Presentation Sisters in Ministry
April Ross, Director and Educational Coordinator
April is the newest member to the Caminando team. She joined the ministry in 2018, after teaching Spanish in the Sioux Falls School District for 15 years. She holds a Master’s Degree in Latin American Studies and has traveled extensively in Latin America, including Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. April oversees the administrative duties of the ministry and coordinates all educational programming, including English classes, computer classes, and educational workshops. In addition, she teaches and tutors students, recruits and trains volunteers, and manages publicity and media relations. April is married with two children.
Sister Janet Horstman, Immigration Legal Specialist
Sister Janet is one of the founding sisters of the ministry, serving in her role since 2002. She provides competent, professional, and affordable immigration legal services for low-income Latinos residing in the Sioux Falls area. She is the only bilingual DOJ Accredited Representative in South Dakota and assists with citizenship, work permits, petitions for family visas, and legal consultations on a variety of other immigration issues. She actively participates in efforts to support and improve the lives of immigrants and refugees and advocates for just and humane immigration laws and policies. Sister Janet also attends regular professional development trainings and webinars to stay abreast of rapidly-changing immigration policies.
Sister Pegge Boehm, Support Services and Advocacy
Sister Pegge joined the team of Caminando Juntos in June 2014, after having served the Latino culture many years in other ministries. She spent extensive time living and serving in Mexico, as well as in other states in the U.S. She provides support services in the areas of immigration case management, educational programming, and front desk support, and she also teaches in our English program for Spanish-speaking adults. More recently, Sister Pegge has been a resource to parents and potential sponsors of unaccompanied minor children, serving as a case manager who helps families navigate the complicated process of being reunited with their children on the border.
Astrid Rosario, Office and Resource Manager
Astrid joined the team in January 2015 as the welcoming heart of our ministry. She is originally from Guatemala, but has spent most of her life in Sioux Falls. Astrid offers a wealth of knowledge of community resources and is a trusted presence to the Latino community. She assists clients with needs such as accessing healthcare, paying medical bills, finding employment resources, filling out applications, and other basic necessities. In addition, Astrid serves as a public notary, provides fingerprinting services, and transitional housing to women and children in domestic abuse situations. Astrid is married with one child and is a foster parent to dozens of other children.