Zion Staff Leadership
With the exception of a five-year seminary program, Ryan Winningham is a lifelong Michigander. Born in Rochester, Michigan, he grew up northeast of Detroit, where his father was a pastor. Impacted by mission trips, youth leaders, and parents, God led him to consider pastoral ministry.
He attended Concordia University, Ann Arbor, for 2 years where he played soccer and studied music, and then to Hope College where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Music in 2004. After graduation, he and Amie Senyk were married, and moved to St. Louis for him to attend Concordia Seminary while Amie taught Elementary Music. While in seminary he studied abroad at Westfield House, a Lutheran seminary affiliated with Cambridge University, England.
Upon seminary graduate in 2009, God led both Ryan and Amie back to Holland and back to Zion Lutheran Church where they had been involved as students at Hope College. They enjoy traveling, being outside, and spending time together, especially time with their 3 young children, Samuel, Benjamin, and Charissa.
Director of Family Life and Discipleship
Scott Jung was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana. While entertaining dreams of becoming a professional cartoonist, God had dreams of him becoming a Director of Christian Education. After attending college at Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska, Scott served churches in Waco TX, Bradford PA, and served 17 years in Indianapolis. He began serving Zion Lutheran Church in September 2018 as Family Life and Discipleship Director.
Scott is married to Carrie, a Michigan native, and the father of three blessings: Addy, Stacia, and Merritt. When he's not busy at church, he enjoys drawing, reading study Bibles, and writing and developing books and Bible study resources.
Director of Worship and Technology
Stephen Bookshaw is a 2006 graduate of Concordia University–Ann Arbor, MI where he studied trumpet with Jean Moorehead-Libs, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Music. He continued his education by earning Master’s in Choral Conducting from Central Michigan University studying under Dr. Nina Nash-Robertson, completing the degree in 2013. Stephen served as the Director of Worship for St Peter’s Lutheran, Big Rapids, MI for 12 years. He is currently the Director of Worship and Technology for Zion Lutheran Church, Holland, MI. Stephen is an organist, pianist, trumpeter, vocalist, and plays/sings frequently at Zion and with the West Michigan Lutheran Chorale. As a conductor, he has performed several master works that include Requiem by Faure (with the West Michigan Lutheran Chorale), Gloria by Vivaldi, Requiem by Rutter, and much more.
Shaelee Van Der Stoep
Living throughout the mid-west her whole life, Shaelee considers her "hometown" to be in South Dakota. She graduated from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa in 2014 with her Bachelor's in Youth Ministry/ Christian Education. After college Shaelee worked with a church in Sioux City, Iowa as their Youth Pastor and Administrative Assistant. In 2015 she moved to Holland, Michigan, where she attended seminary, and graduated with her Masters of Divinity in 2018. Shaelee has been with Zion since June of 2020.
Shaelee is married to her Seminary sweetheart, Adam, and has 2 dogs: Chloe and Kev'n. The Van Der Stoeps are now proud Michiganders! When not at Zion, Shaelee enjoys hiking, kayaking, baking, DIY house projects, coffee, and reading lots of books!
Junior is a life-long member of Zion where he keeps our facility clean and cared for. Junior also serves on the Board of Elders.