About us

Greg and Carlene met in 1981 at Northern Illinois University. Both finished university with bachelors’ degrees in Physical Therapy, and then left their careers as therapists to become missionaries with the Zion Evangelical Ministries of Africa. Married in 1985, they have been missionaries with ZEMA since 1993. Greg and Carlene have three sons, three daughters-in-love, and 4 grandchildren. Presently living in the Chicago area, Greg and Carlene are ZEMA missionaries in residence and Home Office Directors for ZEMA. Supporting the ministry as opportunities arise in both the USA and South Africa, Greg and Carlene love to travel when opportunities arrise. Understanding ZEMA’s through 28 years of ministry overseas, they enjoy representing the mission to churches and building ZEMA’s network with both individuals and other organizations. Click here to read OUR STORY and what God intervened, healing two, that we could become one.