Gary ZachariasSenior Pastor
Pastor Gary has been the pastor of Terrace Shores since 1991. Prior to that, he and his family served two other churches in the pastoral ministry, and also as missionaries to the Dominican Republic and Venezuela. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute with a double major in Bible Theology and Evangelism, the Univ. of Wisconsin Oshkosh with a B.S. degree in history, and then attended Trinity Evangelical Divinity School where he received his Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees. Gary ministers with his wife, Carmen (who also graduated from Moody, pictured).
They have four children: Katie, Kara, David, and Josiah.
Back row: Sofia (David’s wife), David, Henry (Katie’s oldest), Josiah, Katie, Casey Getz
Middle: Carmen, Lincoln (Katie’s youngest), Gary, Kara, Remy (Kara’s youngest)
Front: Emmett (Katie’s third), Max (Kara’s oldest), and Merian (Katie’s second)
Ryan JingstDirector of Student Ministries
Ryan grew up in Northwest Montana near Glacier National Park. After studying business management one year at Pensacola Christian College in Florida, Ryan switched his major to youth ministry and transferred to Moody Bible Institute in Chicago Ill.mIt was at MBI that Ryan met Jody, his wife since June 2001. Jody also graduated with a degree in youth ministry. Jody grew up in a small farming community in Northwest Illinois. Jody spent two different years with her family on the mission field in Africa. They have three children: Elijah, Lydia, and Celia. Ryan and Jody both have a desire to build meaningful relationships with students, and to use that basis as a platform to show them Christ’s love.
From left to right: Ryan, Celia, Lydia, Jody, and Eli
Nate LehnerAssociate Director of Music Ministry
Nate grew up right here in Princeton attending Terrace Shores most of his life. He is a graduate of UW-Oshkosh and had been working as a Financial Advisor before being led back home to music ministry here at Terrace Shores. Nate met his wife Christina, a speed-skating Veterinarian, on a blind date and they have been married since 2006. Depending on the season, one will usually find Nate and Christina training for some kind of race – triathlons, cross-country skiing, speed skating, etc. Currently, Nate is also working on a Diploma in Biblical Studies from the Elmbrook Study Center (which is through Trinity).
Pictured — Nate, his wife Christina and their son Leo
Mark SinaPastoral Intern
Mark was born in Minnesota but grew up in Watertown, WI. He was raised in a Christian family and came to faith in Jesus at a young age. For schooling, Mark graduated from Nicolet Bible Institute and then transferred to Oak Hills Christian College where he graduated with a B.A. in Pastoral Ministries and Biblical Studies. Mark is currently studying online at Moody Theological Seminary, working towards a Masters of Divinity degree. Following his graduation from Oak Hills in 2018 Mark married Katya, who he met at NBI. They have a daughter Naomi and a son Matthew. Mark was not always on board with serving God with his entire life, but in his life, he has come to realize God is worthy of far more than Mark could ever give Him. He is thankful for the faithfulness and grace that God has shown him, along with the patience God has had with him. His aim in life is to help people understand who God is and to know Him on a personal level.
Pictured: Mark, his wife Katya, their daughter Naomi, and new little bean Matthew
Andrea DillieAdministrative Assistant
Andrea grew up in Oshkosh and has quite the different background from the rest of the staff here at Terrace Shores! Andrea grew up in a family that was consumed by addiction. By the time Andrea was fourteen she was doing drugs everyday and was suicidal. It was only by the grace of God that she survived! In 1995 she met Tim Dillie, a native of Markesan, and they were married in 1998. It was through Tim and his faith that Andrea came to faith in Jesus. Tim and Andrea have two sons, Tristan and Gavin. Today, Andrea is so grateful for the undeserved love and protection God gave her during those dark days and for the many blessings she has. More than anything, Andrea wants her story to give others going through dark times and addiction a hope for a future. Click here to see Andrea’s video testimony.
Pictured — Andrea, oldest son Tristan, younger son Gavin, and husband Tim
Jesus Christ is the Head of His Church, and each member of His church has been entrusted with His Spirit, spiritual gifts, and responsibility to help the Church be healthy (1 Cor 12:13, Eph 4:11-16). In light of this, we value a congregational government that meets quarterly to make decisions together. Each January we elect members from our congregation to serve in various leadership roles. Here is the list of those who are serving currently.
Gloria SmedemaChurch Treasurer
Nate LehnerWorship Committee Chairman
Katie AlvordChristian Education Chairman
Owen PurvisBuildings and Grounds
Jody JingstSocial & Hospitality
Dan IgeMissions Committee Chairperson
Mike LehnerChurch Chairman
Andrea DillieChurch Secretary & Financial Secretary