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. For some reason, Stu runs things called "half marathons" and "10K's". 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 two years have three new grandsons. Keith is a tennis nut and also a Shakespeare fanboy. 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 in 2015 and continues to divide his time between his Zion youth responsibilities and his work on staff with Parent Life, a ministry of Campus Life that works with pregnant and parenting teens, giving them encouragement and guidance in the life choices they face. Kyle is married to Chelsea, and they have two sons and a daughter.


Edward Hermann Impersonator

Edward Hermann Impersonator

Brian Brown

RUF Campus Minister

Brian came to Nebraska in 2014 to serve as campus minister with Reformed University Fellowship at the University of Nebraska for the churches of the Platte Valley Presbytery. As our Campus Minister, Brian doesn't work directly for Zion, but he is pastor to our college students on campus. Brian and his family attend Redeemer Church, one of Zion's daughter congregations, which is downtown practically across the street from the campus.