Zion Staff


Nathan Gragg


Pastor Nathan came to Zion in the summer of 2015 .  He lives in Lexington with his wife Joanna and their three boys.  Nathan is a 2002 graduate of Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia.

Facilities Manager

Mark Stoneberg

Mark brings with him a wealth of experience in landscaping, janitorial services, planning, and customer service. Mark and his wife Karen have been members of Zion since 2015, they have two children, Serena (26) and Noah (21).  Mark’s hobbies and interests include working in his yard, traveling, swimming, and photographing lightning strikes.  Mark is also an active participant in the Nomads Sunday School class and Wednesday Night Live activities at Zion.


Music Director &

Financial Administrator

Julie Branham

Julie is a graduate of Newberry College where she studied Church Music. Julie joined the staff of Zion in 2015 and lives in Lexington with her husband, Heath and their three kids.

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Director of Youth, Education,

and Communications

Walt Hampton

Walt started doing Youth Ministry in his home church in eastern Pennsylvania, where he got involved in Synod Youth Ministry & became the Vice President of the Lutheran Youth Organization of the ELCA. Walt attended Eastern University where he studied Youth Ministry & Biblical Studies. He and his wonderful wife, Jamie, moved to South Carolina in 2010 & enjoy being outdoors, day trips to the beach or mountains, watching movies, and playing with their sons, Jack and Isaac. They are excited to be a part of the Zion family!