Ingrid Wengert, Pastor

Pastor Ingrid Wengert has served as pastor since November, 2018.  She has a B.S. in Business from Arizona State University and an M.Div from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.

Her first call as associate pastor was to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Marlton, NJ for 4 years, her second call as pastor was to St. Paul’s Teaneck, NJ for 4, and her third call as pastor was to St. Matthew, Moorestown for almost 13 years.

She served the NJ Synod as chair of the Burlington-Camden Mission Cluster and Dean for the Delaware Mission District for six years, and now serves on Synod Council and also on the Immigration Task Group.

Outside of work, Ingrid enjoys hosting dinners, hiking, gardening, traveling, estate sale shopping and listening to podcasts (especially on design, science & history). She is married to Timothy J. Wengert, who retired from teaching Reformation History at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.  They are doting grandparents to twin girls.

Marilyn Hibler, Music Director

Marilyn Hibler has served as Music Director at Zion since 1969 with a couple of years off to raise children.  

Laura Hamilton, Parish Secretary

Laura Hamilton is originally from Chicago and graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana with a degree in Accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant. After a career in Public Accounting and as a  Controller for several years, Laura “retired” to raise her three daughters, as her husband Kelly’s job in the auto industry took them all over the country – including to Long Valley twice! Laura’s husband has recently retired, and the Hamiltons now temporarily reside in the parsonage (Griffith House) with their two dogs, Buddy and Lilly. This is the first time they have lived in an old house! Laura enjoys gardening, genealogy and interior design and home staging. She has been the Parish Secretary since 2016 and frequently says this is the best job she’s ever had! She has enjoyed preparing all the communications and getting to know all the folks at Zion. There is never a dull moment in the office, and she welcomes anyone who wants to stop by to say hello!