Leonard was born near Erie, Pennsylvania, and moved to Kentucky when he was 15. He graduated from Kentucky Wesleyan College and Asbury Theological Seminary. He has pastored churches in Elkton and Hanson, Kentucky, and in Halifax and Bailey, North Carolina, before coming to Mount Zion in 2007. His wife's name is Donna, and they have two sons: Josiah and Daniel. Pastor Leonard can be reached at (919) 772-8415 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
ISAAC (JIWON) RYU
Isaac was born and raised in South Korea where he received his Masters degree in Choral Conducting and started serving as a Music Pastor when he was 25. When Isaac came to California to attend a seminary school, he met his wife, Julie An. Isaac and Julie have three children, Heaven, Gabriel and Noel. Upon moving to North Carolina Isaac finished his training and was ordained in Pastoral Ministries. Isaac is very excited and grateful to be serving at Mount Zion as an Associate Minister. Isaac can be reached by email at or at 919-772-8415.
Care & Connections Minister
Jenni was born in Nebraska and was very active with the youth in her church growing up. As an adult, she moved here from the Kansas area with her family and settled in Clayton, NC. Jenni has been a minister here at Mount Zion since 2013. Her husband is Tim and they their three children are Noah, Izabelle, and Olivia. Jenni can be reached at (919) 772-8415 and
Director of Music Ministries
Julie is from Seoul, Korea and was raised in Southern CA since the age of 11. She graduated from Manhattan School of Music, and received her Bachelors and Masters degree in Classical Vocal Performance. She met her husband Isaac, a music pastor, in 2006 and they have been working and worshiping together ever since. After 10 years of continuous steadfast prayers, God has given them Heaven, Gabriel and Noel and their children. Julie can be reached at 919-772-8415 and
Sarah Beth Wood
Next Generation Minister
Sarah Beth grew up in the community of Clayton. Sarah Beth has been a Youth Leader, Sunday School teacher and Confirmation Leader at her previous church for over 10 years. While serving Sarah answered God’s call to ministry and earned her Masters in Practical Theology with a specialty in Youth Ministries. She loves spending time with her friends, family and her pets. She loves the beach and watching sports, especially ACC college basketball (Go Heels!) She is excited to be in ministry at Mount Zion and to be working with children, youth and families. Sarah Beth can be reached at , or by calling 919-772-8415.
Erin Nenni grew up in Benson, NC. She graduated from East Carolina University in 2005 and later began a professional career in music, both writing and performing. Erin, her husband (Louie), and their three boys have been actively involved at Mount Zion since 2011. She is passionate about music and believes that through authentic worship, where we humble ourselves before God and praise His name, we can move into a closer and deeper relationship with Him. Erin can be reached at email@example.com.
Emily was born and raised in Washington, NC. She graduated from East Carolina University and taught chemistry for 5 years in Wilson where she met her husband. Mark and Emily have been married since 1999 and have two children. Emily was a stay at home mom when they moved to Clayton in 2007. For 12 years, Emily worked in a church preschool, as a teacher and assistant, then as preschool director. Emily enjoys watching her children participate in sports, reading, relaxing at the beach, and spending time with family. Emily can be reached at 919- 772-8415 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Martha was born and raised in Rocky Mount, North Carolina She graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. She worked at North Carolina State University until her son was born. After taking 2 years off she went back to work part time and has had several accounting positions over the years. She has been the Treasurer at Mount Zion since 2006. Her husband is Alan and they have one son, Wade. Martha can be reached at (919) 772-8415 and