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Concordia Seminary Announces Vicarage/Internship Placements

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, is pleased to announce that one M.Div. student and four Center for Hispanic Studies (CHS) students received vicarage assignments and one CHS deaconess student received an internship assignment in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). Great care is exercised in both the candidate call and the vicarage placement processes to ensure that the best possible match is realized between the seminarian and the ministry site. The assignments were given during the Seminary’s morning chapel service on April 2.

Vicarage Assignments

Master of Divinity Degree Program

  • James Driskell, First St. John’s Lutheran Church, York, Pa.

Center for Hispanic Studies (CHS) Program

  • Rigoberto González, St. James Lutheran Church, Imperial Beach, Calif.
  • Enrique Orozco, Faith Lutheran Church, Hialeah, Fla.
  • Armenio Piñeros, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • Andrew Vázquez, Iglesia Evangelical Lutheran San Pablo Apostol, Miami, Fla.

Internship Assignment

Center for Hispanic Studies (CHS) Program (Deaconess)

  • Marta Luna, Hope, Trinity, Ascension, and Trinity Lutheran Churches with Lutheran Latino Ministries, Woodburn, Portland, Gresham, and Mt. Angel, Ore.

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 LCMS enroll. It is a four-year program, including a one-year vicarage (internship).

The Center for Hispanic Studies (CHS) offers theological education and leadership in the Lutheran tradition from and for U.S. Hispanic/Latino communities. In the area of ministerial formation, the Center provides a linguistically and culturally contextual route to certification for ordination of qualified men in Hispanic contexts and a comparable alternate route for deaconess certification.Instruction is carried out in Spanish and considers the rich diversity of Hispanic cultural contexts in its theological and pastoral reflection. The Center delivers instruction through theological education by extension, part-time residential opportunities and computer-based systems.

These students join more than 12,000 graduates from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, who have been prepared to serve as pastors, missionaries, chaplains and deaconesses in the LCMS.

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