Dr. Darrell Zimmerman, DMin
Retired Executive Director
Darrell oversaw all aspects of Grace Place Wellness Ministries from the fall of 2012 until June 2023. His passion remains helping ministry workers across the entire spectrum of Christianity excel in their callings for their whole careers.
A native of Portland, Oregon, Darrell graduated with his Master of Divinity from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, in 1982. He served thirty years as a parish pastor in St. Louis, MO, and Saginaw, Mich. He is a trained Intentional Interim Minister in the LCMS.
He and his wife, Carol, attended the first Grace Place Wellness retreat in the fall of 2000, then began leading retreats in Grace Place Wellness’ earlier years. He also earned his Doctor of Ministry in 2006. He was instrumental in developing the Ministry Team Wellness Retreat. In December 2019, he became Interim President and CEO and served until the acquisition by LCEF, when he took on the role of Vice President of Ministry Solutions, director of Grace Place Wellness. After almost eleven wonderful years leading Grace Place Wellness, Darrell retired in June 2023.
Darrell and Carol live just a few short miles from their three children and four grandchildren in the St. Louis area. In retirement he looks forward to spending time with them, woodworking, and playing lots of golf. We are grateful for his contribution to Grace Place Wellness.
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