Since April 4, 2019

(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)

  • Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Madison and Grace Lutheran Church, Thompson - called SMP Pastor Steve Berndt (accepted)
  • Faithwalk Lutheran Church, Brunswick - called SMP Pastor Keith Herzing (accepted)
  • St. John Lutheran Church, South Euclid - called SMP Gary Dittmar (accepted)
  • Zion, Akron OH - called Pastor Larry Yaw
  • Faith, Kent OH - called Pastor Scott Kirchoff (accepted)
  • Zion Lutheran Church, Ridgeville Corners - called Pastor Carl Rockrohr (accepted)

Calling Congregations (Associate)

  • St John, Defiance OH - called Pastor Kurt Mews (accepted)

 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

Calls Accepted to Ohio District Congregation by Ohio District Clergy

Leaving the Ohio District

  • Rev. Jeff Corder, St. John, Stryker - Accepted call to Clear Lake Lutheran Church, Freemont, IN

Calls Declined by Ohio District Pastors 

Calls pending to Ohio District Pastors


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


Rev Paul Weber, Emeritus, St Paul, Napoleon, former Ohio District President - May 25, 2018
Rev David R Koenig, Emeritus, St John Lutheran Church, Defiance, OH - August 10, 2018
Rev Theophil H. Voss, Emeritus, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, North Canton, OH - December 15, 2018


  • N/A

Vicars (2018-19)

  • Jacob Buday, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, North Canton, OH

SMP Vicars

  • Terry Worst, New Hope Lutheran Church, Newark, OH
  • Steve Holtman, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Kettering, OH