Standing Committee Welcome

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

On behalf of the people, clergy and our Bishop-Elect, The Rev. Dr. Jonathan H.Folts, I am pleased to welcome you to South Dakota.  Thank you for honoring us with your presence on this joyous occasion, of the Consecration of the XI Bishop of the Diocese of South Dakota and for taking the time and effort to be here.  It is at times like this as the larger church gathers together in celebration and prayer, we are reminded that no matter where it is that we call home, we are all truly one in Christ Jesus. 

The Rev. David P. Hussey +
President of the Standing Committee


Consecration schedule

Fri Nov 1, 2019

10:00am – 11:00am Press Meeting: Trinity Nave

10:00am -11:00am The Rev. Kim Folts meets with clergy spouses: Trinity Church 

11:00am -Noon Presiding Bishop Meeting with Diocesan Clergy: Trinity Nave 

Noon - 1:30pm Lunch: Trinity Church

4:00pm - 5:30pm Rehearsal: T.F. Riggs High School Theatre, Pierre

7:00pm – 9:00pm Dinner for visiting Bishops and invited guests: TBD 


Sat Nov 2, 2019

8:00am - 9:15am Sign documents and light breakfast: Fireside Room / Trinity Parish Hall

9:30am - 10:30am Presiding Bishop meeting with Bishops only: Trinity Nave 

10:30am -11:00am Vesting: T.F. Riggs High School (Jonathan, Bishop James Folts, and Presiding Bishop at Trinity) 

11:00am -11:30am Line Up: Outside T.F. Riggs Theatre 

11:30am - 1:30pm Consecration Liturgy: T.F. Riggs Theatre

1:30pm - 3:30pm Reception: T.F. Riggs High School


Sun Nov 3, 2019

9:00am – 11:00am Bishop Jonathan Folts: Trinity Church, Pierre 

9:00am -1:00pm Presiding Bishop visiting Calvary Episcopal Cathedral, Sioux Falls

Download the schedule in PDF here.


Helpful Travel Information & Links

Getting to Pierre

Pierre, SD is accessible by air (airport code PIR). Sioux Falls (FSD) and Rapid City (RAP) are also within reasonable driving distance to Pierre if those prove more convenient for your travel needs. We strongly recommend renting a car for your time in Pierre regardless of where you fly into.

In and Around Pierre

You can find helpful links about what you can do and expect in Pierre at Visit Pierre and the Chamber of Commerce.

Pierre Hotels

There are a number of reasonably priced hotels in Pierre. The two that the Diocese of South Dakota has blocks of rooms reserved at are The AmericInn (312 Island Dr, Fort Pierre, SD 57532, 605-223-2358) and Holiday Inn Express (110 Stanley Rd, Fort Pierre, SD 57532, (605) 223-9045)(both in Fort Pierre).