Call Process 2020

Search for a New Pastor

Zion leadership has been working hard and continuously behind the scenes to the our Call Process.  Conversations with Bishop Lecakes, Pastor Chip Froehlich, Pastor Mark Mueller and other in the Atlantic District have informed this plan that is robust, intentional, and yet has a fast turn-around.  It's going to be a very busy spring at Zion!  

Interim Pastor

We are very happy to let you know that Pastor Charles (Chip) Froehlich will be serving as Zion's Interim Pastor for six-months beginning on January 31.  His time with us may be extended if needed.  He will assist us in the Call Process, worship, visitation, Sunday School and Formation (First Communion and Confirmation Classes).  He also brings extensive experience in fiance, outreach, senior ministry and youth.

Call Process & Call Committee

We invited you to get involved!  

Serving on the Committee are: Lynn Manning, chair; Ted Bieling, Demi Corina, Greg Cleveland, Tom Ekstrom,
Kathy Heap, Marie LaBrie, David Littlecook, Marcy Steiner, Michelle Wildgrube. If you have any questions please
don’t hesitate to reach out at 

Congregational Workshop #2: Ministry, Pastoral Style & Skill

Saturday, March 14

Time: 9am- 11:30am
Place: Zion- upstairs large room
Refreshments: Coffee, water, tea, donuts etc.

All are invited to attend!  While we prepare for the joy of Easter, as a faith community we also are preparing for the next chapter in our
long history. Thank you to everyone who attended Workshop #1. Almost fifty folks participated in a dynamic and thoughtful discussion on:
•what Zion does well
•what we need to grow
•what opportunities lie ahead of us

 We are thankful that Pastor Chip is with us to help us discern and reaffirm our purpose and mission.
 Pastor Chip challenged us to think about three words "CONNECT, GROW, LIVE" and how they relate and direct us in what our purpose and mission is here at Zion.  

Babysitting and transportation available, refreshments provided.  If you would like to utilize babysitting or transportation please contact the Church Office at 518-374-1811 or email

Contact Us

Pastor Chip Froehlich

Marcy Steiner

Council President

Lynn Manning

Call Committee Chair


PO Box 915

Schenectady, NY 12301

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