The synod’s Assignment Committee met at Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn., last week to assign candidates for the teaching and staff ministry. In total, 136 men and women were called by assignment to their various places of service. In addition, one staff minister candidate was assigned. View the assignment list.
All candidates able to be assigned anywhere were assigned. In addition, several candidates who were limited to a geographical location (usually because of marriage) were also assigned. Since many vacancies remain, many, if not most, of those who were not assigned on Call Day will be assigned in the coming weeks and months.
We are deeply grateful to the Lord of the church for providing these workers for his harvest field. We pray that God will be with them as they carry out the ministries to which God has called them.
The Assignment Committee will meet next week at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary to make assignments for vicars and candidates for the pastoral ministry. Pastor and vicar assignments will be announced on Thurs., May 24, at 10:00 a.m. Tune into the live stream of the service.
Two members of the Assignment Committee will be completing their service as district presidents in June. Rev. John Seifert, Michigan District president, and Rev. Charles Degner, Minnesota District president, have worked faithfully to carry out their important responsibilities as district presidents and as members of the Assignment Committee. We thank them for their service and ask God to bless them and their wives as they look forward to new opportunities to continue their service to God and his church.
Serving in Christ,
President Mark Schroeder