Keynote Speaker: Deacon Roger Heidt, Dicocese of Sioux Falls
Deacon Roger is the oldest of 10 children–married for 46 years to Diane, a son Scott. BS degree in Business Administration from National College, Masters Degree in Pastoral Ministry from Mount Marty.
Deacon Roger started his professional career as a manager for Ben Franklin in Rapid City, Sturgis, and Montevideo, MN, owned a shoe store in Sturgis, was the Assistant Administrator for the Sturgis Healthcare Center and later Administrator. Served as the VP of Mission Integration and Administrator of Maryhouse Nursing facility at St. Mary’s in Pierre. He recently retired after 10 years, from the Diocese of Sioux Falls, where he worked in Pastoral Planning, Cemeteries, Mission and Deacon Formation. He has served on Chamber of Commerce Boards in Sturgis, Pierre, and Montevideo, MN. The Sturgis Economic Development Board and Board for the Meade Plus Credit Union in Sturgis. Statewide he has served on the Board of the South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO) and the South Dakota Healthcare Association (SDHCA). He has served nationally with the National Association of Deacon Organizations and the National Association of Diaconate Directors. He was ordained a Permanent Deacon for the Diocese of Rapid City by Bishop Harold Dimmerling on September 8, 1984. He currently serves at St.Lambert in Sioux Falls and is VP of the St. Michael Cemetery Board.