We passionately love Jesus and His people! We are called to bear the image of God in order that the reign and love of Christ would be heal, restore, and release everyone into their divine story!
Jim & Lorelei Sheen
Lead Pastor and Executive Pastor
Pastors Jim and Lorelei have served in ministry together since 1990. They came to Tacoma in 1997 and are honored to lead at Zion’s River. Their hearts desire is to see everyone released and healed and walking out their divine story. They have six children, Tyler, his wife, Kayleigh, Kyle, his wife, Renee, Angelika and her husband, Ramses. They are blessed with five amazing grandchildren, Brooklyn, Cohen, Samuel, Theia, and Elianna.
Rob & Christine Riggan
Associate Pastor & Elder
Pastor Rob and Christine have served at Zion’s River since 1999. Pastor Rob is our campus pastor, helping people connect to Zion’s River and leading our Connection Group ministry. Christine serves as an Elder. They have two children, Brenden and Kaitlin. They love to see people become part of the Kingdom of God, and then turn around and bring everyone they know in to the Kingdom with them. Rob is passionate for his wife, his kids, and a nice medium-rare rib-eye steak!
Pastor Melissa has attended Zion’s River since 2005 and leads both our Worship and our Prayer ministries. She is one of four girls, and Auntie to six amazing young people Ashleigh, James, Alyssa, David, Isaac, and Emmalynn. She is passionate about connecting people to the heart of God through prayer and worship in order that each would be released in their divine story. She is committed to seeing the design of God’s Church manifested, and believes that this will come as we move together as one under the reign of Christ. Ah yes, bacon. She’s passionate about bacon.
Chris & Adrina Bacon
Chris and Adrina are faithful elders at Zion’s River. Chris is an Occupational Therapist and Adrina teaches at the elementary school level. They were married in 1993 and have three children, Gloria, Charissa, and Isaac. They are excited to help others walk out their faith in freedom, serving a God who pours out His blessings and favor on those who accept the promises of His Kingdom. They love family camping and road bicycling.
Skip & Mary Dempsey
Skip and Mary started attending Zion’s River in December of 2001. They are excited about understanding the truth about who God is and that we can be free because of His mercy, grace and love with no conditions or attachments. Their passion is for their children, grandchildren and anyone who God places in their lives to truly know Him. They enjoy being in the woods, spending time with their kids and grandkids (preferably in the woods), reading a book and cooking over a campfire (in the woods), taking pictures (in and of the woods), camping hiking & backpacking (in the woods). Are you sensing a theme?
Gabe & Suzanne Harkness
Gabe and Suzanne are faithful elders at Zion’s River. They have three children: Cabryna, Olivia, and Coda. Their passion is to be a part of seeing others have moments of realization that they are loved by Jesus, and more so when those moments become eternal reality. Their great joy is to have all of their kids huddled together, laughing at stupid stuff!
Frank & Rossana Zemek
Frank and Rossana have worshiped at Zion’s River since 2002 and are faithfully serving as Elders and Connection Group leaders. Their children are Kathryn & her husband Derek, Joseph, who finished his race, and Anthonee. They are passionate about spreading the great love of Jesus, and wanting others to experience His deep and abiding love in a very real way. They love motorcycles, bicycles, shooting, archery and kayaking.