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Concordia Seminary, St. Louis Distributes Calls to Six Students

Concordia Seminary is pleased to announce that six students received calls to be pastors during the Seminary’s morning chapel service on Wednesday, October 23. The calls into the pastoral ministry are:

M. Div. Candidates:
Richard Bremseth
Minnesota South District
Immanuel / Trinity Lutheran Churches
Alpha, Minnesota

Timothy Drawbaugh
Atlantic District
District Missionary At Large
Bronxville, New York

Benjamin Maton
New England District
Our Redeemer / Trinity Lutheran Churches
New London, Connecticut / Ashaway, Rhode Island

Alternate Route Candidates:
David Kochendorfer
Oklahoma District
Trinity Lutheran Church (Associate)
Ardmore, Oklahoma

Richard Lovick
Wisconsin North District
Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church
Minocqua, Wisconsin

The master of divinity degree program (M.Div.) is the academic degree program which most students who desire to be pastors, missionaries or chaplains in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) receive. It is a four-year program, including a one-year vicarage (internship). The alternate route program (certificate program) is an abbreviated program of preparation for students who meet certain criteria involving age and previous experience in church work. It is a three-year program, including the one-year vicarage. The Ethnic Pastor Certification Program (EPCP) is operated in partnership with Concordia University Irvine. This four-year program of study combines an accredited M.A. degree with church-planting activities and eligibility for certification by the Seminary faculty and ordination into the pastoral ministry of the LCMS. Eligibility is limited to students of specific ethnic minority groups.

These graduates join more than 11,000 graduates from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, who have been prepared to serve as pastors, missionaries and chaplains in The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

The dates for the winter and spring placement of candidates and vicars also have been announced. The winter placement service will take place during the Seminary’s morning chapel service on Wednesday, January 29, 2003. Spring placement is scheduled for Tuesday, April 8, 2003. On this day, approximately 200 men will receive vicarage assignments and calls into the pastoral ministry during worship services at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. respectively.

For more information, contact Communications Office, Concordia Seminary, 801 DeMun Ave., St. Louis, MO 63105; 314-505-7375; communications@csl.edu. For information regarding admission to Concordia Seminary, call 1-800-822-9545. For information on providing support for Seminary students, call 1-800-822-5287.