Rev. Nicholas Zook

Pastor of Concordia Church, Founder of Concordia Place


The Rev. Nicholas J. Zook has served as pastor of Concordia Church in Chicago since his ordination in 1981.

Under his leadership, Concordia Church established a community outreach ministry in 1981 to serve the needs of single parents and low-income families in the neighborhood around the church. From this ministry, Concordia Place was established.

As Board Chair for over 40 years, Nicholas grew Concordia Place to a mission-driven nonprofit with four centers in Chicago’s north and northwest sides. Concordia Place serves over 700 children, teens, and families each year.

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Expanding Our Leadership

A momentous occasion for Concordia Place: the first change of Board Chair since our inception, marking our purposeful expansion of leadership.