1100 Stanley St.

Belle Fourche, SD 57717

    @2019 St James Lutheran Church, Belle Fourche, SD

    Staff & Council

    Meet Our Staff

    Vicar Kari Webb

    While Vicar Webb studies at Wartburg Theological Seminary in the Collaborative Learning Program, she also serves as a Synodically Authorized Minister, working toward ordination in Word and Sacrament.

    Vice-Pastor Stephan Sandness

    Pastor Sandness serves as Vice-Pastor, providing 

    oversight and guidance to the congregation at St. James. Pastor Sandness is the lead pastor at nearby Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Spearfish.

    Music Director


    Paula’s long career as a musician-educator allows her to bring expertise and passion to the music at St. James Lutheran Church. Paula leads adults and children in worship music.

    Parish Secretary Ann 

    Ann manages the office of St. James which is humming with activity!  When you call, Ann will greet you with a friendly "hello!" She is dedicated to the smooth operations of the church.  

    Custodian Kathy 

    Kathy and her husband work tirelessly to make sure that the church is a clean and welcoming place for ministry.  Stop in sometime and say "Hi" and let Kathy know how much we appreciate her ministry among us!

    Church Council

    The church council meets each month.  The council members serve as either Deacons or Trustees.  Council members are elected each year at the Annual Meeting of the church.