The South Dakota Synod has campus ministries on five campuses in South Dakota:

Northern State University
Lutheran Campus Ministry
Ann Fortin
1200 S. Jay St. Box 1119
Northern State University
Aberdeen, SD 57401

South Dakota State University
University Lutheran Center
Rev. Cassandra Lamb
1404 8th St.
Brookings, SD 57006
Phone: 605-692-4880

School of Mines & Technology
Lutheran Campus Ministry
Rachel Nelson
501 E Saint Joseph St, Rapid City SD 57701-3901.
Phone: 605-641-7661
E-Mail: or

Black Hills State University
Lutheran Campus Ministry, BHSU
Rachel Nelson
810 N. Yale St.
Spearfish, SD 57783
Phone: 605-641-7661
E-Mail: or

University of South Dakota
The Luther Center
Rev. Lisa Heffernan
723 E. Cherry Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
Phone: 605-624-2834

Campus Ministry (LuMin)

A ministry to young adults on campuses.

Campus Ministry is both faithful to a rich theological tradition and driven by the challenges of the contemporary university.

Drawing on the Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions, Campus Ministry bears witness to God’s amazing grace within the context of higher education. Sensitive to the pastoral needs of those on campus and engaged in the intellectual discourse of the university, Campus Ministry strives to communicate the Gospel in fresh ways.

Through worship, study, fellowship, and service, members of the academic community taste the fullness of God’s grace. As expansive as Christ’s love, Campus Ministry reaches out to all who teach and learn, inviting them to experience the challenge of following Jesus on the Way.

Refer a Student!

You can also find a bulletin insert of LuMin contact information for your use here.

Do you know someone headed to one of our campus ministry sites in South Dakota?  Let us know so that the appropriate ministry leaders can be in touch!

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