Eric Burtness has been Lead Pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Redmond since December 2010. Prior to his position in Central Oregon, he served churches in Beaverton, Oregon, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. He is the author of three books, has been a conference speaker and seminary course teacher, and has certifications as a Life Coach. He enjoys many outdoor activities that Central Oregon offers. He and his wife, Margaret, together have five children, and they catch fun and adventurous family time whenever they can.