Children, Youth & Family Ministries

Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as theseMatthew 19:14

CYF Calendar      Program Information

  • Brianna Carlson

    Brianna Carlson Brianna started at Zion in August. She was originally hired as the Family Events Coordinator, a position which includes planning activities and organizing volunteers for events such as Z-Fest and Trunk or Treat. Since then, she has also started working with Zion Kid’s Place on Wednesday afternoons and has been coordinating the Sunday school program. Brianna has learned that everyone at Zion is willing to lend a helping hand. There are so many people who have been volunteering here for ... more
  • CYF Staff Transitions

    CYF Staff Transitions The Children, Youth and Family team will have new faces this year. Brianna Carlson and Jonathan Shun began new positions as Family Events Coordinator and GIFT (Growing in Faith Together) Coordinator on August 26.   Brianna Carlson has joined our staff as the Family Events Coordinator.  This position is the responsible for Trunk or Treat, Daddy Daughter Dance, Easter Egg Hunt, and other such large events.  She will also help in the coordination of Z-Fest, communion celebration, cross crafts and VBS.  ... more
  • A Place to Ask Questions

    A Place to Ask Questions Cindi started attending Zion because it is an ELCA church, just like United in Christ Lutheran Church where she grew up in Eveleth, MN, and because her aunt, Kristi, was already a member here. I was very active in the youth program at United in Christ, and attended many TEC (Teens Encounter Christ) weekends, including being a member of the music team and a co-director. My favorite church memory has been watching my own children sing and dance and praise God, ... more

Grade 6-12

Confirmation (grade 6-8)
UpGrade Youth Group (grade 6-8)
Class Ring Handbells (grade 6-8)
Youth Group (grade 9-12)
Youth Choir (grade 6-12)
Friday Breakfast Crew (grade 9 and up)
TIM Team

Youth Ministry Calendar
Middle School Facebook Page
High School Facebook Page

Graduate Update


Vacation Bible School (age 3-grade 4)
Zion Day Camp (age 5-grade 5)
Bible Camp at Wapo (grade 2-12)
Summer Stretch (grade 4-8)


Kristin Lotthammer
(Sunday school)

Pastor Suzi Orlopp
(grade 6-12)