Clergy Call and Status

Clergy Calls


(current as of February 25, 2021)

  Current Congregation  Calling Congregation
Fred Hearn, Nov. 2020 Concordia, Toledo OH St. James, Marion IN
Richard Davenport, Jan. 2021 (none) Our Redeemer, Fort Smith AR
Kevin Leidich, Sept. 2020 Trinity, Maysville KY Peace, Owensboro KY
Jason Hoerth, Sept. 2020 Zion, Cincinnati OH Salem, Salem IL
Martin Davis, Nov. 2020 St. Paul, Battle Creek IA
Trinity, Anthon IA
St. Paul, Parkersburg WV
Eldon Kohn, Dec. 2020 Zion, Macon MO Good Shepherd, Florence KY
Seth Korte, Dec. 2020 Praise, Fort Wayne IN Our Redeemer, Solon OH
David Gaddini, Jan 2021 Fellowship of Faith, McHenry IL Holy Cross, North Canton OH
Mark Raddatz, Feb. 2021 Emanuel, Lancaster OH Trinity, Casey IL & Our Redeemer, Robinson IL
John Cordrey, Feb. 2021 Trinity, Spring TX Holy Cross, North Canton OH
Kevin Leidich, Feb. 2021 (none) Grace, Hop Bottom PA



 Installation*  Date  Congregation
Aaron Bueltmann
   from Advent, Forest Hill MD
October 3, 2020 St. John Lutheran Church
   Stryker OH
Brad Viken
   from Faith, Hesperia CA
November 29, 2020 Risen Christ Lutheran Church
   Springfield OH
Doug Swanson
   from King of Glory, Elgin IL
February 7, 2021 King of Kings Lutheran Church
   Mason OH

Mark Renner, candidate
  Concordia, St. Louis

   January 17, 2021
   February 7, 2021
at St. John's Lutheran
   Marysville OH
at Hosanna Lutheran Church
Columbia Station OH


*Please check with each congregation that information on installations/ordinations has not changed since our office received the information. Thank you.

Clergy Status


Status Change 


Steven Holtman


Candidate status
Transfer to Rocky Mountain District

  September 7, 2020
October 26, 2020
Wayne Decker   Emeritus status   November 9, 2020
Alex Harris   Candidate status   December 31, 2020
Kevin Leidich   Candidate status   January 1, 2021
Paul Dancy

  Emeritus status
Transfer to Indiana District
  January 4, 2021
January 20, 2021


Bruce Breudigam        
Alex Harris        
Jason Harris        
Jeremy Kleino        
Karl Koch        
Kevin Leidich        
James May, Jr.        
Jerome Mitchell        
Karl Rein        
Daniel Ruff        


Robert H. Hofener   Emeritus, Ohio District    April 21, 2020
George M. Pohlod    Emeritus, Ohio District    April 23, 2020
Lyle H. Rasch   Emeritus, Ohio District   November 26, 2020
Donald J. Craig, Jr.   Emeritus, Ohio District   December 4, 2020




Vicars (2020-2021)

John Dolde, Zion Lutheran Church, Painesville OH
Daniel Gray, St. Thomas Lutheran Church, Ohio City OH
Austin Meier, Zion Lutheran Church, Columbus OH
Caleb Worral, St. John Lutheran Church, Dublin OH


SMP Vicars

Chris Ryan, St. Mark Lutheran Church, Chesterland OH

Placement Reports


Fall 2020 Placement Report

Fall graduates placed in Ohio District congregations (if married, wife's name is in parentheses):

  • Hosanna, Columbia Station OH: Mark Renner (Dana), StL


Spring 2020 Placement Report

Spring graduates placed in Ohio District congregations (if married, wife’s name is in parentheses):

  • Zion, Edgerton OH:  Daniel S. Broaddus (Teresa), Magdalena, MN – FtW
  • Trinity, Toledo OH:  Jonathon Rusche, StL
  • St. Paul, Westlake, OH: Joshua Gremminger (Anna), StL