Rich grew up attending Christ Lutheran Church of Glencoe, MN, where he went to Sunday school and was confirmed. A fond memory was attending the Christmas Eve service at nearby Friedens United Church of Christ, also known as County Line Church, in rural Norwood Young America.
It was a small country church by our home. Everyone knew everyone, the congregation was your family.
His favorite Bible passage is Psalm 23.
It speaks to me and gives me peace.
Rich and Joy started attending Zion when they moved to Buffalo in 1987.
We came to Zion and felt like we fit in and had found a family. There is something for everyone.
Rich and Joy now have two married daughters and four grandchildren.
Our grandchildren inspire me … they have unconditional love and faith. Living God’s Call means keeping the faith, helping my fellow man, and teaching the word to my grandchildren. I treat everyone the way I want to be treated. I trust and have faith in our community.
At Zion, Rich is involved with the Lutefisk supper, as well as many projects related to Harvest of Hands like the upcoming Truckload of Life food packing project. He enjoys seeing all the people come together for a great purpose … to help others, and is looking forward to spending the time with family and friends.
Truckload of Life is a great opportunity to help many people and to work as a team or family at Zion. It is a lot of fun.
Rich enjoys wood working projects and going to their “shack” in Grand Marais, a cabin without running water.
At one point in my life, I really needed God and had to take a step back to see him. I found him again at our shack in the middle of the forest up north