Pastor Timothy P. Philabaum: Pastor Tim grew up in Saginaw, Michigan, where his father was pastor of the Lutheran Church of St. John. He studied at Trinity Seminary in Columbus, Ohio, in 1980 and has served Zoar since 1985. He and his wife Kate have twins, Aaron and Matthew, and daughter Allison. Pastor Tim has a wonderful way with young people and voluntarily participates in activities for young people, in particular any involving skis.
Community Pastor Ann Marshall: Ann is the family pastor and joined Zoar in August 2007. She graduated from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in 1997 and several months later was ordained a priest. After ten years in Kentucky-Indiana Synod, Pastor Ann came back to her roots in northwest Ohio. Born and raised in Tiffin Ohio, she spent most of her adult life in Columbus before being asked to serve in northeast Indiana. Before entering the seminary, Rev. Ann worked for eleven years as a social worker and advocate for social justice for the poor and homeless. Her call to Zoar includes a focus on social justice ministries, public relations mission, evangelism, and small groups. Ann is married to Pastor Michael Montgomery and has two children, Sarah and Nathan. She enjoys reading, knitting, cooking, tending some flowers, and even watching Law & Orderrepeats.
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