Announcing Dr. Dixie Zietlow as New Business Administrator

The Administrative Committee (AC) of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) approved Dr. Dixie Zietlow (Ph.D.) to succeed Rev. John Robertson as the AC’s Business Administrator upon his retirement in the fall. Zietlow, who currently serves as Chief of Staff to Republican Illinois State Senator Win Stoller, brings a wealth of operational and financial knowledge to the role.

Robertson has served the AC as business administrator for 25 years.

The PCA’s Administrative Committee approved Zietlow in a meeting on June 5. PCA Stated Clerk Bryan Chapell there expressed great appreciation for Robertson’s long service to the PCA, saying “We are grateful for John’s leadership and his steadfast dedication to the mission of the PCA. He is a gentle spirit whose vast experience has blessed our staff and the entire PCA.”

The Administrative Committee believes that Zietlow’s operational and communication skills, in addition to her financial background and church experience, will help the PCA continue to function smoothly as it serves churches, committees, agencies, and members.

“Dixie brings proven leadership and strategic skills to the role of Business Administrator,” said Chapell. “We look forward to her contributions to the PCA’s administrative office.”

Zietlow has a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a concentration in International Relations, in addition to a degree in economics from Millikin University. In her family’s growing years, she homeschooled three sons. Then and since, she has served in a variety of roles in government, non-profit organizations, and academia. In recent years, she has contributed to her local PCA church in Peoria, Illinois (where her husband, Dr. David Zietlow, is in an elder), through serving multiple terms on finance, estate planning, personnel, and pastor search committees. Two of her sons, and one daughter-in-law are graduates of Covenant College.

PCA leaders can anticipate meeting her at General Assembly, as she begins her months of transition with current Business Administrator John Robertson in anticipation of her taking this position in the fall.