Zev Newlin (January 25th, 1953) was born in Rising Hope, Alabama. He was raised Roman Catholic, and always knew he'd one day enter the preisthood. He was a member of St. Silvia's Parish in Rising Hope. When Zev was just 10 years old, the church underwent renovation. When he was 23, he entered Priesthood. Zev is strongly religious, and has helped Father McKenzie and Father Cantrell in running the church. Zev is good friends with Maureen Reese, and has advised her for many years now. Zev is not concerned that people aren't coming to church more often, feeling that people can do their duty to god in other ways, but does hope that people continue coming to church.
"People always turn to god when times are bleakest. Maybe that is why he allows bad things to happen. Because he's afraid of losing us all. Maybe if we were with him always, then bad things would not happen."