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Zion Staff

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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.


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!

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