Pastor Dave Adams - Mt Zion Christian ChurchDave Adams
(262) 248-7097, ext. 114

Dave Adams spent 30 years in his first career as a farmer, where he first learned the Gospel message.  Born in Woodstock, Illinois in 1955, Dave  worked from age 10 with his father and brothers on a family farm.   Dave and his wife, Pat were married in March of 1977.    Dave, Pat, and their four children started attending Mt Zion in 1988.   They became involved in children’s ministry, the high school youth group, and serving as an elder.  They sold the cattle and machinery in 1996, and he came on staff at Mt Zion in 1997 as Associate Pastor.   Dave  became Senior Pastor of Mt. Zion in 2006.

Pastor Dave and Pat live in McHenry, Illinois. They have four children and eight grandchildren.  When he has the chance he enjoys riding his Harley-Davidson and fishing.  Dave and Pat enjoyed the trip of a lifetime to Israel in 2013.


Jeff Hughes   bfcsewi@earthlink.net

Jeff serves on the elder board at Mt. Zion and is also the North Central Regional Elder for Bikers for Christ. Jeff grew up in Woodstock, Illinois, and has been attending Mt. Zion since 2003. He is a cancer survivor.

Jeff and his wife Jenice were married in 2004 and have 3 grown children.
P1040807Jeff and Jenice Hughes

Gary Thompson  garnettlee13@yahoo.com

Gary grew up in Arizona. He and Lyn have been married for 25 years, and have four children. They have been attending Mt. Zion since 1996. Having totally aclaimated to his home in Wisconsin, Gary is a fan of the Packers, Badgers, and Brewers.

Gary and LynGary and Lyn Thompson

Garth Underwood    garthunderwood3@hotmail.com

Like most of our elders, Garth grew up in Illinois –  in the little village of Stockton.  He and his wife Sarah have been married for sixteen years and have two sons – Nathan and Brayden.  They have attended Mt. Zion since 2007.

As secretary for the elder board, Garth takes meticulous minutes and likes to quote his favorite book of the Bible – the book of Proverbs.

Garth and Sarah Underwood

Garth and Sarah Underwood

Scott West   Swest3710@gmail.com

Scott hails from Brownsville, Texas, and has attended Mt. Zion since 1999. He met his wife Jessica here, and they were married in 2000. They have two children, Joslyn and Malachi, and a dog, Molly, who thinks she is part of the family. Scott and Jess are actively involved in their small group and in teaching 5th and 6th grade Sunday school.

Scott and Jessica West

Scott and Jessica West

Pastor Michael Sandberg

Pastor_Michael(262) 248-7097, ext. 116

Mt. Zion’s Latino Ministries Pastor, Michael Sandberg, is one of our own, born and raised here in Lake Geneva. He lives here in town with his wife, Kerry, and his children, Caleb, Hannah, and Josiah. Michael is passionate about Truth and a Biblical world view. He is also a fan of the wrong Chicago baseball team.

Pastor Steve Thorngate

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Stephen Thorngate came on staff part time at Mt. Zion in 1986 as worship leader. As the church has grown, his responsibilities have expanded.  For many years he served as full-time minister of music; with the help of his wife, Lisa, he led worship each week, directed choirs, and wrote and produced musical dramas.  He also taught music and sometimes other classes at Mt. Zion Christian School.

More recently as senior associate pastor, he leads “C4,” Mt. Zion’s men’s ministry. He also represents  Mt. Zion’s  elder board on several subcommittees, serving to connect the leadership of  the church’s many  areas of ministry.  He continues to oversee the music and worship department, which includes a number of worship teams, and leads worship from time to time.

Pastor Steve grew up in Pebble Beach, CA.  He came to Wisconsin for college and has been here ever since.  He taught vocal music in Waterford, WI, for 14 years before beginning full-time ministry.  He and Lisa have been married since 1974 and have seven grown children.