Janice Gibson

Director of Christian Education and Music

Janice Gibson has served as Zion’s Christian Education Director and Minister of Music for nearly 20 years. Through her creative approach of combining music, art and love of teaching, she brings alive the gospel story to children and youth. Janice is Organist and Choir Director for Zion United Church of Christ, contributing to the beauty and power of the worship service.


Janice also is the director of KinderMusik on the River.  She holds a B.S. in Music Education from Monmouth College and has performed extensively for community events over the years.  She is a member of Treble Clef Club, and the Burlington and Southeast Iowa Piano Teachers Association.


Marilyn Stein

Church Secretary

Marilyn is a native of Burlington.  She previously worked as an Administrative Assistant for BL Robinson Electric Supply for 27 years and brings to Zion church a diverse skill set.  She has taken on the challenge of running our church office and does it with an amazing efficiency and indispensable sense of humor.

We are so glad to have her here at the hub of the church! Marilyn has three grown sons and one grandchild. She lives with her husband, David.


Earnest Turner

Building and Grounds Supervisor

Earnest "Tee" Turner has been Zion's caretaker for 17 years. Tee doesn't just clean – he truly loves Zion and all its century-old architecture. Tee is a counselor at Burlington's half-way house, a faithful member of his own church and an enthusiastic grandfather of two.