Calls and Vicarage Assignments Announced at Concordia Seminary

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, is pleased to announce that two students received calls to be pastors in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) through the Ethnic Immigrant Institute of Theology (EIIT). One EIIT student has a call in process (pending). One EIIT deaconess received an assignment, and one Cross-Cultural Ministry Center (CMC) student has a call in process (pending). Nine students received vicarage assignments through CMC, and three students received vicarage assignments through EIIT.  The assignments were celebrated during the Seminary’s morning chapel service on October 20.

Calls into the Pastoral Ministry

Cross-Cultural Ministry Center (CMC)

  • Sean Pica, Redeemer Lutheran, South Gate, Calif., Pacific Southwest District (Call Pending)

Ethnic Immigrant Institute of Theology (EIIT)

  • Joseph Davis, Bethany Lutheran, Alexandria, Va., Southeastern District
  • John Orlando Flahn, Our Savior Lutheran, Laurel, Md., Southeastern District (Call Pending)
  • Mohan Singh, Trinity Lutheran, Schenectady, N.Y., Atlantic District

Calls into the Diaconal Ministry

 Ethnic Immigrant Institute of Theology (EIIT)

  •  Saron Woldehaimanot, Our Savior Lutheran, Arlington, Va., Southeastern District

Vicarage Assignments

Cross-Cultural Ministry Center (CMC)

  • Rick Barklage, Zion Lutheran, North Highland, Calif., California-Nevada-Hawaii District
  • Vince Barringer, Loving Savior of the Hills, Chino Hills, Calif., Pacific Southwest District
  • Teo Berndt, Mt. Olive Lutheran, Pasadena, Calif., Pacific Southwest District
  • Joel Beyer, Community Lutheran, Escondido, Calif., Pacific Southwest District
  • Ken Chitwood, LINC- Houston, Texas, Texas District
  • Yacob Habtemariam, Ethiopian Reformation Lutheran, Los Angeles, Calif., Pacific Southwest District
  • Seong Ah Jeong, Onefaith Korean Lutheran, Irvine, Calif., Pacific Southwest District
  • Ted Smith, Good Shepherd Lutheran, Yucca Valley, Calif., Pacific Southwest District
  • Brian Thomas, Grace Evangelical Lutheran, San Diego Calif., Pacific Southwest District

Ethnic Immigrant Institute of Theology (EIIT)

  • Sabir Nazir Bashir, People of the Book Outreach (POBLO), Dallas, Texas, Texas District
  • Chera Hambisa Nemera, Lord of Life Lutheran, Sioux Falls, S.D., South Dakota District
  • Wilson Irfam Mahmood, People of the Book Outreach (POBLO), Dallas, Texas, Texas District
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