Prairie Hills Covenant Church

A Community of Faith, Hope, & Love

We are a church in Sioux Falls, SD. We follow Jesus together, and invited our neighbors to follow Jesus with us. We are an intergenerational church with thriving ministries for children, youth, adults, and seniors. 

Rick Carlson - Senior Pastor

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Rick Carlson is an ordained minister with the Evangelical Covenant Church.  He has served as Senior Pastor in Roseville, MN, St. Petersburg, FL, and as the Interim Pastor in Redwing, MN and Moose Lake,  MN. 

They have two grown children. Kyle, lives in St. Paul, MN, and Kelsey, and son-in-law Dennis, live in Portland, OR.   

Before being called into pastoral ministry, Rick was the Executive Director of Hark Productions, Inc. working professionally as a music composer and arranger. He was the producer of the main stage events for over 30 national youth and adult conferences including CHIC, the Covenant Midwinter Conference and Annual Meeting.  He has written hundreds of hymns and songs and self-published some original short stories.

Rick is probably best known for playing "Mr. Quigley" in the Christian children’s video series, "Quigley's Village."  The show was translated into five languages, was broadcast on TBN for many years and sold many videos around the world. 

Rick and Pat love to entertain family and friends, watch sports, go to concerts, movies, and explore the sights, sounds and food in the area. They have traveled all over the world and lived in wonderful places and enjoyed some amazing life adventures. But through it all, their greatest joy is encouraging and challenging people to know Jesus and become His followers. 

Contact Pastor Rick - rick@prairiehills.org


Crystal Secrest - Office Administrator

Crystal and her family moved to Sioux Falls in 2013 from Albertville, MN.  After college, Crystal worked as a staff accountant for seven years.  In 2010, she was able to enjoy being a stay at home mom.  Crystal is married to Chris and they have two children, Annie, and Spencer.  In her spare time, Crystal enjoys cooking/baking, playing board and card games, camping, and spending time with her family.

Contact Crystal - crystal@prairiehills.org


Donny McFarland - Interim Youth Director

Contact Donny - prairiehillsyouth@gmail.com