Since May 15, 2017

(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 (Pastors)

  • Shore Haven, Euclid, OH has been assigned candidate Steven Hackmann, Ft Wayne, IN
  • Redeemer, Cuyahoga Falls, OH has new call list
  • St Paul Amherst, OH - has call list
  • Bethany, Parma, OH has called Rev Benjamin Vogel, Shepherd of the Lakes, Brighton, MI, ACCEPTED
  • Emmaus, Wauseon, OH has new call list
  • S John, Mt Hope, OH, self-study completed
  •  Trinity, Zanesville, OH, has called Rev Adam Sorenson, Mt Olive, Milwaukee, WI
  • St James, Cleveland, OH has called Rev Nathan Kuhlmann, Redeemer, Rolla, MO
  • Trinity, Willoughby, OH has call list
  • Concordia, Columbus, OH has called Rev David Kane, Our Savior, Chillicothe, OH ACCEPTED

Calling Congregations (Assistants or Associate)

          Royal Redeemer, North Royalton, OH  new call list pending
          Emmanuel, Kettering, has called Rev Andrew Schermbeck, Holy Trinity, Tampa, FL

Non-Calling Congregation

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

Foreign Service

  • N/A

Calls Accepted to Ohio District Congregation by Ohio District Clergy

  • N/A

Leaving the Ohio District
Rev John Greig, Somerset Hills Lutheran Church, Basking Ridge, NJ
Rev David Goehmann, Christ, Norfolk, Neb


Calls Declined by Ohio District Pastors

Calls Pending to Ohio District Pastor

Rev David Kane, Concordia, Columbus, OH, ACCEPTED


CAND,  EM or Resigned Status

  • Rev Daniel Ruff, Candidate
    Rev Holger Sonntag, Candidate

Mr William Ronschke, Emeritus, St James Lutheran Church, Cleveland, OH
Rev Dr Hugo C, Kaeding, Emeritus, Hilliard, OH



  • N/A

Vicars (2016-17)

  • Tyson Bentz, Holy Cross, North Canton OH
  • John Genzler, Prince of Peace, Oregon OH
  • Michael Keller, St John, Freedom Twp, OH
  • Zachary Viggers, Trinity, Toledo OH