About Zion's
We are a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The largest Lutheran denomination in the United States.
Who we are
We are a Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, celebrating over 120 years of serving the Defiance community.

We are what God has made us – people whom God has created by grace to live in union with Jesus Christ and has prepared to live faithful, fruitful lives by the power of the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 2:8-10). In Jesus Christ, God has reconciled us to God and to each other. As we gather around word and sacraments, this life in Christ is what defines, shapes and guides us as a community of faith, the church. By God’s grace we can and do live confidently and generously in this community of faith and in service of others, amid the mysteries and paradoxes of this life in Christ – including our human limitations and failings, and the ambiguities, uncertainties and suffering that we experience.


Faithful individuals who assist in worship and visit the sick and home-bound.

Tom Boals Deacon

John Diehl Deacon

Helena Morris Deacon

Doug Eis Deacon

Dawn McKibben Deacon

Regina Snyder Deacon

Cindy Wendell Deacon

Eric Engel Deacon


Driven by God's spirit, we will grow in faith and make Christ's love known.


A community where everyone is welcome and fed.


God’s love is for all.
We are all ministers with gifts and talents
All that we have, all that we are, is a gift of God
Spiritual growth is essential
Prayer and God’s word are vital guides