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 2/13/24

 

Calls Accepted

BJ Fouts, St. John (senior), Battle Creek, to Camp Concordia (executive director), Gowen, MI

 

Installations

 

Calls Declined

Joshua Davis, Faith (associate), Hastings, to Centennial/St. John, Superior/Chester

Jared Hartman, St. Paul, Wisner, to Immanuel (senior), Memphis, TN

Craig Niemeier, Zion (Worms), St. Libory, to Immanuel, Powell, WY

Brian Tuma, St. John’s, Cordova, to St Peter’s/Bethlehem, Barnes/Greenleaf, KS

 

Pending Calls

Kenton Birtell, Mt. Calvary, Holdrege, to Peace, Hutchinson, MN

Carlos Catalan, Faith (assistant), Carpentersville, IL, to Hope (associate), South Sioux City

Joshua Davis, Faith (associate), Hastings, to Centennial/St. John, Superior/Chester

Raymond Doubrava, Zion/Trinity, Leigh/Howells, to New Hope, Ossian, IN

Glen Gutz, Immanuel, Salisbury, MO, to St. Paul’s, Central City

Thomas Harmon, Emeritus, Kansas District, to Good Shepherd (intentional interim), Gretna

Shawn Linnell, Trinity, Blair, to Grace, Woodbridge, VA

Doug Slavens, Memorial (associate), Sioux Falls, SD, to The Rock, Seward

Dusan Tillinger, St. Luke, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Beautiful Savior, North Platte

 

Status Changes

Charles Blanco, Concordia University, Seward, to emeritus, Nebraska District

Jeffrey Duncan, Mount Calvary (assistant), Omaha, removed from the roster

Steve Felton, candidate, Nebraska District, to emeritus, Nebraska District

 Lloyd Stuhr, candidate, Nebraska District, to emeritus, Nebraska District

Gary Werling, Good Shepherd (senior), Gretna, to emeritus, Nebraska District