Zane’s role provides support in pastoral care as part of the staff team. Rev. Buxton has been worshipping with our congregation since 2012 and was soon involved in the life of the church, which included his four years as a Parish Associate (2013-2017), returning to service at FPC in 2019.
Zane has a B.A. in History in 1968 (Bethel College, now University), a B.D. from Fuller Seminary in 1971, Master of Theology (Th.M.) from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1989.
Zane served four different churches over 22 years, most recently as pastor of Community Presbyterian Church of Clarendon Hills, a Chicago suburb. He was happy to have the opportunity to serve as a commissioner to General Assembly in both 1989 and 1991 (from the Presbytery of Chicago) and worked in the Office of the General Assembly for nearly eight years as an Assistant Stated Clerk and Manager of Judicial Process, (1994-2001). He then served as the Synod Executive for the Synod of the Rocky Mountains from the fall of 2001 until late 2010.
Zane then served as interim pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Boise, Idaho, through 2012.
After retirement, Zane and his wife, Karol, moved to Vancouver, Washington. Their daughter, Kristin, lives in Eugene, where she is a science librarian at the university.
Favorite thing about the Northwest: Zane enjoys frequent sightings of Mt. Hood and Mt. St. Helens, as well as spending time along the Columbia River, the Pacific coast, wine country, and enjoying all the great things about the Portland/Vancouver area.
Favorite books to read: Zane’s interests in books range from Biblical studies and theology (obvious), through history, politics, science, to fiction, especially mysteries.
Favorite hobbies: Zane enjoys walking as his primary form of exercise. Woodworking and home improvements offer a creative outlet. Travel, art appreciation and collection are other interests.