A member of Hickman Mills Community Christian Church since birth, Pastor Zach graduated from Rockhurst University with a Bachelor Of Arts In Psychology degree in May of 2005. Upon graduating from Central Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master Of Divinity degree in May of 2009, he was ordained to the ministry by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Of Greater Kansas City in a a ceremony at Hickman Mills Community Christian Church on May 17, 2009. Since his ordination, Pastor Zach has served as a chaplain intern at the Veterans Administration Hospital and Shawnee Mission Medical Center, receiving four units of Clinical Pastoral Education from the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. He has also served as the Pastor of Sweet Springs Christian Church, Sweet Springs, Missouri. Pastor Zach enjoys helping children, youth, and adults connect with the God who loves each person as “the apple of His eye!”
Jill Cederburg has 14 years of formal education in instrumental music, but discovered her choral passion in her 30s, participating in several choral groups, one of which performed at Carnegie Hall. "I feel it in my soul that music is a critical component of worship. When everyone joins together uttering the same lyrics as we raise our voices in unity, we come together as family in God's house. I see music as a pathway to expand our ministry to the surrounding community, and invite you on that mission with me!"
Max Plummer studied under professors Will Humble and Walter Osadckuk at Pittsburg State University. He has served as organist at HMCCC since 1965. All those who work with him and listen to him praise his ability and musicality. According to Max, “It’s a joy to play the beautiful pipe organ that we have in our sanctuary--and at the same time, to enjoy the theology preached from the pulpit.”
Someone once told me that “HMCCC is the best kept secret in KC.” I had already become a member of the HMCCC family when the need arose for a new custodian. I have been cleaning HMCCC since June of 2004. I thank God for this opportunity and find a sense of contentment in the idea that I’m cleaning “God’s House.”