Mike Tyrell


President of St. Joseph’s Indian School, Chamberlain, S.D. Mike Tyrell is currently the President of the Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart of South Dakota, known as St. Joseph’s Indian School. Tyrell and his wife Kim relocated to Chamberlain, SD from Joliet, Illinois to become house parents at St. Joseph’s in 1985. Since that time, Tyrell has served in many roles including Human Resources and Associate Executive Director of Child Services.  Tyrell earned a Bachelor of Science in Business from Western Illinois University and a Master of Science in Administration at the University of Notre Dame. Tyrell shared “It is a privilege to participate in the work of the Priests of the Sacred Heart in South Dakota.  The mission of the Sacred Heart Center is of great importance as they serve the vast geographic area of the Cheyenne River Reservation, working to empower individuals and families.  Furthermore, I appreciate the efforts of so many staff and supporters who work to serve the Mission.”