Our Pastors


Rev. Timothy Schwartz


“I love to preach, teach and visit with people – all so that they can hear about Jesus and believe in him.”

Experience in the Public Ministry

2016-Present, Zion Columbus
2004-2016 Pastor, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Yakima, WA

1999-2004 Home Missionary, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Roswell, NM

1998-99 Vicar, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Wauwatosa, WI

1997-1998 Vicar, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Tomah, WI

Personal and Educational Background

Born in Waconia, MN. Grew up in St. Paul Park, MN
1991 Graduated from St. Croix Lutheran High School, West St. Paul, MN
1995 Graduated from Northwestern College, Watertown WI
1999 Graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon WI

Pastor Schwartz is married to Niki and together they are raising three boys: Jadon, Josiah and Micah. They all love reading, trying different foods, sports, and traveling to places where they can do mountain hiking.


Rev. Ben Zuberbier

Pastor Ben Zuberbier of Eugene, OR has accepted the call to serve as one of our two pastors. He will be installed in a special service on September 15, 3:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to join us as we welcome him, his wife Hannah and family to Zion in worship and a meal served following the service.