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Donald Eugene Zechman

Donald Eugene Zechman, American minister, ecumenical broadcast coordinator. Ordained to ministry Evangelical United Brethren Church, 1964.


  • Zechman, Donald Eugene was born on December 6, 1938 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Harry William and Vesta Mae (Harner) Zechman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Lebanon Valley College, 1960. Postgraduate, Lutheran Theological Seminary, 1962. Bachelor's Degree, United Theological Seminary, 1964.

      Master of Arts in Speech Communication, University Michigan, 1969.


    • Assistant pastor Derry St. Evangelical United Brethren Church, Harrisburg, 1964-1967. Organist, choir director St. Matthew's Church, Livonia, Michigan, 1967-1970. Pastor Bethany United Methodist Church, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1970-1978.

      Program coordinator South Center Pennsylvania television and Radio Ministry, Harrisburg, 1972-1989. Associate pastor Salem United Methodist Church, Manheim, Pennsylvania, 1978-1986, senior pastor, 1986-1995. Pastor St. Mark's United Methodist Church, Mount Joy, since 1995.

      Coordinator Manheim Chemical People, 1983-1986.

    Major achievements

    • Ordained to ministry Evangelical United Brethren Church, 1964.


    • Author Sunday school curriculum materials. Executive producer television shows The Magic Cocoon, Station WGAL-television, Lancaster, 1971-1978, Real-to-Reel, Station WHTM-television, Harrisburg, 1983-1989.


    Member planning committee CROP Walk for Hungry, Lancaster County, since 1973. Board directors Lancaster County Council of Churches, 1983-1987. Member Transitional House Committee, Manheim, 1990-1995, Housing Assistance Committee of Mount Joy, since 1997.

    Member American Guild Organists, Manheim Area Ministers Association (executive committee 1980-1984).


    • Married Faye Elizabeth Gamber, September 26, 1964. Children: Scott Alan, Craig Alan.
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    • 1960
      Lebanon Valley College
    • 1962
      Lutheran Theological Seminary
    • 1964
      United Theological Seminary
    • 1969
      University Michigan
    • 1964 - 1967
      Assistant, pastor Derry St. Evangelical United Brethren Church
      Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1970 - 1978
      pastor Bethany United Methodist Church
      Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1972 - 1989
      program coordinator, South Center Pennsylvania television and Radio Ministry
      Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1978 - 1986
      associate, pastor Salem United Methodist Church
      Manheim, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1995
      pastor St. Mark's United Methodist Church
      Mount Joy, Pennsylvania, United States
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