Meet the Team

David L. Sawhill


Pastor Sawhill has been at Zion since 1989. He has been senior pastor since 1992. He previously served several parishes in the Midwest. Pastor Dave finds his greatest joy in ministry in preaching and teaching the truth of God's precious Word. In his personal life he loves each minute spent with his wife and daughters and is an avid fan of NASA and the space program. 


Phyllis Mueller

Administrative Assistant

Phyllis began attending church at Zion when her son entered Kindergarten, which was 28 years ago. Since that time, she steadily became involved by doing school volunteer work which led to doing church volunteer work as well. Phyllis began working in September on 1994. She worked as the school secretary and within recent years she became Ministry Facilitator. She is always willing to help new folks get acquainted with Zion's ministry. Zion Lutheran Church is a major part of her life and a great blessing. 


Gena Landgraf

Administrative Assistant

Gena has been attending Zion since 2009. Prior to working at Zion, she was employed with Pasadena ISD in their data processing department. She retired after 31 years of service. Gena enjoys crocheting, knitting, tatting, and reading. She also serves on the Alter Guild. 

When you visit us during the work week Gena will be the first friendly face to greet you as you enter the building. She is here to help you in any way she can. 


Meredith Helm

ECC Director

Meredith has been a member of Zion since she was a child. She went through Zion Lutheran School and Lutheran South Academy. She has her Bachelors in Early Childhood and a Masters in Reading Specialist. Meredith taught 1st grade for 11 years. She is a wife and mother of 3 young children. She loves spending time with her family and has been leading our ECC since 2013. 


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