Since June 12, 2018

(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)

  • Zion, Akron, OH - has new call list
  • Faith, Kent, OH has call list
  • St Paul, Liberty Center, OH was assigned Candidate Jeremy Kleino, Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft Wayne, IN
  • Concordia, Findlay, has called Rev David De Paoli, Trinity, Spencer, WI ACCEPTED

Calling Congregations (Assistants or Associate)

  • Royal Redeemer, North Royalton, OH  was assigned Candidate Alexander Harris, Concordia Seminary, St Louis, MO
  • Emmanuel, Kettering, OH, has called Rev Matthew Wait, Messiah, Lakeville, MN DECLINED


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, 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

Calls Declined by Ohio District Pastors

Pastor Jack Kozak, Faith, Mt Vernon, Ill
Pastor John Hohe, Bethany, West Hartford, CT
Rev Kevin Wilson, Director of Mission and Ministry, Midsouth District


Calls pending to Ohio District Pastors

Pastor Matthew Schiemann, First Lutheran, Bozeman, MT


  • Rev. Bruce Breudigam
  • Rev. James May, Jr.
  • Rev. Karl Rein
  • Rev Daniel Ruff


Rev Paul Weber, emeritus, St Paul, Napoleon, former Ohio District President May 25th, 2018


  • N/A

Vicars (2017-18)

  • Dale Fjordbotten, Holy Cross, North Canton OH
  • Garrett Buvinghausen, St Paul, Valley City, OH 

SMP Vicars

  • Benjamin Burge, Royal Redeemer, Liberty Township, OH
  • Chad Minor, Rising Hope Ministries, Canton OH
  • Gary Dittmar, St John Lutheran Church, South Euclid, OH
  • Terry Worst, New Hope Lutheran Church, Newark, OH
  • Steve Berndt, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Madison, OH