Part of the program for completing the seminary experience is a vicarage assignment. It usually happens the third year of the education experience. Congregations apply for a vicar and the student works under the supervision of a called pastor to gain practical experience in leading Bible class, teaching confirmation, preparing and serving in the congregation and Worship Service, preparing and delivering a sermon.
On Monday evening, April 26, Concordia Theological Seminary conferred 32 vicarage assignments. Vicars assigned to the Indiana District are:
- Gabriel Aiello – Grace, Muncie
- Isaiah Armbrecht – St. John, Decatur
- Jeremy Hanson – St. John, Columbia City
- Christian Mundorf – Redeemer, Highland
- Paul Norris – Immanuel, Terre Haute
- Brian Nygaard – Lutheran Life Villages, Fort Wayne
- Mark Peters – Our Hope, Huntertown
- William Winter – Shepherd of the City, Fort Wayne
- David Woelmer – Faith, Churubusco
Sons of Indiana District congregations receiving vicarage assignments:
- Benjamin Janssen, Martinsville to First Trinity, Pittsburgh, PA (EN)
- Daniel Warner, Tell City to Philadelphia Lutheran Ministries, PA (EN)
Tuesday evening, April 27, the seminary placed 33 candidates into their first Call to a parish. Following graduation the students will be able to accept their Calls and make plans for ordination and installation. The following candidates were placed in congregations in the Indiana District:
- Carl Hingst of Fishers – Our Redeemer, Kokomo (Associate Pastor)
- Adam Sternquist – Peace, Owensboro, KY (Sole Pastor)
Daniel Harrison of Fort Wayne was placed at Christ, New Baltimore, MI (MI)
Stay tuned for placements that take place Wednesday, April 28, at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.
We welcome these workers and their families to the Indiana District.