Pastoral and Ministry Staff
Pastor Zachary is honored to serve as the Lead Pastor of Christ’s Family Church. Zachary came to know Jesus in college when he was studying Opera performance and realized his call to ministry shortly after. Since then his greatest desire has been to make the name of Jesus and forgiveness found only in Him known. Zachary is married to Blair, who is an ICU nurse and passionate follower of Jesus, and together they desire to see the Quad Cities transformed with the message of Jesus’ grace. Zachary’s favorite thing about the CFC is the community of steadfast believers who are committed to Jesus, and the family feel in the congregation!
When not at work, Zachary enjoys hanging out at coffee shops, studying, writing, and hiking. He is a big fan of craft coffees, and loves funky light roasts with odd flavors. He is also a big Harry Potter fan, and proud Hufflepuff. Zachary and Blair are proud foster parents and have opened their home and hearts to four children throughout the years.
Terri joined the staff of Christ’s Family in January, 1999. She is responsible for handling all of our secretarial work. She is married to Denny and they enjoy Iowa Hawkeye Basketball, the Chicago Cubs and traveling.
John started attending Christ’s Family Church in 1993. He soon became the organist and assistant choir director, with his wife, Lorelei, playing the piano. In September of 2005 he took on the duties of Choir Director/Organist. John comes to the position having worked in church music for over 40 years and having lectured at the college level in various topics of church music and worship in Canada, Africa, England, and the US. Dr. John is Professor Emeritus of Voice and African Music, as well as a former chair of the Division of Fine and Performing Arts and the Department of Music at Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois. John recently became a Director in the missions agency Artists in Christian Testimony International with The Church Musicians Training Program. The CMTP offers training and mentorship to indigenous church musicians in East Africa. John and Lorelei started this expanding certificate program in Kenya and Uganda in 2015 and continue with regularly scheduled sessions focused on using church music in intercultural discipleship.
Director of Operations
Ron was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA and has a BA from Penn State and an MA from Virginia Tech. He has been a leader and manager of staff for over 24 years, working with the South Carolina State Park Service in historic site management and then in vocational ministry with a church in Palm Bay, FL for over 14 years. Ron serves Christ’s Family Church as our first Director of Operations overseeing the facility, finances, human resources, technology and the many aspects of managing a church. He loves serving the Kingdom in administration and operations and how it allows others to fulfill their calling just as operations fulfills his calling in life. Ron has two kids, Garrett who is in the Military Police Corps in the Army and Laura who has served as a missionary intern in Japan and is attending the University of West Florida.
What does a Director of Operations do? Here's a brief explanation from Ron: DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS explained
Director of Education
Becky Schuetz and family have been members of Christ’s Family Church since 1997. She has served as a teacher and discussion leader in the children’s and adult ministries, as well as coordinator for the children’s ministry. Becky was added to the staff in the fall of 2007 to fill the newly created position of Director of Education. Her duties include developing, organizing and providing education programs for children and adults that help them become growing disciples of Jesus Christ, as well as recruiting and training the teachers and leaders that God uses to instruct and draw His people closer to Him. She also serves as a resource for study materials for small groups. Becky is married to Tom and they have 4 children: Kyle, Lindsey, Alison and Grace.
Lorelei serves as the pianist for the worship services and the choir. While she loves music as an avocation, she was by profession a social worker and recently retired as the Executive Director of a Quad City social service agency called Friendly House. She has Bachelors and Masters degrees in Social Work. Lorelei is a team member for the Church Musicians Training Program (Kenya and Uganda) under the missions organization Artists in Christian Testimony International. She and her husband John have been part of the Quad Cities for 35 years, and have three grown children, all of whom are married. She and John have 10 grandchildren.