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New Zion UMC Ministries Leadership

New Zion UMC Ministries is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following are brief bio's of our leadership team and their qualifications for ministry.

Terrance Hooper

Servant Lay Speaker

Worship leadership is Bro. Hooper's passion. Whether it's speaking, singing or leading a service, Lay Servant Terrance is on the ready. Never short for words, he assists in leading worship, teaching Bible study and also wears a dual cap as Chair of Trustees. He is the epitome of Ecclesiastes 9:10, "Whatever your  hands find to do, do it with all of your might, for in the grave, where you are going there is neither working nor planning, nor knowledge, nor wisdom." Bro. Hooper is equipped for the task.  Serving also in community ministry with the Good News Club after school religious instruction program, he's an encourager to the community's youth.

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Worship leadership is Bro. Hooper's passion. Whether it's speaking, singing or leading a service, Lay Servant Terrance is on the ready. Never short for words, he assists in leading worship, teaching Bible study and also wears a dual cap as Chair of Trustees. He is the epitome of Ecclesiastes 9:10, "Whatever your  hands find to do, do it with all of your might, for in the grave, where you are going there is neither working nor planning, nor knowledge, nor wisdom." Bro. Hooper is equipped for the task.  Serving also in community ministry with the Good News Club after school religious instruction program, he's an encourager to the community's youth.

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Dannora Elzey

Lay Servant

Singing is her passion and she does it very well. Dannora also is passionate about the social ministry of the church and community. A social worker by profession, she can often be found in the community serving dinners, working with children, or assisting various other community ministries. Sis. Elzey, extends herself throughout the New Zion community as Facebook commentator,  text messenger, and cyber prayer warrior!  Constantly attentive to the needs of others, Lay Servant Dannora never misses an opportunity to demonstrate compassion through cyber-prayer, personal visits and special occasion gifts.

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Singing is her passion and she does it very well. Dannora also is passionate about the social ministry of the church and community. A social worker by profession, she can often be found in the community serving dinners, working with children, or assisting various other community ministries. Sis. Elzey, extends herself throughout the New Zion community as Facebook commentator,  text messenger, and cyber prayer warrior!  Constantly attentive to the needs of others, Lay Servant Dannora never misses an opportunity to demonstrate compassion through cyber-prayer, personal visits and special occasion gifts.

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Anna Puckham Handy

Administrative Council Chair

 You can be sure Anna Handy will lend a hand to help, bend her ear to listen, and give a smile to lift the spirits of all she works with. A positive leader, rooted and grounded in the Word of God, Lay Servant Handy seeks to build a team of committed believers to serve the Lord with gladness. As Administrative Chair, she does an amazing guiding members in serving God. A true team builder Handy ileads others in doing ministry in the community and at home in New Zion. She confidently works to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world, sot just in word sincere demonstrative work! Handy encapsulates James 2:18, "...Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works."

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 You can be sure Anna Handy will lend a hand to help, bend her ear to listen, and give a smile to lift the spirits of all she works with. A positive leader, rooted and grounded in the Word of God, Lay Servant Handy seeks to build a team of committed believers to serve the Lord with gladness. As Administrative Chair, she does an amazing guiding members in serving God. A true team builder Handy ileads others in doing ministry in the community and at home in New Zion. She confidently works to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world, sot just in word sincere demonstrative work! Handy encapsulates James 2:18, "...Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works."

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Dr. Vanessa Stephens Lee

Senior Pastor


Dr. Vanessa Lee was appointed to serve as New Zion UMC Ministries Senior Pastor July 1, 2020. Prior to that, she served as Pastor of Metropolitan-Zion United Methodist Church, One church in two locations: Denton, and Federalsburg, MD.

The attributes that best describe Dr. Lee as a pastor are strong preaching, leadership development and worship. Our pastor loves people and gets great joy seeing others develop and/or increase their relationship with God. Dr. Lee shares ministry with members who care about the needs of those around them and who want to connect others to the body of Christ. Pastor Lee takes worship and preaching very seriously, spending the first hours of her day focused on Bible study, prayer and devotion.

1 John 4:7-11

Beloved let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love, does not know God because God is love. God showed His love for us by sending His only Son into the world, so that we might have life through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that God loved us and sent His Son to be the means by which our sins are forgiven. Dear friends, if this is how God loved us, then we ought to love one another,



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Dr. Vanessa Lee was appointed to serve as New Zion UMC Ministries Senior Pastor July 1, 2020. Prior to that, she served as Pastor of Metropolitan-Zion United Methodist Church, One church in two locations: Denton, and Federalsburg, MD.

The attributes that best describe Dr. Lee as a pastor are strong preaching, leadership development and worship. Our pastor loves people and gets great joy seeing others develop and/or increase their relationship with God. Dr. Lee shares ministry with members who care about the needs of those around them and who want to connect others to the body of Christ. Pastor Lee takes worship and preaching very seriously, spending the first hours of her day focused on Bible study, prayer and devotion.

1 John 4:7-11

Beloved let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love, does not know God because God is love. God showed His love for us by sending His only Son into the world, so that we might have life through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that God loved us and sent His Son to be the means by which our sins are forgiven. Dear friends, if this is how God loved us, then we ought to love one another,



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