Multicultural Ministries

Pine Ridge Reconciliation Center

The ministry of the Pine Ridge Reconciliation Center fosters mutual trust, respect, and understanding, while addressing the deep poverty that exists on the reservation.

The Pine Ridge Retreat Center is available for group retreats.  For costs and information, click here.  This covers materials for projects you will work on, speakers, events, and operating expenses.  Please contact Pastor Dan Johnson, Director of Pine Ridge Reconciliation Center, at or 605-867-5262 for information and scheduling.

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Woyatan Lutheran in Rapid City

Woyatan Lutheran
522 Anamosa Street
PO Box 3003
Rapid City, SD 57709-3003

Email | Website

Leader: Vicar Jonathan Old Horse (SAM)

Woyatan Lutheran is a diverse congregation in Rapid City focusing on ministry by and with Lakota people. This faith community invites and welcomes everyone. Woyatan Lutheran serves as vibrant place of worship Saturday evening and Sunday mornings for community members and residence of Community Alternatives of the Black Hills (CAB).

Pueblo de Dios in Sioux Falls


“Called by Christ. In Solidarity with the Community.”

Pueblo de Dios (People, or Community, of God) is a ministry under development in the South Dakota Synod of the ELCA. A ministry whose primary focus is reaching out to the Latino community of Sioux Falls (and the surrounding area) with the Good News of New Life in Jesus Christ, Pueblo de Dios is being “birthed” with love & support from Augustana Lutheran Church. Augustana and Pueblo de Dios are two distinct communities of faith who seek to come together in joint ministry ventures in the Historic District of central Sioux Falls.

Leader: Rev. Maria Cabello Salomon
Phone: 605-332-2559

Location: 235 N. Prairie Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104 (Augustana Lutheran Church)

First Lutheran African Ministry in Sioux Falls


First Lutheran African Ministry is a vital, growing ministry with and among African people in Sioux Falls.  While the spiritual leaders and founders of this community are Liberian, worshipers on a Sunday afternoon come from many parts of West Africa.  All came here fleeing the violence of various civil wars and the desperate poverty of cross-border refugee camps.  The people of this community share a powerful bond of hardship and a common strength of hope in Jesus Christ.

Leader: Abraham Gayataye (SAM)
Phone: 605-360-4208

The South Dakota Synod Multicultrual Committee

Mission Statement:

The mission of the South Dakota Synod Multicultural Committee is to respond to God’s call to share the reconciling gospel of Jesus Christ with all nations by partnering in ministry with the diverse ethnic communities within our state.

5 Core Functions:
  1. Strategize:  Develop strategies to help us become a more multicultural church.
  2. Advocate:  Advocate with and for ethnic communities at every level of ministry and leadership in our Synod, and stand in solidarity with people who experience injustice.
  3. Teach:  Teach the people of our Synod how to listen and interact with different cultures, so that there may be a mutual blessing.
  4. Establish:  Establish new ministries among culturally diverse populations within our Synod.
  5. Encourage:  Encourage congregations and leaders who are involved in multicultural ministry.
  6. Gather Resources:  Seek generous giving and participation from churches, individuals and organizations toward the cause of multicultural ministry.