The Pastor

Craig Traynor

Craig Traynor has been pastor at Zion since 2008 and has led the church through refugee sponsorship, community garden development, solar installation, and continued connections with agencies and neighbours the community. He is married with 4 children, plays guitar, juggles, and loves Jesus. Pastor Craig also works part-time as a hospital chaplain.

Youth Pastor

Michael Penner

Michael Penner started as the youth pastor at the end of 2018. He and his wife Julie have lived and served in High Level, Calgary, and now Edmonton since being married. Before that, pastor Mike went to Prairie Institute for his BA in Youth Ministry. In his off time, Mike likes to play guitar, play board games, and adventure around the city with his wife.

Love Overflowing

The unconditional love from God fills us as we develop our relationship with Him. It then overflows in our lives, motivating us to share God’s message with others and live out the two greatest commandments to Love God with everything we are and have  & to Love Others as ourselves.

Faith Foundation

This gift of God, this faith in our personal God, Lord, and Savior, Jesus Christ, is the cornerstone of our faith. This faith determines how we seek to live our lives. This faith is what brings us together as a Church, growing together, and sends us out again into our communities, serving together.

Integrity and Respect

We seek to live the truth of God in every area of our lives—basing our preaching, leadership, programs, and personal lives on biblical truth and morals with integrity. We seek to live respectfully within our society consistently and openly—treating all as equals made in the Image of God.

Supportive Community

Bearing burdens and sharing joys, we live love in action together. Deep friendships and commitment to active service. We also have a growing connection with:

  • ABC Head Start
  • Al-Rashid Mosque
  • Dickinsfield Amity House
  • Edmonton Public Library
  • Kara Family Resource Centre
  • Money Mentors