Call for Nominations for Executive Counselor for Christian Education-Indiana District

Published on January 29th, 2018

Call for Nominations for Executive Counselor for Christian Education, Indiana District

All members of the Indiana District are invited to submit names of potential candidates for the position currently held by Dr. Jon Mielke, who has announced his intent to retire no later than December 31, 2018.  Names submitted should include a brief statement documenting current role and experience/background.   Send via e-mail to dave.ebeling@in.lcms.org or to any call committee member.

The Call Committee

Dr. Dave Ebeling
Assistant to the President, Indiana District
Former Executive Counselor for Christian Education, 2002-2006
Appointed by President May to be committee chair

Mr. Ken Eichinger
Teacher (retired) from St. Paul’s Lutheran School, Bremen
Representative of classroom teachers and the Board of Directors
Residence in the Northwest Region of the District

Mr. Jaymes Hayes
DCE at St Paul’s Lutheran Church, Munster, IN
Representing Directors of Christian Education
Residence in the Northwest Region of the District

Rev. David Schultz
Associate pastor at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne
Representing pastors with schools
Residence in the Northeast Region of the District

Rev. David Shadday
Pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Indianapolis, and District Vice President
Representing pastors and the Board of Directors
Residence in the Central region of the District

Mrs. Angie Singer
Director, Zion Lutheran Preschool, New Palestine
Representing early childhood education
Residence in Central region of the District

Mrs. Whitney Vandercar
Teacher, White Creek Lutheran School, Columbus
Representing classroom teachers
Residence in the South Region of the District

Mr. Tim Walz
Principal, St. John’s Lutheran School, Kendallville
Representing elementary schools
Residence in the Northeast Region of the District

Rev. Dr. Daniel P. May
District President
Ex-officio member of the committee

TASK: To pray for guidance, to receive nominations, to study their background documents, to interview finalists, and to recommend candidates for the role of Executive Counselor for Christian Education of the Indiana District. 

 GOAL: To narrow the field to three candidates, to prioritize them, and to recommend them to District President Rev. Dr. Daniel May and the Board of Directors by late-April so that a call might be extended during the meeting of the Board of Directors in Mid-May.