Calls and Vacancies

Updated May 24, 2022

Changes and additions from the past week highlighted in bold.

 

PASTORAL CALLS

  • Rev. Dr. Geoffrey Boyle, Trinity and Grace, Wichita to Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne – accepted
  • Rev. Don Haselhuhn, Trinity, Burlington to Our Savior, Joliet, IL – pending
  • Rev. Brian Holle, Zion, Bunker Hill, IL to St. Paul, Haven – declined

PENDING ORDINATIONS AND/OR INSTALLATIONS

  • Candidate Matthew Goehring at Immanuel, Norton TBD 
  • Rev. Jon Franson at St. Paul, Coffeyville – June 5
  • Rev. Troy Slater to Immanuel, Canton – June 25
  • Rev. Robert Leiste (Emeritus; IIM) to Hope Shawnee – July 3 
  • Rev. Matthew Schultz at Ascension, Pratt – July 17

VICARAGE ASSIGNMENTS 2022-2023

  • Paul Hammes – Bethany, Overland Park
  • Avery Hjulberg – Beautiful Savior, Olathe
  • John Kastner – St. John’s, Topeka
  • Christopher Warneke – Trinity, Winfield

CONGREGATIONS CALLING OR PREPARING TO CALL A FULL-TIME PASTOR

  • Haven, St. Paul (sole)
  • Herington, Our Redeemer + Immanuel (Shady Brook) + St. John’s (Lyon’s Creek) (partnership; sole)
  • Leavenworth, Trinity (associate)
  • Liberal, Grace (sole)
  • Meade, St. John + Beaver (OK), Peace (sole)
  • Shawnee, Hope (senior)
  • Topeka, St. John’s (senior)
  • Wichita, Risen Savior (associate)

CONGREGATIONS CALLING A COMMISSIONED MINISTER

  • Atchison, Trinity – Teacher
  • Emporia, Messiah – DCE
  • Leavenworth, St. Paul – Teacher
  • Linn – Teacher
  • Overland Park, Bethany – DCE
  • Shawnee, Hope – Teachers

COMMISSIONED MINISTER CALLS – from the field

  • Teacher Kim Burke, Candidate, Rocky Mountain District to Linn Lutheran, Linn – pending 
  • Teacher Katie Weiss, St. John, Bakersfield, CA to Hope, Shawnee – pending 
  • DCE Ben Venteicher, Messiah, Hayes to St. Mark, Omaha, NE – pending 
  • Candidate Kayla Ernstmeyer to Hope, Shawnee – accepted
  • CUNE Colloquy Candidate Abigail Meyer to Good Shepherd, Marysville – pending 
  • Teacher Kristi Schkade, Trinity, Fremont, NE to Hope, Shawnee – accepted

Pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.

Luke 10:2b

Call Day: Heading to the Kansas District

Vicars assigned from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis (CSL): Paul Hammes to Bethany, Overland Park; Avery Hjulberg to Beautiful Savior, Olathe

Candidate call and vicarage assignments from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne (CTSFW): John Kastner (vicar, St. John’s, Topeka), Beatrice Kastner, Christopher Warneke (vicar, Trinity, Winfield), Sarah Warneke, President Justin Panzer, Meghan Goehring, and Matthew Goehring (call candidate, Immanuel, Norton)

Photos courtesy of CSL and CTSFW.