Rev. David K. Zandt, Pastor
Pastor David and his wife Kristi and their four children (Lexie, Marissa, Noah, and Elijah) arrived at Peace Lutheran in November of 2018. Having earned a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from UW-Milwaukee, he then continued his studies at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO, where he earned a Masters of Divinity degree. He was ordained at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Delevan, WI, on June 18th, 2000.
"Having been serving in pastoral ministry for over 20 years, I have a passion to reach out to the hurting and to find ways for others to be equipped, uplifted, comforted, encouraged, empowered, and strengthened to meet both the joys and challenges of life, and to ignite within them a Spirit and joy-filled discovery of who they are in Christ to live out the "best-version-of-themselves" in daily living and interacting with others. I'm looking forward to serving the wonderful hearts of those at Peace Lutheran, and to begin this new and exciting opportunity to reach out to the surrounding communities of Gulf Shores and Foley with the life-changing power of Jesus!"
Karen Shields, Director of Music and Choral Ministries
Hello! My name is Karen Shields and I have been a member of Peace Lutheran for 7 years. I have been the Choir Director for most of that time. I am now serving as the full time organist for Peace. I am married to Jimmy Shields, and we have been blessed with 3 children and 10 grandchildren. We were Texans for most of our lives! After an 18 year business in Arkansas, we came to our favorite place and settled in for our retirement years.
I have been in church and community music for many years. I have a degree in music and truly enjoy the choir. If you have a love for singing and have not yet found a church home, please come and sing with us as we raise our voices for our Lord!
Debbie White, Administrative Assistant
Debbie retired here with her husband, Don in March, 2016 from Lake St. Louis, Mo. She retired in 2010 from the Fort Zumwalt School District, in O’Fallon, Missouri after 30 years. She has a daughter, Julie (Tony) and 2 grandchildren, Eric 18, Molly, 16, all in St. Peters, Mo. and a son, Jason (Robyn) and grandson, Rendon, 8 who reside in New Orleans. When not working at the church or volunteering at Peace, she enjoys her time at the beach with husband, and family.
Don White, Church Custodian
Don retired here with his wife, Debbie in March, 2016 from Lake St. Louis, Mo. He retired in 2015 from the Goldwest Diamond Corporation. Don enjoys working in his yard and small carpentry jobs. He likes time on the beach and NOT shoveling snow!