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Sherilyn

Sherilyn Burgdorf

Worship Coordinator
Director of Handbells

Worship Coordinator

My duties at Zion include … 

  • Curating the music, liturgy, scripture, prayer, and people that make worship possible at Zion.
  • Directing the Joyful Ringers and co-directing Ring Forth and Class Ring.
  • Being a musician for Zion worship services in any way I can.

I’ve worked at Zion since … 

1992, I think….

My favorite thing about working at Zion is …

Amazing, creative people who either volunteer endless hours of time or work as staff in the building at all hours! It’s a beehive of activity sometimes and it’s all done as God’s hands in service and thankfulness.

My Family … 

Andrew & I had an empty nest until Tillie, the Sheltie joined the household. Our children are thankfully within driving distance for visits: Amanda & Ben; Michael & Kiki.

When I’m not at Zion, you can find me…

At home, near a piano or a set of handbells, near a puzzle or a book and a cup of Good Earth tea.

My favorite hymn …

For this year, it’s ELW 808: Lord Jesus, You Shall Be My Song as I Journey

Something you might not know about me …

I enjoy baking Scandinavian treats from my Johnson/Sorensen ancestors especially at Christmas time: Lucia rolls, krumkake, lefse, kransekake

Make Music a Priority

When talking to educators in the last months of summer, there’s a feeling that “we’re already there!” These hard working planners have already plotted out what’s needed for the new learning year to begin in the fall. During August, the music ministries at Zion are doing the same thing. Choir & handbell directors are meeting to plan out the Sunday
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Shared Ministry

One year ago I started thinking about how Zion volunteers would re-enter all of Zion’s ministries after the COVID year. I realized that my job at Zion could be easily split between a shared ministry coordinator and a worship coordinator. The church council approved the plan in October 2020 and I’m thrilled that Kim Haggen is working with us as
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