I am married to Gyen (Krause) for nearly 28 years. We have 4 children all of which were confirmed at Zion. I retired about 3 years ago. I spent 29 years in Buffalo as a financial advisor with Edward Jones. I enjoy golfing and tinkering with my 1965 Corvette. Mostly I enjoy spending time with my family, specifically my 5 (soon to be 6) grandchildren.
I think I chose Zion when I moved here because I came from Zion Lutheran in Paullina, Iowa. Although I came from a Missouri Synod church it was an easy transition. Maybe my fondest memory came right before I joined Zion when Pastor Blair brought someone over to where I was sitting and said “I have been wanting to do this for so long now.” He then proceeded to introduce Dave Wilson to Dave Wilson. If you remember Pastor Blair’s sense of humor you can imagine the big smile on his face as he did the introduction.
My wife got me involved in the hospitality ministry, and we serve on the First Sunday Welcome Crew. Other than that I have served on the Foundation Committee a couple of terms. I enjoy helping out with fellowship as it gives me a sense of paying back. My 30 years of Rotary membership emphasized “Service Above Self” and I try to carry that forward in all aspects of my life.