What this is about!

Greetings from Pine Ridge South Dakota. This blog is more of a journal for me. Who am I? I am Pastor Dan. I am a pastor on the Pine Ridge Reservation where I am the director of the Reconciliation Center. (PineridgeReconciliationcenter.org) I minister to and with the Lakota People of the Oglala Tribe. I am a third career pastor having been in engineering, sales ministry before I felt the call from God to become a Pastor in the ELCA Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. I arrived in Pine Ridge in July of 2020 to become the director of the center. I am married and my beautiful wife is living with me on the reservation. My 3 wonderful kids are back in St Louis.

Living with us in Pine Ridge are 4 Rez dogs that adopted us. Momma Dog, Star Baby, Boomerang and Pepe. Pictures will be coming, and they bring joy to our lives.

But the main thing is the people. I have met some of the best people ever and they have changed my life. The older I get the more I realize that it is the people and experiences that should matter most.

As time goes on, I will tell you tales from the reservation. Tales about the People we meet, my family, my work church life, and tales of the beauty I see around me every day. You are welcome to come along for the journey.

The Center

One response to “What this is about!”

  1. Dan, due to the pandemic we’ve met only briefly face to face. We share a love for the Lakota people and their culture. I look forward to hearing more about your ministry and your experiences on and around the Reservation. My prayers continue for the Oglala Lakota people and for you.

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