Bishop Andrea DeGroot-Nesdahl

Denomination: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
Organization: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Bishop Andrea DeGroot-Nesdahl has served as bishop of the South Dakota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. She is currently serving as Interim Senior Pastor at Lutheran Memorial Church, Pierre, SD

Previous Positions:

- Bishop of the South Dakota Synod/ELCA, 1995-2007

- Assistant to the Bishop, Western North Dakota Synod/ELCA, 1990-95

- Supervisor of Pastoral Care, St. Joseph's Hospital, Minot, ND, 1987-90

- Pastor, Hope Lutheran Church, Surrey, ND, 1983-87

- Interim Pastor, Glenburn and Lansford Lutheran Churches, ND, 1982-83


- BA - University of ND, Grand Forks, ND (1968-71)

- M. Div. - Wartburg Theol. Sem, Dubuque, IA (1973-77)

- Honorary Doctorate - Wartburg Theol. Sem, Dubuque, IA (1996)

Current and Past Board, Committee, and Community Involvement:

Good Samaritan Society Board Member, 2007-present; Lutheran Social Services of SD board member, 1995-2007; ELCA Conference of Bishops, Vice-Chair, 2001-07; Good Samaritan Foundation Board member; Association of Christian Churches of South Dakota Board member, 95-07; Augustana College Trustee, advisory, 95-07; SD Lutheran Campus Ministry Coordinating Committee, 1995-07.

She is married to Gary Nesdahl, and they have three children--Charlie, Joey, and Katie. She enjoys drama and theater a great deal, and tries to schedule some camping time every summer.

Day1 Weekly Programs by Bishop Andrea DeGroot-Nesdahl

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Sermon for 1st Sunday in Advent

Sunday November 29, 1998

Sermon for Christ the King Sunday

Sunday November 22, 1998