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5 Calls Issued During Winter Placement At Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, is pleased to announce that 5 students received calls to be pastors in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). The assignments were celebrated during the Seminary’s morning chapel service on Jan. 20.

Calls into the Pastoral Ministry

Master of Divinity degree program

  • Eric Andersen, pastor, Faith Lutheran Church, Johnstown, Colo., Rocky Mountain District
  • Paul Elliott, assistant pastor, St. John Lutheran Church, Aurora, Ind., Indiana District
  • Joshua Heimbuck, pastor, St. John’s and Trinity Lutheran Churches, Villard and Grove Lake, Minn., Minnesota North District
  • Willis McCall, pastor, Resurrection Lutheran Church, Fredericksburg, Texas, Texas District
  • Mark McCrory, pastor, First Lutheran Church, Chattanooga, Tenn., Mid South District

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 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.

These students join more than 12,000 graduates from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, who have been prepared to serve as pastors, missionaries, chaplains and deaconesses in the LCMS.

For more information, contact Communications, Concordia Seminary, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105; 314-505-7379; communications@csl.edu.