Pastor Scheidt studied English and Theology at the University of Saskatchewan. He is married to Jan and has raised three sons - Graham, Evan and Neal, two Schnauzers (Sebastian and Emma) and seven cats (Buster, Smokey, Oreo, Monty, Sir Charles, Sunday, and Lilac). He enjoys singing, Shakespeare, writing, cooking, and occasionally gardening.
This is our organist/pianist Blaine Sack with nephew Lucas and niece Haley Godin.
Originally from Pembroke, Blaine’s journey as a church organist began at the age of 15. He received his first organ lessons at Zion, obtained his Grade 10 piano from the Royal Conservatory of Music and received his B. Sc. in Microbiology from the University of Guelph.
Over his 25 years as a church musician, Blaine has served parishes throughout Ontario, has worked with a variety of musicians, choirs and theatre groups, and has been guest organist at recitals and other community concerts.
In 2017, career opportunities brought Blaine, his husband Robbie and their two dogs back to the Ottawa Valley. In addition to his duties at Zion, Blaine is also a member of the Summer Institute of Church Music and the Royal Canadian College of Organists. He also enjoys teaching piano, exercise and camping.
As a child of Zion, Blaine is honoured to be sharing his music with others, at his home church, where it all began.
Jean lives in the Rankin area with her husband Kevin. She has been the mother to three children – Michael, Erica & Katie. In addition to her duties as secretary of Zion, she has also volunteered her services in other areas of the church in the past – namely, the Youth Group, counting the weekly Sunday School offerings, ushering, assisting with the Altar Guild, and the Social Ministry Committee. During her spare time, Jean enjoys camping during the summer months. She also enjoys various hobbies, which include fused dichroic stained glass jewellery, crystal jewellery, stained glass work, knitting, crocheting, sewing, tole painting.