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Two Calls and Fourteen Vicarages Issued During Fall Placement at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, is pleased to announce that two students received calls to be pastors and fourteen students received vicarage (internship) assignments in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). The assignments were given during the Seminary’s morning chapel service on Oct. 27, 2006. An additional seven students have their vicarage assignments pending at this time.

Calls into the Pastoral Ministry
Certificate (Alternate Route) Program
Steven Cox, Paradise Lutheran Church, Othello, Washington, Northwest District
Thurman (Tim) Francisco, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Atwater, California, California-Nevada-Hawaii District

Vicarage Assignments
Master of Divinity Degree Program
Nathan Hausch, Trinity Lutheran Church, Howard’s Grove, Wisconsin, South Wisconsin District
Stephen Omoregie, Ethnic Immigrant Ministry, Memphis, Tennessee, Mid-South District
Shin Tamura, Trinity Lutheran Church, Indianapolis, Indiana, Indiana District

Certificate (Alternate Route) Program
Ronald Rather, Assignment Pending to Kansas District
Quentin Stewart, Crown of Life Lutheran Church, San Antonio, Texas, Texas District

DELTO Program
Michael Case, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Douglasville, Georgia, Florida-Georgia District
Odis Doyal, Divine Savior Lutheran Church, Devine, Texas, Texas District
Jay Hartman, Christ Lutheran Church, Troy, New Hampshire, New England District
Joseph Jacks, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Dayton, Tennessee, Mid-South District
Paul Kruse, Trinity Lutheran Church, Port Huron, Michigan, Michigan District
James Kyes, Chapel on the Hill Lutheran Church, Granite Falls, Washington, Northwest District
Brian Martin, St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Meherrin, Virginia, Southeastern District
William Novack, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Fredonia, New York, Eastern District
Christopher Sadlo, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Fords, New Jersey, New Jersey District
Blaise Sedney, St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Bel Air, Maryland, Southeastern District

DELTO Program – Assignments Pending
Steven Klawonn
Daniel Kohn
Victor Rasmussen
William Serr
Justin Vetrano
Clayton Zuber

The master of divinity degree (M.Div.) program is the academic degree program in which most students who desire to be pastors, missionaries or chaplains in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) enroll. It is a four-year program, including a one-year vicarage (internship). The certificate (alternate route) program closely parallels the M.Div. program. Although certificate students do not receive a degree, they study alongside those in the M.Div. program, including the study of the New Testament in Greek.

The Distance Education Leading to Ordination (DELTO) program allows students to gain the experience of a vicarage along with their academic work, rather than as an intensive one-year internship. During their formation, the students are engaged in Word and Sacrament ministry in some capacity.

These students join more than 12,000 graduates from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, who have been prepared to serve as pastors, missionaries and chaplains in the LCMS. The Seminary’s spring placement is scheduled for April 25, 2007.

For more information, contact Communications, Concordia Seminary, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105; 314-505-7374;