Pastor Willie Rosin
Siblings in Christ at Zion Lutheran Church – greetings in the name of our crucified and risen Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ! My name is Pastor Willie Rosin and I am excited to begin my service with you as your pastor. I thought that I would take this opportunity to introduce myself and my family.
I am a native South Dakotan who relocated to Iowa when I married Jennifer Rosin in July of 2002, after which we promptly moved to Hampton, Iowa. I love to hunt, fish, garden, read, bake, spend time with our family, and make music. I met Jennifer in the music department at South Dakota State University and we both graduated with our Bachelor of Music Education degrees in 2002. Since then, Jennifer has been teaching band in various districts and I entered the candidacy process to become an ELCA pastor after a year of teaching 5-12 band and I graduated from Wartburg Theological Seminary in May of 2010. In the time between teaching and seminary I worked with a farm drainage and tile company as the office manager, ditch digger, and machine operator and then spent a year as a church administrator at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hampton, Iowa.
I served my First Call from 2010-2015 with two congregations in the Montevideo, Minnesota area. Then Jennifer and I both had to opportunity for different positions in Britt, Iowa. I served with First Lutheran Church from July of 2015 until July of 2021. And now we have landed in Muscatine after the school here hired Jennifer to be the 7-8 grade band director at Susan Clark Junior High.
We have five children. Grace (18), Isabelle (16), Lydia (8), Ezra (3), and Abner (3) – Ezra and Abner are twins. Grace and Isabelle are our biological children and Lydia, Ezra, and Abner entered our family through the process of adoption. Part of the reason we moved to this area is that we have many specialty clinic visits with Ezra and Abner because they were born extremely premature at 24 weeks gestation. They’re doing very well, but still have special needs for care. This move puts us MUCH closer to the outstanding services available at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Grace is in her freshman year at University of Northern Iowa, where she majors in elementary education with a focus on special needs education. She enjoyed her first year in the Panther Marching Band and earned a place in the top wind ensemble at UNI on her bassoon. Grace is an accomplished musician. She plays bassoon, piano, and sings and she earned a place in the Iowa All-State Music Festival on her bassoon all four years of high school and is playing at UNI on scholarship. Isabelle is thoroughly enjoying her junior year at Muscatine High School and loves all things music and art. She is also an accomplished musician on her beloved French Horn, piano, and vocals. She has earned her place in Iowa All State Music Festival for three years now and is playing principal horn with the Quad Cities Youth Symphony Orchestra. She also loves the visual arts and reading. Lydia is a first grader at Mulberry Elementary in Muscatine. She is our social butterfly who loves crafts, cooking, reading, and playing games. When you see her at worship, she will likely say, “Hi, my name is Lydia. What’s your name?” Ezra loves music, playing outside, reading books with his Leap Frog Leap Reader pen, and all things Paw Patrol. He will likely find his way up front during worship, as he loves being in my arms while I lead worship. He loves to sing and dance! Abner is a VERY active young man who loves all things outside and is a wonderful little man. He also enjoys reading books and singing. Ezra and Abner both attend the Muskie Early Learning Center in the 3 year old pre-school class.
Jennifer is in her 20th year of teaching instrumental music and I’ve never seen her quite as excited about teaching as I have this year. She has her dream job of junior high-only band! She is a fantastic wife and mother. She enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, baking, quilting, and all things outdoors. I don’t know where I would be in life without her!
I look forward to beginning this time of ministry with all of you during this Christmas season and finding out what God has in store for us as we serve in ministry together here at Zion Lutheran Church! Thank you for serving in God’s kingdom and I am excited to begin serving with you!
Peace in Christ,
Pastor Willie Rosin
Heather graduated from Muscatine Community College with her AOS (Administrative and Office Support) degree and did part of her internship at Zion Lutheran Church while finishing her degree in 2011. She has been at Zion since May 2013.
Heather resides just outside of Muscatine with her husband, Nathaniel, four children, Austin, Gabrielle, Traven, and Elizabeth, and their Golden Retriever, Buddy.
Director of Music Ministries
Music in Zion’s worship services has strengthened Maggie’s faith journey from early childhood and continues to this day. As the Director of Music, she selects the anthems, rehearses and prepares Zion’s choir for the worship services. Through God’s gift of music, we share our faith with each other and with our Zion Lutheran family.
Youth Ministry Specialist
Stacey Ramos oversees many of our youth ministries, including confirmation, youth education, youth trips and youth fundraisers. She was born and raised in Clinton, Iowa and grew up at Zion Lutheran Church in Clinton, Iowa. In 1993, Stacey moved to Muscatine and joined our community of faith.
Stacey works with youth in many ways: daycare provider, VBS and Sunday school teacher, youth committee member, and a para-educator for the school system. The youth are our future, and she enjoys working with them and watching them grow!
Stacey lives outside of Muscatine and is married to Rosendo Ramos. She has four beautiful children: Jason, Justin, Jacob and his wife Kelsie, and Katie and recently became a grandmother!
Contact Stacey at email@example.com
Organist/Bell Choir Director
As one of Zion’s organists, my task is to help lead the congregation’s musical worship in singing hymns and liturgy and by providing prelude and postlude music appropriate for the themes of the day and the season.
As Zion’s Bell Choir director, my task is to do the best I know how to do to help the bell players do the best they can do.