Connecting Members

Alisa has been a member of Zion her whole life. She was baptized, confirmed and married at Zion.  Her parents (Lori and the late Harold Tenney) have been members since 1974 and before that her grandparents (the late Merle and Verna Walters) also attended Zion for many years.

She has been married to John for 12 years.  They have a ten-year-old son Jack, who is going to be in fourth grade at Parkside Elementary this fall.  As a family they enjoy living on a small lake, water sports, coaching and attending Jack’s sports and school activities.  In early August, Alisa and Jack participated in the Green Lake Triathlon at Spicer, MN together.

Alisa is beginning her thirteenth year of teaching 7th grade English at Buffalo Community Middle School. She enjoys working with middle school students “who have great personalities and a fun sense of humor.”

Alisa has taught Sunday School at Zion and has been involved in family ministries like Truckload for Life. This summer her family participated in the All Ages Mission Trip, and found it to be an incredible experience.

Alisa also serves on the Church Council, Outreach & Evangelism Committee, and the Fellowship Committee. She is pleased to be more involved in church and able to see all that is going on. Alisa has found serving on church council to be a rewarding experience.

I think often life gets so busy we don’t take time to stop and look at all, Zion, for example, has to offer us. I am a people person, so I have enjoyed getting to know the other council members and seeing how the church functions.

Through serving on the council, she hopes to help make more Zion members aware of all of the opportunities at Zion, connecting and bringing members and attenders together in faith and fellowship.

Outside of work and church, Alisa loves to keep busy. She is participates in community events like Concert in the Park, Buffalo Days, Relay for Life, Women of Today, and local youth programs. Alisa is also a long time member of the Community Education Advisory Board.

I love being outside and being active.  I enjoy spending time with others, and just plain people watching. My favorite thing is to wake up on a sunny summer morning and ask Jack, “What are we going to do today?”

Alisa’s council term ended in 2015