Brad Close, Pastor
Brad’s heart is to know God, follow Jesus, and experience the power of the Holy Spirit. He grew up in the east end of Toronto, and graduated from Tyndale Seminary with his Master of Divinity degree in 2005. Then he moved to Halifax to work as a Campus Pastor at Dalhousie University, and also spent a couple of years working in street-level ministry in Halifax. Brad now lives in Oshawa with his wife and two children. He was called to be the Pastor at Zion Church in 2019. He is passionate about teaching God’s Word, contextualizing the Gospel, connecting with people, and seeing people grow in their faith.
William Jones, Worship & Ministry Coordinator
William lives in Oshawa and has been working at Zion for eight years as our Worship & Ministry Coordinator. William loves to get out for a jog, to read a good book, spend some time at the piano, and he is quite the coffee connoisseur - always excited to discover a new blend! William loves it when people from all places in life can come together to experience the grace Jesus gives. Looking to get connected, or to serve? Reach out to William - he’ll put on the coffee!
Leah Brill, Administrative Coordinator
Leah grew up in Oshawa, and grew up at Zion as a child! Leah loves to lend a helping hand, she loves spending time with her husband and her two sons, and she loves the city of Oshawa! Leah loves to see the Church be a place that welcomes all people, and you can know that you’ll be warmly welcomed when you enter Zion’s doors! Have questions about Zion? Leah can’t wait to talk to you!
Hermen Broenink, Youth Coordinator
Hermen has been a part of the Zion community for his entire life, and has been a Youth Coordinator for over 10 years! Hermen loves seeing people say yes to Jesus as their Saviour, and is always there to walk alongside people as they ask questions about following Jesus. Hermen lives in Blackstock with his wife, Anita and son, Luke. Hermen loves A&W root beer, spending time with family on their farm, and telling jokes that will make your eyes roll! Youth meets on Thursday nights at 7pm. To find out more about Youth, click here.
Dan Wilson, Facilities Coordinator
Dan has been part of our Zion family for several years, and he loves connecting the Church to the city, and helping Zion be a place that always has it’s doors open to Oshawa! Dan loves spending time with his wife and his new baby daughter, and can be counted on to be avidly supporting the Chicago Blackhawks! Dan helps to ensure our facilities are ready to serve the people of our city!
Ed & Joanne Hosmar, Finance Coordinators
Ed & Joanne Hosmar are long-time residents of Oshawa and have been Finance Coordinators at Zion for over 20 years! Ed & Joanne both work hard to help manage Zion’s finances. We’re so grateful for what they do, and for people who are gifted with numbers! In addition to serving as Zion’s Finance Coordinators, Ed and Joanne manage their own book keeping business, and Ed manages his own business, Durham Computer. They are hard working people who love to serve community!