Raymond H. Reimer
Raymond H. Reimer grew up in central KS, attended Bethel College (KS), and served with Mennonite Central Committee in Bolivia before attending Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary and starting a career of pastoral and educational ministry.
While serving some settled pastorates, he specialized for a period in interim and transitional ministry assignments, leading a dozen congregations in Oklahoma, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Kansas.
Since earning his doctorate from Princeton Theological Seminary in Biblical Studies, he has also taught at several colleges and seminaries, and served the wider church by authoring a variety of
curriculum and other resources, chairing committees for area conferences and area ministerial alliances, as well as serving on a support committee for a Mennonite Voluntary Service unit. Recently he served as moderator of Western District Conference.
Ray has been one of Zion’s pastors since the summer of 2011, initially as transitional pastor; then co-pastoring with his wife, Rosie Epp, until she retired in 2020. Ray and Rosie have two adult daughters: Rachel, a school social worker in Wichita (and husband Marcel Kouame, and two grandchildren); and Renee, currently an associate pastor at another area church.
Karen K. Andres
Karen K. Andres began as associate pastor at Zion on July 1, 2020, after being a member for thirty-six years. Her roles at Zion include worship planning, preaching, pastoral care, and Christian Education. Karen grew up in central Kansas, graduated from Bethel College (BA in Music Performance), and completed a two-year Hesston College Pastoral Ministries Program. She also graduated from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary with a certificate in Theological Studies and an emphasis on Spiritual Formation.
Karen served at Tabor Mennonite Church, rural Newton, as associate pastor from 2002-2012. She then served as chaplain at Prairie View Mental Health Center for seven and a half years. Her
interests have led her to obtain training in Mental Health Counseling, Spiritual Direction, and Gestalt Pastoral Care. She is a member of Spiritual Directors International. Karen has been
involved as a speaker at women's retreats as well as filling the pulpit in various churches. She is grateful to God for the opportunities she has had to serve in various ministry opportunities.
Karen is married to farmer husband David and they have one son Josh and daughter-in-law Kristy as well as two grandchildren. Her “therapy” activities include playing piano/organ, quilling (paper filigree), interacting with her therapy dog Baxter, and enjoying nature in the country.