Church History

St. Therese Catholic Church in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was founded in 1917, when St. Joseph Cathedral Parish decided it had grown too large. St. Therese became the second parish in the city and was located just east of the Sioux River on East 8th St. and North Cliff Ave. Msgr. John Cavanagh, pastor of the parish for over 40 years, named the parish after his favorite Saint, Therese of Lisieux, the Little Flower of Jesus.

As the city of Sioux Falls continues to grow, the parishioners decided to move further east in 1996. We entered our new facility in March of 2000. Currently we have 650 families that make up our parish community. We are a "spirit-filled" community of faith which places a priority on good liturgies and warm hospitality.

Location & Directions

901 N. Tahoe Trail
Sioux Falls
South Dakota


(605) 338-2433
(605) 339-2203 Fax


Parish Staff

         Office Hours:  8:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday through Friday

          Memorial Day to Labor Day: Office Closes at Noon on Friday's


Staff Position
Phone Email
Pastor Father David Stevens 338-2433
Parish Minister Shirley Donnelly 338-2433
Office Manager Jan Kreiter 338-2433
RCIA Director Doug Debelak 338-2433
Religious Ed. K-5 Bridget Dahlin 338-2433
Youth Director/Rel Ed. 6-12 Sarah Kanable 338-2433
Music Coordinator  Hannah Johnson 338-2433  
Maintenance Jim Mergen 338-2433  
St. Lambert School Colleen Davis 338-7042


To Become a Member

Please select the following link and fill out the new membership form and mail or drop it off at the office of St. Therese Catholic Church, to the attention of Shirley Donnelly.