Official notice: Updates from LCMS districts (Sept. 2018)

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

REV. JONATHAN PETERING, Friendswood, Texas, has been elected circuit visitor for Circuit 36, replacing Rev. Alan Taylor.

REV. RICK PFAFF, Boerne, Texas, has been elected circuit visitor for Circuit 24, replacing Rev. Don Fraker.

REV. WILLIAM LOWREY, Arlington, Texas, has been elected circuit visitor for Circuit 16, replacing Rev. Tom Konz.

REV. MICHAEL HECKMANN, Plainview, Texas, has been elected circuit visitor for Circuit 2, replacing Rev. David Symm.

REV. LEWIS “LYNN” LUBKE, Brady, Texas, has been appointed circuit visitor for Circuit 5, replacing Rev. Allan Eckert.

REV. KURT RUTZ, Mart, Texas, has been elected circuit visitor for Circuit 18, replacing Rev. David Bergman.

REV. GREGORY LORENZ, McAllen, Texas, has been elected circuit visitor for Circuit 28, replacing Rev. Steve Morfitt.

REV. KENNETH SINCLAIR, Sugar Land, Texas, has been elected circuit visitor for Circuit 37, replacing Rev. Vijay Gurrala.

REV. JOHN DAVIS JR., Katy, Texas, has been appointed circuit visitor for Circuit 38, replacing Rev. Jeff Doria.

REV. CHRISTOPHER BRYNESTAD, Round Rock, Texas, has been appointed circuit visitor for Circuit 30, replacing Rev. Dr. L. Dean Hempelmann.

REV. LUKE MADSEN, Temple, Texas, has been elected circuit visitor for Circuit 19, replacing Rev. Aaron Kalbas.

REV. TOM CHANDLER, Albany, Texas, has been elected circuit visitor for Circuit 6, replacing Rev. Clyde Kieschnick.

REV. GREG BEUTEL, Fort Worth, Texas, has been elected circuit visitor for Circuit 9, replacing Rev. David Jung.

REV. JONATHAN BONTKE, Austin, Texas, has been elected circuit visitor for Circuit 20, replacing Rev. Irvin “Mel” Newman.

REV. DR. STEPHEN SOHNS, Spring, Texas, has been appointed circuit visitor for Circuit 39, replacing Rev. Gene Johnson.

REV. CHRIS RICHARDSON, Navasota, Texas, has been appointed circuit visitor for Circuit 32, replacing Rev. Michael Gruhn.

— from Rev. Ken Hennings, president, Texas District


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

REV. KURT ZIEMANN, Painesville, Ohio, has been elected circuit visitor for Circuit 006-NE1, replacing Rev. Jimmy Riley.

REV. BRETT CORNELIUS, Marion, Ohio, has been elected circuit visitor for Circuit 014-SE1, replacing Rev. Derrick Hurst.

REV. DR. WALTHER MARCIS, Cleveland, Ohio, has been appointed circuit visitor for Circuit 007-NE2, replacing Rev. Ramdat Sarran.

REV. PAUL SCHLUETER, Milford Center, Ohio, has been elected circuit visitor for Circuit 015-SE2, replacing Rev. Marc Schroeder.

REV. DALE HUELSMAN, Wellington, Ohio, has been elected circuit visitor for Circuit 005-NC2, replacing Rev. Philip Zielinski.

REV. JOHN MUELLER, Mason, Ohio, has been elected circuit visitor for Circuit 012-SW2, replacing Rev. Everette Greene.

REV. ALLEN STUCKWISCH, Cincinnati, Ohio, has been elected circuit visitor for Circuit 011-SW1, replacing Rev. Kevin Jud.

REV. KURT LETCHER, Edgerton, Ohio, has been elected circuit visitor for Circuit 001-NW1, replacing Rev. William Stottlemyer.

REV. LOGAN SCHEIWE, Napoleon, Ohio, has been elected circuit visitor for Circuit 002-NW2, replacing Rev. Stephen Niermann.

— from Rev. Terry Cripe, president, Ohio District


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

— from Rev. Terry Forke, president, Montana District


REV. JAMES PROTHRO and REV. EVERETT S. PEPPER have resigned from the ordained roster of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and are, therefore, no longer eligible to receive a call.

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

REV. KIM SCHARFF, Norborne, Mo., has been appointed circuit visitor for Carrollton Circuit 4, replacing Rev. Eric Swyres.

TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, Creighton, Mo., previously of Circuit 24, is now a congregation of Circuit 13.

OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH, Buffalo, Mo., previously of Circuit 24, is now a congregation of Circuit 26.

HOLY CROSS LUTHERAN CHURCH, O’Fallon, Mo., previously of Circuit 16, is now a congregation of Circuit 28.

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


LISA M. MARSHALL, LORI J. LEWIS and MARGARETT I.E. MARSHALL have resigned from the commissioned roster of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and are, therefore, no longer eligible to receive a call.

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


RALPH P. MUELLER, KENNETH E. BAUMANN and CHERYL L. MARSCH have been removed from the commissioned roster of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and are, therefore, no longer eligible to receive a call.

— Rev. Dwayne M. Lueck, president, North Wisconsin District


REV. BRUCE SCARBEARY, Roanoke, Ill., has been elected circuit visitor for Bloomington North Circuit 2, replacing Rev. Joseph Burns.

REV. JEFFREY CAITHAMER, Champaign, Ill., has been elected circuit visitor for Champaign Circuit 4, replacing Rev. Kurtis Bueltmann.

REV. KEVIN WENDORF, Havana, Ill., has been elected circuit visitor for Lincoln Circuit 9, replacing Rev. Wesley Riemnitz.

REV. MARLIN REMPFER, Quincy, Ill., has been appointed circuit visitor for Quincy Circuit 12, replacing Rev. Michael Burdick.

REV. JEFFREY ANDERSON, Morton, Ill., has been elected circuit visitor for Tazewell Circuit 17, replacing Rev. Thomas Heren.

— from Rev. Mark A. Miller, president, Central Illinois District


PHILIP LUTHERAN CHURCH, Gary, Ind., has disbanded and is no longer a congregation of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH, Gary, Ind., has disbanded and is no longer a congregation of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

— from Rev. Dr. Daniel May, president, Indiana District


Correction: REV. GORDON BYNUM was and remains eligible to receive a call. At no time was he removed from the roster of ordained ministers of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. The earlier notices and announcements of his removal (in July and August of 2016 and later) are, regrettably, in error.

Posted Aug. 30, 2018

Source: LCMS News