Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
9.00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

I am the pastor or SAM, a Synodically Authorized Minister, here at Grace Lutheran Church.

I’m currently enrolled in the Kairos Program with Luther House of Study in Sioux Falls and anticipate being ordained fall 2018. That means I am completing classes online and constantly learning about God’s Word and its saving power. 

I grew up in Green River, Wyo.  Yet, I have many ties to the Black Hills.
My mother was from Belle Fourche and my father from Sturgis. 
After residing in Phoenix during the 1990s, my son, Billy, 21, and I moved to Spearfish in 2000.

Most recently, I served as pastor at Grand River Lutheran Church in Buffalo. Prior to that, I held positions with Lutheran Campus Ministry at Black Hills State University, Lutherans Outdoors of South Dakota, and worked as a journalist for local newspapers.  I hold a bachelor degree in communications from BHSU and a master degree in fine art from Utah State University. 

Now, for the fun stuff:

I enjoy traveling, family festivities, painting, hiking, reading, outdoor activities and yes – I do ride a motorcycle.  I can flip pancakes for that certain fundraiser.  And, I’ve even been known to tie quilts, cook chili and assist in building maintenance – but you don’t want to advertise that.
The experts weren’t quick to call me back a second time.

Together, I pray, we can follow God’s will for His church. Heeding His call to share the good news of Jesus Christ and offer compassion and love for one another. 

God’s blessings and peace,

Pastor Kris



                                      Home    Services     News & Events   Mission Statement  Ministries  Contact Us

Hosted & Designed by
TNL Web Consulting