Rzeppa entertained millions with his highly creative, humorous TV sportscasts in five cities, including Boston, St. Louis, and Cincinnati. Over time, he turned his attention to the not-for-profit world. He served as Executive Director of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Louis, Vice President of MERS/Goodwill Industries, and Managing Director of Angels’ Arms, an innovative not-for-profit serving foster children.
Many in St. Louis and across the country know Rzeppa as a speaker who delights audiences with his dynamic and entertaining presentations. He has emceed Vitae events, the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast on the field of the Edward Jones Dome and co-emceed the Eucharistic Congress in St. Louis before 35,000 people.
The Boston University graduate is the Founder and Executive Director of Mater Media whose mission is to evangelize the Catholic Faith by creating, publishing, and distributing inspirational works of fiction and non-fiction. His cutting-edge novel for teens, My Rock & Salvation, released in 2014, has influenced teens around the world. Zip’s autobiography, For A Greater Purpose, was released in September 2015 and is now in its second printing.
As a Vitae Market Director, Rzeppa will help with development efforts nationally and in the St. Louis market. “I’m tremendously excited to dedicate myself to the work of The Vitae Foundation. When I go to meet my Maker, I want to have an answer when asked what I did for mothers-in-need and their babies. In promoting and supporting the cutting-edge research and messaging of the Vitae Foundation, I know I am making a difference,” he noted. Rzeppa resides in St. Louis.