Zach grew up in suburbs of St. Louis, MO. He is a graduate of Illinois College (B.A. Religion, 2009) in Jacksonville, IL, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div, 2012) in South Hamilton, MA. Zach has served our congregation in various ways since 2009, beginning as a summer intern, then as full-time pulpit supply, and finally as an ordained Teaching Elder. He loves spending time with his wife, Mackenzie, and their one year old son Paul Thatcher. He enjoys reading, all aspects of working outside including orcharding and gardening, the (very, very) occasional round of golf, and Notre Dame football.
Committed to the virtue of churchmanship, Zach serves the EPC regionally in Rivers & Lakes Presbytery as chairman of the Ministerial Committee, member of the Coordinating Council and parliamentarian; and nationally as chairman of the Permanent Committee on Theology. Additionally, he provides leadership to the Westminster Society networking group as author and general editor of the Westminster Society Journal.