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Eldor Jordan

January 2016 Eldor Jordan is one of Zion’s newest employees, taking over as evening and weekend custodian when his friend, Dave Lindberg, left the position recently to return to the Enfield rest area where they had worked together. I came over and toured the church and felt it was a good fit for me, and it is. I enjoy working with Lynn and Joel, and the staff at Zion. Eldor grew up in the Browns Valley and Beardsley area, where

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Josie LaFave

Josie was elected to the Zion Council in 2022 to serve 2023-2025. Getting To Know Your Zion Volunteers Josie LaFave is an amazing volunteer at Zion! She has served with Wednesday Night Suppers, and the Transition Team, and is currently active as part of a Welcome Crew, lector, Meals on Wheels, on the Call Committee for our next Senior Pastor, and is excited to re-join the Global Missions Committee after a two-year absence.Josie loves to be a team player and

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Gloria Siemers

Getting To Know Your Zion Volunteers Gloria Siemers is one of our amazing volunteers at Zion. She serves every month as a greeter on a Sunday Welcome Crew. Gloria’s work on Sundays helps people to feel seen and welcomed as they enter Zion’s doors. She describes herself as a cheerleader and wants everyone to know that whatever it is, THEY CAN DO IT! A Few Things About Gloria: Q. What is your proudest accomplishment? A. Becoming a dairyman’s wife. Q.

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Senior Spotlight: Sam Yost

I’ve been blessed with incredible parents, a loving home, and support not everyone is fortunate enough to have. I’m lucky to live the life I do, however, everyone has valleys to walk through. Some valleys are deeper and darker than others. A lot of the time, it’s easy to lose sight of the blessings. It’s my trust in God that helps me through the valleys. It’s not always easy to trust 100% of the time, but it helps to remember

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Kris Harlan

Kris grew up in the small town of Wheaton, MN. She and her husband Jack are both retired educators and have lived in Buffalo for 42 years. During my last 12 years in education, I served as the principal at Maple Lake Elementary School. Our oldest daughter, Abby, teaches 3rd grade in Monticello and our youngest daughter, Anna, teaches English at Buffalo High School. Both of our daughters and their families live in Buffalo. One of Kris’ favorite worship songs

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Chuck Zumbusch

Chuck Zumbusch is serving in his second year of three and was initially elected to the Zion Council in 2022. He also serves on the Stewardship Committee, and has previously supported the last Capital Campaign, Finance Committee, and helped with the annual external review of the books and records testing and attestation work.        He is married to Tammy, who is a lifelong member of Zion. Together we try to raise 5 kids ranging in age from 11-22

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Joan Halderson

Entering my second year on Zion’s Church Council, and a second year on the Executive Committee as treasurer, I am thankful for a faith journey that includes the capable people I serve with. It is all a learning experience! I am especially proud of my seven grandchildren (ages 15 to 26) and their own church involvement, whether that be mentoring, teaching, or camp counseling. Living in a small rural South Dakota town from birth to high school graduation, Sundays were

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Ashley Mattson

Ashley Mattson lives near Northwinds Elementary in Buffalo and is one of the owners of Buffalo Companion Animal Clinic. Her favorite Bible verse is John 3:16: For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. The church is for all believers in Jesus. I believe all are welcome and all are worthy. Before joining Zion, Ashley was a member of St. Mary’s

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Senior Spotlight: KayLyn Wagner

I am 18 years old and a senior at Buffalo High school. I moved to Buffalo 13 years ago. I have 2 wonderful and supportive parents, Robb and Angel, and a 16 year old brother Evan, who is my best friend. Something my family and I love to do is travel and go camping in the summer time. Next year I plan to attend Dakota County Technical College, and get a degree in Interior Design. I’ve always loved home decorating,

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Senior Spotlight: Elisabeth Grack

My whole life, I have lived with my mom, dad, two younger sisters, Hannah and Sarah, and Berry, our 17-year-old cannibal goldfish. If you asked them about me, all (except the goldfish) would tell you that I have always loved dancing, singing, and crafting. They might also mention my love of butterflies and Taylor Swift. Plans for Next Year: Attending Concordia College Moorhead, Majoring in Business Marketing or Elementary Education Go To Bible Verse: Micah 6:8 I Wish I Could

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