Servants of the Church Receive Their Calls at Program Completion Recognition Service

FORT WAYNE, IN, November 12, 2021—Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, is blessed and honored to announce this year’s graduates from the specific ministry pastor program (SMP).

Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions, Chairman of the Pastoral Ministry and Missions Department, and Director of Pastoral Formation Programs Rev. Dr. Carl Fickenscher was very proud of and excited for this group of graduates, who weathered the uncertainty and upheaval of the pandemic with hard work and dedication. He noted how strong relationships had become between the graduates, as well as how none of it would be possible without the support of their wives and families. 

Please join us in praising and thanking the Lord, along with asking for His blessing on these men, your Church’s servants:

  • Bennett, Robert M.—Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Riverton, Utah, Rocky Mountain District
  • Henry, Donald P.—St. Augustine Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Indiana District
  • Rendahl, Craig S.—Christus Rex Lutheran Church, Rio Rico, Arizona, English District
  • Schoedel, John F.—Concordia Lutheran High School, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Indiana District
  • Sears II, Richard G.—Our Savior Lutheran Church, Janesville, Wisconsin, South Wisconsin District
  • Toepke, Ival L.—Faith Lutheran Church, Madison, Alabama, Southern District
  • Tuell, James A.—Immanuel Lutheran Church, Englewood, Colorado, Rocky Mountain District
  • Widmer, John G.—Our Savior Lutheran Church, Pagosa Springs, Colorado, Rocky Mountain District​​​​​​

Also, don’t forget to join us for Call Day 2022. Mark your calendars for April 26, for our Vicarage and Deaconess Internship Assignment Service, and April 27, for our Candidate Call Service. Both services will be livestreamed on facebook.com/ctsfw and on callday.ctsfw.edu.

​​Soli Deo Gloria