Pastor Kevin C. Zellers was installed at Messiah Lutheran Church on Aug. 27. Assisting in the installation service was Pastor Arie Bertsch, North Dakota District President, and several pastors from around the state. A reception and potluck followed for the pastor and his family, visitors and congregation members.

Zellers received his bachelor's degree from Concordia Teachers College, Seward Nebraska in 1983. He then served in the U.S. Army for four years where he received numerous awards before being honorably discharged in 1987. He earned his master's degree in divinity from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., in 1991.

He vicared at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Ft. Dodge, Iowa, from 1989-1990 and was ordained June 9, 1991. Zellers has served St. Peter and St. Paul Lutheran Churches of Beach and Belfield, St. Andrews Lutheran Church of West Fargo and St. John Lutheran Church of Weber, Minn., and most recently at Zion Lutheran Church of Bismarck.

Zellers and his wife, Kathy, have three grown children and numerous grandchildren.

Messiah Lutheran Church is located at 1020 Boundary Road N.W., Mandan. Divine services are held at 9 a.m., followed by fellowship and Bible class. Other opportunities for faith building include Bible classes, confirmation, Sunday school, chancel choir, handbells and adult and youth events. For more information, call 701-663-8545 or access the website, www.messiahmandan.org.

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