Note: The “official notices” are published for a single purpose only: giving notice of a result, namely, changes in the Synod’s membership rosters by the addition or deletion of the names of individuals and congregations. It is not always appropriate that reasons for the changes be identified in the published notices. Since a change can occur for any of a variety of reasons, no assumptions may be made merely from the fact that a change has occurred. —Ed.
STACIE MAURICIO resigned from the Ministers of Religion—Commissioned roster of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, effective Jan. 19 and is, therefore, no longer eligible to receive a call. —Rev. Gregory S. Walton, President, LCMS Florida-Georgia District.
JEFFREY A. JOHNSON, Hagatna, Guam; EDWARD PACE, Spokane Valley, Wash.; and JAMES L. WRIGHT, Big Spring, Texas, have completed the Pastoral Colloquy Program of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and are, therefore, eligible for a call. —Rev. Herbert C. Mueller Jr., Chairman, Colloquy Committee, 1333 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, MO 63122-7295.
TODD R. BARINGER, St. Joseph, Mich.; LORI A. PLUMMER, Elkhorn, Neb.; KELLI E. SOK, Marengo, Texas; LESLIE JOHNSON, Rockford, Ill.; LOUIS A. REHBERGER III, Vista, Calif.; MARY K. WOLFINBARGER, Oceanside, Calif.; BENJAMIN A. STROHSCHEIN, Anaheim, Calif.; and ROBYN K. STROHSCHEIN, Anaheim, Calif., have submitted applications for the Teacher Colloquy Program of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod through CUEnet. Correspondence regarding their applications should be directed within four weeks after publication of this notice to Rev. Herbert C. Mueller Jr., Chairman, Colloquy Committee, 1333 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, MO 63122-7295.
KARA T. TESKE, Buckley, Ill., has completed the Teacher Colloquy Program of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and is, therefore, eligible to receive a call. —Mark A. Waldron, Director of Teacher Colloquy, Concordia University Chicago, 7400 Augusta St., River Forest, IL 60305-1499.
BRETT A. JONES, Green Bay, Wis.; BENJAMIN MUELLER, Oconomowoc, Wis.; and JANA S. HORN, Franklin, Wis., have completed the Teacher Colloquy Program of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and are, therefore, eligible to receive a call. —Rev. Albert L. Garcia, Director for Lay Ministry/Teacher Colloquy Program, Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, Mequon, WI 53097-2402.
MARK BOERGER, Austin, Texas, has completed the Family Ministry Colloquy Program of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and is, therefore, eligible to receive a call. —Brian L. Friedrich, President and CEO, Concordia University, Seward, 800 N. Columbia Ave., Seward, NE 68434-1599.
RALPH L. WOEHRMANN, Springfield, Ill., has applied for reinstatement to the Ministers of Religion—Ordained roster of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. BROOKE BARINGER, St. Joseph, Mich.; JULIE MARIE ENGELHARDT, Lee’s Summit, Mo.; NATALIE ANN LEVY, San Rafael, Calif.; and LA DONNA C. TELLE, Columbia, Mo., have applied for reinstatement to the Ministers of Religion—Commissioned roster of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Correspondence regarding these applications should be directed to the undersigned for receipt no later than May 5. —Dr. Raymond L. Hartwig, Secretary, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, 1333 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, MO 63122-7295.
The Lutheran Witness welcomes notices for positions available at affiliated entities and Recognized Service Organizations of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. The deadline for receipt of such notices is the 20th of the month two months prior to the publication month (e.g., April 20 for the combined June/July issue). Send notices to firstname.lastname@example.org. —Ed.
For more information about these and other CUS positions, including complete job descriptions, qualifications, and application process, visit http://www.lcms.org/cusjobs and click on “Positions Available at Our Campuses.”
The Lutheran Witness welcomes notices 50 words or less from LCMS congregations about their upcoming “milestone” anniversaries. The deadline for receipt of such notices is the 20th of the month two months prior to the publication month (e.g., April 20 for the combined June/July issue). Send notices to email@example.com. —Ed.
St. Paul, North Tonawanda, N.Y., will celebrate its 150th anniversary throughout the year with the theme “God’s Love Shining through Every Generation.” The primary celebration on April 10 will include a festive worship service featuring guest preacher Dr. Dale Meyer, followed by an anniversary banquet. Visit www.stpaulnt.com for more information.
Faith, Hot Springs Village, Ark., will celebrate its 25th anniversary with the theme, “Celebrating 25 Years of God’s Faithfulness” on April 10, with Rev. John W. Fiene, D.D., as guest speaker, followed by a luncheon in the fellowship hall. For more information, contact the church office at 501-922-5700 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zion, Princeton, Minn., will celebrate its 125th anniversary with the theme “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Heb. 13:8), with a 4 p.m. worship service April 17, followed by a dinner. Rev. Don Fondow, Minnesota North District president, will be guest preacher.
Our Savior, Aiea, Hawaii (Pearl Harbor), will celebrate its 50th anniversary May 1, and throughout the year, with a luau at Lanikuhonua with food, hula, entertainment and a lot of fun. For more information, visit www.oursaviorhawaii.com or e-mail email@example.com.
Holy Cross, Dodge City, Kan., will celebrate its 100th anniversary with many events throughout the year. Spring celebration will be May 1, with the major celebration to be held on Oct. 30. Former members and others are invited to attend. For more information, contact the church office at 620-227-6204 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Seattle, Wash., will celebrate its 60th anniversary at 4 p.m., May 1, under the theme "Save Your People—Bless Your Heritage." Rev. Luther Engelbrecht will be guest preacher. A reception and multi-media historical presentation will follow the service.
The Lutheran Church of the Prince of Peace, Menomonee Falls, Wis., will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a special celebration and service each month through May, with a special banquet May 15. For more information, contact the church office at 262-251-3360 or at email@example.com.
St. Paul, Bishop, Texas, will continue to celebrate its 100th anniversary with services and planned events on June 12, Sept. 11 and Nov. 27. Call or e-mail the church office for more information at 361-584-2778 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. John, Covina, Calif., will celebrate its 100th anniversary June 25-26, with a ticketed dinner on Saturday and two services (9 a.m. and 4 p.m.) Sunday. For more information and/or tickets to Saturday's dinner, contact the church office at 626-332-3142 or email@example.com.
Obituary information is provided by district offices to the Synod’s Office of Rosters and Statistics. Any questions about content should be referred, therefore, to the appropriate district office. —Ed.
ADAM, WILLIAM WALTER; Nov. 21, 1922, Franklin County, Neb., to Jan. 24, 2011, Lincoln, Ill.; son of Walter and Marie (Frerichs) Adam; graduated Springfield, 1959. Served 1959-1986. Ministries/parishes: Queensland, New South Wales, Australia; Auburn, Mount Sterling, Clayton, Ill.; retired 1986. Preceded in death by his wife, Ruth (Fricke) Adam, and son, Jonathan. Survivors: son: Philip; daughter: Laura. Memorial service and funeral: Jan. 29, 2011, Lincoln, Ill.
CHRISTIANSEN, HERMAN; Oct. 10, 1930, Skibby, Denmark, to Jan. 21, 2011, Kansas City, Mo.; son of Christian and Sofie (Jensen) Christiansen; graduated Springfield, 1960. Served 1960-1996. Ministries/parishes: Aurora, Plainfield, Hoyleton, Ill.; Lebanon, Mo.; Brooklands, Mich.; retired 1996. Survivors: Clara (Melendez) Christiansen; daughters: Linda Dunn, Lisa Williams, Lori Siekman. Funeral and interment: Jan. 29, 2011, Kansas City, Mo.
CUTLER, ROBERT ELWORD; June 3, 1952, Honolulu, Hawaii, to Feb. 4, 2011, Tampa, Fla.; son of Elword and Mathilda (Bruns) Cutler; graduated St. Louis, 1997. Served 1997-2011. Ministry/parish: Meridian, Idaho; Northwest District circuit counselor: 2008-2011. Preceded in death by his son, Peter. Survivors: Judith (Ross) Cutler; sons: Timothy, Andrew, Thomas; daughter: Carrie Bass. Funeral: Feb. 12, 2011, Meridian, Idaho; interment: Feb. 12, 2011, Boise, Idaho.
DAKE, MELVIN LLOYD; Sept. 25, 1915, Dorchester, Wis., to Dec. 17, 2010, Menomonee Falls, Wis.; son of Ray and Amaila (Habeck) Dake; graduated Springfield, 1944. Served 1944-1980. Ministries/parishes: Shelbyville, Ill.; Anita, Boone, Iowa; Stevens Point, Wis.; North Wisconsin District circuit counselor: 1966-1976; retired 1980. Preceded in death by his wife, Mae (Kull) Dake. Survivors: sons: Philip, Norman; daughter: Janet. Celebration of life: Dec. 22, 2010, Stevens Point, Wis.; interment: Dec. 22, 2010, Grand Rapids, Wis.
KAUFMANN, CLIFFORD C.; Jan. 24, 1939, Sheridan, Wyo., to Feb. 7, 2011, Tualatin, Ore.; son of Carl and Vera (Mohr) Kaufmann; graduated St. Louis, 1965. Served 1965-1993. Ministries/parishes: Manson, Iowa; Mount Prospect, Ill.; Portland, Lake Oswego, Ore.; East Wenatchee, Wash.; Northwest District circuit counselor: 1991-1993; retired 2000. Survivors: Rosemarie (Fragmeier) Kaufmann; son: Timothy; daughter: Rebecca Fuller. Funeral: Feb. 11, 2011, Tualatin, Ore.
LINDERMAN, JAMES RAY; Sept. 22, 1935, Victoria, Texas, to Jan. 1, 2011, Austin, Texas; son of H.W. and Lillian (Streb) Linderman; graduated St. Louis, 1960. Served 1960-1998, 2001-2006. Ministries/parishes: Houston, Athens, Austin, Texas; U.S. Army chaplain; Texas District president: 2001-2006; Texas District circuit counselor: 1993-1997; retired 2006. Survivors: Jean (Horn) Linderman; son: Jeffrey; daughter: Lisa Curlee. Funeral: Jan. 5, 2011, Austin, Texas; interment: Jan. 5, 2011, Killeen, Texas.
MEYER, EDWARD HERBERT; Jan. 15, 1923, Detroit, Mich., to Jan. 15, 2011, Salem, Ill.; son of Edward and Louise (Birnbaum) Meyer; graduated St. Louis, 1946. Served 1946-1988. Ministries/parishes: Hill City, Minn.; Spooner, Staunton, Campbell, Ill.; retired 1988. Preceded in death by his daughter, Rebecca. Survivors: Edith (Schnedler) Meyer; sons: Steve, Rev. Douglas; daughter: Linda Ontiveros. Funeral: Jan. 18, 2011, Salem, Ill.; interment: Jan. 18, 2011, St. Charles, Mo.
NIEDERBRACH, WILLARD ERNEST; Dec. 1, 1924, Willisville, Ill., to Dec. 14, 2010, Costa Mesa, Calif.; son of Ernest and Anna (Roettjer) Neiderbrach; graduated Springfield, 1962. Served 1962-1987. Ministries/parishes: Glenburn, N.D.; Laguna Beach, Los Alamitos, Calif.; Munster, Muncie, Ind.; retired 1987. Survivors: Florence (Fuhrhop) Niederbrach; sons: Randy, Willard, Jon; daughter: Candice Redel. Funeral: Jan. 8, 2011, Costa Mesa, Calif.; interment: Jan. 7, 2011, Riverside, Calif.
REINHEIMER, DANIEL DAVID; Dec. 28, 1933, Milwaukee, Wis., to Jan. 26, 2011, Norfolk, Va.; son of Byron and Irene (Beversdorf) Reinheimer; graduated St. Louis, 1958. Served 1958-2000. Ministries/parishes: Fairfield, Conn.; New Shrewsbury, Maywood, N.J.; retired 2000. Survivors: Doris Reinheimer; sons: Peter, Paul; daughters: Gretchen, Heidi Klewicki; stepchildren: Eric Wrolstad, Chris Wrolstad, Carla Morse. Memorial service: Jan. 29, 2011, Hertford, N.C.; cremation.
MORTIMER, DARLENE ELAINE (HERSCHBACH); Jan. 16, 1931, Coleraine, Minn., to Sept. 16, 2010, Valparaiso, Ind.; daughter of Wilfred and Harriett (Jones) Herschbach; graduated Valparaiso, 1981. Served 1990-2010. School/ministry: Valparaiso, Ind. Preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Mortimer, and stepson, James. Survivors: son: Barry Tripp; daughter: Candace Salzman; stepsons: John, George; stepdaughter: Mary. Funeral: Sept. 20, 2010, Valparaiso, Ind.; cremation.
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