Church Leaders

Rev. Scott Casebeer



Bio: Pastor Scott holds a Masters of Divinity from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio.  Before becoming Pastor at Zion UCC, he worked as a Youth Pastor, a Hospital Chaplain and was the former Pastor at St. Peter's UCC in Apple Creek, Ohio.


Joyce Orr

Bible Study Leader


Bio: Joyce holds a Bachelors Degree from The University of Cincinnati, College of Business Administration and has worked for many years in the computer industry. Joyce's passions range from storytelling to theology. A lifelong member of Zion, Joyce is also a member of the Network of Biblical Storytellers ( and Co-coordinator of the CinDay Guild of the Network (

Judy White

Choir Director, Minister of Music


Bio: Judy White directs the Chancel Choir.  Judy is best known for her many years as the Choral Music Teacher at Norwood High School. She also lead the very successful Norwood Community Chorus.  Judy is a Bachelors of Science and Music Education from Capital University in Columbus, OH.

Claire Lee



Bio: Claire Lee joined the church staff at Zion in the Fall of 1997. Claire plays the organ, piano, and keyboards for church services and accompanies the Chancel Choir and the Youth Choir.  Claire received her Bachelors Degree in Music from The University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music.  She also holds a Masters Degree in Accompanying.  She's been playing professionally for 25 years.

Leadership Team

The Zion Leadership Team works cooperatively with the Zion Spiritual Life Team. These two bodies are on equal standing within the church structure.


The Zion Leadership Team is responsible for seeing that our church lives out the Vision of Zion UCC. The guiding questions for this responsibility

  • Is the Vision still relevant?
  • Does the Congregation understand the Vision?
  • Is Zion living the Vision?

Spiritual Life Team

The Spiritual Life Team is responsible for the congregation’s spiritual life:

  • Visitation and Care of the Membership
  • Preparation and distribution of Holy Communion
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