Meet the Pastor Series

Meet Pastor Jerry

Meet Pastor Jerry

 Meet Pastor Jerry Tell us a little about yourself: My family, the Bertelson’s, have lived in the southeast South Dakota area since the late 1880s. My roots run deep in the area and I’m grateful for the opportunity to return ‘home.’ I was born in Sioux Falls and grew...

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Meet Pastor David

Meet Pastor David

 Meet Pastor David Pastor David Cook is the new pastor at the United Churches of Hot Springs. He was kind enough to answer a few questions for us so that we can all get to know him better. Check out his responses and please do take the time to reach out to him and his...

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Meet Pastor Paul

Meet Pastor Paul

Rev. Paul Henschen is the new pastor at First Presbyterian Church, Sturgis. Check out his answers to our questions to get to know him a little and be sure to reach out and extend him a warm welcome!   Tell us a little about yourself. I was born in Atlanta, but grew up...

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Meet Pastor Kristi

Meet Pastor Kristi

Some of you might remember me from a long, long, long, long time ago. I’m the one you might say was “spinning my wheels.” I was born and raised in the Sioux Falls area, beginning on a farm in Hartford. When I first met you, I became a candidate for ministry in 2007,...

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Meet Pastor Andrew

Meet Pastor Andrew

Andrew Bellisle was commissioned as a CRE at our presbytery meeting last month and is serving as Minister of Discipleship and Youth at Westminster in Rapid City. Check out our interview with him and be sure to extend him a warm welcome.Tell us a little about yourself....

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Meet Pastor Ruth

Meet Pastor Ruth

There’s a new pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Aberdeen! Check out our interview with Rev. Ruth Clendenin and be sure to extend a warm welcome to her.Tell us a little about yourself. I was raised in the Toledo, Ohio area and attended Alma College which is a...

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Meet Pastor Kathy

Meet Pastor Kathy

Rev. Kathy Saxbury is the new pastor at First Presbyterian in Onida. Check out our interview with her and be sure to welcome her to our presbytery!Tell us a little about yourself. I was born and raised in Northern Colorado, east of Fort Collins. Both sets of...

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Meet Pastor Barb

Meet Pastor Barb

Have you met Rev. Barbara Jean West yet? She's the new pastor at Spencer Memorial Presbyterian in Lemmon. Check out our interview with her and be sure to welcome her to our presbytery when you get a chance! 1. Tell us a little about where you’re from, your family, any...

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