Concordia Seminary, St. Louis rejoices with the 119 students who learned of first call placements as pastors and deaconesses, and assignments as vicars and deaconess interns during Call Day services April 26. Calls were issued to 56 pastoral students and five diaconal students during a special worship service at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus on campus. These students join more than 12,500 who have been prepared to serve as pastors, missionaries, deaconesses and chaplains in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) during the Seminary’s existence. Five pastoral and four diaconal calls are pending.
Forty-eight vicars and one deaconess intern received their assignments at a 3 p.m. worship service, also in the chapel.
“It is a great time to be entering the ministry of our Lord Jesus,” Seminary President Dr. Dale A. Meyer told the students during the call placement service. “It’s because it’s a ministry of the Lord Jesus. He is alive. He is raising your generation up as ours recedes. Don’t let that go to your head. Let it sink deep down into your heart.”
Complete lists of calls, and vicarage and deaconess internship assignments can be found on the Seminary’s Call Day website or with the links below:
• Assignment of calls in alphabetical order here
• Assignment of calls by district here
• Vicarage and deaconess internship assignments in alphabetical order here
• Vicarage and deaconess internship assignments by district here
The LCMS Mid-South District received the following new pastors from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis:
Travis Ferguson: Grace Lutheran Church, Knoxville, TN
Philip Girardin: Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, Searcy, AR
Adam Woldt: The Point Lutheran Church, Knoxville, TN
JohnDavid Zischke: Mid-South District, Cordova, TN
About Concordia Seminary
Concordia Seminary, St. Louis provides Gospel-centered graduate-level theological education for pastors, missionaries, deaconesses, scholars and other leaders in the name of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). To learn more, visit www.csl.edu.