dale

Dale Schmidt

Dale is a life-long member of Zion and has many childhood and adult memories of Zion.

Somehow the annual Christmas Eve service has a way of flooding my heart with many of them. Zion is special for me because I have been able to be a part of the continuation of a church that my ancestors were instrumental in forming, 150 years ago. My mother started me on my faith journey. She has taught me to do the right things and to keep God as the center of my life.

One of his favorite Bible verses is from Proverbs, Chapter 3: 5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways submit to Him, and he will make your paths straight.

I try to be the best person I can in everyday life, trusting the Lord will guide me through this journey of life on this earth.

Dale has served in the nursery, as a confirmation guide, as an usher, and on Pastor Ted’s Call Committee. He was elected to Zion’s Church Council in December of 2017 for a three-year term.

During the call committee experience, I learned a lot about the workings of the ELCA and its leaders.  That was very informative to me, and something I wouldn’t have learned without serving in that ministry.  It was during the time of a somewhat difficult transition in the church and after spending so many stable years for the majority of my life, I felt a calling to help restore the family of Zion.

My newest experience, being on the Church Council, is a way I can serve, get to know other members better, and appreciate the individual gifts they each bring to the table.

Dale’s hope for Zion  is that we continue to grow in numbers, faithfulness, and service.

I appreciate our Vision Statement which we repeat every Sunday reminding us to take our faith with us, showing kindness and generosity so others can see God at work through me.

Dale has been married to Terri for 23 years, and they have four children: Ellen (22), Alexis (21), Trevor (17), and Spencer (16). He is self-employed as the owner of Schmidt Electric Service, Inc. in Buffalo and enjoys hunting and fishing.


Dale was elected to Zion’s council in December 2017 and will serve from 2018-2020.

Other Council Members:

  • Jason Halvorson Jason is a life-long resident of Buffalo and member of Zion. He married ...
  • Dale Schmidt Dale is a life-long member of Zion and has many childhood and adult ...
  • Teresa Sorenson Teresa has been a part of the ELCA Lutheran community all her life. I grew ...
  • Lora Nichols Growing Up Together I’ve been a single mom for most of my life. I’m ...
  • Dirk Foster Dirk is serving on Zion’s congregational council for the rest of the calendar ...
  • Dale Lawrence Dale was raised as an Episcopalian and his parents still attend his childhood ...
  • Jodi Painschab Jodi grew up Catholic, attended a Catholic grade school for 8 years, and ...
  • Jeff Magandy Part of the Answer Jeff’s family were members of St. Paul’s Lutheran in Hanover ...
  • Karron Denk “Zion is a friendly church. I love the pastors that we have now, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Jodi Clifton-Block Jodi Clifton-Block and her husband Doug Block both grew up in Buffalo. They’ve been married for ...
zion
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •