Along with wife, Dana, and son, Matthew, we’ve lived in California, Oregon, Washington, Indiana, Minnesota and now Missouri. I’ve worked for companies ranging from a car wash to (what used to be!) the nation’s largest retailer, from being a milkman to being an advertising account manager. I’ve been schooled at Lutheran Bible Institute (1984 – Issaquah, WA) and Concordia Theological Seminary (2004 – Fort Wayne, IN), among others. I served as Pastor to Mt Olive Lutheran Church for 9 years in Folsom, California, before receiving and accepting the call to serve here at Zion Lutheran Church in Bolivar beginning February 2013. Enough about me – let us know about you. Come and visit us and tell us your story. I can tell you from my own experience, the people of Zion Lutheran Church are welcoming, warm and godly people who are Hearing, Sharing and Living the Gospel. If you can’t come by, contact me at … Pastor Tom Rhodes or PO Box 5, 600 East Aldrich Road, Bolivar, MO 65613, (417) 326-5506
Sonya Gorman is our administrative assistant. She is also the assistant teacher here at Zion Christian Preschool. She has been a member of Zion since 2001. She and her husband, Eric, have raised 4 children in the Bolivar area, homeschooling them for most of their school years (2 graduated, 2 still at home) and are enjoying the world of grandparenting with their young granddaughter. Sonya can be reached at email@example.com or (417) 326-5506.