Meet our Staff

Rev. Dwaine D. Doremus

Pastor Dwaine D. Doremus graduated from Concordia Teachers College, Seward Nebraska on December 17, 1982. Dwaine and his wife Janice and their 2 children, Devin and Dawn then loaded up and moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana to attend Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne.

Dwaine and his family then moved to Hebron, Nebraska where was he served Faith Lutheran Church as a delayed vicar for one year. He graduated with a Master’s of Divinity on November 14, 1986. On receiving a call to Faith in Hebron he was ordained and installed as pastor at Faith Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in Hebron, Nebraska on November 30, 1986.

After receiving a call to a dual parish at Zion Lutheran, Andover and St. Paul’s Lutheran, Ferney, South Dakota and much prayer and deliberation Janice and I moved to South Dakota and was installed as pastor of Zion & St. Paul’s on November 25, 1990.

But there was more coming and in February of 1996 we moved to Wentworth, South Dakota and on February 25, 1996 he was installed as pastor of St. Peters Lutheran, in Wentworth and St. John’s Lutheran in Chester, South Dakota . In 2011 St. John’s Chester closed their doors. There was much sadness that day. We continue to live in Wentworth and serve the congregation of St. Peters.

We are so grateful to our Lord Jesus for His constant presence in our lives through His Word and Sacrament. Janice has spent her time working for Post Office both in Andover and in Colman, just a few miles from Wentworth. She also is now a Master Gardener and continues to quilt. Devin is married to Penny and they 4 daughters, Dorian (who is in college at Concordia, Seward) Delaney, Deighton and Diara are still at home. They now live in Grimes, Iowa. Dawn is married to David and they have a son Isaac. They are farmers near Ellendale, North Dakota. I can be reached at Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

Phone: 605-483-3129

Office Hours:

Pastor is eager to serve you. Contact him by phone or e-mail.
Paige Johanson
Secretary/Administrative Assistant

I started service as Secretary/Administrative Assistant here at St. Peters in November 2016. I am a graduate of Concordia University, NE in Seward, NE. I was baptized, confirmed and married in this church! I live with my husband on an acreage south of Flandreau, SD with our two dogs and cats. I also work for my family's farm north of Dell Rapids, SD. I enjoy cooking/baking, walking/biking with our dogs, hunting, spending time with family, and country living. I look forward to serving the members and visitors at St. Peters!

Office Phone: 605-483-3129

Office Hours:

Wednesdays & Fridays