July 17-20, 2023
Dr. Chris Burgwald was born and raised in a small town in central Minnesota. While he was raised as a Catholic, he stopped practicing his faith in college until a “chance” encounter his junior year brought him back to the faith. The flame that was ignited then ultimately led him to doctoral studies in theology and an adult life spent deepening his own faith, sharing it with others and equipping other Catholics do the same. Chris and his wife Germaine and their five children live in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where Chris has served the Diocese of Sioux Falls as the Director of Adult Discipleship & Evangelization since 2002.