Kristi Noem is the current Governor of South Dakota. She has three children: Booker Noem, Kennedy Noem, and Kassidy Noem. According to the official website of the Governor of South Dakota, Kristi Noem and her husband, Bryon Noem, are parents to their three children.
Booker Noem, the son of South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, was born on May 21, 2002. He graduated from Hamlin School in May 2020. and later enrolled in Missouri-based Evangel University.
Booker was raised in a Christian home but says that for years he never had a faith of his own. It wasn’t until the summer after his freshman year of college that Booker encountered the Lord. From there, his life drastically changed.
Instead of returning to college, Booker felt that God was calling him to Youth With a Mission (YWAM) in Kona, Hawaii. There, he attended a six-month-long missionary training school where he embarked on a “crazy deep” walk with the Lord. After finishing up his training, Booker spent time in San Francisco, California for outreach, where he ended up working for Crazy Love Ministries and helping run a ministry school for adults across the country who wanted to learn how to live a life on mission.
Currently, he works as the Watertown City Coordinator and is excited to walk with students in Collision in Watertown who have the same heart and mission to see all come to know the Lord.
Kassidy Noem, born on April 21, 1994, is the eldest daughter of South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem. She is known as a real estate appraiser and entrepreneur.
Kassidy’s career as a real estate appraiser became a subject of controversy when her application for certification was initially denied in July 2020. However, after a meeting at the governor’s mansion attended by Kassidy, her mother, and several state officials, her license was granted in November 2020. This led to an investigation into whether Governor Noem may have inappropriately influenced her daughter’s career.
Despite the controversy, Kassidy has expressed pride in her work and maintains that she completed her certification under the stringent standards established by the Program. However, due to the scrutiny and damage to her reputation, she decided to quit her job as a real estate appraiser and give up her license.
In her personal life, Kassidy was active with 4-H, youth group, and volunteered with the Salvation Army. She also participated in several rodeos a year where she competed in barrels, poles, and goat-tying. Her goal was to be a dentist or orthodontist.
Kennedy Noem, born on February 23, 1997, is the second child of South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem. She attended the University of Sioux Falls from 2015 to 2015 and completed a Criminal Justice and Corrections degree. Later, she obtained her political science degree from South Dakota State University.
Kennedy’s life took a turn when she suffered a broken back during a basketball game in her sophomore year at Hamlin High School. This injury led her to withdraw from the University of Sioux Falls basketball program after her freshman year. Despite the setback, she considers the incident a blessing in disguise as it allowed her to be a part of her mother’s campaign and take a job in the governor’s office.
Kennedy worked as a policy analyst in the governor’s office. However, her hiring stirred some controversy and prompted an anti-nepotism bill that failed during the 2019 legislative session. Despite the controversy, she left her job in the governor’s office to pursue a master’s degree in business administration.
Currently, Kennedy is obtaining a master’s degree in business from Belmont University and serves as the finance director for her mother’s re-election campaign.