Suzi Orlopp

Pastor of CYF Ministries

Pastor Suzi’s ministry is focused on the Children, Youth and Families at Zion, and includes coordinating youth ministry (including the confirmation program and other educational opportunities), facilitating VBS, ZDC, Camp Wapo, high school youth group, and mission trips. Pastor Suzi also coordinates Zion’s global mission focuses and travels.


PastorSuzi@ZionBuffalo.org 763.682.1245 ext. 109

  • Already … And Not Yet!

    Once again, there are already Christmas decorations up in the stores (I even spotted them before Halloween this year). I have to be honest and admit that I do have a helping of Grinch in me, because I want so badly to hold onto the practice of Advent, to say “Not yet!” I know we celebrate the good news of Jesus’ coming, but I love the sober stillness of Advent that makes space for those who bear the honesty that the ... more
  • Dog Days

    Welcome to the Dog Days of Summer!  Have you ever wondered about that phrase? Wikipedia defines “dog days” as follows: “the hottest, most sultry days of summer. In the Northern Hemisphere the dog days of summer are most commonly experienced in the months of July and August, which typically observe the warmest summer temperatures.” Wikipedia goes on to explain, “The Romans referred to the dog days as diēs caniculārēs and associated the hot weather with the star Sirius. They considered ... more

Started working at Zion in… 2016

Favorite thing about working at Zion… Getting to live out my call to serve the people of God in a setting here all are welcome, and passions are lived out

Committees and ministries I’m involved with… Children & Family Ministry, Youth & Family Ministry, Global Missions

Favorite worship song …  Come to the Table, this song shows me the invite of God to the life of grace

My family … I live in Buffalo with my furry friend Louie

When I’m not at Zion, you can find me… at Disney World…and when not there exploring small towns and big cities, enjoying the outdoors, or working on a project at home

Something you might not know about me is… I grew up in Wisconsin so I am known from time to time to call a drinking fountain a bubbler

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