Dr. Olaf Roynesdal
Pastor Olaf Roynesdal was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He was baptized and confirmed at Our Saviour’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. He attended Augustana College (Philosophy), Sioux Falls, SD; Luther Theological Seminary, St. Paul, MN and received his Ph.D. (Historical Theology) from Marquette University. Pastor Olaf has been married to his wife, Marcia, since 1973. They have three children and two grandchildren. He has served parishes in Viborg, Baltic and Sioux Falls, all in South Dakota. He began his ministry at Kountze Memorial Evangelical Lutheran Church on September 1, 2017.