TEAM ZAO

TEAM ZAO

Meet the wonderful people behind our growing, family-first church.

Meet the wonderful people behind our growing, family-first church.

LEAD PASTORS

Jared and Ali Lyons are the Lead Pastors at Zao Church. They love God & love people. After serving in ministry for the last 2 decades, they felt the call to start a life-giving church in the Lake Travis area. Austin is one of the fastest growing cities that draws people from all over the world. With 75% of the population unchurched & nearly 200 people moving to Austin a day, Zao Church has a massive mission field. This is the time & place for God to build a life-giving church to reach the people of Austin.

LEAD PASTORS

Jared and Ali Lyons are the Lead Pastors at Zao Church. They love God & love people. After serving in ministry for the last 2 decades, they felt the call to start a life-giving church in the Lake Travis area. Austin is one of the fastest growing cities that draws people from all over the world. With 75% of the population unchurched & nearly 200 people moving to Austin a day, Zao Church has a massive mission field. This is the time & place for God to build a life-giving church to reach the people of Austin.

OUR GUIDING TEAM

GUIDING TEAM

JARED LYONS

Lead Pastor, Elder

jared.lyons@zao.church

ALI LYONS

Lead Pastor, Elder

ali.lyons@zao.church

JESS STRICKLAND

Elder

elders@zao.church

STEVE WILLAMS

Elder

elders@zao.church

DUSTIN SAMPLE

Executive Pastor

dustin.sample@zao.church

GRANT BIBERSTEIN

Associate Pastor, Next Gen

grant.biberstein@zao.church

OUR TEAM LEADS

TEAM LEADS

GRANT & LYSETTE BIBERSTEIN

Next Gen & Ministry Coordinator

Grant and Lysette moved from Dallas with our lead Pastors to help plant Zao. Grant is our Next Generation Pastor, he oversees our Kids, High School and Young Adults Ministries. Lysette oversees Assimilations and Events.

DAVID & GINA RODRIGUEZ

Technical Arts & Women’s Ministry

David and Gina Rodriguez have been faithfully serving since Zao’s first service. David serves on our Technical Arts team and his wife Gina is the Flourish Women’s Director.

JOSH & ALLISON HOLDMAN

Men’s Ministry & Hospitality

Josh and Allison quickly became part of the Zao team because of their servant hearts. They have been apart of Zao since Zao’s first service.  Josh is our newest Associate Men’s Pastor for our Men’s Ministry and Allison oversees all of Hospitality.

JASON & CRYSTAL BENDER

Technical Arts & Zao Kids

Our weekend services would not be complete without Jason and Crystal Bender. Jason oversees all Technical Arts and Visuals while his wife, Crystal, serves in Zao Kids as a Children’s Ministry Supervisor.

TEC & HEATHER NANNI

Facilities, Next Steps & Greeters

Tec and Heather oversee Next Steps and Greeters. They work hard to make every guest feel at home by welcoming them with a smile. Tec is also our facilities manager.

ROB & RENITA SLOAN

Strategy & Prayer

Rob and Renita Sloan have been a part of the church before we were a church. They bring maturity, spiritual depth and leadership. Rob serves as our strategic partner helping to assist in church projects and Renita serves on our prayer team.