Since January 10, 2020

(Note to Visitors to this page: If you are a pastor wishing to be placed on a call list of one of our vacant congregations, please express your desire to your District President. Do not attempt to contact these congregations directly. We have a process that works well. Be patient and use it!)

Calling Congregations (Pastor)

  • St. Paul, Westlake - calling a senior pastor
  • Risen Christ, Springfield - calling Rev. Erik Christensen
  • Zion, Cleveland
  • Holy Cross, North Canton - call accepted, Rev. John Mackowiak as Interim Senior Pastor
  • St. John, Stryker
  • Zion, Edgerton
  • Our Redeemer, Solon
  • Crossroads Church, Brook Park - calling Dave Walters


Non-Calling Congregation

  • Immanuel, Toledo, OH; Not calling at present
  • Bethlehem, Euclid, OH; not calling at present
  • St John, Mt Hope, OH; not calling at present
  • St Philip, Toledo, OH; not calling at present
  • St Philip, Cleveland, OH; not calling at present


Foreign Service

Ohio District congregations calling Ohio District pastors 

  • Rev. Matthew Garred, candidate, accepted call to Concordia Lutheran Church, Independence, OH
  • Rev. Jeff Smith accepted call to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Westlake, OH 

Leaving the Ohio District

  • Rev. Kurt Letcher, Zion, Edgerton - Accepted call to Zion Lutheran Church, Newton KS

Calls Declined by Ohio District Pastors 

Calls pending to Ohio District Pastors

  • Rev. Emil Gretarrson - St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Prior Lake, MN
  • Rev. Emil Gretarrson - Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN


  • Rev. Bruce Breudigam
  • Rev. Richard Davenport
  • Rev. Jason Harris
  • Rev. Jeremy Kleino
  • Rev. Karl Koch
  • Rev. James May, Jr.
  • Rev. Karl Rein
  • Rev Daniel Ruff


Rev. Robert C. Hendrix - Concorida Lutheran Church, Indepedence, OH - March 12, 2019
Rev. Norman H. Schinkel - Trinity Lutheran Church, Warren, OH - October 17, 2019


  • N/A

Vicars (2019-20)

  • Chad Bolosan, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Westlake OH
  • Mark Renner, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, North Canton OH
  • Paul Shaw, Trinity Lutheran Church, Zanesville OH
  • Andrew Twietmeyer, Zion Lutheran Church, Columbus OH

SMP Vicars

  • Chris Ryan, St. Mark Lutheran Church, Chesterland OH