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.
Official Notices—From the Districts
REV. GREG STUCKWISCH was appointed circuit counselor of the McCook Circuit, effective immediately, for the balance of the present term which ends at the Nebraska District convention in June 2012, replacing REV. PAUL WARNEKE, who resigned the position due to his acceptance of a call to Hastings, Neb. --Rev. Russ Sommerfeld, President, LCMS Nebraska District.
REV. DAVID ZANDT, Franklin, Wis., resigned from the Ordained roster of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (Bylaw 2.11), effective Jan. 10, 2010. — Rev. John C. Wille, President, LCMS South Wisconsin District.
Resolution 2-01 of the LCMS Michigan District Convention in June 2009 was adopted. The purpose of this resolution is “To Transfer Prince of Peace Lutheran Church of Ortonville from Circuit 12--Flint South Circuit to Circuit 17—Oakland North Circuit.” —Rev. David P.E. Maier, President, LCMS Michigan District.
TYSON A. WUNDERLICH, Cape Girardeau, Mo.; DEBORAH S. WROZIER, St. Peters, Mo.; TAMMY J. AGANS, Frankenmuth, Mich.; TARA L. COURSON, Jacksonville, Fla.; EMILY R. ESCHELBACH, Fort Wayne, Ind.; DANICA L. KASSEBAUM, Anaheim, Calif.; LYNN D. EATON, Houston, Texas; BRENT D. NEAL, Houston, Texas; and HEATHER C. NEWCOM, Orange, Calif., have submitted their 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 Dr. William R. Diekelman, Chairman, Colloquy Committee, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, 1333 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, MO 63122-7295.
TARA McMILLER BARRETT, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., completed the Director of Christian Education Colloquy Program of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod through Concordia University, St. Paul, Minn., and is, therefore, eligible to receive a call. —Dr. Stephen Stohlmann, Director of Colloquy, Concordia University, St. Paul, 275 Syndicate St. N., St. Paul, MN 55104.
BRENDA RICHARDSON, Harbor Beach, Mich.; and DAWN KOHN, Muskegon, Mich., have completed all requirements of the Teacher Colloquy Program of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and are, therefore, eligible to receive a call.—Dennis Genig, Dean, School of Education, Concordia University, Ann Arbor, 4090 Geddes Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105-2797.
Official Notices—Requests for Reinstatement
CARL R. LAMPITT, Hanceville, Ala., and MICHAEL PICKHARDT, Ixonia, Wis., have applied for reinstatement to the Ministers of Religion—Ordained roster of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. MARK MATTHEWS EWALD, Neoga, Ill.; KATHERINE A. JONES, Lansing, Mich.; DAVID SCHNURSTEIN, Apple Valley, Calif.; and DIANNE WRASE, Dearborn Heights, Mich., 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 April 5. — Dr. Raymond L. Hartwig, Secretary, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, 1333 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, MO 63122-7295.
Notice of Election
President, Concordia University Irvine Concordia University, Irvine, Calif., has scheduled the election of a new president for May 4.
The following persons were nominated in conformity with the LCMS Handbook, and having accepted nomination, become candidates.
Rev. Dr. James Bachman (Irvine, CA)
Dr. Johnnie Driessner (Gresham, OR)
Dr. Kurt Krueger (Saint Louis, MO)
Dr. Gary McDaniel (Cypress, CA)
Rev. Dr. Steven P. Mueller (Lake Forest, CA)
Rev. Dr. Robert D. Newton (San Jose, CA)
Dr. Timothy C. Peters (Orange, CA)
Rev. Timothy R. Puls (Fort Wayne, IN)
Rev. Dr. Lawrence R. Rast Jr. (Fort Wayne, IN)
Rev. Thomas K. Ries (Kirkwood, MO)
Rev. Dr. Douglas L. Rutt (Fort Wayne, IN)
Rev. Gregory Seltz (Orange, CA)
Dr. Howard Sundberg (Lancaster, CA)
Rev. Dr. James W. Voelz (Des Peres, MO)
Dr. Mark E. Wahlers (Portland, OR)
The following persons were nominated in conformity with the LCMS Handbook, but have chosen to decline the nomination:
Rev. Dr. Andrew Bartelt (Saint Louis, MO)
Dr. William Cario (Mequon, WI)
Rev. Dr. Patrick T. Ferry (Wauwatosa, WI)
Rev. Dr. Jeffrey A. Gibbs (Saint Louis, MO)
Rev. Dr. Bruce Kintz (Collinsville, IL)
Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer (Saint Louis, MO)
Dr. W. Stan Meyer (Phoenix, AZ)
Mr. Brian Mueller (Phoenix, AZ)
Rev. Dr. John Nunes (Baltimore, MD)
Rev. Dr. Terrence P. Reynolds (Herndon, VA)
Dr. Peter Senkbeil (Orange, CA)
Rev. David S. Smith (Ballwin, MO)
Rev. Dr. Glen Thomas (House Springs, MO)
All recommendations, comments, and objections regarding the candidates are to be sent to the Board of Regents’ designee, Mr. Craig Olson, Chairman, Board of Regents, Concordia University, 1530 Concordia Drive West, Irvine, CA 92612. All responses and objections must be received on or before March 31 in order to be considered.
The following institutions of the Concordia University System are seeking candidates for positions:
ConcordiaCollege–New York, Bronxville, N.Y., seeks to fill the following faculty positions: Nursing (full-and part-time);Economics and Management.
Concordia University, Ann Arbor, Mich., seeks to fill the following position: Director of Financial Aid.
Concordia University, Portland, Ore., seeks to fill the following position: Campus Pastor.
Concordia University Nebraska, Seward, Neb., seeks to fill the following position: Director of Instructional Technology and E-Learning.
Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, Wis., seeks to fill the following faculty position: Nursing.
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.”
Recovery Assistance, Inc. (RAI ) Ministries of New Orleans, Louisiana, invites nominations and applications for the position of Executive Director. A successful, experienced professional is sought to lead the ministry of this dynamic disaster-response organization. Full job posting and contact information available online at www.raiministries.org/execdirector.pdf.
The Lutheran Witness welcomes notices of no more than 50 words 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., March 20 for the May issue). Send notices to email@example.com. —Ed.
Hope, Austin, Texas, will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a 10 a.m. worship service March 7. Texas District President Ken Hennings will be guest preacher. A catered dinner will follow. Contact the church office at 512-926-8574.
Redeemer, Gresham, Ore., will celebrate its 75th anniversary with 10 a.m. worship services March 21, with guest preacher Dr. James Voelz, and Rev. Paul Linnemann March 28. Each service will be followed by a reception. Contact the church office at 503-665-5414 or visit online at wheretheliturgylives.org.
Glory of Christ, Plymouth, Minn., will celebrate its 25th anniversary the weekend of March 26–28. A dinner celebration will be held March 26. A Lutheran workshop at Glory of Christ will be held March 27. A special 10:30 a.m. worship service, followed by fellowship, is planned for March 28. Visit online at www.gloryofchrist.org.
Shepherd of the Valley, Fort Bridger, Wyo., will celebrate its 25th anniversary at a 4 p.m. special worship service April 11, with a dinner to follow. Contact the church office at 307-782-6802.
St. Luke’s, Houston, Texas, will celebrate its 60th anniversary with scheduled guest speakers at the 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. worship services April 18, followed by an 11:30 a.m. barbecue meal, fellowship, and open house. Contact the church office at 281-442-2180.
Bethlehem Lutheran Church and School, Kennewick, Wash., will celebrate a combined 100th anniversary May 10. Former students, parents, and members are encouraged to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to be included in the celebration, or mail contact information to Terri Lahti, 1107 N. Arthur, Kennewick, WA 99336 by April 1.
St. Paul’s Loon Lake, Vergas, Minn., will celebrate its 125th anniversary with a special 10:30 a.m. divine service May 16. Rev. Roger Sonnenberg from Arcadia, Calif., will be guest speaker. A noon meal will be served, followed by a program of music and church history.
Mount Zion, CastleRock, Colo., will celebrate its 50th anniversary Sept. 5, with Rev. Wallace Schulz as guest speaker, followed by a luncheon. To be added to the mailing list, contact the church office at 303-688-9550 or e-mail email@example.com.
Zion,BigSprings,Neb., will celebrate its 100th anniversary at the 11 a.m. service Sept. 26, followed by a noon meal and a celebration service at 2 p.m., with President Randy Golter as guest preacher. A tea reception will follow. For more information call 308-889-3650 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
BREGE, CLIFFORD P.; May 4, 1924, Rogers City, Mich., to Dec. 31, 2009, Rogers City, Mich.; son of Paul and Theresa (Schaedig) Brege; graduated Springfield, 1954. Served 1954–1989. Ministries/parishes: Adams, Quincy, Dellwood, Wis.; Presque Isle, Bessemer, Marenisco, Frankentrost, Mich.; North Wisconsin District circuit counselor: 1961–1970; retired 1989. Survivors: Allie (Ahonen) Brege; stepdaughters: Paula Jarvi, Marjorie Rafferty, Vernice Hoyt. Funeral and interment: Jan. 4, 2010, Moltke, Mich.
GOEBEL, RICHARD F.; May 29, 1936, Wausau, Wis., to Dec. 20, 2009, Maplewood, Minn.; son of Frank and Irene (Stubbe) Goebel; graduated St. Louis, 1961. Served 1961–1983. Ministries/ parishes: Whittier, Calif.; Duluth, St. Paul, Minn.; Rhinelander, Jeffris, Wis.; retired 1996. Preceded in death by his wife, Betty (Weith) Goebel. Survivors: sons: Timothy, Joseph; daughters: Rebecca Harstad, Elizabeth Moldrem. Funeral and interment: Dec. 23, 2009, St. Paul, Minn.
MARSH, WILLIAM H.JR.; Sept. 19, 1919, Pine Hill, Ala., to Nov. 3, 2009, Pine Hill, Ala.; son of William Sr. and Caraline (Jones) Marsh; colloquy 1982. Served 1982–1986. Ministries/parishes: New Orleans, La.; Selma, Arlington, Thomasville, Ala. Preceded in death by his wife, Necie (Harper) Marsh. Survivors: son: Rev. Prentice; daughters: Joyce Perkins, Wilma Mason, Carolyn Peeples, Violet Johnson. Funeral: Nov. 14, 2009, Arlington, Ala.; interment: Nov. 14, 2009, Anna Manie, Ala.
POLK, JOHN CARROLL SR.; Dec. 21, 1928, Baltimore, Md., to Dec. 15, 2009, Tulsa, Okla.; son of Charles Sr. and Evelyn (Reinhardt) Polk; graduated Springfield, 1959. Served 1959–1970, 1973–1983, 1991–2006. Ministries/parishes: Lynchburg,
Farmville, Va.; Cumberland, Md.; High Point, N.C.; Tulsa, Adair, Okla.; retired 2006. Survivors: Dorothy (Moeller) Polk; sons: John Jr., Stephen, Michael; daughter: Deborah Greubel. Funeral: Dec. 19, 2009, Tulsa, Okla.; interment: Dec. 19, 2009, Broken Arrow, Okla.
WANGERIN, JACK D.; Aug. 29, 1929, Milwaukee, Wis., to Dec. 25, 2009, Ridgewood, N.J.; son of Ralph and Helen (Dietz) Wangerin; graduated St. Louis, 1955. Served 1955–2005. Ministries/ parishes: Fayette, Iowa; Stony Point, N.Y.; New
Milford, N.J.; retired 2005. Preceded in death by his wife, Grace (Mohlenhoff) Wangerin. Survivors: son: Jeffrey; daughters: Tracy, Jody. Funeral: Dec. 29, 2009, New Milford, N.J.; interment: Dec. 29, 2009, Paramus, N.J.
WILTENBURG, ROBERT EDWARD; March 3, 1921, Brockport, N.Y., to Dec. 29, 2009, New Brunswick, N.J.; son of Rev. William and Johanna (Wind) Wiltenburg; graduated St. Louis, 1945. Served 1946–1968, 1971–1991. Ministries/parishes: Niles, Ill.; Cullman, Ala.; Astoria, New York, N.Y.; Jersey City, N.J.; retired 1991. Preceded in death by his wife, Joan (Adamson) Wiltenburg. Survivors: sons: Robert, David, Jonathan; daughter: Joy. Funeral: Jan. 2, 2010, Bound Brook, N.J.; cremation.
ATKINSON, JANICE MARIE (BICKEL); Sept. 11, 1958, Canada, to Dec. 19, 2009, Milwaukee, Wis.; daughter of Rev. Herman and Helen Bickel; graduated Portland, 1980. Served 1981–2009. Schools/ministries: Waco, Texas; Eau Claire, Milwaukee, Wis. Survivors: Keith Atkinson; sons: Joshua, Jordan, Caleb. Funeral: Dec. 23, 2009, Brookfield, Wis.; cremation.
BAHN, NICOLE MARIE (MICEK); July 20, 1974, Columbus, Neb., to Nov. 29, 2009, North Richland Hills, Texas; daughter of William and Christine (Smith) Micek; graduated Seward, 1998. Served 1998–2009. Schools/ministries: Arlington, Colleyville, Texas. Survivors: Matthew Bahn. Memorial service: Dec. 2, 2009, Arlington, Texas; cremation.
GASTLER, OLIVER BERNARD DR.; Aug. 14, 1929, Wellsville, Mo., to Nov. 21, 2009, Pflugerville, Texas; son of Leo and Thelma (Oliver) Gastler; graduated Seward, 1953. Served 1953–1995. Schools/ministries: Port Arthur, Austin, Texas; retired 1995. Survivors: Ruth (Meyer) Gastler; son: Greg; daughter: Connie Schmidt. Funeral and interment: Nov. 27, 2009, Pflugerville, Texas.
KUSKE, WILMER G.; Feb. 19, 1929, Minnesota, to Nov. 3, 2009, Asheville, N.C.; graduated River Forest, 1953. Served 1953–1993. Schools/ministries: Fairmont, Minn.; Levittown, Pa.; retired 1993. Survivors: Bessie (Pakan) Kuske; son: Jonathan; daughters: Sara Dahms, Debra Kuske. Memorial services: Nov. 15, 2009, Ashville, N.C.; Nov. 27, 2009, Levittown, Pa.
PAULOS, VICTOR; June 9, 1927, Milwaukee, Wis., to Dec. 7, 2009, Waukesha, Wis.; son of Xenophon and Magdalene (Habermann) Paulos; graduated River Forest, 1949. Served 1950–1991. Schools/ministries: Houston, Texas; Milwaukee, Wis.; Monrovia,
Calif.; retired 1991. Survivors: Alice (Dutschmann) Paulos; son: Philip; daughters: Lynn Patterson, Gail Darnell, Terrie Peret. Memorial service: Dec. 12, 2009, Waukesha, Wis.; interment: Dec. 12, 2009, Brookfield, Wis.
SCHMIDT, MILTON ALBERT; Jan. 14, 1924, Pottsville, Texas, to Nov. 17, 2009, St. Joseph, Mich.; son of Rev. John and Elise (Herderhorst) Schmidt; graduated Seward, 1945. Served 1945–1984. Schools/ministries: Chicago, Ill.; Ludell, Kan.; Preston, Alva, Okla.; St. Joseph, Mich.; retired 1984. Preceded in death by his wife, Irene (Heussman) Schmidt. Survivors: sons: Steve, Brian; daughter: Marilyn Bork. Funeral and interment: Nov. 20, 2009, St. Joseph, Mich.
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