Call Day 2021Photo via Concordia Theological Seminary

And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then I said, Here am I! Send me. Isaiah 6:8

On April 26-28, 2021, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis and Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne celebrated Call Day 2021.

Second year seminary students receive their vicarage and internship assignments and fourth year students receive their first calls to serve as pastors and deaconesses in Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod congregations throughout the country.

We congratulate and celebrate with our most recent crop of Concordia University Wisconsin alumni who received their placements and calls this week. We pray the Lord’s blessings on their ministry work ahead.

Among those who learned of their pastoral calls are:

Aaron Hickey, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Peoria, Illinois

Aaron Reseburg, Elm Grove Lutheran Church, Elm Grove, Wisconsin

Andrew Twietmeyer, Messiah Lutheran Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Andrew Zobel, Saint James Lutheran Church, Shawano, Wisconsin

Cory Kroonblawd, Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, Sac City, Iowa

Eric Gradberg, Our Savior Lutheran Church, Norfolk, Nebraska

Evan Veen, Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church, Dryden, Michigan

Ian Thormodson, Redeemer Lutheran Church, North Chesterfield, Virginia

Micah Drengler, Living Word Lutheran Church, The Woodlands, Texas

Nathaniel Jensen, The Board for International Mission, St. Louis, Missouri

Jacob Smith, Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, Aberdeen, South Dakota

Jacob Stoltzman, Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Aurora, Illinois

Ryan Schnake, Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church, Macungie, Pennsylvania

Sean Baker, Bethany Lutheran Church, Overland Park, Kansas

Tyler McMiller, The Board for International Mission, St. Louis, Missouri

A CUW alumna also learned of her deaconess call:

Rebekah Lukas, Communications Specialist, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri

Those who received vicarage placements include:

Gabriel Aiello, Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Muncie, Indiana

Jarod Fenske, Zion Lutheran Church, Bethalto, Illinois

Jeremy Hanson, Saint Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church, Columbia City, Indiana

Joshua Benish, Pella Lutheran Church, Waupun, Wisconsin

Mark Peters, Our Hope Lutheran Church and School, Huntertown, Indiana

Mark Zieroth, Our Redeember Lutheran Church, Cedar Falls, Iowa

Oliver LaMie, Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Saint Joseph, Missouri

See 2021 Call Day calls and placements from alumni of Concordia’s Ann Arbor campus.

Click here for a complete list of all Concordia Seminary, St. Louis assignments of calls and internships.

Click here for a complete list of all Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne assignments of calls and internships.

Revisit Call Day calls and placements from recent years:

Call Day 2020

Call Day 2019

Call Day 2018

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

— 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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