Nov 01, 2007 Print This Article

Two Calls and Two Vicarages Issued During Fall Placement

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, is pleased to announce that two students received calls to be pastors and two students received vicarage (internship) assignments in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). The assignments were given during the Seminary’s morning chapel service on Oct. 26, 2007.

Calls into the Pastoral Ministry

Master of Divinity Degree Program
Timothy McCarty, St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sullivan, Missouri, Missouri District

Certificate (Alternate Route) Program
Ronald Rather, Trinity Lutheran Church/Redeemer Mission, McFarland/Lake Wabaunsee, Kansas, Kansas District

Vicarage Assignments

Master of Divinity Degree Program
Christopher Byrnestad, Zion Lutheran Church, Marengo, Illinois, Northern Illinois District
Curtis Dorsey, Trinity Lutheran Church, Howards Grove, Wisconsin, South Wisconsin District

The master of divinity degree (M.Div.) program is the academic degree program in which most students who desire to be pastors, missionaries or chaplains in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) enroll. It is a four-year program, including a one-year vicarage (internship). The certificate (alternate route) program closely parallels the M.Div. program. Although certificate students do not receive a degree, they study alongside those in the M.Div. program, including the study of the New Testament in Greek.

These students join more than 12,000 graduates from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, who have been prepared to serve as pastors, missionaries and chaplains in the LCMS. The Seminary’s spring placement is scheduled for April 22, 2008.

For more information, contact Communications, Concordia Seminary, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105; 314-505-7374;