Fearless Leader

Fearless Leader

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.


Faithful Sidekick

Faithful Sidekick

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 four grandsons and two 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.



Has tatoos

Has tatoos

Kyle Lindgren

Youth Director

Kyle joined the Zion staff full time in the summer of 2019. Kyle is married to Chelsea, and they have two sons and two daughters. He is known as "the guy with tattoos" and has many undiscovered and unexhibited wonderful qualities.  His experience in prison ministry has taught him to like going to jail, drinking coffee, and answering questions not yet asked.