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Deb Rude

My name is Deb Rude. My husband, Keith, and I have been married for 50 years. We have lived in the same house just south of Buffalo for 44 years, where we raised our three daughters, Karen, Kathy, and Becky. I grew up on a farm near Young America. My dad was a farmer and a rural mail carrier, my mom was an RN & farmer’s wife (which as many of you know is a career of its own!). I

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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 was elected to the Zion Council last year for a one-year term.  He also serves on the Stewardship Committee, and has previously served on 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 and our yellow Lab named Pretzel, also known

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Dirk Foster

Dirk and Sue Foster have been members of Zion since moving to Buffalo in 1992.  Dirk has served on various committees over the years including on the council on three separate occasions.  Most recently, he served as President of the council in 2019 and 2020.  2022 will be Dirk’s last year on the Council but he will continue to serve on the Property Committee and Cemetery Committee.  He will also stay involved with the Wednesday Morning Workers when his work schedule allows.

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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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Nick Sjolin

I am married to my beautiful wife Missy for going on four years. We have two lovely children: Colt, age 3, and Estella, 3 months. We live in Buffalo, MN. I believe strongly that the Lord will always provide us with what we need, not what we want or think that we need, and that there is a master plan that God has for all of us to fulfill. I have been a member of Zion for four years. I

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