Call Day 2019Photo via Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

On April 29—May 1, 2019, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis and Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne celebrated Call Day 2019 where students learned the placement of their first calls to pastoral and diaconal ministry as well as vicarage assignments.

We congratulate our most recent crop of Concordia University Wisconsin alumni serving in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod congregations across the country. We pray the Lord’s blessings on their ministry work ahead.

Among those who learned of their pastoral calls are:

Andrew Mundinger, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Concord, California

Colin Ford, Concordia Lutheran Church, Cresbard, South Dakota and Immanuel Lutheran Church, Wecota, South Dakota

Eli Voigt, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bemidji, Minnesota and Redeemer Lutheran Church, Bagley, Minnesota

Nicholas Gonzalez, The Lutheran Church of St. Andrew, Silver Spring, Maryland

Ryan Anderson, Trinity Lutheran Church, Vesper, Wisconsin

Steven Braun, The Board for International Mission, St. Louis, Missouri

Timothy Smith, Trinity Lutheran Church, Wausau, Wisconsin

Wade Bellesbach, Saint Columba Lutheran Church, East Kilbride, Scotland

Specific Ministry Pastor (SMP)

Craig McCourt, New Creation Lutheran Church, Shakopee, Minnesota

Jacob Baumann, The Cross Family, Central Florida, Florida

Joel Dietrich, Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Peachtree City, Georgia

A CUW alumna also learned of her deaconess placement:

Rebekah Lukas, Saint Luke’s Lutheran Church, Oviedo, Florida

Those who received vicarage placements include:

Aaron Hickey, Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Warner Robins, Georgia

Aaron Reseburg, Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Olathe, Kansas

Andrew Twietmeyer, Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Columbus, Ohio

Andrew Zobel, Messiah Lutheran Church, Clio, Michigan

Christopher Durham, Zion Lutheran Church, Bismarck, North Dakota

Cory Kroonblawd, Trinity Lutheran Church, Hampton, Iowa

Dylan Smith, St. John Lutheran Church, Wheaton, Illinois

Evan Veen, Trinity Lutheran Church, Howards Grove, Wisconsin

Hayden Lukas, Saint Luke’s Lutheran Church, Oviedo, Florida

Ian Thormodson, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Saint Charles, Missouri

Jacob Smith, Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Garden City, New York

Jacob Stoltzman, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Highland, Indiana

James Dorner, Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, Albany, New York

Micah Drengler, Christ Memorial Lutheran Church, Saint Louis, Missouri

Ryan Schnake, Kaiserslautern Lutheran Church (LCMS OIM), Kaiserslautern, Germany

Sean Baker, Saint Stephens Lutheran Church, Hickory, North Carolina

Tyler McMiller, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Beardstown, Illinois

We pray for all students considering church work vocations, and encourage those who would like to refer a prospective student to CUW’s pre-seminary program to connect with Director of Pre-Seminary Studies Rev. Ron Mudge. CUW also offers an over night retreat, named Servants of Christ, for high school students interested in pursuing church work vocations. This year, Servants of Christ will be held on July 28-29.

Learn more about CUW’s pre-seminary program here.

Click here for a complete list of all Concordia Seminary, St. Louis assignment of calls and internships. For a complete list of all Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne assignment of calls click here, and for vicarage and internship placements, click here.

— Rachel (Ferry) Thoms is a member of the strategic communications department at Concordia University. She may be reached at or 734-476-7736.

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