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Calls and Vacancies

Updated June 11, 2019

Changes and additions from the past week highlighted in bold.

 

PASTORAL CALLS

  • Rev. Aaron Wagner – Alva, OK to Christ the King, Salina – pending
  • Rev. Kurt Lechter – Edgerton, OH to Zion, Newton – pending
  • Rev. Shaun Daugherty – Hong Kong to St. Andrews, Wichita – pending
  • Rev. Daniel Ross – Christ, Topeka to Christ, Mustang, OK – accepted
  • Rev. Mark C. Wood – Christ Memorial, Houston, TX to Our Saviour, Kansas City – accepted

PENDING ORDINATIONS AND/OR INSTALLATIONS – PASTORS

  • Candidate James Peterson to First, Phillipsburg – June 23
  • Rev. Mark C. Wood to Our Savior, Kansas City – TBD

CONGREGATIONS CALLING OR PREPARING TO CALL A FULL-TIME PASTOR

  • Atchison, Trinity
  • Atwood, Redeemer
  • Chanute, Zion
  • Cheney, St. Paul
  • Ellsworth, St. Paul
  • Newton, Zion
  • Palmer, St. John
  • Salina, Christ the King
  • Shawnee, Hope
  • Topeka, Prince of Peace
  • Wichita, Ascension
  • Wichita, Bethany
  • Wichita, Immanuel
  • Wichita, St. Andrews
  • Winfield, Trinity

CONGREGATIONS CALLING A COMMISSIONED MINISTER

  • St. Paul, Cheney – Teacher
  • First, Paola – DCE
  • Trinity, Winfield – Teacher
  • Trinity, Atchison – Teacher
  • Hope, Shawnee – Teacher
  • Bethany, Overland Park – Teacher

COMMISSIONED MINISTER CALLS

  • Teacher Calah Stichler – Hope, Shawnee to Trinity, Bend, OR – accepted
  • DCE Angel Gillespie – St. Paul, Bourbonnais, IL to First, Paola – pending
  • Teacher Candidate Laurie Reed – MO District to Trinity, Atchison – pending
  • DCE Lisa Hellyer – Lord of Life, Leawood to LeadaChild Director of Engagement and Outreach – pending
  • Teacher Katrina Celmer – St. John, Fraser, MI to Hope, Shawnee – accepted
  • Teacher Candidate Debbie Coughlin – CUNE to Christ, Overland Park – pending
  • Principal/Teacher Harmon Butler – Trinity, Baton Rouge, LA to St. John, Alma – accepted; installation 6/16

Call Day 2019 

Seminary Placements: Concordia, Fort Wayne

Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne (CTSFW) held its annual Call Day services on April 29 and 30. Two CTSFW students are headed to Kansas. From left, Candidate James Peterson (to serve as pastor of First, Phillipsburg), Michela Peterson, President Peter Lange, Hannah Kinney, and Ian Kinney (serving as vicar of Risen Savior, Basehor). (Photo: CTSFW)

Seminary Placements: Concordia, St. Louis

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis (CSL) held its Call Day services on May 1. Three vicars and their families will be joining us in the Kansas District in the upcoming year. From left: Martha Reseburg, Aaron Reseburg (to Beautiful Savior, Olathe), Nathaniel Brown (to Trinity, Girard), Zachary Huffman (to Ascension, Wichita), and Jodi Huffman. (Photo: Concordia Seminary, St. Louis)

Kansas District Student Placements

Calls: Raymond Doubrava (Immanuel, Wichita; CTSFW) to Zion, Leigh and Trinity, Howells, NE; Nathan Knaus (Faith, Abilene, CTSFW) to Trinity, Chariton, IA; Bryan Meadows (Bethany, Overland Park; CSL) to Zion, Rapid City, SD;   Lawson Short (St. Paul, Preston; CTSFW) to St. Peter, North Bend, NE

Vicarages: Brendon Moore (Ascension, Wichita; CSL) to Grace, Winter Haven, FL

Deaconess Internship: Mika Patron (Grace, McPherson; CTSFW) to Grace, Auburn, MI

Continuing Study: Andrew Hatesohl (St. Paul, Clay Center; STM, St. Louis) to the University of Texas, Austin

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

Luke 10:2b