if we stay focused on our mission of sharing Christ’s word, strengthening faith, and serving those in need we can work through very tough issues

Dirk Foster

Dirk is serving on Zion’s congregational council for the rest of the calendar year, filling the position vacated by Tom Stanforth when he moved out of state for work.

Dirk is a long time member of Zion, having joined the church in 1992 when he and his family moved to Buffalo. Dirk worked at the Monticello nuclear power plant from 1992 to 2011. He and his wife, Sue, moved to Vienna, Austria in January of 2012 and Dirk spent the next five years living and working in Vienna, Afghanistan and San Diego, CA. He moved back to Buffalo in November 2016 and currently works for Eagle Research Group as a contractor with the Department of Energy performing assessments of the DOE’s emergency management programs at their nuclear and radiological facilities.

Over the years, Dirk has served in many roles at Zion, including as a confirmation guide, Stewardship Committee member, and president of the church council in 2008 and 2009.

One of the best experiences I had was being a confirmation guide to six young boys. Since Sue and I raised two girls and our youngest was going through confirmation at the time, we assumed we would be assigned a group of girls. Nope, we were assigned a group of boys, and it was one of the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences of my life.

Dirk was on the church council and served as president during the turbulent transition following Pastor John’s retirement.

One thing that I took away from that experience was that the church is made up of people with many different viewpoints, but if we stay focused on our mission of sharing Christ’s word, strengthening faith, and serving those in need we can work through very tough issues.

Dirk enjoys seeing and meeting friends at Sunday morning services. He and Sue split their time either going to the 8:30 or 10:30 service.

I really like the friendliness of Zion. Even though we are a large church, we have gotten to know a lot of friends through church. We certainly don’t know everyone, but I enjoy worshiping and serving with those I know and also meeting new friends.


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  • Karron Denk “Zion is a friendly church. I love the pastors that we have now, ...
  • Jon Holz “Zion is kind of known as a ‘teacher’ church. So many teachers from ...
  • Carrie Lindquist 1 Corinthians 13 4-7 is a verse that has helped Carrie Lindquist in ...
  • Dave Tauscher Dave serves on the Zion Church Council as a way of helping himself ...
  • Robert Dubois Robert was born and raised in Kingston, New York as one of five ...
  • Jodi Clifton-Block Jodi Clifton-Block and her husband Doug Block both grew up in Buffalo. They’ve been married for ...
  • Tom Moline Tom works as a graphic artist at Tolomatic, Inc. in Hamel, MN. He ...
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