Who We Are

We are Zebulon United Methodist Church or as we commonly refer to it as ZUMC.  We are located in the heart of downtown Zebulon, North Carolina.  ZUMC is an "OLD" church in terms of our inception and buildings dating back to 1907.  However, we are excited about all the "NEW" things God is doing in and through us as we are gathering and growing our faith while serving our community.  Here at ZUMC when we gather you will find a relaxing atmosphere full of friendly faces and a caring and compassionate congregation that will gladly welcome you,  We have an array of ministries to meet the spiritual needs of all ages in your household, as well as ministries serving our neighbors within our community and beyond.  

Pastor Liz Hounshell 

Liz Hounshell is the pastor of Zebulon United Methodist Church, where she was appointed in June 2020. Liz is married to David, and they have two daughters, Katie and Sarah, and one son-in-law, Ryan who is married to Katie.

Liz is thrilled to be a pastor. She answered the call to attend seminary in 2010 and began her education at Duke Divinity School in the fall of 2011. She graduated in 2014 with a Master of Divinity degree. It was a little tough being at Duke since she is a devoted UNC fan. However, Liz did attend UNC-Chapel Hill for her undergraduate studies where she received a nursing degree in 1984.

Liz became an elder in The United Methodist Church when she was ordained at the North Carolina Annual Conference in Greenville, NC, in June 2016. At that time, she was serving Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church, also in Greenville, as an Associate Pastor for Mission and Empowerment. Most recently, Liz served as the pastor of two congregations, Salem and Mt. Carmel United Methodist Churches. Salem is in Goldsboro, and Mt. Carmel is in Pikeville.

Before attending seminary, Liz worked as a public health nurse and as a project coordinator for a small building business. She also served as Minister of Christian Education at North Raleigh United Methodist Church, where she and David were members for 25 years.

Contact Pastor Liz 

Ph#: 919-269-9408

Email: pastorliz@zebulonumc.org