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Concordia Seminary Announces Winter Placements

St. Louis – Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, is pleased to announce that three students received calls to be pastors and missionaries, two students received vicarage assignments and one student received an internship assignment in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). The assignments were given during the Seminary’s morning chapel service on Jan. 26, 2007.

Calls into the Pastoral Ministry

Master of Divinity Degree Program

  • Daniel Koyn, Trinity Lutheran Church, Panama City, Florida
  • Jonathan Muhly, Board for Mission Services, Moscow, Russia
  • Michael Seidenstricker, Grace Lutheran Church, Canton, Illinois

Vicarage Assignments

Master of Divinity Degree Program

  • Stephen DeMik, Historic Trinity Lutheran Church, Detroit, Michigan
  • Charles Sakpani, Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church, St. Louis, Missouri

Internship Assignment

Deaconess Studies Program

  • Elizabeth Meckler, Trinity Lutheran Church, Elkhart, Indiana

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 deaconess studies program is designed for Christian women who seek to further their knowledge of theology and its ministry and diaconal applications so they can serve in a congregation or institution of the LCMS as a deaconess. It is a three-year program, including a one-year internship.

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

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