Since January 2, 2018

(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 (Pastor)

  • 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 Paul, Liberty Center, OH will apply for seminary candidate
  • Concordia, Findlay, working on self-study
  • 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

Calls Declined by Ohio District Pastors

Calls Pending to Ohio District Pastor


  • Rev. Robert Azinger
  • Rev. Bruce Breudigam
  • Rev. James May, Jr.
  • Rev. Karl Rein
  • Rev Daniel Ruff



  • 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