Office of the Vicar for Clergy
The vicar general is a priest who has been appointed by the bishop to assist him in matters concerning the spiritual, physical and psychological health of the clergy in the diocese, active and retired. The Vicar is the contact point between clergy and Bishop regarding these issues.
Current Vicar for Clergy
Fr. Dan Juelfs is a native of Ralph, SD (Harding County). Ordained to the priesthood in 1973, he has served as associate pastor or pastor in parishes in Rapid City (Blessed Sacrament and St. Therese), Timber Lake, Trail City and Isabel, Newell, Mud Butte, Bear Butte, New Underwood and Lakeside. He has served as Vicar General and Judicial Vicar, Defender of the Bond on Marriage Tribunal, as well as the College of Consultors, Presbyteral Council, Diocesan Finance Council, Western South Dakota Catholic Foundation. He also served as Chaplain for Pennington County Fire Fighters.
J.C.L. Paul’s University, Ottawa 1998.
B.A. St. Paul Seminary, Minn.