October 7, 2022

Five men were ordained to the order of diaconate in the Diocese of Sioux Falls on May 15 at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph. Bishop Donald DeGrood was the ordaining bishop.

The five new deacons of the diocese with Bishop DeGrood. From left to right: Daniel Guy Sherban, Jeffrey Paul Swank, Bradley Elvin Palmer, Bishop Donald DeGrood, Peter Jude Sexton and Jonathan Scott Eckrich. (All photos by Jordan Pannell Photography)

These men went through four years of formation under Deacon John Devlin in preparing for their ordination.

Bishop DeGrood speaks words of encouragement and holy instruction during his homily.