Official notice: Updates from LCMS districts (July/August 2018)

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AMBER BAYER has been removed from the commissioned roster of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and is, therefore, no longer eligible to receive a call. 

CAITLIN R. WYANT has resigned from the commissioned roster of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and is, therefore, no longer eligible to receive a call.

from Rev. Dr. Brian S. Saunders, president, Iowa District East


JENNIFER CLINE has been removed from the commissioned roster of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and is, therefore, no longer eligible to receive a call.

from Rev. Terry Cripe, president, Ohio District


JACQUELYN CHEEK has been removed from the commissioned roster of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and is, therefore, no longer eligible to receive a call.

REV. TERRY JOBST has been removed from the ordained roster of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and is, therefore, no longer eligible to receive a call.

from Rev. Timothy Yeadon, president, New England District


KEVIN D. OTRHALIK has been removed from the commissioned roster of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and is, therefore, no longer eligible to receive a call.

REV. ERIC I. EKONG has resigned from the ordained roster of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and is, therefore, no longer eligible to receive a call.

from Rev. Dr. David P.E. Maier, president, Michigan District


ATLANTA HUTCHINS and JAMES PACEY have been removed from the commissioned roster of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and are, therefore, no longer eligible to receive a call.

WILLIAM DIECKHOFF has resigned from the commissioned roster of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and is, therefore, no longer eligible to receive a call. 

REV. MICHAEL HERZBERG and REV. KURT HERING have resigned from the ordained roster of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and are, therefore, no longer eligible to receive a call. 

CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH, Augusta, Kan., and GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH, El Dorado, Kan., have formed a multi-congregational parish.

from Rev. Peter K. Lange, president, Kansas District


BREANNA WENGEL has been removed from the commissioned roster of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and is, therefore, no longer eligible to receive a call.

NATASHA A. CHEATHAM and MIKAELA J. DUERR have resigned from the commissioned roster of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and are, therefore, no longer eligible to receive a call.

REV. DAVID O. JOHNS has resigned from the ordained roster of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and is, therefore, no longer eligible to receive a call.

REV. JASON WAGNER, High Ridge, Mo., has been elected circuit visitor for Arnold Circuit 2, replacing Rev. Warren Woerth.

REV. ERIC SWYRES, Carrollton, Mo., has been elected circuit visitor for Carrollton Circuit 4, replacing Rev. Glen Gutz.

REV. KENT PIERCE, Columbia, Mo., has been elected circuit visitor for Columbia Circuit 5, replacing Rev. David Mueller.

REV. JACOB MUELLER, Emma, Mo., has been elected circuit visitor for Concordia South Circuit 7, replacing Rev. Paul Mehl.

REV. KYLE CASTENS, Crystal City, Mo., has been elected circuit visitor for Farmington Circuit 8, replacing Rev. Charles Henrickson.

REV. GREGG REISER, Farley, Mo., has been elected circuit visitor for Kansas City North Circuit 12, replacing Rev. Tyler Arnold.

REV. JEFFREY DOCK, Louisiana, Mo., has been elected circuit visitor for Northeast Missouri Circuit 14, replacing Rev. David Lukefahr.

REV. MARK HOEHNER, St. Peters, Mo., has been elected circuit visitor for St. Charles Circuit 16, replacing Rev. Robert Hoehner.

REV. DAVID MEGGERS, St. Louis, Mo., has been elected circuit visitor for St. Louis Kirkwood Circuit 20, replacing Rev. Dr. Darrell Zimmerman.

REV. DAVID BOISCLAIR, St. Louis, Mo., has been elected circuit visitor for St. Louis Overland Circuit 22, replacing Rev. Timothy Ostermeyer.

REV. JEREMY FREEMAN, Sedalia, Mo., has been elected circuit visitor for Sedalia Circuit 24, replacing Rev. Erik Rottmann.

REV. JACOB EHRHARD, New Haven, Mo., has been elected circuit visitor for Washington Circuit 27, replacing Rev. William Zastrow.

REV. JEREMY KLAUSTERMEIER, Warrenton, Mo., has been elected circuit visitor for Wentzville Circuit 28, replacing Rev. Gary Ellul.

from Rev. Dr. R. Lee Hagan, president, Missouri District


REV. TERRY HERZBERG has resigned from the ordained roster of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and is, therefore, no longer eligible to receive a call.

REV. GARY TIMM, Westfield, N.J., has been appointed circuit visitor for Passaic River Circuit 2, replacing Rev. Dr. David Rowold.

REV. DAN SPARLING, Bordentown, N.J., has been elected circuit visitor for South Jersey Circuit 5, replacing Rev. William Willenbrock.

REV. DANIEL MERZ, Stanhope, N.J., has been elected circuit visitor for Highlands Circuit 3, replacing Rev. Stephen Vogt.

HOLY CROSS LUTHERAN CHURCH, Mahwah, N.J., has disbanded and is no longer a congregation of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

HOLY CROSS LUTHERAN NURSERY SCHOOL, Mahwah, N.J.; OUR REDEEMER SCHOOL, Fords, N.J.; and PRINCE OF PEACE EARLY LEARNING CENTER, Hamburg, N.J., have closed.

from Rev. Anthony J. Steinbronn, president, New Jersey District


REV. JASON SCHOCKMAN, West Salem, Wis., has been appointed circuit visitor for LaCrosse Circuit 17, replacing Rev. Phillip Enderle.

— from Rev. Dr. John C. Wille, president, South Wisconsin District


REV. DUANE MIESNER, Lone Rock, Iowa, has been elected circuit visitor for Algona Circuit 2, replacing Rev. Scott Kozisek.

REV. WILLIAM CAUGHEY, Oakland, Iowa, has been elected circuit visitor for Council Bluffs Circuit 6, replacing Rev. Ray Smith.

REV. JOHN SCHONKAES, Altoona, Iowa, has been elected circuit visitor for Des Moines East Circuit 8, replacing Rev. Steve Hayden.

REV. JAMES STOGDILL, Johnston, Iowa, has been elected circuit visitor for Des Moines West Circuit 9, replacing Rev. David Dahlke.

REV. RICHARD SALCIDO, Ida Grove, Iowa, has been elected circuit visitor for Mapleton Circuit 12, replacing Rev. Richard Merrill.

REV. DON POBANZ, Sac City, Iowa, has been elected circuit visitor for Sac City Circuit 14, replacing Rev. Chuck Bettin.

REV. BRADLEY KETCHAM, Storm Lake, Iowa, has been elected circuit visitor for Storm Lake Circuit 17, replacing Rev. Leroy Riemer.

HOLY TRINITY, Farnhamville, Iowa; FIRST, Fonda, Iowa; TRINITY, Fort Dodge, Iowa; ZION, Humboldt, Iowa; TRINITY, Knierim, Iowa; IMMANUEL, Livermore, Iowa; ZION, Lu Verne, Iowa; IMMANUEL, Pomeroy, Iowa; and IMMANUEL, Rockwell City, Iowa, previously of Humboldt Circuit 11, are now congregations of Fort Dodge Circuit 10. There is no longer a Humboldt Circuit.

ST. PAUL, Hartley, Iowa; ENGLISH, Larchwood, Iowa; ST. JOHN, May City, Iowa; ST. PETER, Ocheyedan, Iowa; ZION, Ocheyedan, Iowa; PEACE, Rock Rapids, Iowa; ST. JOHN, Sanborn, Iowa; and OUR SAVIOR, Sheldon, Iowa, previously of Northwest Circuit 14, are now congregations of Spencer Circuit 14. (Spencer Circuit was previously Circuit 18.)

KAYLA RONFELDT has resigned from the commissioned roster of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and is, therefore, no longer eligible to receive a call.

— from Rev. Dr. Steven D. Turner, president, Iowa District West


KRISTY L. WITEK has resigned from the commissioned roster of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and is, therefore, no longer eligible to receive a call.

OIKOS LUTHERAN CHURCH, Houston, Texas, previously of Circuit 41, is now a congregation of Circuit 43.

TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, Waco, Texas, previously of Circuit 18, is now a congregation of Circuit 17.

ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH, Bonham, Texas, has disbanded and is no longer a congregation of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

— from Rev. Ken Hennings, president, Texas District


Correction: REV. GORDON BYNUM was not removed from the roster of ordained ministers, as reported by the English District in August 2016. He remains eligible to receive a call.

Posted Aug. 2, 2018

Source: LCMS News