Celebrating Recent Installations throughout Indiana

Promise, Fort Wayne, Receives Associate Pastor

Scott R. Hedtke, a 2020 graduate of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, was ordained and installed as associate pastor at Promise Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne on June 14 by President Daniel J. Brege.

Participating in the ordination were (from left): Front Row, Rev. Henry Graf, Rev. Bill Johnson, Rev. Ben Bruns, Rev. Thomas Eggold, Back Row, Rev. Thomas Hedtke, Rev. Robert Hedtke, Rev. Scott Hedtke, Rev. Dr. Daniel Brege, Rev. Dr. Gary Zieroth, Rev. Dr. Carl Fickenscher, Rev. Daniel Scheafer, Rev. Dr. Ryan Tietz

St. Peter’s, Warsaw Welcomes New Pastor

Gino Marchetti II, a graduate of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, was called to serve St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Warsaw, Indiana. His ordination and installation was held on Saturday, June 27.

Participating in the service were (from left): Professor Walter A. Maier III, Rev. Gregory Fiechtner, Rev. Brandon Koble, Rev. Andrew Wollman, President Daniel J. Brege, Professor Benjamin Mayes, Rev. Gino Marchetti, Professor John Nordling, Rev. Terry Grzybowski, Rev. Matthew Buse, Professor William Weinrich, and Rev. Steven Latzke.

Zion, Decatur Welcomes Associate Pastor

Zachary Oedewaldt, a graduate of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, was ordained and installed as associate pastor on July 12. He joins Rev. James Voorman in team ministry.

Participating were from left: Rev. Leonard Tanksley – St. Peter’s, Decatur; Rev. Dan Dahling – Zion Friedheim, Decatur; Rev. Christopher Maronde – St. John’s Bingen, Decatur; Rev. Andrew Yeager – St. Paul Preble, Decatur; Rev. James Voorman – Zion, Decatur; Rev. Zachary Oedewaldt – Zion, Decatur; Rev. Dr. Daniel Brege – District President; Rev. Shayne Jonker – Faith, Roanoke (circuit visitor); Rev. Peter Brock – St. John’s Bingen, Decatur; Rev. Dr. John Pless – Professor at CTSFW

St. Paul’s, Fort Wayne Welcomes Associate Pastor

St. Paul’s Lutheran installed a new associate pastor, Josemon (Joe) Thomas Wallace Hoem, on July 19. Reverend Hoem came from Immanuel Lutheran Church, Murphysboro, IL where he was the sole pastor for eight years.

Rev. Dr. Michael Kumm, chairman of the LCMS Board of Directors preached at the installation. Rev. Peter Cage officiated the service with Rev. Dr. Charles Gieschen, Rev. Dr. John Nordling , Rev. Ralph Schmidt and Rev. Dr. Don Wiley participating during the service. Also present at the ceremony were Rev. Dr. Carl Fickenscher, Rev. Dr. Paul Grime, Rev. Dr. Timothy Quill and Rev. David Werner.

Hoem has been married for 23 years to Kristin Hoem who will serve as St. Paul’s new 3rd grade teacher. They have been blessed with four beautiful children: Maxwell (19), Nigel (17), Sophie (15) and Charlie (9).

Those who participated in the installation of the Rev. Josemon Thomas Wallace Hoem were from left: Front Row, Rev. Dr. Don Wiley, Rev. Peter Cage, Rev. Joe Hoem, Rev. Dr. Michael Kumm, Rev. David Werner. Back Row, Rev. Dr. Paul Grime, Rev. Dr. Charles Gieschen, Rev. Dr. John Nordling, Rev. Dr. Timothy Quill, Rev. Ralph Schmidt, Rev. Dr. Carl Fickenscher.

St. James, Reynolds Welcomes New Pastor

Andrew Keller was ordained and installed on Sunday, August 2 at St. James, Reynolds.

From the front left: Rev. Jordan McKinley, Dr. Pless, Rev. Philip Meyer, Rev. Martin Keller, Rev. Andrew Keller, President Brege, Rev. Jacob Sutton, Rev. Charles Blakey
Middle row from left: Rev. Matthew Schettler, Rev. Justin Herman, Rev. David Mueller, Rev. Gary Schultz, Rev. Matthew Jung, Rev. Simeon Cornwell
Back row from left: Rev. Ronald Baumann, Rev. David Nabinger, Rev. James Wetzstein