Established in 1872, we are the oldest worshipping community in Sioux Falls. We welcome you to join us!
Loving, Liberating, and Life-giving.
We are part of the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement,
an inclusive, loving community, accepting all of God's children.
No conditions. No exceptions. We acknowledge and lament the harm too often done to the LGBTQIA2S+ community by the church universal, and are working to build right-relationship with all of our siblings. ALL are welcome here.
We are the seat of the Episcopal Diocese of South Dakota.
We worship and live gratefully on the lands of the Oceti Sakowin.
Mitakuye Owasin; We are all related.
In our Baptismal Covenant, we promise to “strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.”
We do this with God’s help.
-Book of Common Prayer, p. 304
Father Ward Simpson has served as Dean of Calvary Cathedral since 2009.
Archdeacon Paul Sneve is vicar of our Tiospaye Wakan (Lakota) congregation.
Deacon Arlene is a retired hospital chaplain and is our pastoral care lead at Calvary.
Deacon Jerry is a hospital chaplain and provides pastoral care at Calvary and is active in prison ministry.
Deacon Robyn is a clinical social worker and oversees Calvary's ministry to children and families.
Wendy is our receptionist and provides
all-around office support at the Cathedral.
John Wagner is our Sexton. He and his wife Annie have lovingly cared for the Cathedral building and grounds for many years.
Luke and Rachel are our youth leaders. Rachel is a Registered Nurse and Luke teaches English at Sioux Falls Christian High School.
Deacon Robyn Shores Foster leads our Children's Chapel (Sunday School), assisted by Dean Buchman, Joe Tischler, and Pam Johnson.
Wendy Butler-Boyesen is our nursery director. Assistants are Maimie Thomas, Tim Royse and Elizabeth Bratton.
Canon Precentor Dr. Monty Barnard joined our choir in 1974 and has been our music director and choir conductor since 1987. He is Professor of Music Emeritus at Augustana University.
Diane Van Den Oever is our organist, is an accomplished piano accompanist, and has 20-plus years experience teaching Spanish, primarily at the college level.
Our Vestry is the leadership board for the church. Members are: Dr. Bonnie Bunch, Sr. Warden; Joe Tischler, Jr. Warden; Randy Barnhardt; Mel Harrington; Mary Potter; Andy Zell; Chuck Fritzel; Dean Buchman; the Very Rev. Ward Simpson, Dean & Rector; Steve Albrecht, Treasurer; Lori Hoop, Clerk.