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ecumenical broadcast coordinator , minister

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.


Bachelor, Lebanon Valley College, 1960;postgraduate, Lutheran Theological Seminary, 1960-1962;Bachelor's Degree, United Theological Seminary, 1964;Master of Arts in Speech Communication, University of 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, Salem United Methodist Church, Manheim, Pennsylvania, 1986-1995;pastor, St. Mark's United Methodist Church, Mount Joy, Pennsylvania, since 1995. Coordinator Manheim Chemical People, 1983-1986.


  • Ordained to ministry Evangelical United Brethren Church, 1964.


  • Other Work

    • 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.

Harry William Zechman

Vesta Mae (Harner) Zechman

Faye Elizabeth Gamber

Scott Alan Zechman

Craig Alan Zechman