Zion United Church, New Hamburg

215 Peel St, New Hamburg, ON N3A 1E7

Phone: 519-662-1182

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Minister: Rev. Tim Graham

Email: ac.tenlleb@mitver

Tim came to Zion in November 2015 and brings with him the experience of or more than 25 years of ordained ministry. He has served pastorates in southern Ontario and Nova Scotia since his graduation from Queen's Theological College. Tim believes that a minister needs two central qualities: a genuine love of people and a deep and abiding faith in Jesus Christ. He lives these as a leader among equals as he seeks to help everyone discover their own ministries. Tim keeps busy with his family (wife, son, daughter, a dog and four cats) and also loves to play hockey once a week and relaxes by playing his guitar.


Minister Emeritus: Rev. Bob Thaler


Music Director: Susan McGonigle

Email: ac.enildlrow@elginogcms

Susan's involvement in the Church began at a very young age, playing for the offeratory, and singing in the Eramosa Youth Choir. She began to take a more active role in music ministry in her teenage years, singing professionally with her siblings and often playing for the worship services at her home church. Susan's love of music led her to the University of Western Ontario, where she obtained her Bachelor of Music Degree in 1991. Music, combined with her strong Christian beliefs, has led to over 20 years serving God in the church as a Music Director.


Pianist: Gail Roth


Custodian: Ruth Ann Ramseyer

Ruth Ann Ramseyer is a life long resident of the New Hamburg area. Married 48 years to her husband Clare, now passed, she is the mother of 3 daughters and 2 sons, and now the grandmother of 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She has been a member of Zion United for 41 years, and has served as the church's custodian for 25 years, keeping us all in order! Ruth Ann enjoys knitting, baking and spending time with family.


Church Administrator: Jennifer Meyer

Email: ac.tenlleb@hcruhcdetinunoiz

Jennifer grew up in Toronto, but always wanted to live in a small town, a hope that was fulfilled when she moved to Baden 11 years ago, where she still resides and raises her young family. She began her time at Zion in April 2011, and is grateful for how quickly she was made to feel part of the Zion family. When not helping her children with their homework, or doing laundry, Jennifer enjoys reading, baking and cottaging, and believes she would be very crafty, if only she had been blessed with the skills! 


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