Sherilyn Burgdorf

Shared Ministry Director

Sherilyn’s duties include planning worship, coordinating music and arts, and coordinating volunteers. She is also the director of handbells.


Sherilyn@ZionBuffalo.org 763.682.1245 ext. 108

  • A Friendly Place

    We know how good it feels to come into a room and get a warm “Hello!” from someone who’s already settled in. It’s easier to step into the action when you’ve been welcomed. It’s easier to feel settled yourself when someone can lead you to things that you’ll need during your stay. It’s easier to be involved when you feel like someone cares about you.  We’d like you to be one of those welcoming workers: someone who knows Zion as home ... more
  • 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

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

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.

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