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Six Calls and Two Vicarages Issued at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

St. Louis – Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, is pleased to announce that six students received calls to be pastors and missionaries, and two students received vicarage (internship) assignments in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). The assignments were given during the Seminary’s morning chapel service on Jan. 20, 2006. An additional three students have calls pending at this time.

Calls into the Pastoral Ministry
Hispanic Institute of Theology Program
Joel Hormachea, Trinity Lutheran Church (Missionary-at-Large), Lexington, Nebraska

DELTO Program
Jenina Gatnoor, Call Pending to Sudanese Mission, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Edward Gross, Call Pending to Trinity Lutheran Church, Delray Beach, Florida
One Chanh Keoouthai, Asian Lutheran Mission, Des Moines, Iowa
Michael Meyer, Trinity Lutheran Church, Fremont, Nebraska
Max Phillips, Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bouton, Iowa
David Prentice, Faith Lutheran Church, Westchester, Illinois
Jerome Terry, Call Pending to Epiphany Lutheran Church, New Orleans, Louisiana
Simon Yiech, Sudanese Mission, Des Moines, Iowa

Vicarage Assignments
Master of Divinity Degree Program
Daniel Koyn, Trinity Lutheran Church, Panama City, Florida

DELTO Program
Travis Lackey, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Birmingham, Alabama

The master of divinity degree (M.Div.) program is the academic degree program in which most students who desire to be pastors, missionaries or chaplains in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) enroll. It is a four-year program, including a one-year vicarage (internship). The certificate (alternate route) program closely parallels the M.Div. program. Although certificate students do not receive a degree, they study alongside those in the M.Div. program, including the study of the New Testament in Greek.

The Distance Education Leading to Ordination (DELTO) program allows students to gain the experience of a vicarage along with their academic work, rather than as an intensive one-year internship. During their formation, the students are engaged in Word and Sacrament ministry in some capacity. The Hispanic Institute of Theology, which is based in Oak Brook, Ill., provides a linguistically and culturally contextual route to certification for ordination of qualified men in Hispanic contexts.

These graduates join more than 12,000 graduates from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, who have been prepared to serve as pastors, missionaries and chaplains in the LCMS. The Seminary’s spring placement is scheduled for Tuesday, April 25, 2006. On this day, approximately 156 men will receive vicarage assignments, and 107 will receive calls into the pastoral ministry during worship services at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., respectively.

For more information, contact Communications, Concordia Seminary, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105; 314-505-7374; communications@csl.edu.