Pastor Greg Zillinger
Phone: 303-798-0711 ext. 366
My mother and father, Fred and Luella, have gone to be with the Lord and I originally hale from Phillipsburg, KS. I have three older brothers living in Idaho, West Virginia, and Kansas. I am married to Sara (n.e Senechal) who is a trained Lutheran educator in Special Education, plays organ and hand bells and now works in Cherry Creek school district as a Dr. of School Psychology. We have five children: Joshua, Noah, Jaina, Elijah, and Keira.
I enjoy spending time with my family who are busy with school and life activities. I love going hiking with my family and being at family gatherings. I am an avid game player from board games, miniatures, card games, strategy games, video games, and online games. I love to read about theology, science fiction and fantasy literature. I also enjoy traveling, trying new foods and enjoying the Colorado microbrew atmosphere.
I have sung professionally when I was at Seminary and enjoy the opportunity to sing and play guitar at church and school. My family and friends have a house rule that I must always be beaten first when playing games.
What I love about my position:
I love creative preaching and the opportunity to connect God’s children to the Word in unique and relational ways. I also have a great love for families in church and school. I enjoy being with children and youth of any age connecting with them relationally and spiritually.
Bible Verse with special personal meaning:
2 Corinthians 6:3-10, “3 We put no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, 4 but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: by great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, 5 beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; 6 by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love; 7 by truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; 8 through honor and dishonor, through slander and praise. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; 9 as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as punished, and yet not killed; 10 as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing everything.”
As a fan of sword and sword play I love this verse in that we have weapons of righteousness in both hands. Later in Scripture St. Paul better describes the weapon Christians carry as the Sword of the Spirit, the Word of God!