Pastor Kristen Van Stee

Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord!

My name is Pastor Kristen Van Stee and it is my joy to serve Mt. Zion Lutheran and the communities of New Market and Timberville. If you have never visited with us before, you should know that we are a country church, located up on a ridge just northwest of the town of New Market, where we have a beautiful view of the surrounding Shenandoah Valley.
Our congregation lives out our faith in Christ through our passion for social ministry, walking alongside our neighbors in need of a helping hand. You can learn more by reading about our Shepherd’s Hand ministry HERE
Mt. Zion is a congregation of the Virginia Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. More info HERE.
Giving thanks to the Holy Spirit who has called our congregation into being and continues to sustain us, we pray every day that the fruit of Christian love for God and the whole world will continue to grow in us.

You are most welcome here!


Children's Sunday School is officially on break until after Labor Day.

Vacation Bible School
July 29 - August 1 • 6:30 - 8:30

SCUBA: diving into the friendship with God

GRADES: pre-school - 7th

Kids take a deep dive into an amazing adventure where they experience the ever-flowing never-ending love of God. Immersed in oceans of fun, kids discover Jesus is a real friend who loves them forever.

Cities of the New Testament


Pastor Kristen will lead the adult VBS class in a “cruise” around the ancient Mediterranean. We will tour different cities of the New Testament and learn more about life there for the Christian communities. This will help us unlock new meaning from Paul’s letters.

Mt. Zion Lutheran Church
1600 Ridge Rd
New Market, Va 22844
(540) 740-8525


  • Worship Service
    Sundays 10:00am
    • Please do not attend if you have cold/flu symptoms.
    • Please do not attend if you have been exposed to someone with COVID

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