This week at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis and at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, new vicars, deaconess and pastors were called to serve in congregations across the country. We celebrate these men and women as they, and their families, serve the Lord in their new congregations!

The 2016 pastors, deaconess and vicars called to serve in the Texas District are listed below:

Christ the King, Kingwood/Lamb of God, Humble – Seth Kunze
Faith Lutheran Church, Georgetown – William Crowe
Faith Lutheran Church, Sweetwater – SMP Keith Hills
Immanuel Lutheran Church, Giddings – Christopher Nietubicz
Our Redeemer, Lutheran Church, Irving – Harry Reed. Smith
Redeemer Lutheran Church, Cisco – Daniel Trampela
Trinity Lutheran Church-Klein, Spring – Lee Hopf
Zion Lutheran Church, Tomball – David Daniels
Trinity Lutheran Church, Livingston – James Mayland

Cross Lutheran Church & School, New Braunfels – Garret Kasper
Memorial Lutheran Church, Houston – Matthew Bless

Christ the King, Kingwood – Shea Pruhs

We welcome you and your families to Texas and the Texas District!

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, has more information about their call assignments to the Texas District.

Additionally, congratulations to the men from Texas who have been called to serve in other LCMS districts:


Cody Norton to Christ, Wathena, KS
Joshua Woelmer to Zion, Vasser, KS
Mark Harris to Grace, Winter Haven, FL
Shea Pennington to Hope, Plant City, FL
Erik Christensen to Our Savior, Nashville, TN

Vicarage Assignments:

Michael Keller to Saint John, Napoleon, OH
Michael Hofmann to Beautiful Savior, Olathe, KS