Pastor Barb has been appointed to serve the Ebenezer Conference!

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Bishop Gordy Appoints Two New Deans
Bishop Julian Gordy has appointed two new deans to serve the Southeastern Synod. The Rev. Barbara Koch, Zion, Guyton, GA, has been appointed to serve the cluster in the Ebenezer Conference on the Georgia Coast, and the Rev. Michael Huntley, Martin Luther, Mobile, and Holy Trinity, Daphne. AL, has been appointed to serve the Ruach Conference on the Gulf Coast.


Pastor Michael Huntely

Deans serve as the bishop’s representative in a limited geographical area called a deanery or cluster. There are 17 such clusters in our synod. Deans provide pastoral care to rostered leaders in their deaneries and facilitate good communication between the bishop’s office and the congregations in the cluster. Pastor Jill Henning, Trinity, Lilburn, GA, coordinates the work of the deans.


Pastor Barb Koch


Ice Cream Festival Was a Big Hit!

Looks like everyone had a blast! Thank you to all those who helped to make it a success!

Our Chosen Frozen Ice Cream contest had the following winners:

Grand Champion – Melinda Heidt
1st Runner Up – Andrew Sapp
2nd Runner Up – Lida Peth

Our second cornhole tournament also had a repeat champ in Jody Dixon with her new Partner Mya Robertson

To see all the pictures from the event click here.

Ice Cream Festival August 18, 2012

Summer Fun for Everyone featuring our 2nd Annual Ice Cream Churn-Off, Cornhole Tournament, Inflatable Fun, Face Painting, Train Rides, Live Music and more!

If you make an awesomely delicious ice cream, bring it to our 2nd Annual Ice Cream Churn-Off! The winners will get bragging rights for a whole year and some cool prizes, too! The Grand Prize Best All Around winner’s name will be added to our “Chosen Frozen Champ” plaque of fame.

Put your money where your mouth is… if you like an ice cream,vote with a penny (or any coin, even bills). The ice cream with the most votes (money) will be crowned the winners. All monies raised from the Ice Cream Churn-Off will be used to send Military Care Packages to our local, deployed military.

Beginning at 5:00PM, we’ll be providing free hotdogs, chili, cake, tea, and lemonade. Feel free to bring snacks or enjoy our affordably priced concession stand with sodas, chips, popcorn, candy, & more. The Ice Cream Churn-Off is open to EVERYONE! If you want to enter, please have your ice cream at Zion by 5:30PM, so that we can begin judging promptly at 6:00PM. Come join us for a fun, cool time, and don’t forget to bring a friend!