Deacon John Rudd is a native of Huron, South Dakota. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of South Dakota at Vermillion. He has been married for 32 years to his wife Debbie. For the past 17 years, they have lived in Estherville, Iowa, where they own and operate a variety store. Prior to purchasing the store, John worked in city management.
Deacon John was ordained a Permanent Deacon on June 9, 2012. He worked for parishes in Armstrong, Bancroft and Ledyard, Iowa. He also served as Deacon for his home parish cluster in Estherville, IA.
He served Chaplain Internships with ISJ Mankato, St. James Medical Center and Avera Holy Family, Estherville.