Hope on the Ground: Twenty Minutes with John Tarrant, Bishop of South Dakota
Since 2009, the Rt. Rev. John Tarrant has served as Bishop of South Dakota - a corner of the Episcopal Church that defies expectations and preconceptions. Tarrant's ministry is a challenging one, and not simply due to South Dakota's relatively large size and sparse population (it ranks 46th for population density in America). South Dakota is a state of deep contrasts: between east and west, rural and urban, those descended from settlers and those descended from indigenous peoples, people who have hope and people who have lost it.