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. Although Zach has served Edgington EPC in various capacities since 2009, it wasn't until 2012 when he began to serve as full-time pulpit supply, followed by his ordination as an EPC Teaching Elder in 2014. Zach loves spending time with his wife, Mackenzie, and thier son Paul Thatcher. He enjoys reading, orcharding, gardening, the (very) occasional round of golf, and Notre Dame football.
Committed to the virtue of churchmanship, Zach serves the EPC regionally as a member of the Coordinating Council, chairman of the Ministerial Committee, and parliamentarian of Rivers & Lakes Presbytery; and nationally as chairman of the Permanent Commitee on Theology. Additionally, he provides leadership to the Westminster Society networking group as author and general editor of the Westminster Societty Journal.