Zion Staff

Pastor Judy Anderson-Bauer

Interim Pastor

Pastor Judy Anderson-Bauer has served as a pastor in the ELCA for over 38 years, the last eight as a trained, intentional interim pastor.  She is married to Pastor Loren Anderson-Bauer, and they have two adult children. Pastor Judy loves to garden and knit, as well as bake and spend time with her family as much as possible.  The Anderson-Bauer's share their home with a Corgi named Gwen and a cat named Sadie.  

Gretchen Chelseth
Director of Music Ministry

Gretchen Chelseth received a Bachelor of Arts degree in music/piano from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.  She pursued post graduate study in England, and earned piano teaching certificates from the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music, both in London. She has taught piano at the University of London, in Bexleyheath, Kent and at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth. She teaches privately in Cloquet and has been Zion's pianist and director of music for about 20 years


James Sheetz
Choral Director

Mr. James Sheetz began serving as Choral Director for Zion in January 2015. He received a Bachelor of Music Degree in Choral Music Education, Conducting and a Minor in Communication from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. He continued with further education at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth and Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ.

 

Mr. Sheetz has served as Music Director of the Presbyterian Church of Cloquet since 1989 and where he is currently the Administrative Assistant and the Clerk of Session. He also directs some community vocal groups and continues with private conducting coaching with Jerry Rubino.

 

With a passion for design, history and antiques, Mr. Sheetz restored his former family home and turned it into a creative business. Located south of Carlton, the Historic Scott House sits on the shore of Lac LaBelle and is now a private event center and Airbnb.

 

Mr. Sheetz enjoys the collaborative work with the Zion and Presbyterian Choirs.

Elise Ames

Administrative Assistant

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Elise facilitates the office side of church business with the support of the congregation. 


Elise is personally passionate about Zion's children's ministry, hospitality ministry, and LGBTQIA+ issues. She is committed to building a safe and inclusive community at Zion for all families and individuals.


Elise is mama to two children aged six and seven. She is a fiber artist who knits, spins, dyes, & weaves. She loves houseplants; most especially pothos & philodendrons. She is building a small homestead & orchard with Andrew, her partner of twelve years, north of Cloquet.