Sherilyn Burgdorf

Shared Ministry Director

Worship Ministry and Music are my mainstays with lots of time in between for volunteer coordinating members and ministries at Zion.


Sherilyn@ZionBuffalo.org 763.682.1245 ext. 108
  • Summer Sabbatical

    There’s a strong connection between Sabbath and sabbatical. I’m definitely taking advantage of both of those terms this summer. A sabbatical is a time of rest and reflection. Since my sabbatical conferences and readings are focused on worship and music, I’m experiencing a sabbatical doubled: the summer months of my sabbatical are great days to spend at worship conferences, reading books about worship, and visiting churches to worship with other congregations. In mid-May I attended the National Worship Leader Conference in ... more
  • Sherilyn’s Sabbatical

    The Zion Personnel Committee has created a sabbatical plan that is available to Zion program staff after six years of ministry. I’m excited to be eligible for this time away and have received approval for a three month sabbatical for this summer, May 15-August 15. I’m planning what the sabbatical purpose suggests: gain inspiration restoration, and re-creation necessary to continue effective ministry in the congregation. The focus of my three months will be the Sunday sabbath of worship/music, including three conferences ... more

What I actually do at Zion… Worship Ministry and Music are my mainstays with lots of time in between for volunteer coordinating members and ministries at Zion.

How I came to be involved with Zion… The first worship service for me was the last worship service in the downtown church building before the building project in 1989. I began volunteering to pack boxes during the move, continued as a committee member, and in 1992 became the first Shared Ministry Coordinator at Zion

I was born… In southwestern Minnesota (Lakefield)

My favorite Bible verse… Deuteronomy 6:4-7

My family… Is small in number but contains very important people in my life!

When I’m not at Zion, you can find me… Any place there’s music to perform or hear: grade school band concerts, middle school recitals, high school concerts, in the pit for theater productions, on the road to a concert/recital/play in the Twin Cities, behind a handbell table in a handbell ensemble, near a piano or at least in range of a CD player.

Something you might not know about me is . . . I love to find great bargains.

The one thing I want to make sure people realize when they come to Zion is… There’s a place for you here!

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