Pastoral Calls

About the process of calling a pastor

Please note that the District needs to be notified:

  • every time a call is issued by a congregation, school, RSO, etc.
  • when a rostered worker receives a call
  • and when a worker accepts or declines a call

Learn more about calling a pastor; compensation and benefits for pastors; and requesting and compensating supply (guest), intentional interim, and vacancy pastors at this link.

Call activity updated 9/22/23


Calls Accepted

Aaron Hannemann, Ascension (associate), Wichita, KS, to Trinity, Schuyler

Ken Humphrey, Trinity, Morrill, to Christ/St. Paul’s, Falls City

Gideon Pullmann, Zion/Immanuel, Tobias/Daykin, to Faith, Boulder, MT

Hans Trinklein, Office of International Mission, St. Louis, MO, to Concordia University, Nebraska

William Voelker, Our Redeemer, Marshall, MO, to Christ, Columbus

William Zwick, candidate, Mid-South District, to St. Paul, Minden



William Voelker, Christ, Columbus, 9/17/23 (tentative)

William Zwick, St. Paul, Minden, 10/15/23, 4 p.m. (tentative)


Calls Declined

Michael Awe, Hope (senior), South Sioux City, to St. John/Immanuel, Rogers City, MI

A.J. Bader, St. John, Ogallala, to Trinity/Zion, Blue Hill/Red Cloud

Zachary Courie, Our Redeemer, Wahoo, to Trinity, Burlington, KS

Shawn Linnell, Trinity, Blair, to St. John, Austin, MN

Greg Lucido, Our Savior/Grace, Glendive/Fallon, MT, to Centennial/St. John, Superior/Chester

Brian Scoles, Our Savior’s (senior), St. Paul, MN, to Faith/St. John/First Trinity, Stanton/Pilger/Altona

Tim Wells, Cross of Christ, Aurora, to St. Peter, Petersburg, MI


Pending Calls

Ryan Ankersen, Trinity, Fremont, to Open Arms, Belleville, MI

Brad Birtell, St. John, Columbus, Mount Olive, Watertown, SD

C. Brian Bucklew, Candidate, Nebraska District, to Faith/St. John/First Trinity, Stanton/Pilger/Altona

David Hinz, Trinity (senior), Sauk Rapids, MN, to Beautiful Savior, North Platte


Status Changes

William Mattfeld, Immanuel, Schuyler, to emeritus, Nebraska District


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