Rev. Dr. Edward O. Grimenstein
Church Office: 412-221-4776
Installed as Zion Lutheran Church's Pastor on Sunday April 9, 2017 Rev. Dr. Edward O. Grimenstein previously served as the associate executive director at LCMS International Mission in St. Louis, where he directed missionary and pastoral work for 35 countries. He served as an active duty U.S. Army Chaplain for 7 years, and prior to this served in 2 parishes. He is 44 years old and a graduate of Concordia Seminary in Fort Wayne in 1999. He has two Master’s degrees and a doctorate in preaching. He has published a book entitled, A Lutheran Primer for Preaching. He is currently married and has 7 children (with another expected shortly) ages 3 – 19 who are currently homeschooled. He is originally from Pittsburgh, PA.
Zion Lutheran Church Secretary/Office Administrator
I am a lifelong member of Zion and currently work part time as the church secretary. I am married with two children. I am involved in Sunday school, vacation bible school and the events committee at Zion. In my free time I like to work out and spend time with my family.
Early Childhood Program Director
I have been a member of Zion Lutheran Church for 14 years and a member of Christ Lutheran Church Forest Hills PA until I came to Zion with my family in 2002. I have been married to my husband Dan for 22 years and we have two children Ryan and Sydney. Currently I am the Director of the Early Education Center at Zion teaching children from the ages of 2 to 5. I am also the head of the Events and Planning committee and have been involved in Sunday School and VBS.
Mark has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He currently serves as an Assistant Principal in the Charleroi Area School District where he also served as a music teacher for 10 years. Mark directed the Charleroi Cougar Marching Band, Musical Pit Orchestra, Jazz Band, Symphonic Band, and Middle School Choir. Mark joined Zion’s staff in 2014 and directs both the Adult and Children’s Choirs. Mark and his wife Shelley joined the church in 2013. They have two daughters Madison and London.
Although I'm on the staff page, I'm not part of Zion's staff. I am, like so many others at Zion, a volunteer, using their God-given abilities to serve the Church and our Lord.
My wife, Marianne (Thielet) Miller, a life-long member of Zion, and I were married here at Zion in 1989. I became a confirmed member shortly thereafter.
By day, I work for BNP Media as a senior art director, and in the evenings and weekends I split my free time between managing the Zion website (since about 2009), freelance design work and photography.
As for the Zion website, you will find several thousand daily posts, hundreds of podcasts (sermons), dozens of videos, and a long list of archived bulletins and newsletters ... and the complete Bible in a Year readings are available online as text or as an audio download. The website has been a labor of love, and I thank God for providing me with the ability and the health to continue this outreach ministry.