Church Staff

Jim Kropilak - Lead Pastor

Jim, his wife Sue and their family have been with Somerset for over a decade now. They have two grown children - Kaitlin and Jamison. As a family they have ministered in all kinds of churches; rural and suburban, small to mega-sized.

Jim enjoys doing things which are a 'first' for him. Sue is the sports fan in the family - (Jim pays attention) - Sue will give you the stats.

Mark Zmuda - Worship Leader

Mark has lived in the Hillsboro, OR area for most of his life.  He attended Century High School, where he found a passion for stage tech and singing.  He also spent his Sundays helping his father lead worship and running sound for Sunday services.  In high school he started teaching himself to play guitar.  When he was 18 he found out about a couple of guys who came to start a new church in the area.  With his family, he joined the launch team and quickly became one of the A/V leads.  

About 5 years later Mark decided to help out the associate pastor plant another church, where he helped with A/V and started helping on the worship team.  Mark decided to come to Somerset in 2011 and worked with the worship pastor and started leading. The next year he was asked to step into the worship leader position after the former leader felt called to move on.  He has been faithfully leading our congregation ever since.

Council of Elders/  Leadership Team

Our leadership team is a small group of guys picked for their love of God and commitment to the church.  They have all been members of Somerset for a number of years, and each have a unique background, making our team great at handling the challenges of helping Shephard our church body.

  • Gary Mark             
  • Robert Zmuda       
  • Jerry Conduff