Dinka Lay Evangelist
Director of Mission
Director of Operations
Pastor Rob Zahn
Youth & Young Adult Ministry
Music Associate - Choir Director
Congregational Life Minister
Children & Family Minister
Interim Associate Pastor
Custodian / Streaming Tech
Associate Pastor Call Committee
Dennis Dahlen, Chair
A lifelong member of Zumbro.
Attends John Marshall High School.
Enjoys dancing ballet, playing piano, playing clarinet in marching band, singing in Bella Voce, camping, and sewing.
Confirmed at Zumbro in 2021, VBS teacher, Faith Formation teaching assistant, and Zumbro Nursery volunteer.
Daughter of Dan and Maryam Rettmann. Elizabeth also has two sisters that she loves very much--one older and one younger.
A 28-year member of Zumbro.
Assistant Principal at Century High School.
Enjoys gardening, reading, walking, and baking. Loves spending time at the family cabin on Deer Lake during the summer. It is a great place to relax and get together with family.
Sixth year on Church Council, member of Call Committee for Pastor Rob Zahn, Confirmation mentor, and Faith Formation teacher. "Zumbro has been my church home for many years, and I really enjoy being a member of this faith family."
Mother to Michael, who will be a senior at Concordia College in Moorhead, dog Kuma, and Snoop the Cat.
Sue Schwartz, Secretary
A 23-year member of Zumbro.
Worked for Mayo Clinic for 21 years--currently a Senior Analyst in the Employee Benefits group.
Enjoys family time, gardening, travel, and exercising. Currently on the board of the SEMN Chapter of the American Red Cross, and a tree designer for the Hiawatha Homes Festival of Trees for 22 years.
Member of the Bel Canto Handbell Choir, Faith Formation teacher, coordinated VBS crafts, and have served as one of Zumbro's wedding coordinators for the past 20 years. "I am honored to be serving on this call committee, and excited to be a part of this important endeavor as we start the next chapter at ZLC!"
Wife to Scott Schwartz, and mother to Jake (19), Lily (18), and 4-year old yellow lab, Skye.
A 5-year member of Zumbro.
Entrepreneur/Software Engineer for a local travel/tech startup.
Enjoys home renovation projects, gardening, and piano.
Husband to Marissa, a Research Scientist for Mayo Clinic, and father to Julian (4) and Aurelia (3)--both growing fast and full of energy!
Pastor Rob Zahn
Zumbro's Directing Pastor since March 2022.
Concordia College grad (Go, Cobbers!), a huge Vikings fan, and a lover of movies....all of them.
Degree in Music--used for playing in a few bands and doing music for The Second City Comedy Club in Las Vegas.
Advanced degree in Theology--used as a pastor in Nevada, Wisconsin, Michigan, and now Minnesota. Also worked as a professor at Waldorf University.
Currently working on a doctoral degree in Semiotics, Church, and Culture from Portland Seminary.
Husband to Brenda and father to three daughters: Kjirsten, Ainsley, and Felicty. "The role I play that is most important to me is that of husband and father. I know that is cliché, but it really is true."