Clergy Call and Status

Clergy Calls


(current as of May 5, 2021)

  Current Congregation  Calling Congregation
Richard Davenport, Jan. 2021 (none) Our Redeemer, Fort Smith AR
Jeff Patterson, March 2021 Zion, Willshire (Schumm) Shepherd of the Springs, Colorado Springs CO
Michael Poynter, Mar. 2021 Federation of Lutheran Churches of Cincinnati Good Shepherd, Florence KY
Anders Davidson, April, 2021 Trinity, Waconia MN Holy Cross, North Canton OH
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
Mike Saylor, Mar. 2021 Redeemer, Convoy Immanuel Lutheran Church & School, Brookfield WI
Kevin Leidich, Mar. 2021 (none) Grace, Hop Bottom PA
Wes Hromowyk, April 2021 Zion, Columbus OH Ascension, Huntsville AL
Bill Crowe, April 2021 Faith, Georgetown TX Our Redeemer, Solon OH
Paul Pater, April 2021 Hope, Sheffield Village OH
Shepherd of the Ridge, N.Ridgeville
St. John's, Cadott WI &
St. Peter's, Boyd WI



 Installation*  Date  Congregation
Doug Swanson
   from King of Glory, Elgin IL
February 7, 2021 King of Kings Lutheran Church
   Mason OH
Michael Poynter
  from Fed. of Luth. Churches
April 25, 2021 Good Shepherd, Florence KY

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 


Alex Harris


Candidate status
Transfer to Southeastern District

  December 31, 2020
February 25, 2021
Kevin Leidich   Candidate status   January 1, 2021
Paul Dancy

  Emeritus status
Transfer to Indiana District
  January 4, 2021
January 20, 2021
John Mackowiak   Emeritus status
Transfer to Rocky Mountain District
  January 25, 2021
February 11, 2021


Bruce Breudigam        
Jason Harris        
Jeremy Kleino        
Karl Koch        
Kevin Leidich        
Michael Manz        
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