You Are Welcome Here!
It's so much more than a denominational slogan...it's our South Dakotan way of life. Within the Belle Fourche & St Onge UCC Yoked Parish, we practice the extravagant welcome of Jesus Christ every day. Join us for Sunday worship, bible study, youth programing, choir and more. Although Covid-19 protocols are currently underway, we still meet weekly in-person for worship and bible study (Facebook, YouTube, and/or Zoom participation is available).
Drop by the church office during the week and say, "Hello" to our church secretary, Sharon Munyon, and our pastor, Chuck Aurand. I would love to hear the story of how God is working in your life!
Rev. Chuck Aurand
I'm blessed to be serving this parish.
I grew up in the mountains of northern Arizona where the wintertime snow runs deep and the summers bring out the rich pine scents of the ponderosa forests under deep blue skies. Living with my wife and partner, Patti, we are at home here in Butte County. Indeed, my wife was born and raised in Belle Fourche. Most of all we love sharing with others during concerts and plays, or while we walk in the recreation center.
I attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, where I earned a degree in Religious Studies with an extended minor in Judaic Studies. My Master of Divinity degree was awarded by the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. During my work in the church, it became necessary for me to learn more about technology, so I earned an Associates degree in Computer Networking from the North Iowa Area Community College.
We live with our two cats, serving God under this big blue sky.
Rev. Chuck Aurand
Pastor Kimberly Bachman
Kimberly Kaye deeply believes that BEING church together means extending the love of God far beyond any walls in the church. She takes with her in her many travels, greetings to all that extend from our corner of South Dakota where the Belle Fourche/St. Onge United Church of Christ hold everyone in prayer and celebrate that we are all one in the Body of Christ.
Her primary duties here at our church will be to lead Outreach Mission Ministry locally and globally. In addition, represent our church in music ministry to “the generation before her” meaning all facets of nursing homes, senior living, retirement homes, assisted living and wherever the generation before her is in need.
Kimberly attended Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore Kentucky and then finished the last few months of her master’s degree at Grand Canyon University. She has a master’s degree in Christian Studies with Pastoral Emphasis. Her undergrad is a bachelor's degree in Psychology.
Pastor Kimberly Bachman is wife to Mark, mom to Jake, mother in law to CharLee, Granny to Miss Bristol and Miss Jessi.
She has a great passion for the Lord and music! She was raised on country music and have always played the classics. She plays banjo, mandolin, and guitar; music has been a rock to her.
She rides bike, weeds a flower garden, writes songs, and makes people laugh and feel they belong. Her ministry gifts are administration, preaching, teaching, and encouragement, of which, seem to naturally flow from her with great passion.
Kimberly is delighted and honored to be granted authorized minister of this church by UCC Board of Ministry. She comes to you with a servant's heart and look forward to helping in any way possible spread God's love and the Good News.
God bless this church!
Sharon Munyon, Secretary
Bio coming soon.