church of hope

SD women's prison

pierre, sd

The Church of Hope is an American Baptist Church gathering within the SD Women's Prison

in Pierre, SD. The ecumenical church family is currently served by Rev. Sharon Ball, Pastor,

and Laurel Wempe, Care Pastor. Financial support is provided by member churches of ABC Dakotas, American Baptist Home Mission Societies, and many other churches and individuals.


Please join us in supporting this mission church!

Rev. Sharon Ball, Pastor, Church of Hope

SD Women's Prison, Pierre, SD  


Rev. Sharon Ball began serving as the Pastor of the Church of Hope on December 1, 2021. She is an Ordained Chaplain and an Ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament through American Baptist Churches USA. Sharon has previously served as an Associate Pastor at the Community Baptist Church in Tulsa, OK, and as Senior Pastor at the United Methodist Church in Bartlesville, OK. She also served in chaplain residencies at the Denver Rescue Mission, Denver, CO, and the Hillcrest Medical Center, Tulsa, OK.


Sharon is married to Mike Robertson, with three children and seven grandchildren in their family. She also has many years of experience teaching private piano lessons and as a church musician.


church of hope

Sd Women's prison

3200 East Hwy 34

po box 785

pierre, sd  57501



Laurel Wempe

Care Pastor, Church of Hope