February 2014 Notices

Note: The “official notices” are published for a single purpose only: giving notice of a result, namely, changes in the Synod’s membership rosters by the addition or deletion of the names of individuals and congregations. It is not always appropriate that reasons for the changes be identified in the published notices. Since a change can occur for any of a variety of reasons, no assumptions may be made merely from the fact that a change has occurred. — Ed.

From the Districts
REV. JAKOB HECKERT, Ann Arbor, Mich., has been appointed circuit counselor of Milan Circuit (28), replacing REV. DOUGLAS ADAMS, who accepted a call and resigned as circuit counselor.–Rev. David P. E. Maier, President, LCMS Michigan District.

REV SCOTT C. MALME, Green Bay, Wis., has been appointed circuit counselor of the Green Bay Circuit, replacing REVEREND PETER A. SPECKHARD.–Rev. Dwayne M. Lueck, President, LCMS North Wisconsin District.
Colloquies
BENIAM B. HABTHEMARIAM, Kirkland, Wash.; has submitted his application for the Pastoral Colloquy Program of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod.

ERIN A. HANKE, Naperville, Ill.; has submitted her application for Director of Parish Music Colloquy Program of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod through Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, Ill.

JENNIFER D. SCHEPERLE, Jefferson City, Mo.; DANIELLE A. KATNER, Lake Orion, Mich.; have submitted their applications for the Teacher Colloquy Program of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod through Concordia University Education Network, Bend, Ore.

WOLF D. KNAPPE, Wauwatosa, Wis., has submitted his application for the Pastoral Colloquy Program of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

Correspondence regarding their applications should be directed within four weeks after publication of this notice to Reverend Dr. Herbert C. Mueller, Jr., Chairman, Colloquy Committee, 1333 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, Mo. 63122-7295.

DUSTIN R. RENNEWANZ, Bourbonnais, Ill., and JENNA L. DUFF, Park Ridge, Ill., have completed the Teacher Colloquy Program of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod and are now eligible for a call.–Mark A. Waldron, Director of Synodical Placement and Colloquy, Concordia University, Chicago, 7400 Augusta Street, River Forest, IL 60305-1499.

KATHRINE ONNEN, Higginsville, Mo., has completed the Teacher Colloquy Program of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod and is now eligible for a call.–Brian L. Friedrich, President and CEO, Concordia University, Nebraska, 800 N. Columbia Ave., Seward, Neb. 68434.

REBEKAH MARTINAL, Adrian, Mich., has completed the Director of Christian Education Colloquy and is eligible to receive a call.–Dr. Mark Schuler Chairperson, Department of Theology and Ministry, Concordia University, St. Paul, 1282 Concordia Avenue, St Paul, MN 55104.

LACY HOOGLAND, Rapid City, S.D., and JOAN QUIRAM, Eagle Lake, Minn., have completed the  Teacher Colloquy Program of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod and are now eligible for a call.–Dr. Mark Schuler Chairperson, Department of Theology and Ministry, Concordia University, St. Paul, 1282 Concordia Avenue, St Paul, MN 55104.

MICHELLE L. LEHY, Fort Wayne, Ind., has completed the Teacher Colloquy Program of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod and is now eligible for a call.–Ben Freudenburg, Director, CUAA Center for the Family, 4090 Geddes Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105-2797.

Requests for Reinstatement
MARK S. RAITZ, Wayne, Mich., has applied for reinstatement to the Minister of Religion–Ordained roster of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod.  PAMELA L. KALBAS, Pearland, Texas, and ROBIN MARIE PAUL (STEINKE), Green Bay, Wis., and KIMBERLY DAWN SMITH, Cookeville, Ten., have applied for reinstatement to the Minister of Religion–Commissioned roster of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod.  Correspondence regarding these applications should be directed to the undersigned for receipt no later than March 5.– Dr. Raymond L. Hartwig, Secretary, The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, 1333 South Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, MO 63122-7295.

Positions
The Lutheran Witness welcomes notices for positions available at affiliated entities and Recognized Service Organizations of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. The deadline for receipt of such notices is the 20th of the month two months prior to the publication month (e.g., December 15 for the February issue). Send notices to diana.rickles@lcms.org. -- Ed.

The following institutions of the Concordia University System (CUS) are seeking candidates for positions described below:

  • Concordia University Texas, Austin: chemistry (part-time adjunct); business.
  • Concordia University, Portland, Ore.: assistant director of the legal research and writing program (Boise law faculty).
  • Concordia College–New York, Bronxville: coordinator for Health Services Center (part-time); vice president for institutional advancement; finance (adjunct, graduate level).
  • Concordia University, Irvine, Calif.: church music (faculty); exercise and sport science (faculty); vocal music; communication studies; literature.
  • Concordia University, St. Paul, Minn., dean of the College of Business and Organizational Leadership; chemistry.
  • Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon: biology (Ann Arbor campus); chemistry; Spanish.

For more information about these and other CUS positions, including complete job descriptions, qualifications, and application process, visit http://cusapps.cus.edu and click on “Campus Positions Available.”

Official Notice–Nominations
After receiving many nominations for individuals to serve as the next president for Concordia University Texas, 33 nominees have consented to nomination. Those individuals are:

  • Dr. Alan Runge, Cedar Park, TX
  • Rev. Dr. David Bahn, Cypress, TX
  • Dr. Donald Christian, Round Rock, TX
  • Rev. Dr. Luke Schnake, Lincoln, NE
  • Dr. Johnnie Driessner, Gresham, OR
  • Rev. Mark Schulz, Bolingbrook, IL
  • Mr. Kirk Farney, Hinsdale, IL
  • Gregg Pinick, Jinqiao, Pudong, Shanghai
  • Rev. Dr. John Messmann, Fort Worth, TX
  • Rev. Luther Brunette, Carmel, IN
  • Rev. Dr. Jeff Schrank, Phoenix, AZ
  • Rev. Bill Woolsey, Katy, TX
  • Rev. Dr. Glen Thomas, House Springs, MO
  • Rev. Dr. Luther (Luke) Biggs, Carrollton, TX
  • Rev. Dr. Carl Fickenscher II, Fort Wayne, IN
  • Rev. Dr. Norb Oesch, Tustin, CA
  • Rev. Steve Wagner, Dallas, TX
  • Rev. Dr. Gary L. Bertels Sr., Elmhurst, IL
  • Rev. Dr. Daniel L. Gard, Fort Wayne, IN
  • Rev. Korey Maas, Hillsdale, MI
  • Rev. Dr. Walter A. Maier III, Fort Wayne, IN
  • Rev. Dr. Benjamin T. G. Mayes, St. Louis, MO
  • Rev. Brian Mosemann, Mequon, WI
  • Rev. Dr. Scott R. Murray, Houston, TX
  • Rev. Dr. Don Richard Stuckwisch Jr., South Bend, IN
  • Dr. William Hinz, Pflugerville, TX
  • Dr. Charles Kunert, Gresham, OR
  • Dr. Edna Rehbein, Round Rock, TX
  • Dr. Marilyn Reineck, River Forest, IL
  • Dr. Mary Scott, Irvine, CA
  • Dr. Mark L. Biermann, Waverly, IA
  • Dr. Jay Krause, Saint Charles, IL
  • Dr. Gary McDaniel, Cypress, CA

Questions regarding the search process may be addressed to the Presidential Search Committee at searchquestions@concordia.edu.  The full job description can be viewed at concordia.edu/presidentialsearch.

The following individuals have accepted nomination for the presidency of Concordia University Chicago:

  • Rev. Dr. David Adams, St. Louis, MO
  • Rev. Dr. Gary Bertels, Elmhurst, IL
  • Mr. Kirk Farney, Hinsdale, IL
  • Rev. Dr. Carl Fickenscher II, Fort Wayne, IN
  • Rev. Dr. Daniel Gard, Fort Wayne, IN
  • Rev. Dr.  Jamison Hardy, McMurray, PA
  • Rev. Dr. Nathan Jastram, Mequon, WI
  • Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Leininger, Maywood, IL
  • Rev. Dr. David Kluth, Gresham, OR
  • Rev. Dr. Korey Maas, Hillsdale, MI
  • Rev. Dr. Benjamin Mayes, St. Louis, MO
  • Rev. Brian Mosemann, Mequon, WI
  • Rev. Dr. Scott Murray, Houston, TX
  • Rev. Dr. Klaus Detlev Schulz, Fort Wayne, IN
  • Rev. Dr. Ken Schurb, Moberly, MO
  • Rev. Dr. Andrew Steinmann, Elmhurst, IL

Correspondence concerning these nominees can be addressed to the Rev. Dr. Gerald Schalk, Chairman, Presidential Search Committee, at Concordia University Chicago, 7400 Augusta St., River Forest, IL 60305-1499, or Gerry.Schalk @cuchicago.edu.  All such communication must be received no later than Jan. 31.

Anniversaries
The Lutheran Witness welcomes notices 50 words or less from LCMS congregations about their upcoming “milestone” anniversaries. The deadline for receipt of such notices is the 20th of the month two months prior to the publication month (e.g., February 20  for the March issue). Send notices to diana.rickles@lcms.org. — Ed.
In Memoriam
Obituary information is provided by district offices to the Synod’s Office of Rosters and Statistics. Any questions about content should be referred, therefore, to the appropriate district office. — Ed.

Ordained

BECK, ALFRED HERMAN REV., January 6, 1925, Bertha, Minn., to October 22, 2013 Gresham, Ore.; son of Rev. Martin and Roma (Kitcher) Beck; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1949. Served 1949-1972, 1979-1987. Ministries/Parishes: Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada; Wolverton, Minn.; Wood River, Ill.; Spokane, Wash.; Eugene, Central Point, Rogue River, Ore. Retired 1987. Survivors: Ester (Steinmann) Beck; daughters: Alpha, Elizabeth, Irene. Celebration of Life: November 17, 2013, Portland, Ore.

BEHNKEN, DUANE PAUL REV., October 8, 1946, Fullerton, Calif., to November 4, 2013, Carlsbad, Calif.; son of Rev. Victor and Kathleen (Hilscher) Behnken; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1972. Served 1972-2013. Ministries/Parishes: Berryessa, San Jose, San Diego, El Toro, Tustin, Oceanside, Calif. Retired 2013. Funeral: November 15, 2013, Oceanside, Calif.

BERNINGHAUS, GILBERT BERNARD REV., August 16, 1932, West Bend, Iowa, to November 10, 2013, Harlan, Iowa; son of Rudolph and Meta (Bierstedt) Berninghaus; colloquy 1994. Served 1994-1997. Ministries/Parishes: Power, Fairfield, Mt. Retired 1997. Survivors: Gayle (Anliker) Berninghaus; son: Garth; daughters: Gwen Ott, Giselle Van Eyck, Gloria Music. Funeral: November 15, 2013, Harlan, Iowa.

BREWER, MICHAEL KEITH REV., December 1, 1942, Steele, Mo., to October 25, 2013, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; graduated Ft. Wayne Seminary 1976.  Served 1977-2008. Ministries/Parishes: The Pas, Manitoba, Canada; Riverton, Springfield, Ill.; Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; Central Illinois District Circuit Counselor 1985-1986. Retired 2008. Survivors: Roberta (Meyerhoff) Brewer; son: Nathaniel; daughters: Lisa, Sandra. Funeral: November 1, 2013, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

GAULKE, EARL HERMAN REV., July 18, 1927, Milwaukee, Wisc., to October 30, 2013, Sarasota, Fla.; son of Albert and Olga (Reinhardt) Gaulke; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1956. Served 1956-1998. Ministries/Parishes: Detroit, Mich.; Inglewood, Calif.; St. Louis, Mo. Retired 1998. Survivors: Margaret (Preuss) Gaulke; son: Rev. Stephen; daughter: Cheryl. Memorial Service: November 5, 2013, Sarasota, Fla.; cremation.

HARTLEY, DEAN R. REV., April 12, 1957, Gackle, N.D., to October 29, 2013, Bismarck, N.D.; son of Harold and Liane (Elhard) Hartley; graduated St. Louis Seminary 2001. Served 2001-2013. Ministries/Parishes: Underwood, McClusky, N.D. Survivors: Susan (Ross) Hartley; son: Ross. Funeral: November 2, 2013, Underwood, N.D.; Interment: November 2, 2013, Edgeley, N.D.

KORB, GLENN LEE REV., March 15, 1944, Du Bois, Pa., to October 27, 2013, Waseca, Minn.; son of Jesse and Twila (Himes) Korb; graduated Ft. Wayne Seminary 1978. Served 1978-2013.  Ministries/Parishes: Rock Lake, Egeland, N.D.; Waseca, Janesville, Minn.; North Dakota District Circuit Counselor 1984-1990.  Survivors: Linda (Tietz) Korb; sons: Rev. Jared, Micah, Caleb; daughter: Sarah. Funeral: November 2, 2013, Waseca, Minn.; cremation.

PEREZ, ANGEL REV., June 22, 1945, Puerto Rico, to November 24, 2013, Apopka, Fla.; Colloquy 1986. Served 1986-2008. Ministries/Parishes: Cleveland, Ohio, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Puerto Rico, Orlando, Fla. Retired 2008. Survivors: Maria Perez; sons: Michael, Ricardo, Luis; daughters: Victoria Romero, Stacy. Memorial Service: December 2, 2013, Casselberry, Fla.; Interment: December 2, 2013, Apopka, Fla.

SCHRAMM, NORMAN WILLIAM REV., May 16, 1925, Goodhue, Minn., to October 17, 2013, Pequot Lakes, Minn.; son of Rev. William and Dora (Boettcher) Schramm; graduated St. Louis Seminary 1949. Served 1949-1991.  Ministries/Parishes: Wilton, Baldwin, N.D.; McIntosh, Fosston, Mentor, Bloomington, Minn. Retired 1991. Preceded in death by his wife Mildred (Ackerman) Schramm and daughter Teresa. Survivors: Mark, Matthew, Jonathon. Funeral and Interment: October 25, 2013, Bloomington, Minn.

Commissioned

BECK, DANA J. (OLESON),  August 26, 1968, Longmont, Colo., to November 5, 2013, Amarillo,Texas; daughter of Allan and Norma Oleson; graduated Seward 1994. Served 1995-2006. Schools/Ministries: Affton, Mo.; Salina, Kan.; Spring, Texas. Survivors: Rick Beck; daughters: Mia, Faith. Funeral: November 9, 2013, Amarillo,Texas.

SCHWANKE, WAYNE LOUIS, February 5, 1942, Chicago, Ill., to November 20, 2013, Orlando, Fla.; son of Clemens and Viola (Schilke) Schwanke; graduated River Forest 1964. Served 1964-2005. Schools/Ministries: Good Thunder, Minn.; Portage, Janesville, Wis.; Affton, Mo.; Orlando, Fla. Retired 2005.  Funeral: November 25, 2013, Orlando, Fla.; Interment: Des Plaines, Ill.

SEBOLDT, EVERETT GEORGE, March 13, 1930, Diggins, Mo., to February 10, 2013, Carlsbad, Calif.; son of Rev. G.B. and Esther (Borchelt) Seboldt; graduated River Forest 1951. Served 1951-1994. Schools/Ministries: Long Beach, Manhattan Beach, Whittier, Calif. Retired 1994. Survivors: Dorothy (DeYoung) Seboldt; son: Craig; daughters: Lori Gilliam, Jodi Cox, Cindi Medica. Funeral: February 24, 2013, Brea, Calif.; Interment: February 16, 2013, Whittier, Calif.

WENIGER, RICHARD LARS, February 21, 1945, Flushing, N.Y., to November 6, 2013, Portland, Ore.; son of George and Karin (Forslin) Weniger; graduated Seward 1969. Served 1971-2013. Schools/Ministries: Kansas City, Mo.; Salt Lake City, Utah; Portland, Ore.; Bronxville, N.Y. Survivors: Martha (Hutton) Weniger; son: Michael; daughter: Cristy Diaz. Memorial Service: November 11, 2013, Portland, Ore.; Interment: Phoenix, Ariz.

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3 Responses to February 2014 Notices

  1. Rev. Albert Schudde February 19, 2014 at 12:23 pm #

    I am nearly 86 years old and find it difficult to try to bring up the IN MEMORIAM of Pastors and
    Teachers in the LUTHERAN WITNESS. PLEASE, include the information in the printed Lutheran Witness that we receive in the mail. I know many of these men and women and would like to see where they served and where they went to be with the LORD. I know ADD’S are needed, but this information is very important for us older Servants of the Lord. PLEASE, consider publishing the TOTAL OBITUARY, in the Lutheran Witnes.

    Pastor Albert Schudde
    Mt. Vernon, WA

    • Pat Fridgen February 20, 2014 at 8:14 pm #

      I agree, and I’m not even old (a relative term LOL). It was hard to find this page online. One man had the same name as a former pastor, so I needed to check if he was dead. He isn’t.

  2. Dcs. Margaret Anderson March 3, 2014 at 6:12 pm #

    The Memoriam In the printed Lutheran Witness:

    I understand that there is always a concern about space and number of pages, but people who serve the LCMS in full-time service should have the entire obituary listed. After many years, we become geographically separated from each other, and for many, the obituary will be the only record of that servant’s life and service to the church.

    As you recognize pastors by including “Rev.” ahead of their names in the Ordained section, please recognize deaconesses with “Dcs.” ahead of their names in the Commissioned section.

    And as the teacher model (indicating schools/years) does not fit for deaconesses, please indicate the parishes (for parish deaconesses), Lutheran/public agencies (where deaconesses serve as chaplains) and domestic/overseas locations (for deaconesses who serve as missionaries).

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