Clergy Call and Status

Clergy Calls

 

(current as of February 20, 2024)

  Current Congregation  Calling Congregation
 Accepted    
 Garrett Buvinghausen, Sept 2023  Resurrection, Fredricksburg TX  Bethany, Wellington OH
 Kurt Klingbeil, Sept 2023  St. Johns, Wapakoneta & Emmanuel, Van Wert OH  Trinity, Gaylord & Mt. Hope, Graling MI
 Jim Haugen, Jr, Sept 2023  St. John, Strongsville OH  St. John, White Creek IN
 Bob Bartz, Oct 2023  Emeritus, Michigan District  Emmaus, Wauseon OH
 Christopher Schneider, Oct 2023  St. Paul, Flemington NJ  Beautiful Savior, Powell OH
 Brett Matz, Nov 2023  Calvary, Princeton WI  Bethany, Erlanger KY
     
Declined    
 Ryan Kleimola, Sept 2023  Trinity, Toledo OH  Holy Trinity, Bowling Green KY
 Paul Schlueter, Sept 2023  St. Paul, Milford Center OH  Trinity, Evansville IN
 Christopher Jung, Sept 2023  St. Paul, Pontiac MI  St. John's, Marysville OH
 Michael Hughes, Oct 2023  Perrysburg, OH  Gethsemane, Marion OH
 John Rutz, Oct 2023  Shepherd of the Valley, Perrysburg OH  Messiah, Carlyle IL
 Bryan Stecker, Oct 2023  Trinity, Waconia MN  Redeemer, Convoy OH
 Zelwyn Heide, Nov 2023  Zion, New Salem ND Trinity, Logan & Trinity, Sugar Grove OH
 Paul Pater, Jan 2024  Hope, Sheffield Village & Shepherd of the Ridge, N.Ridgeville  Zion, Downs KS
 Adam Sorenson, Jan 2024  Trinity, Willoughby OH  Our Savior, Newton IA
 Kurt Ziemann, Jan 2024  Zion, Painesville OH  Living Word, Orland Park IL
     
Pending    
 Jeremiah Jording, Jan 2024  St. Paul, South Bend IN  St. Thomas, Rocky River OH
 Paul Pater, Feb 2024  Hope, Sheffield Village & Shepherd of the Ridge, N.Ridgeville  Trinity, Iuka, IL & Faith, Flora IL

 

 Installation*  Date and Congregation
 James Jordan  October 1, 2023
     St. James Lutheran Church, Columbus OH
   
 Philip McClelland  October 15, 2023
     Faithwalk Lutheran Church, Brunswick OH
   
 Garret Buvinghausen

 October 28, 2023
   Bethany Lutheran Church, Wellington OH

   
 Christopher W. Schneider  January 14, 2024
   Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Powell OH
   
 Brett A. Matz  January 21, 2024
   Bethany Lutheran Church, Erlanger KY
   
 Robert O. Bartz, Jr.  January 28, 2024
   Emmaus Lutheran Church, Wauseon OH
   
Ordination*  
   

 

 

 

 

*Please check with each congregation that information on installations/ordinations has not changed since our office received the information. Thank you.

Clergy Status

 

Status Change 

  

      
 Keith Herzing    Emeritus status    September 1, 2023
 Shirrel Petzoldt    Emeritus status    September 1, 2023
 Terry Yahr    Emeritus status    February 1, 2024
         

Candidates

       
 Bruce Breudigam    Paul Nus    
 Jeremy Kleino    Robert Plain    
 Kevin Leidich    Karl Rein    
 Jerome Mitchell    Daniel Ruff    
         

Deceased

       
 Carl E. Zahrte    Emeritus, Ohio District     November 6, 2022
 Roger N. Vernick    Emeritus, Ohio District    December 11, 2022
 Mark E. Heuser    Emeritus, Ohio District    December 16, 2022
 Norman J. Rehmer    Emeritus, Ohio District    July 1, 2023
 Gerald P. Heimlich    Emeritus, Ohio District    August 29, 2023
 John G. Eiwen    Emeritus, Ohio District    December 31, 2023

 

 

Vicars & Interns

 

 

Interns (2023-2024)

Elizabeth Dobbelaire, Zion Lutheran Church, Painesville OH, Deaconess
Dalton Rau, Living Word Ev. Lutheran Church, Galena OH. DCE

 

Vicars (2023-2024)

Timothy Contreras, St. John Lutheran Church, Dublin OH
Alexander Hinojosa, Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Columbus OH
Ethan Luft, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, North Canton OH
Matthew Kinne, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hamilton OH

 

Placement Reports

 

Spring 2023 Placement Report

Spring graduates placed in Ohio District congregations

  • Christ, Mantua OH; Blake J. Martzowka - CTSFW
  • Gethsemane, North Jackson OH; Zachary Roll - CSL
  • Redeemer, Austintown OH; Dale R. Krienke - CTSFW
  • Redeemer, Sidney OH; Anthony M. Keilani - CTSFW
  • St. John, Holgate OH; James A. Haugen III - CTSFW
  • St. Paul, Napoleon OH; Brandon Bettcher - CSL

 

 Fall 2022 Placement Report
    (through TAALC)

  •  Chris Caughey (TAALC) serving Trinity, Maysville, KY (LCMS) and St. Paul, Augusta, KY (TAALC)