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Fall placements send new pastors into the mission field

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, celebrated calls for Master of Divinity, Residential Alternate Route, Ethnic Immigrant Institute of Theology, and Specific Ministry Pastor programs this fall.

Vicarage assignments and deaconess internships also were celebrated for Master of Divinity, Specific Ministry Pastor, and the Center for Hispanic Studies.

Pastoral Calls

Master of Divinity (M.Div.)

James Sorensen, Holy Trinity, Blackduck, Minn., and Immanuel, Cass Lake, Minn.

Residential Alternate Route (AR)
Glen Emery, Immanuel, Osmond, Neb.

Ethnic Immigrant Institute of Theology (EIIT)
Wilson Mahmood, Board of Mission Administration, Austin, Texas
Chera Nemera, Lord of Life, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Moses Thao, call pending
Benjamin Adetiba, call pending
Sabir Bashir, call pending

Specific Ministry Pastor Program (SMP)
Jordan Balk, Mount Olive, Weston, Wis.
Thomas Boeck, Faith, Marietta, Ga.
William Cody, Good Shepherd, Iowa Park, Texas
Eduardo Cuen, Trinity, Norwalk, Calif.
Carl Eliason, Peace, Grand Island, Neb.
Daniel Howard, Hope, Warren, Mich.
Jacob Hoyer, Holy Cross, Lake Mary, Fla.
Mark Jennings, Our Savior, Bellflower, Calif. – call in process
Christopher Johnson, Holy Cross, Lake Mary, Fla.
Bradley Jurischk, Saint Timothy, Houston, Texas
Douglas Mauss, Family of Christ, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Morris Mayer, The Village, Bronxville, N.Y.
Kevin Mongeau, St. Paul’s, New Hartford, Conn.
German Novelli, Grace, Milwaukee, Wis.
Kurt Steinbrueck, Family of Christ, Tampa, Fla.
William Whitehead, Family of Christ, Tampa, Fla.
Thomas Winters, Concordia, San Antonio, Texas – call in process

Vicarage Assignments

Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
Chou Vang, Beautiful Savior, Bridgeton, Mo.

Center for Hispanic Studies (CHS)
Juan Benito, Immanuel, Kansas City, Kan.
Victor Manuel de la Rosa, Chapel of the Cross, Mission Hills, Calif.
John Cobos, Hispanic Mission and Ministry, Tampa, Fla.
Miguel Andrés Sanabria Jr., Hispanic Mission and Ministry, Tampa, Fla.

Specific Ministry Pastor (SMP)
Anthony Celia, Water’s Edge, Frisco, Texas
Nicholas Cordt, Risen Savior, Wichita, Kan.
Charles Fenton, Eastern Heights, St. Paul, Minn.
Matthew Hauser, Peace, Saginaw, Mich.
Jarrett (Jett) Jones, St. John, Mansfield, Texas
Curtiss Lanham, CrossPoint, Katy, Texas
Michael Phillips, Grace Fellowship, Romeo, Mich.
Thomas Senter, Campus Lutheran, Columbia, Mo.
Sing Vang, Good Shepherd, Tulsa, Okla.

Deaconess Internships

Center for Hispanic Studies (CHS)
Maria del Carmen Cabrales, Grace Hispanic Ministries, Escondido and San Diego, Calif.
Eunice Ruiz, Hispanic Mission St. Paul, Pomona, Calif.

Deaconess Calls

Center for Hispanic Studies (CHS)
·         Lisa Fernandez, call pending
·         Noemi Guerra, Shepherd of the Valley, West Des Moines, Iowa
·         Iris Guevara, call pending
·         Erica Jofre, LINC Houston, Houston, Texas

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