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.
From the Districts
KENNETH BROERMANN, CHUCK KRALIK, KIMBERLY SPANGLER, RACHEL VERSEMANN and KASSANDRA WESCHKE have been removed from the Ministers of Religion--Commissioned roster of The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod and are, therefore, no longer eligible to receive a call. --Rev. Ray G. Mirly, President, LCMS Missouri District
DUSAN TILLINGER, Aurora, Ontario Canada, and STEVEN SWARD, Trevor, Wis., 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.
GLENN A. PALMER, Colorado Springs, Colo., has submitted his application for the Pastoral Colloquy Program through The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod. BETH A. QUANDT, Glen Carbon, Ill.; SHELLY A. GRAY, Frohna, Mo.; RICHARD G. LYONS, Tonawanda, N.Y.; and STEVEN J. NEHRING, Fountain City, Wis., have submitted their applications for the Teacher Colloquy Program of The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod through CUEnet. Correspondence regarding these 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.
PATRICIA SPARLING, Immanuel Lutheran School, Columbus, Neb., and KEVIN RHODE, Trinity Lutheran School, Fort Morgan, Colo., have completed the Teacher Colloquy Program of The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod and are, therefore, eligible to receive a call. --Brian L. Friedrich, President and CEO, Concordia University Nebraska, 800 N. Columbia Ave., Seward, NE 68434-1599.
CYNTHIA SPEED, Billings, Mont., has completed the Teacher Colloquy Program through CUEnet 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.
ERIC OBLINGER, Concordia Lutheran High School, Tomball, Texas, and DARCY MADSEN, Zion Lutheran School, Dallas, Texas, have completed the Teacher Colloquy Program of The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod and are, therefore, eligible to receive a call. --Dr. Paul Buchheimer, Placement Director, Assistant Colloquy Program Director, Concordia University Texas, 11400 Concordia University Drive, Austin, TX 78726.
SUSAN J. LOCKHART, St. Clair Shores, Mich., has completed the Teacher Colloquy Program of The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod and is, therefore, eligible to receive a call. --Dennis Genig, Dean, School of Education, Concordia University, Ann Arbor, 4090 Geddes Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105-2797.
GARY PETERSEN, Mequon, Wis., and ALISON BRUEGGEMANN, Grafton, Wis., have completed the Teacher Colloquy Program of The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod and are, therefore, eligible to receive a call. --Mary E. Hilgendorf, Ph.D., Director for Lutheran Teacher Placement /Teacher Colloquy Program, Professor of Education, Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, Mequon, WI 53097-2402.
LILLIAN MORROW, Las Vegas, Nev., has completed the Teacher Colloquy Program of The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod and is, therefore, eligible to receive a call. --Dr. Becky Peters, Director, Colloquy Program, Concordia University, Irvine, 1530 Concordia West, Irvine, CA 92612-3203.
KIMBERLY SUE PRIEST, St. John-Emmanuel, Monroeville, Ind., 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
Requests for Reinstatement
JOHN KIRCHHOFF, Sterling, Ill., has applied for reinstatement to the Ministers of Religion--Commissioned roster of The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod. SCOTT A. CALLAWAY, Georgetown, Mass., and EDGAR L. WILLIAMS, Farmington Hills, Mich., have applied for reinstatement to the Minister of Religion--Ordained roster of The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod. Correspondence regarding these applications should be directed to the undersigned for receipt no later than July 5, 2012. --Dr. Raymond L. Hartwig, Secretary, The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod, 1333 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, MO 63122-7295.
Call for Nominations
The Office of International Mission (OIM), St. Louis, calls for nominations for the position of Executive Director.
Under the leadership and direction of the President, through the Chief Mission Officer, the Executive Director is responsible for the oversight and supervision of all staff, programs, projects and activities of the work of the Synod in foreign countries.
The Executive Director reports to the Chief Mission Officer (CMO); works closely with Executive Director of the Office of National Mission, the Executive Director of Communications, the Executive Director of Mission Advancement, the Executive Director of Pastoral Education, the President of the Synod and his staff. The Executive Director serves as a staff resource to the Board for International Mission and is responsible for oversight and supervision of staff of the Office of International Mission (OIM). Position requirements include:
- Faithful to the Holy Scriptures and the Lutheran Symbols and supportive of the Synod's Constitution, Bylaws, and policies.
- Rostered member of the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod, ordained.
- Master's degree in theology, education, or related field; or the equivalent in practical knowledge and experience.
- A minimum of three years (five years preferred) experience serving in a non-profit, church-related organization.
- Significant experience supervising staff and volunteers of 25 or more in a complex organization or structure.
- Leadership experience in setting vision, providing instructions and guidance, setting goals, and motivating teams to succeed.
- Keen understanding of the structure of the Synod, programs, beliefs, and practices of The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod.
- Knowledge of and familiarity with variety of Synod leadership, rostered workers, auxiliaries and partners of the Synod.
- Strong communication abilities, both written and oral.
- Ability to supervise, mentor, teach and coach large staff.
- Developed global situational awareness, recognizing and appreciating unique factors impacting Lutheran and other religious communities around the world, as well as understanding cultural and environmental factors that influence goals.
Deadline for nominations is July 1, 2012. To review the full job posting and to apply for the position, please visit the LCMS Jobs Board: http://www.lcms.org/jobsboard. To submit a nomination or to secure additional information, please email val.rhoden email@example.com, or call 314.996.1360 or 1.800.248.1930, extension 1360. This position is based at the International Center of the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod, 1333 South 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., July 20 for the September issue). Send notices to firstname.lastname@example.org.-- Ed.
The following institutions of the Concordia University System (CUS) are seeking candidates for positions described below:
- Concordia College, Selma, Ala.: assistant professor of English; vice president for Institutional Advancement.
- Concordia CollegeNew York, Bronxville, N.Y.: director of business graduate program.
- Concordia University, Ann Arbor, Mich.: English; mathematics; psychology and School of Business.
- Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, Ill.: assistant/associate professor of Instruction Design & Technology.
- Concordia University, Nebraska, Seward, Neb.: assistant professor of biology.
- Concordia University, Portland, Ore.: director of special education programs
- Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, Wis.: nursing faculty.
For more information about these and other CUS positions, including complete job descriptions, qualifications, and application process, visit www.lcms.org/cusjobs and click on "Positions Available at Our Campuses."
Manager of Design Services
LCMS Communications, St. Louis, Missouri
The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Communications Department announces an opening for the position of Manager of Design Services.
The position is accountable to the Director of News and Information and is responsible for administering department projects, budgets and staff to ensure customer satisfaction. The Manager also functions as a design consultant and as a designer.
Principal responsibilities for the Manager include developing, recommending and administering policy and procedures for the Design Services work team; mentor, train, supervise and provide direction to the staff, including designation of assignments and projects. The Manager is expected to provide expertise and counsel to corporate and trust organizations to assist in design and content of print and web pieces in order to provide a harmonious and unified image of the Synod and convey the message desired.
The position also prepares and administers an annual budget; prepares annual reports and special reports as requested.
- Bachelors degree in graphic design or related communications field, with exceptional design and organizational skills as demonstrated by past projects.
- A minimum of seven years of experience in graphic design.
- Demonstrated ability to manage a staff and a multitude of projects.
- Demonstrated ability to interact with outside printers and vendors.
- Exceptional design skills as demonstrated by projects completed. A strong sense of publication designs.
- Firm commitment to accuracy, integrity and clarity in the presentation of information.
- Strong appreciation for deadlines and the ability to meet them.
- Desired: Active member of an LCMS congregation; familiar with Synod structure and organizations.
Qualified candidates are welcome to apply at http://www.lcms.org/jobsboard
For additional information you may contact Brenda.Haverly@lcms.org, human resources manager or call telephone number, 314.996.1368 or 800.248.1930, extension 1368.
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., July 20 for the September issue). Send notices to email@example.com.-- Ed.
St. Peter's, Davenport, Neb., will celebrate its 100th anniversary Sept. 2 through Oct. 7, with former pastors as guest preachers each Sunday and noontime meals. The main celebration will be Sunday, Sept. 16 with Rev. Ken Klaus, Lutheran Hour Speaker emeritus, to preach for the afternoon service. For more information visit www.stpeterslms.org.
St. John, Meade, Kan., will celebrate its 125th anniversary July 15 with a 10:30 a.m. worship service. Rev. Dennis Borchers, son of the congregation, will be the guest speaker. A celebration dinner will follow in the fellowship hall. For meal reservations, call the church office at 620-872-2966.
St. Matthew, Huber Heights, Ohio, will continue its 50th anniversary celebration with an anniversary service Oct. 28.
Bethlehem, Ridgewood, N.J., plans a year-long celebration for its 100th anniversary. The theme is "Jesus! From Bethlehem for You Forever!" An ongoing part of the celebration is the 100 Hours of Service Challenge--giving service to church, or the community and to the world. For more information, visit www.bethlehemchurch.com or call 201-444-3600.
St. Paul, Kingsville, Texas, will celebrate its 100th anniversary July 8 and Oct. 28. The worship service will be at 10 a.m. followed by Sunday school and a meal at noon on each of the Sundays. All former members are invited to attend. For more information, contact Rev. Allan Eckert at firstname.lastname@example.org or 361-592-6531.
Grace, Woodbridge, Va., will continue a year of jubilation for its 50th anniversary with a celebration banquet June 30, and a single celebration worship service at 10 a.m. July 1. Friends and former members wishing information on these events, as well as others, or to reserve a seat for the dinner at the celebration banquet can visit the church website at glcva.org, email the church at email@example.com or call 703-494-4600.
Christ, Niantic, Conn., will celebrate its 50th anniversary throughout the year. Events include prior pastors invited as guest preachers, dedication of the Memorial Garden, potluck luncheons and a visit to the original worship site during the summer. Celebrations will wrap up with a dinner in November.
Trinity, Dayton, Iowa, will celebrate its 150th anniversary Sunday, July 29, with a worship service at 11 a.m. with Rev. Mark Pflughoeft as guest speaker. Dinner will
follow at the Community Center. For more information, contact Doris Hambleton at 515-547-2655 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trinity, Onekama, Mich., will highlight its 125th anniversary year during the month of September, including a David Paul Britton music concert and worship services Sept. 8 and 9. A special anniversary celebration service and banquet will be held Sunday, Sept. 30. Reservations are needed for banquet attendance; call 231-889-3195.
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.
BAUMGARTNER, GEORGE A.; Feb. 16, 1928, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, to March 14, 2012, Las Cruces, N.M.; son of Rev. Walter and Olivia (Dierker) Baumgartner; graduated St. Louis, 1953. Served 1953-1990. Ministries/Parishes: St. Paul, Minn.; Hope, N.D.; Doniphan, Grand Island, Neb.; Yankton, S.D. Retired 1990. Preceded in death by his son, George. Survivors: Ruth (Martensen) Baumgartner; son: Walter; daughters: Carolyn Dibos, Louise Spiering. Celebration of Life: March 18, 2012, Las Cruces, N.M.; cremation.
CLAYTON, GARY R.; March 6, 1937, Austin, Minn., to March 11, 2012, Cole Camp, Mo.; son of Richard and Henrietta (Fick) Clayton; graduated Springfield, 1971. Served 1971-2002. Ministries/Parishes: Cole Camp, Concordia, Mo.; Cold Spring, Fulda, Minn.; Minnesota South District Circuit Counselor 1988-1989. Retired 2002. Survivors: Marilyn (Meyer) Clayton; sons: Rev. Kirk, Richard; daughters: Becky Hipple, Rachel Martens. Funeral and interment: March 17, 2012, Concordia, Mo.
EMSLIE, JOHN W. JR.; May 14, 1943, Chicago, Ill., to Feb. 26, 2012, Blair, Neb.; son of John Sr. and Helen (Schiller) Emslie; colloquy 1986. Served 1986-2012. Ministries/Parishes: Topeka, Kan.; Blair, Neb.; Kansas District Circuit Counselor 1997-1999. Survivors: Martha-Jean (Wotton) Emslie; sons: John III, Christopher. Funeral: March 4, 2012, Blair, Neb.; cremation.
KAPPELER, EUGENE DIETRICH; Oct. 13, 1934, Milwaukee, Wis., to Feb. 19, 2012, Galloway, Ohio; son of Fridolin and Louise (Tonn) Kappeler; graduated St. Louis, 1959. Served 1959-1999. Ministries/Parishes: Selma, Ala.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Newark, Ohio; Monroe, La.; Southern District Circuit Counselor 1990-1997. Retired 1999. Preceded in death by his wife, Nancy (McPherson) Kappeler. Survivors: Sharon (Pittman) Kappeler; sons: Phillip, Karl; stepson: Bradley Thomisee. Funeral: Feb. 23, 2012, Worthington, Ohio; interment: Feb. 24, 2012, Chuckery, Ohio.
KOEHLER, ROBERT THEODORE; June 27, 1925, St. Paul, Minn., to March 1, 2012, Pierz, Minn.; son of Rev. Arthur and Florence (Broders) Koehler; graduated St. Louis, 1948. Served 1949-1989. Ministries/Parishes: Alice, Three Rivers, Texas; St. Paul, Bemidji, Wilton, Little Falls, Minn. Retired 1989. Survivors: Eva (Bense) Koehler; sons: Christopher, Eric; daughters: Susanne Meredith, Stephanie Danielson. Funeral and interment: March 7, 2012, Little Falls, Minn.
KREKELER, CARL HERMAN; Jan. 12, 1920, Leavenworth, Kan., to Jan. 1, 2012, Seattle, Wash.; son of Carl and Louise (Wagner) Krekeler; graduated St. Louis, 1945. Served 1947-1982. Ministry/Parish: Valparaiso, Ind. Retired 1982. Preceded in death by his wife, June (Poulson) Krekeler. Survivors: daughters: Nancy, Barbara. Memorial service: April 22, 2012, Valparaiso, Ind.
MEYER, CHARLES A.; Dec. 17, 1946, Waukegan, Ill., to March 15, 2011, Los Angeles, Calif.; son of Walter and Dorothy (Harper) Meyer; graduated St. Louis, 1973. Served 1973-1990. Ministries/Parishes: Davie, Fla.; Woodland Hills, Perris, Calif. Survivors: Jill Meyer; son: Daniel; daughter: Kelsie. Funeral: March 19, 2011, Burbank, Calif.; interment: March 19, 2011, Santa Monica, Calif.
NORDEN, ALVIN J.; Sept. 18, 1918, Howells, Neb., to March 23, 2012, Lincoln, Neb.; son of Rev. Rudolf and Emilie (Mehner) Norden; graduated St. Louis, 1943. Served 1943-1981. Ministries/Parishes: Oakland, Fair Oaks, Calif.; Lincoln, Neb. Retired 1981. Preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy (Felger) Norden. Survivors: son: Donald; daughter: Judith Dutton. Funeral and interment: March 27, 2012, Lincoln, Neb.
PALKEWICK, ROBERT JOHN; May 16, 1951, Jersey City, N.J., to March 20, 2012, North Haledon, N.J.; son of Walter and Joan (Fahl) Palkewick; graduated Fort Wayne, 1977. Served 1977-2008. Ministries/Parishes: Orange, Pompton Lakes, N.J.; New Jersey District Circuit Counselor 1986-2004. Retired 2010. Survivors: Janet (Krause) Palkewick; sons: Nathaniel, Andrew, Philip; daughter: Elisabeth House. Funeral: March 26, 2012, Garfield, N.J.; interment: March 26, 2012, Totowa, N.J.
PARDIECK, DAVID CHARLES; March 16, 1936, Bonne Terre, Mo., to Nov. 11, 2011, Tempe, Ariz.; son of Rev. Edward and Ida (Spreer) Pardieck; graduated St. Louis, 1961. Served 1961-1997. Ministries/Parishes: Chickasha, Apache, Okla.; Irwin, Pa.; Grandview, Mo.; Tempe, Ariz.; Pacific Southwest District Circuit Counselor 1990-1994. Retired 1997. Preceded in death by his wife, Gayle (Hillmer) Pardeick. Survivors: daughters: Beth Granado, Rebecca Ballard. Memorial service and interment: Nov. 17, 2011, Tempe, Ariz.
PATSCHECK, ARTHUR FRANK; May 23, 1938, Huntington Park, Calif., to Nov. 15, 2011, Morongo Valley, Calif.; son of Arthur and Velma (Mende) Patscheck; graduated Springfield, 1974. Served 1974-1994. Ministries/Parishes: Wimbledon, Kensal, N.D.; Gallup, N.M.; Desert Hot Springs, Calif. Retired 1994. Survivors: sons: Arthur, Andrew; daughters: Cheryl Adamski, Lori Zunno. Memorial service: Nov. 19, 2011, Yucca Valley, Calif.
ROEVER, KENNETH H.; Aug. 5, 1929, Town Trenton, Wis., to March 16, 2012, Milwaukee, Wis.; son of Oswald and Johanna (Petri) Roever; graduated Thiensville Seminary, 1953. Served 1957-1999, 2001-2005. Ministries/Parishes: Breckenridge, Wolverton, Wykoff, Minn.; West Bend, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Rapids, Prentice, Burnett, Horicon, Wis.; Wichita Falls, Texas; North Wisconsin Circuit Counselor 1990-1992. Retired 2005. Preceded in death by his wife, Rosamond (Moore) Roever. Survivors: sons: Kevin, David; daughters: Michele, Deborah, Kristina. Funeral: March 24, 2012, Watertown, Wis.; interment: March 24, 2012, North Burnett, Wis.
VOGEL, LUTHER E.; March 25, 1929, Clarinda, Iowa, to April 1, 2012, Lee's Summit, Mo.; son of Rev. Theodore and Elizabeth (Eyl) Vogel; graduated Springfield, 1953. Served 1953-1997. Ministries/Parishes: Hardin, St. Xavier, Mont.; Newton, Kansas City, Kan.; Lee's Summit, Independence, Mo. Retired 1997. Preceded in death by his wife, Lois (Streufert) Vogel, and son, Jonathan. Survivors: Viola (Houtman) Vogel; sons: Paul, James; daughter: Ruth Gerken. Funeral: April 5, 2012, Lee's Summit, Mo.
FAIRMAN, DONALD WILTON; April 1, 1924, Chico, Calif., to April 5, 2011, Brooksville, Fla.; graduated Milwaukee, 1968. Rostered as emeritus in 1996. Survivors: son: Ronald; daughter: Diane Bomberger. Funeral: April 13, 2011, Brooksville, Fla.; interment: April 13, 2011, Bushnell, Fla.
KOSTENCKI, DANIEL STANLEY; Sept. 11, 1945, Brookfield, Ill., to March 12, 2012, Mount Olive, Ill.; son of Stanley and Clara (Newman) Kostencki; colloquy 2004. Served 2004-2011. School/Ministry: Edwardsville, Ill. Retired 2011. Preceded in death by his wife, Sherry (Fisk) Kostencki. Survivors: sons: D. Scott, Warren. Funeral: March 16, 2012, Wood River, Ill.; interment: March 16, 2012, Mount Olive, Ill.
WALKER, SARAH RENEE; March 9, 1986, Saginaw, Mich., to July 25, 2011, Westminster, Colo.; daughter of Joel and Rhonda (Ehrlinger) Walker; graduated River Forest, 2008. Served 2008-2011. School/Ministry: Edwards, Colo. Memorial service: July 29, 2011, Saginaw, Mich.
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