Our Ministry Team



Pastor Byron Meline
Senior Pastor
Pastor Byron's call as Senior Pastor at Zion began in April 2009.  He has previously served parishes in Alamo, North Dakota, Whalan, Minnesota and Wanamingo, Minnesota.  Married to Lois since 1976, they have the joy of being parents to five daughters: Sarah, Alecia, Hannah, Laura and Christina.  They also have 4 grandchildren. Pastor Byron grew up on a farm near Hendrum, Minnesota, graduated from California Lutheran Bible School and Azusa Pacific University with a major in Social Work prior to attending Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.  

Pastor Byron is an avid Minnesota Twins fan (sometimes a great tester of patience) and finds much joy in outdoor work projects.  His favorite Bible verse is John 10:10 where Jesus says, "I came that you may have life, and have it abundantly".



Pastor Kim (Cassid
y) Kyllo
Associate Pastor
pastor.kim.kyllo@gmail.com

Pastor Kim's call as Associate Pastor began in September 2014.  Prior to serving Zion, she studied at Luther Seminary in St. Paul.  During that time she served congregations in New Hope, Bemidji, and Forest Lake, Minnesota in non-ordained roles.  Pastor Kim grew up in Watertown, Minnesota and completed her undergraduate studies in religion and psychology at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. Since moving to Stewartville, Pastor Kim married Todd, and they have a daughter, Arin.

Pastor Kim enjoys spending time in God's great northwoods - especially fishing and canoeing - as well as running, swimming, quilting, and spending time with friends and family. Her favorite Bible verse is John 1:5 "The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it."

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Adam Nelson
Director of Youth and Family Ministries
adam.zionstewartville@gmail.com

Adam joined Zion's staff as Director of Youth and Family Ministries in December of 2016. Prior to joining Zion, he completed his B.A. in Religion, Faith and Leadership Concentration, at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. Adam grew up New Hope, MN, where he was an avid fan of the Wild, Twins, St. Paul Saints, Lynx, and various other high school athletics. He is also a great fan of music, being a singer and multi-instrumentalist.

Adam's favorite bible verse comes from 1 Corinthians 13, where Paul writes: "And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love."

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Wendy Kauffmann
Office Manager
zionstewartville@gmail.com

Wendy joined the staff at Zion in September of 2000 as the Office Manager. She was raised in Grand Meadow, MN.  She graduated from Albert Lea Technical College with a degree in Accounting.  She married Rob in 1990 and has one son, Travis.  They live near Ostrander.





Wendy Weber

Sunday School Coordinator

zion.edteam@gmail.com

Wendy has been a member of Zion since her baptism.  She has been on staff at Zion since November of 2009
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Beverly Wise, RN, BSN
Parish Nurse
parishnursezion@gmail.com

Beverly Wise has been a member of Zion since 1981.  Bev has been married to Ken for 15 years.  They are blessed with four grandchildren.  Bev graduated from Naeve Hospital School of Nursing in 1974.  She earned her BSN from Augsburg College in 2001.  Bev worked at Mayo for 40 years in the operating room.  She completed training as a Parish Nurse in March of 2014.

Bev’s hobbies include reading, quilting, knitting, and spending time with family and friends.