Jim

Jim Bischoff

My wife, Mary and I have lived in Buffalo for 17 years. We raised our children here (Emily, Elizabeth, and Mike). Early in our marriage we had lived in South Minneapolis, and had belonged to a Catholic church there. When we first moved to Buffalo, we joined St. Francis parish. But our eldest child shared a locker with Amanda Burgdorf, and the rest, as they say, was history. We met and became friends with Sherilyn and Andy, and haven’t looked back since.

Before becoming members, we were impressed with the feeling of warmth and welcome you can get just walking in the doors at Zion. I can’t say I know the Bible very well, but the people I know in this my church community are some of the best, most upstanding people I know, and are some of my very best friends. So, when I was invited to join the church council, I didn’t have to take too much time to decide (Mary was kind of pushing me too, I may add). The chance to give back to a community filled with people I genuinely love is a pleasure. I hope I can measure up.

Jim Bischoff was appointed to the Church Council to fill the vacancy left by Lora Nichols when she became a staff member.

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