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M.Div., EIIT, CMC, RAR students receive calls, assignments

James Prothro, center, received a call to Trinity Lutheran Church in Park Hills, Mo. Also pictured, from left: Dr. Rick Marrs, director of the Master of Divinity and Residential Alternate Route Programs; Seminary President Dr. Dale A. Meyer; and Dr. Wallace Becker, director of placement.
James Prothro, center, received a call to Trinity Lutheran Church in Park Hills, Mo. Also pictured, from left: Dr. Rick Marrs, director of the Master of Divinity and Residential Alternate Route Programs; Seminary President Dr. Dale A. Meyer; and Dr. Wallace Becker, director of placement.

Fourteen students recently celebrated calls and vicarage assignments and will serve congregations and ministries of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). The students were recognized during chapel services Oct. 21 and 28 at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.

Master of Divinity students recently called include:
James Prothro, Trinity Lutheran Church, Park Hills, Mo.
Peter Heckert, St. James Lutheran Church, Lafayette, Ind.
Nicholas Price, Trinity Lutheran Church, Lisle, Ill. (in process)

Two Ethnic Immigrant Institute of Theology (EIIT) students received calls:
Dawit Bokre, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Hayward, Calif.
Berhanu Didanu, pending
Vue Lee, pending
Eduardo Torea, Peace Lutheran Church, Garland, Texas

Two Residential Alternate Route (RAR) students received vicarage assignments:
Michael Apfel, Trinity Lutheran Church, Fort Scott, Kan
Joshua Wiley, assignment pending

Five EIIT students received vicarage assignments:
Albino Kong, Anchorage Lutheran Church, Anchorage, Alaska
Richard McCafferty, Anchorage Lutheran Church, Anchorage, Alaska
Robert Sawah, Peace Lutheran Church, Washington, D.C.
Marlon Yearwood, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Springfield, Va.
Gem Gabriel, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, New London, Conn.

Also announced was Cross-Cultural Ministry (CMC) student Daniel Morin’s Sept. 2 vicarage assignment to Our Savior Lutheran Church, Palm Springs, Calif., in the LCMS Pacific Southwest District.

“We join our candidates, their families and friends, supporting and calling congregations in praising God and celebrating His gifts to His church,” said Dr. Wallace Becker, the Seminary’s director of placement. “The church continues to need people to serve as pastors, missionaries, deaconesses, teachers, and DCEs. The harvest continues to be great and the workers are needed. Thank our Lord for these men who are ready to serve our Lord and His church as pastors. Pray for them, and that the Lord continue to raise up workers for the harvest.”

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