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Meet The Team

Pastor Randy

Randy Sturzenbecker

Pastor

Child of God, every day all day. I spend a lot of time reminding everyone of their Baptism, which connects us to the Cross, grave and the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  I am blessed that Vonda said yes and married me when big hair was in and phones were still attached to the wall.  God blessed us with 2 great kids, Ryan  and Megan. I have been serving the precious gifts of God to the saints at Divine Shepherd for 13 years.  I am blessed to serve as 1st Vice President of the beloved South Dakota District. When I have free time you can find me blasting through the woods or on the road on a motorcycle, or making smoke and sawdust in the wood shop.

 

 


Melissa

Melissa Seifert

Church Secretary

Melissa has three beautiful and smart children and an amazing husband, Jeremy. She graduated from Western Dakota Tech in 2016 with an Associates in Business Management and Marketing. She loves to read books and go camping with her family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Rick

Rick Rathert

Congregational Chairman

Rick has been a member of Divine Shepherd since 2010. He has served on the church council (almost from the beginning) in such capacities as: Stewardship Chairman, building program coordinator, and congregation president for the past 2 years. He grew up in Iowa and joined the US Air Force after high school. In 1968 the Air Force moved him to Ellsworth AFB. He moved to Wisconsin after he left the service in 1976, and attended the University of Wisconsin on the GI bill. He moved back to Rapid City with his family in 1989 and continued as a representative for Aid Association for Lutherans (Thrivent) until 2005, when he retired and started a financial services practice with Northwestern Mutual. As of March 1, 2019 he has sold his practice. His hobbies include: raising grapes, fishing, traveling by motorcycle, and reading. He and his wife Connie have 2 sons and 7 grandchildren.

Alan

Alan Aker*

Elder

Alan operates a small sawmill and log-home building business. His hobbies include masonry, gardening, and tree-planting. He has a master's degree in business and he writes a daily column online: "South Dakota Town Hall." Alan and his wife, Heidi, have three adult children and a growing bunch of grandchildren.

Doug

Doug Cookston

Elder

 





 

 


Scot

Scot Dobbs

Elder/Audio Visual

 

 


 



 

 

Jim

Jim Roling

Elder

Jim is a mechanical engineer and currently works at Winsupply of Rapid City. He and his wife have 2 children (3 with their kitty, Cleopatra). Their daughter, Amber, is married and resides with her husband in Texas. Their son, Greg, is a student at BHSU studying to become a music teacher. Jim is also an artist: he has painted many paintings, one of which has traveled to Hong Kong and hangs in the president's office at the Concordia Lutheran School there. He enjoys landscaping and ponds, houseplants, and camping.

Randy

Randy Wombold

Elder

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Jamie

Jamie Joachim

Church Council Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Diana

Diana Leipold

Church Council Treasurer

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Kathy Swan

Church Council Financial Secretary

Dave

Dave Thunen

Trustee (605) 415-8447

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Kirby Phillips

Trustee (605) 863-0778

Jim

Jim Delaney

Trustee (701) 361-3955

Bruce

Bruce Swan

Trustee (605) 454-0634

Todd

Todd Joachim

Trustee (605) 769-0434

Jaden

Jaden Mitzel

Trustee 

Mike

Cliff Leins

Trustee (605) 201-3085

Mike

Mike Reiprich*

Trustee (Currently Deployed)

Wally

Wally Leipold

Parish Education Chairperson

Kevin

Kevin Burg

Stewardship Chairperson 

Leanne

Leanne Dyer

Youth Director

Leota

Leota Quam

Co-Chair Evangelism Committee

Frances

Frances Velasquez

Co-Chair Evangelism Committee

Doug

Doug Cookston

Human Care

Kathy

Kathy Swan

Communications/Web Site

Lori

Lori Eisenbraun

Sunday School Superintendent

Sara

Sara Delaney

Early Chilldhood Center
ECC School Board Chairperson

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Katie Andreason


Early Childhood Center Director 

Kathy

Kathy Roling


BH Lutheran School Board/Organist

Darla

Darla Senger

BH Lutheran School Delegate

Jenny

Jenny Eliason

BH Lutheran School Delegate

Lynn

Lynn Seifert

Organist

Janice

Janice Heien

Organist

Fawna

Fawna Goff

VBS Coordinator

Kellie

Kellie Hanson

Alter Guild Coordinator

Mary

Mary Ricker

Cookies & Server Coordinator/Kitchen

Debby

Debby Schelske

LWML President

Connie

Connie Rathert

Chimes Director

Diann

Diann Dobbs

Choir Director

Construction Contacts

Please contact the church office at (605)787-6438 and your concern will be forwarded. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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