amber (Kent),  Sean (Melissa) & Brittany.

Grandchildren:   Charli,  Catch,  Asher,  Levi,  Tommy, Laura, Jeremiah, Brigham, Alison, Caden, and Silas.


Secretary at Zion since Aug. 2011.  Member of Zion since 2013.

Favorite Scripture Verse:   Isaiah 6:8, “Here I am. Send me.

Favorite Song:   “Prayer of St. Francis

Work hours:   Wednesday & Thursday, from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, and Friday, from 8:30 am to 11:30 am.

Married:   to Gary Gansmann - an industrial tools sales rep for Weinacht and Associates,

Children:   Jamie and Jeff.

Dave Maeder, Jr.,   Custodian at Zion since 2017.

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Work hours:   are flexible.


Preschool Teacher at Zion since 2006.   Member of First Baptist Church in Columbia, IL.

Education:    Bachelor of Arts in Education from Southern Illinois University - Carbondale

Favorite Scripture Verse:   Philippians 4:8, “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things.

Favorite Song:   “In the Garden

Certified and Licensed:   State of Illinois and Texas for Preschool and Kindergarten.

Work Hours:    see the Preschool page.

Married:   to Rev. Jonathan Peters - Pastor of First Baptist Church in Columbia, IL.

Children:   Christopher, Jordan, Micah and Eden


Preschool Teacher at Zion since 2012.   Member of Zion since 2016.

Favorite Scripture Verse:   Matthew 6:9ff, “Our Father who art in Heaven …

Favorite Song:  “Amazing Grace

Work Hours:    see the Preschool page.

Married:   to Dave Maeder, Sr.

Children:   Beth, Dave Maeder, Jr., Stephanie,

Grandchildren:   CC, and Jayce