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

JOHNNY MICHIELI

Associate Pastor, Worship

johnny.michieli@zao.church

GRANT BIBERSTEIN

Associate Pastor, Next Gen

grant.biberstein@zao.church

OUR TEAM LEADS

TEAM LEADS

JOHNNY & TARA MICHIELI

Worship & Prayer

Johnny and Tara have been with Zao from the beginning. They moved from Dallas with our lead Pastors to plant this church. Johnny is our Worship Pastor and his wife Tara leads our Prayer Ministry.

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.

GINA & DAVID RODRIGUEZ

Technical Arts & Ministry Coordinator

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 a Ministry Coordinator.

JOSH & ALLISON HOLDMAN

Mens’ 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 leads 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.

JUSTIN & ALI BOREN

Life Tribes

Justin and Ali Boren have played such an instrumental role in creating safe and authentic small groups. Together they oversee our Life Tribe Ministry.

RYAN & TRISTYN HOGAN

Guest Experience & Events

Ryan and Tristyn Hogan have been a great addition to our team. Ryan oversees our Set Up / Tear Down Team and Parking team. Tristyn serves with our Events team.

MARK & BETHANN HAWLEY

Guest Experience & Worship

Mark and Beth Ann are pillars in this house. They bring the positivity everywhere they go. Mark oversees our Greeters, Ushers, Medical and Safety teams while Beth Ann serves on our Worship and Production Team.

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.

ISAAC ALLISON

Ministry Coordinator

Isaac coordinates worship for our Next Generation Ministries and also serves on our worship and production team.

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.

JOHN & LINDA MICHIELI

Deacons & Welcome Center

John and Linda Michieli have been a faithful part of our church family. They have served in church leadership for many years and being so much spiritual knowledge to Zao. John serves as the Head Deacon and Linda serves in our Welcome Center!