The Michigan District welcomed nine pastoral candidates and three vicars this week.
On Monday, April 26 and Tuesday, April 27, two separate worship services took place at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind. (CTSFW) for assignment of vicarage and internships and for call placements, respectively. Nicholas Gapski was assigned as vicar to Family of God, Detroit, and three candidates received their first placement as pastors in Michigan: Daniel Harrison (Christ, New Baltimore); Timothy Kern (Our Savior, Marlette); and Andrew Twietmeyer (Messiah, Grand Rapids).
On Wednesday, April 28, Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Mo. (CSL) held two separate worship services for assignment of vicarage and internships and for call placements, respectively. Vicars assigned to the Michigan District are Ryan Ferguson (St. Lorenz, Frankenmuth) and Briton Nelson (Messiah, Clio). Candidates receiving their first placement in Michigan from CSL are Garrick Beckett (Zion, Mt. Pleasant); Christopher Deneen (Our Savior, Lansing); Benjamin Oelschlaeger (Good Shepherd, Lake Orion); Bryce Rosche (St. Matthew, Westland); Evan Veen (Holy Redeemer, Dryden); and Brandon Wittig (Trinity, Sawyer).
Please keep these students and their families in your prayers as they transition from seminary life into vicarage and full-time ministry.