Rev. Mathew Magera
I have been a pastor at Zion since 2019 and I’m excited to be among the people of this congregation and surrounding community. Pittsburgh is a great place to call home and a great place to share the good news of Jesus. I enjoy preaching and teaching, being among people, and talking about how God fits into even the tough spots in life. I’m passionate about living and sharing the love of Jesus. I want Zion to embody this also, what we call a discipleship culture.
When I’m not at Zion, I’m home with my wife, Lane, and our daughter, Skye. We love to travel. As a pilot, I’m fortunate to be able to see God’s creation from above as an exciting hobby.
I would love to get to know you more over a meal, some coffee or tea, or even a glass of wine or a pint.
Director of Family Ministry
I am honored to work with the Family Ministry at Zion to support the Sunday School and parents/guardians within their marriages and families to strengthen their “home churches.” It is a great privilege to help “feed the lambs” at Zion! I have been fortunate to also work within our denomination having served on the founding board of the North American Lutheran Seminary, currently serving as NALS Board of Regents vice-chair, and also on the NALC Communications Team. It’s hard to express my gratitude over the years for the faith, strength, support and dedication of the people at Zion in their mission for Christ!
Director of Music
Rev. Dr. William Beck
I am a life-long Lutheran and have been a member of Zion for 8 years. I have been one of Zion’s Administrative Assistants since April of 2014, and I greatly enjoy interacting with members and staff alike. Working at Zion strengthens my faith and allows me to learn new things every day.
My faith has increased and many friendships have been made since 1995 when Zion became my church home. It’s been a joy to work in the office since 2017. I am the proud mom of one adult daughter. If I’m not in the office, you will find me reading a book, baking, visiting with my elderly mother, thrifting, or, most likely, walking the trails at the park.
Zion Lutheran Church
4301 Brownsville Rd.
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15236
Zion Lutheran Church © 2021
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
North American Lutheran Church
Zion is a congregation of the North American Lutheran Church (NALC). Above all else, the NALC seeks to be faithful to the Bible and centered on Christ. Learn more about the NALC on their website.