Meet your MAIN / SURGE LEADERS!

Hey there! Nic Elizondo here! I've been attending Zion since 2010 and have been involved in leading and overseeing our Youth Program since July 2013. I enjoy making people laugh and LOVE music! I am also married to the beautiful young lady below me--She's the better half! My day job is at Aramark Refreshments where I glorify God as an Account Executive. When at Zion Youth Connection I love diving into God's word with the teens, and of course, a good game of Knock-Out is always fun too! I live with my wife and our puggle, Pork Chop! My favorite bible verse is Romans 8:28, "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose." 

Hi! I'm Haley Elizondo. My family's name is pretty recognizable at Zion as my grandmother began attending the church when she was 5 years old! So my grandparents, parents, uncles, cousins, siblings, and myself were all baptized, confirmed, & married at Zion! I really find a passion for helping people and always enjoy spending time with my family. As Nic stated above, I am the better half! I received my Bachelors of Social Work from the University of Indianapolis and currently work as an ABA Therapist at Cornerstone Autism Center. When at Zion Youth Connection, I really like connecting with each of the teens and talking with them about things going on in their world. My favorite bible verse is Micah 7:7, "But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me."

Meet your PLUGGED IN LEADERS

Greetings! My name is Brady Gurganious and I'm the one taking the reins for our 7th & 8th grade group: PLUGGED IN. While I love rallying Jr High youth, my day job is actually at Lutheran Child and Family Services where I serve as the Spiritual Life Leader. Some interests and hobbies of mine are Lutheran Theology and I like collecting hats...lots of them! In addition, I enjoy spending time with my wife and 4 kids. When I was involved in youth group, I had a great time at the various retreats, including NYG! My favorite bible verse is Hebrews 13:8, "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." 

Meet your OUTLET LEADERS

Well hey, hey, hey! The name is Michelle Bloomer and I am the leader for our 5th and 6th grade youth group, OUTLET! We'll mostly meet Friday nights, yet during the day I am a PE teacher at Doe Creek Middle School for 7th & 8th grade! Some of my favorite activities and interests are space exploration, sports, running, watching movies with my family, and everything Disney! I have a real passion for music especially hand bells, piano and Christian worship! Back when I attended youth group, I really enjoyed the Serving events and also the bible study discussions! My favorite bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11 

Guest Leaders! 

Good day and hello! I'm Jason Taylor and I serve as the sole Pastor here at Zion Lutheran Church. God called me to Zion in August of 2007 and I've been here ever since! My family and I enjoy vacationing in Disney and I always look forward to the annual road trips out west with one of my kids. If you can't find me in the church, visiting a hospital, serving the community, cheering on our Warriors, or spending time with my family, it's probably because I am trying to squeeze in a round of golf! When I was in youth group, I always would run to the ping-pong table. I live with my wife, Jenn and my kids Kate, Paige, Danielle, and Elijah. My favorite bible verse is Luke 19:10, "For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost." 

"Do nothing out of selfish ambition  or vain conceit. Rather in humility value others above yourselves"--Philippians 2:3

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Zion Lutheran Church

6513 West 300 South

New Palestine, IN 46163

Church: 317.861.4210

Cell: 317.832.6469