Since December 5, 2017

(Note to Visitors to this page: If you are a pastor wishing to be placed on a call list of one of our vacant congregations, please express your desire to your District President. Do not attempt to contact these congregations directly. We have a process that works well. Be patient and use it!)

Calling Congregations (Pastors

  • St Paul Amherst, OH - has called Rev Paul Werner, Living Hope, Ray Township, MI ACCEPTED
  • Zion, Akron, OH - has completed self-study
  • Trinity, Zanesville, OH, has called Rev Andrew Wilson, Christ, Marshfield, WI, ACCEPTED
  • Faith, Kent, OH has call list
  • St James, Cleveland, OH has called Rev Rev Craig Donofrio, Office of International Missions, St Louis, MO ACCEPTED
  • St Paul, Liberty Center, OH will form call committee and begin self-study
  • Concordia, Findlay, has formed a call committee
  • St Paul, Parkersburg, WVA - has called Rev. Aaron Stinnett, Redeemer, Mandeville, LA ACCEPTED

Calling Congregations (Assistants or Associate)

  • Royal Redeemer, North Royalton, OH  will call a candidate from the seminary
  • Emmanuel, Kettering, OH, has new call list


Non-Calling Congregation

  • Immanuel, Toledo, OH; Not calling at present
  • Bethlehem, Euclid, OH; not calling at present
  • St John, Mt Hope, OH; not calling at present
  • St Philip, Cleveland, OH; not calling at present


Foreign Service

  • N/A

Calls Accepted to Ohio District Congregation by Ohio District Clergy

  • N/A

Leaving the Ohio District

  • Rev John Greig, Somerset Hills Lutheran Church, Basking Ridge, NJ
  • Rev David Goehmann, Christ, Norfolk, Neb

Calls Declined by Ohio District Pastors

Calls Pending to Ohio District Pastor

  • Rev Keith Witte, to Bethlehem, Fairborn, OH ACCEPTED


  • Rev. Robert Azinger
  • Rev. Bruce Breudigam
  • Rev. Walter Diekroger
  • Rev. James May, Jr.
  • Rev. Karl Rein
  • Rev Daniel Ruff
  • Rev. Chris Sigmon
  • Rev Holger Sonntag
  • Rev. Terry Yahr


  • Mr William Ronschke, Emeritus, St James Lutheran Church, Cleveland, OH
  • Rev Dr Hugo C, Kaeding, Emeritus, Hilliard, OH  


  • N/A

Vicars (2017-18)

  • Dale Fjordbotten, Holy Cross, North Canton OH
  • Garrett Buvinghausen, St Paul, Valley City, OH 

SMP Vicars

  • Benjamin Burge, Royal Redeemer, Liberty Township, OH
  • Chad Minor, Rising Hope Ministries, Canton OH
  • Gary Dittmar, St John Lutheran Church, South Euclid, OH
  • Terry Worst, New Hope Lutheran Church, Newark, OH
  • Steve Berndt, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Madison, OH