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Julie Zimmerman

Julie Zimmerman

Elder for Youth & Young Adult

At West Hills since...

West Hills has been our church home since 1998.

My family

My family includes my husband Mark to whom I have been married for 26 years. We have 4 children: Trent 20, Reid 18, Spencer 18 (yes twins), and Rylee 16.

Areas of involvement at West Hills

I have been involved in a number of ministry areas at West Hills over the last 20 years. Having worked as a teacher, counselor and administrator for the Omaha Public Schools, I have found many opportunities to work with children and youth at West Hills: Nursery, Children's Sunday School, Youth Sunday School, Youth Camp and Vacation Bible School.

What you like most about West Hills

I love that West Hills is on a Journey with the Living Christ. I am pleased about the Bible focus for the church. I have been part of the Women's Bible Study for a number o years and have helped lead the study on several occasions. It is very important to me that I am reading God's Word regularly. Bible Study is a great opportunity to join with other women who want the same thing. I also love the opportunities for Mission involvement at West Hills. One of my favorite Bible verses is: “Jesus said, Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” John 20:21. Each time I leave West Hills, I see this verse above the doorway on my way out of the building. It is a wonderful reminder that we are sent into mission each and every day. Opportunities for mission are everywhere in our daily lives.

My favorites

I love the verse: Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old, they will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6. To me this highlights how important the south and children of our church are. Walking beside our youth on their faith journey is an absolute privilege for me.


One of my other favorite things in my love of animals. I am an avid wild bird watcher. We invite birds to our back yard with feeders and bird baths. There is nothing I like more than sitting on our patio and watching them fly in and eat. I also have a wonderful dog who loves going for walks. Most days we head out around our neighborhood or in on of the nearby parks.