After spending most of his childhood in Dallas, Texas, Zach moved to the Cleveland area at age 14. It was during his formative high school years that he began sensing a call into ministry, and he attended Wheaton College (IL) to pursue a double major in Biblical Studies and Communications. Zach met his wife, Kelsey, at Wheaton, and after getting married in 2009, they moved to southern Oregon where Zach taught Bible at a Christian school. They also lived in Israel in 2011 while he worked on an M.A. in Comparative Religion from Hebrew University, and he graduated with his M.Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary in 2017.
From 2011 to 2018, Zach served as both the Youth Director and Adult Discipleship Pastor at North Olmsted Friends Church in the Cleveland area before following God’s call to become the Lead Pastor at Orange Friends Church in May of 2018. Zach and Kelsey have five children: Charis, Siloam, Elijah, Judah and Abraham. In his spare time, he loves reading, studying history, metal detecting, and playing hockey in a local league.