If it works for Pizza Ranch it should work the city of Sioux Falls

I found this an interesting concept when it comes to ‘Chief Cult Officers’

“One of the things we try to do at Pizza Ranch is to have a greater purpose, to love on people, to make a difference in the world,” said Perry Krosschell, Chief Vision Officer for Pizza Ranch Inc. “Our vision statement is to glorify God by positively impacting the world.”

So will PTH be hiring a Cheerleader or a Minister?

Remember, we still don’t have an answer on whether the Public Works Director’s mission trip to Haiti with PTH was paid for by taxpayers. I asked, a couple of times . . . radio silence.


#1 Please stay on your side of the "Red Line!" on 09.30.19 at 12:15 am

Maybe a cheerleader for Jesus, huh?

Perhaps though, there is a greater misunderstanding to all of this, however. Maybe the “Culture Officer” will be in charge of cultures instead? Where he or she will be responsible for collecting bacteria and other scientific samples throughout the city.

Such scientific curiosity could then possibly allow the city to better address issues like the emerald ash borer disease, pesty mosquitoes, bunker rampdacrium disease, sidingitis, tifitis, and railroad yard depletion syndrome.

If anything, such scientific study could leave to a gravy train for the city, where expenditures for a Chief Culture Officer could lead to a rich bonanza of greater understandings of just how diseased our local political culture truly is.

#2 Plausible Deniability on 09.30.19 at 1:06 am

Speaking of trips on the taxpayer dime…how about 3 weeks in July spent by Jason Reisdorfer & TJ Nelson and who knows who else at Camp Harvard . . . . after Reisdorfer vacationed in FL just the month before. He hasn’t been on the job 1 year yet. Was 3 weeks in Boston on or off the clock? Who paid for travel & lodging?

#3 Cultest on 09.30.19 at 7:25 am

Pizza Ranch and PTH are part of the Dutch Reform Mafia, little wonder they need to control culture

#4 l3wis on 09.30.19 at 7:43 am

As I understand it, Bloomberg or Harvard (or both) paid for the training (not sure who paid for hotel/travel) and I do know that both employees were collecting a paycheck while they were there AND one of them took a vacation right after he returned. So if the Deputy COS can be gone for around 5 weeks and NO ONE notices, is he really needed?

#5 anominous on 09.30.19 at 9:17 am

bet u breadsticks PTH will not accept any pizza ranch regulars for this position.

#6 Plausible Deniability on 09.30.19 at 10:13 am

While the COSF may well realize benefit from concepts/skills acquired at Camp Harvard, this is CLEARLY a resume builder that attendees will leverage when they return to the private sector after PTH loses the next election. Free college with full pay (at the upper ranges if not top of the municipal pay scale) at taxpayer expense. Nice work if you can get it.

#7 The Guy From Guernsey on 09.30.19 at 10:53 am

This was probably considered ‘comp-time-in-advance’ to these public servants for the significant amount of time which they would spend in contributing to (or cheerleading?) ‘volunteer efforts’ in future storm clean-up operations.
Same kind of system proposed by Wimpy [from Popeye cartoon fame] – I will gladly take comp time today for work which I will do as a volunteer-while-on-the-company-clock after a storm which might occur in the next 1 to 6 months.

#8 The Guy From Guernsey on 09.30.19 at 11:06 am

Soon to be be produced PSAs featuring a QB in need of extending his brand franchise beyond Pizza Ranch [and hoodwinking NFL GMs into overvalued guaranteed contracts]: Storm Clean Up, Kirk’s Way!

“They’ll take all the branches and limbs I place to the curb … no matter which side of the red line from which they came. I just have to get them there!”

#9 D@ily Spin on 09.30.19 at 12:04 pm

Pizza Ranch needs Jesus Plows before they can be compared. Isn’t Cultural Officer supposed to be an infidel and not a minister? Tarot cards but not the Book of Mormon?

#10 Wind Cancer Survivor on 09.30.19 at 1:04 pm

I think someone took that “love on people” a bit too far:
“In 2002, one of the co-founders, Lawrence Vander Esch, pleaded guilty to third degree sexual abuse. The abuse involved 17 and 18-year-old employees of Pizza Ranch.”

#11 matt johnson on 09.30.19 at 1:42 pm

Don’t know how many times I have read here how terrible Sioux Falls employers are. Why you would rag on someone whose stated purpose is to have a positive impact in the world? And just who are they trying to control?- must be something in the marinara sauce.

#12 Chief Occult Officer on 09.30.19 at 2:30 pm

So the new hire is suppose to convert everyone to the Dutch religion? What’s going to happen to the non converted?

#13 scott on 09.30.19 at 5:03 pm

the pizza ranch buffet proves that people would rather have quantity over quality.

#14 scott on 09.30.19 at 5:04 pm

that’s quantity over quality.

#15 Atlantic on 09.30.19 at 5:47 pm

Ours is always somewhat dirty. Remember one of the founders highe ups was busted for child molestation

#16 Cold Pizza on 09.30.19 at 9:42 pm

If I remember right, the Lennox Pizza Ranch scandal from many years ago, involved minors, underage drinking, and after hours strip poker with an adult manager. With all of that activity, you would think it would be hard to keep the pizzas coming.

Oh, and can you go “Dutch” at a buffet? Because it definitely looks like you can go nude.

And what about that tornado that hit a Pizza Ranch recently? God must have not been too happy with its “Vision,” or else the pizzas weren’t coming fast enough.

#17 Laura on 10.01.19 at 1:10 am

Obviously yall need more love. Which is exactly what this country needs. Stop tearing people and business owners down because your jealous.

#18 l3wis on 10.01.19 at 7:35 am

Laura, I would agree. But the story about the Founder is more about self-love . . .

#19 "Jealous?" on 10.01.19 at 10:30 am

“Stop tearing people and business owners down because your jealous.”

Oh, I am not “jealous.” I thank God everyday that I don’t have an internal greed within me, which causes me to always want more – and along the way – to pay employees no more than what I have too.

#20 Wade B. on 10.01.19 at 10:48 am

Madison Pizza Ranch is okay. Pizza itself is good in my opinion, but I’ve heard that their chicken can end up being overcooked sometimes. Pizza Ranch really likes to sponsor a lot of community events here as well.

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