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Our Pastors

Meet the pastors of Zion Church.

Meet our pastors

Say hello to the pastors of Zion Church. Got questions? Contact us by clicking here.

Stu Kerns - Senior Pastor

Stu has been the lead pastor at Zion for 30 years. He's a Lincoln native, graduate of UNL, and got his M.Div. and D.Min from Covenant Theological Seminary in Saint Louis, Missouri. He and his wife Kelli have three grown children and a dog Scout, on which they dote shamelessly. Stu has cultivated strong relationships with many other pastors in Lincoln, and frequently hosts them on his Saturday morning Friendly Fire program on KLIN, 1400 AM radio.

Fearless leader

Keith Ghormley - Associate Pastor

Keith has been full-time at Zion since 2008. His associate duties include doing pretty much whatever Stu tells him to do. Currently that involves work with adult fellowship and education, children's ministries, and print and online communication. Keith and his wife Jana have five grown children and in the past few years have rejoiced to welcome six grandsons and four granddaughters. Keith is also a Shakespeare fanboy and appears on a local stage here and there, now and then. He plans to stage a production of The Tragick Historie of King Saul just as soon as he finishes writing it. Real Soon Now.

Faithful sidekick

Tag Tuck - Assistant Pastor

Tag joined the staff at Zion as an Assistant Pastor in the Fall of 2021. Pastor Stu did the wedding for Tag and his wife Gina twenty years earlier, back at the old 9th and D location when they were part of Zion during their years at UNL. Tag used his musical abilities in the United States Air Force band, and then went through Covenant Seminary and pastored in Virginia. Tag and Gina have two children.

Plays a mean sax