Rev. Laura Norris-Buisch, Minister


Rev. Laura came to Riverside May 21, 2007 as Minister, with a Covenant Service between Laura and Riverside Church on October 14, 2007. A native of Decatur, Alabama, she is a graduate of Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama majoring in family and childhood development. She earned a Masters in Divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA. Rev. Laura has served as an associate minister at Kenmore Presbyterian Church from 1992 to 1995, solo minister for Shortsville Presbyterian Church from 1995 to 2002, stated clerk for the Presbytery of Geneva from 2002 to 2005, and director of the Presbytery of Western New York’s Camp Duffield.

Rev. Laura married Rev. Stuart Buisch in May, 1998. Rev. Stuart is currently minister for North Presbyterian Church, North Tonawanda. They have two daughters.

Lynda Grozio, Secretary


Lynda is the gal who greets you on the phone and in the office Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9AM until 2:30PM. She does a little bit of everything; types, prepares the church bulletins and church reporter, keeps the church calendar, handles church communications, maintains lists and records, and operates the church office. Lynda grew up in LaSalle and attended local schools. She and her husband Mark, an electrician, have three children.

Elizabeth Sanderson, Music Director

Elizabeth Sanderson has been a local musician and instructor since 2007. She studied music and education at SUNY Fredonia and Buffalo State College and is currently finishing her Master's in Education at the University at Buffalo. Liz is the current music teacher for Westminster Community Charter School in Buffalo, NY in addition to being the co-founder and director of the Sanderson-Polen Voice Studio.

Liz is a frequent performer in the Buffalo area as a soloist as well as a member of the celtic duo, Elemental Sprites. She comes to us having served as the choir director for Brighton Community Church as well as a frequent cantor and organist for St. Paul's RC Church and Abiding Savior Lutheran Church.

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Riverside Presbyterian Church started out as LaSalle Congregational Church in a Civil-War era building on the corner of Mang Ave. and 88th St. in the Village of LaSalle.  In the spring of 1928 its 30 members petitioned Niagara Presbytery to be admitted to the denomination.  They were accepted, and the church was incorporated July 16,1928.



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