Bill Zopfi

Bill Zopfi, Central’s treasurer, has a long history at Central. He was baptized at Central in 1930 and has been a member since 1949. Over the years he has worn two hats, in finance and building maintenance, and he has served on the Session and on the Board of Trustees as president.

Bill served in the U.S. Air Force for ten years, including three years in Japan with the Air Force Security Service during the Korean War. He worked at the 3M Company for 39 years in the Information Technology Division and spent 16 years in the International Division helping 3M subsidiaries in 40 countries install IBM computers and business information systems.

His contributions to Central include serving on the Investment Committee for 30 years and completing a number of major remodeling projects, often with his brother Roger. Nobody knows all the corners and crannies of Central better than Bill does.

Among the big remodeling projects have been the Friendship Room remodeling, dining room remodeling, kitchen remodeling and elevator installation, construction of the 500 Cedar Street handicap entrance, handicap restroom installation on the main floor, and the 150th anniversary restoration of the sanctuary including the South façade restoration when MPR purchased the Hanover parking lot. Bill has also been the church contact person for activities related to the Central Corridor Light Rail Transport project of the Twin Cities.

Bill and his wife Florence, who were married in 1956, have three daughters, five grandchildren, and one great granddaughter. Their daughters Sharon Zopfi-Jordan and Sue Hoffman and their families are also active at Central. Bill’s hobby is picture framing.

Contact Bill at 651-224-4728 ext. 104 or billz@cpcstpaul.org