"As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace." —1 Peter 4:10

Nurtured by CUW to serve as the hands and feet of Christ throughout the world, these Concordians are among the latest graduates to receive calls or designations to Lutheran schools, churches, or organizations.

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The following is a list of the CUW education graduates who have currently accepted designations or calls to serve within Lutheran schools. Some graduates may still be considering designations.


Rebekah Krause | Immanuel Lutheran School in Washington, MO


Rebecca Erdman (December grad) | St. Peter’s Lutheran School in Reedsburg, WI

Sam Gmirek (December grad) | Epiphany Lutheran in Houston, TX

Anna Smith (December grad) | Immanuel Lutheran School in Wentzville, MO

Hannah Zernicke (December grad) | Trinity Lutheran School in Hoyleton, IL

Rachel Larson | Zion Harvester School in St. Charles, MO

Naomi Buss | Immanuel Lutheran School in Crystal Lake, IL

Anna Thomack | Child of God Lutheran in St. Peters, MO

Emily Fairbairn | Child of God Lutheran in St. Peters, MO

Elizabeth Prichard | St. Paul Lutheran School in Grafton, WI

Aaron Wentzel | St. John’s Lutheran School in Racine, WI

Alexis Reincke | Trinity Lutheran School in Freistadt, WI


Josh Pingel (December grad) | Mayer Lutheran High School in Mayer, MN

Tom Brown (December grad) | Martin Luther High School in Greendale, WI

Aaron Holtmeier | Concordia Preparatory School in Baltimore, MD

Kelsey Kleba | Sheboygan Area Lutheran High School in Sheboygan, WI


The following is a list of Concordia DCM graduates  over the past several years who have received their first calls/placements during the fall 2019 or spring 2020 semesters.

Amy Formella | Lutheran Bible Translators in Concordia, MO (Call received in fall 2019)

Jonathan Braun | Holy Cross Lutheran Church in College Station, TX (Call received in fall 2019)

Hannah Prindiville | Lamb of God Lutheran Church in Flower Mound, TX

Kevin Stripling | Zion Lutheran Church in Hopkins, MN

Hannah Gillrup | Our Savior Lutheran Church in Laurel, MD

— This story is written by Kali Thiel, director of university communications for Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor. She may be reached at kali.thiel@cuw.edu or 262-243-2149.

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