Friday, July 20, and Saturday, July 21, Rev. Jonathan Conner will be visiting and having interviews with the Search Committee, Elders, Council, teachers, and staff. We plan to have an informal congregational meet and greet, 5:30–6:30 pm, on Friday the 20th.

Pastor Conner is the sole pastor at Zion Lutheran in Manning, IA ( He graduated from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, in 2004 and received a Master’s degree from Biola University in Apologetics in 2014. After spending 6 years in northwest Iowa, he was called to Zion in 2010. He is married to Rebecca, and they have six children.

Iowa West District President’s comments: “In terms of pastoral ministry skills, Pastor Conner rates outstanding in his lay leadership development and teaching ability; very good in chil­dren’s, youth, older adult and family ministry as well as in his personal witnessing, preaching content and delivery and worship … Pastor Conner is an exceptional young man … He is very bright, a good scholar, loves apologetics, articulate, and relates well with his people.”

Please plan to join us Friday evening, July 20, anytime between 5:30 and 6:30 to say “Hi” to Pastor Conner. You may watch his sermons online at Zion’s website shown above.