Concordia Seminary, St. Louis rejoices with the 116 students who learned of first call placements as pastors and deaconesses, and assignments as vicars and deaconess interns during Call Day services May 1. Calls were issued to 49 pastoral students and one diaconal student during a special worship service at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus on campus. These students join more than 12,500 who have been prepared to serve as pastors, missionaries, deaconesses and chaplains in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) during the Seminary’s existence. Two pastoral students have calls or placements pending.
Sixty-three vicars and three deaconess interns received their assignments at a 3 p.m. worship service, also in the chapel.
“It is a great time to be the church and it is a great time to be getting into the ministry,” Seminary President Dr. Dale A. Meyer told the students. “As you go on, remember your Seminary. We have for you, a heart.”
The LCMS Indiana District received the following new pastor, vicars and deaconess intern from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.
Luke Watt – St. John Lutheran Church, Indianapolis, Ind.
Matthew Berry – St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Columbus, Ind.
Kyle Ronchetto – Immanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour, Ind.
Amanda Hellwege – St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Columbus, Ind.
From left: Amanda Hellwege, Matthew Berry, LCMS Indiana District President Dr. Daniel Brege, Kyle Ronchetto and Luke Watt