Governance

God requires that a Christian congregation shall conform to His divine Word in doctrine and practice (Psalm. 119:105; Matthew 28:18-20; Galatians 1:6-8; 2 Timothy 4:1-5) and that all things be done decently and in order (1 Corinthians 14:40). Therefore, we, the members of Zion Lutheran Church, located at Bismarck, North Dakota, accept and subscribe to the following Constitution and Bylaws, in accordance with which all spiritual and material affairs of our congregation shall be governed.

Zion’s Church Council
President – Chris Rooke
Vice President – Elliot Rust
Past-President – James Rath
Secretary – Bonnie Chase
Treasurer – Fred Ehrhardt
Board of Church Properties – David Kemnitz
Board of Adult Family Ministry – Travis Rau
Board of Youth Family Ministry – Stephanie Ell
Board of Lay Ministry – Brian Rosin
Board of Stewardship – Melody Hintz-Rau
Special Projects Board – Lynette Schumanker
Zion Foundation – Roland Huber

Other Zion Ministry Leaders
Music Coordinator – Melissa Piatz
Hosannas Director – Kathy Rooke
Bells of Zion Director – Melody Hintz-Rau
Acolyte Coordinator – Gary Semmel
Stephen Leaders – Denise Agnew
LWML – President – Mavis Goetz
Bismarck-Mandan Lutheran School Association – Heather Bauer & Lisa Miller

On January 25, 2015 Zion held it’s Annual Voters Meeting.  Zion reviewed it’s 2014 Ministry and passed the Ministry Plan for 2015.  The Voters passed the proposed changes to the Bylaws.  These changes will now be sent on to the North Dakota District.  These changes are proposed to help make it possible for Zion’s leadership to be more responsive to the needs of the congregation. Zion Bylaws with proposed changes  (click to view) Zion year end report 2014 updated (click to view