Our Staff

Pastor - Rev. Mark A Kliewer


After Graduation from Concordia Theological Seminary in May of 1987, I accepted the call to serve Zion Lutheran Church of Winnemucca, along with Christ's Mission of Battle Mountain and Immanuel Lutheran Church of Ely, Nevada.  I currently serve Zion Lutheran Church of Winnemucca and Christ Lutheran Church of Battle Mountain, Nevada.  Both congregations have strong Preschool programs.  I conduct Chapel each week at each location.  

A lifelong Lutheran, my childhood was spent in NW Oklahoma on a small farm. I was baptized at St. John's Lutheran Church, Lipscomb, Texas.  I confirmed my Christian faith at Christ Lutheran Church, Shattuck, Oklahoma in 1967 where my family also has long history.  I moved to Derby, Kansas and attended Faith Lutheran Church in Derby following the death of my parents.  Following graduation from Derby Senior High School in Derby, Kansas I enrolled at St. John's College, Winfield, Kansas.  I continued my education at the University of Idaho, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Wildlife Fisheries Resources.  After a few years of work in the Wildlife field and then logging I enrolled at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana, eventually earning a Master of Divinity in 1987. 

Office Manager - Patsy Sorenson

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Early Childhood Director - Elizabeth Dyches

"I have been at Zion for many years, at first assisting, then subbing, then working as an aide, then a teacher, and now as Director."



Preschool Teachers and Aides    

Robin Armstrong-Teacher; Megan Anderson-aide.                                     
Kathy Hageman-Teacher; Amanda Neilson-aide.                                   
Lorraine Meza-Teacher; Toni Coulter-aide



Charity Jappert                                                                 
Baylie Roark
Destine Enriquez
Loretta Miller 
Maria Diaz
Leslie Haas-substitute