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Current Proclaim Members

Proclaim LogoOne of ELM’s main programs is Proclaim, the professional community for Lutheran rostered leaders (Word and Sacrament and Word and Service) and seminarians who publicly identify as LGBTQIA+.  

We are nearing 300 members in the Proclaim community! Stay tuned for #proclaim300 campaign updates.

For information about how to sign up, please visit

To get to know more about some of our members, check our Proclaim Profiles.

Proclaim Members by Ministry Setting 

In a Called Ministry
Rev. Rachel AndersonSoutheast Pennsylvania – St. John’s Lutheran Church – Ambler, PA
Rev. Richard Andersen, Grand Canyon – Executive Director, Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center – Carefree, AZ
Rev. Douglas Barclay, New England – Concordia Lutheran Church – Manchester, CT.
Rev. Cary Bass-Deschenes, Sierra Pacific – Lutheran Church of the Cross – Berkeley, CA
Rev. Peter Beeson, New Jersey – St Matthew Trinity – Hoboken, NJ
Rev. Jason Bense, Sierra Pacific –  Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer – Sacramento, CA
Rev. Joel Bergeland, Minneapolis Area – Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church – Plymouth, MN
Rev. Jay BerryNew Jersey – St. Mark’s Lutheran Church – Oaklyn, NJ
Rev. Bill Beyer, Greater Milwaukee – Grace Lutheran Church – Thiensville, WI
Rev. Rachel Young Binter, Greater Milwaukee – Lutheran Campus Ministry, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, WI
Rev. James Bischoff, Indiana-Kentucky – Lutheran Church of the Cross – Muncie, IN
Rev. Matthew Bode, Southeast Michigan – Spirit of Hope – Detroit, MI
Rev. Julie Boleyn, Metro Chicago – Unity Lutheran – Berwyn, IL
Rev. James Boline, Southwest California – St Paul Lutheran – Santa Monica, CA
Rev. Rob Bork, Southern Ohio – Gloria Dei Lutheran Church – Cincinnati, OH
Rev. Brenda Bos, Pacifica –  Christ Lutheran Church – San Clemente, CA
Rev. Shawn Brandon, Delaware-Maryland – Gloria Dei! Lutheran Church – Arnold, MD
Rev. Daphne Burt, New England – Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd – Hamden, CT
Rev. Josh Buzbee, Indiana-Kentucky – Our Redeemer Lutheran Church – Indianapolis, IN
Rev. Jenn Casey, Southeast Pennsylvania – Holy Trinity Lutheran Church – Wallingford, PA
Rev. Erik Christensen, Metro Chicago – Lutheran School of Theology – Chicago, IL
Rev. Beate Chun, Sierra Pacific – St Francis Lutheran – San Francisco, CA
Rev. Jason Churchill, Deleware/Maryland – St. Stephen’s Lutheran – Wilmington, DE
Rev. Paul Clark, Sierra Pacific – Lutheran Campus Ministry, Fresno State University
Rev. Jason Clifton, Northwest Synod of Wisconsin – Our Savior’s Lutheran Church – Solon Springs WI
Rev. David Coffman, South Carolina – Agape Senior/Agape Hospice Lead Bereavement Coordinator and Lead Volunteer Manager
Rev. Sara Cogsil, Northeastern Ohio – Trinity Lutheran Church
Sister Liz Colver, Northwest Washington – Deaconess, Community Organizer NW Washington Synod
Rev. Caleb Crainer, Southwest California – St Andrew’s Lutheran – Los Angeles, CA
Rev. Cindy Crane, South-Central Synod of Wisconsin – Director of Lutheran Office for Public Policy in Wisconsin
Rev. David DeBlock, Northwest Washington – Coordinator of Intergenerational Ministries, Central Lutheran – Seattle, WA
Rev. Lenny Duncan, Metro New York – Jehu’s Table – Brooklyn, NY
Rev. Darin Easler, Saint Paul – Chaplain at Fairview Ridges Hospital
Rev. David Eck, North Carolina – Abiding Savior Lutheran – Fairview, NC
Rev. Tim Edmondson, Pacifica – Interim Pastor, Hope Lutheran – Riverside, CA
Rev. Megan Elliott, Southwestern Texas – Spirit of Joy – Seguin, TX
Rev. Joanne Engquist, Northwest Washington – Gethsemane Lutheran – Seattle, WA
Rev. Mark Erson, Metro New York – St John’s Lutheran – Manhattan, NY
Bishop Guy Erwin, Southwest California – Southwest California Bishop
Rev. Josh Evans,Greater Milwaukee – Unity Lutheran Church – Brookfield, WI
Rev. Stefanie Fauth, St. Paul Area – Associate Pastor for Faith Formation, Redeemer Lutheran Church – White Bear Lake, MN
Rev. Tim Feiertag,Northwest Washington, Trinity Lutheran Church – Everett, WA
Abby Ferjak, Minister of Word and Service, New Jersey- Staff chaplain at The Valley Hospital – Ridgewood, NJ
Rev. Robin Fero, Lower Susquehanna – St. Matthew Lutheran – Lancaster, PA
Rev. Michael Fick, Metro Chicago – Ebenezer Lutheran Church – Chicago, IL
Rev. Thad Fisher, Metro Chicago – Faith Lutheran – Brookfield, IL
Rev. Fritz Fowler, Southeastern Pennsylvania – University Lutheran Church of the Incarnation – Philadelphia, PA
Rev. Brad Froslee, Minneapolis Area – Calvary Lutheran – Minneapolis, MN
Rev. Keith Fry, Metro Chicago – Immanuel Lutheran Church – Evanston, IL
Rev. Paul Gibson, Florida-Bahamas – Trinity Lutheran – St Petersburg, FL
Rev. Carolina Glauster, British Columbia Synod, ELCIC – Mount Olivet Lutheran Church – North Vancouver, BC
Rev. Jason Glombicki, Metro Chicago – Wicker Park Lutheran – Chicago, IL
Rev. Becky Goche, LaCrosse Area – English Lutheran – LaCross, WI
Rev. James Goodyear, Southeastern Pennsylvania – Gloria Dei – Huntingdon Valley, PA
Rev. Joseph Graumann, Jr., New England – St. Stephen Lutheran Church – Marlborough, MA
Rev. Scott Grossman, Northeast Minnesota – Randal, MN
Rev. Nate Gruel, Florida-Bahamas – Our Savior Lutheran Church – Ocala, FL
Rev. Erik Haaland, Minneapolis Area – Christ Church Lutheran – Minneapolis, MN
Rev. Susan Halvor, Alaska – Manager, Spiritual Care, Providence Medical Center – Anchorage, AK
Rev. Dr. Shauna Hannan, Sierra Pacific – Associate Professor of Preaching at PLTS – Berkeley, CA
Rev. Robyn Hartwig, Oregon – St Andrew Lutheran Church and EcoFaith Recovery – Portland, OR
Rev. Marvin Havard, Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana – interim pastor at Grace Lutheran Church – Carrollton, TX
Rev. Jean Hay, Montana – Bethlehem Lutheran – Billings, MO
Rev. Peter Hebert, New England – First Lutheran Church – Cape Cod, MD
Rev. Noah Hepler, Southeastern Pennsylvania –  Atonement Lutheran – Philadelphia, PA
Rev. Steve Hoffard, Eastern Synod, ELCIC – St. Marks Evangelical Lutheran Church – Kingston, ON
Rev. Ben Hogue, Rocky Mountain – Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Washington D.C.
Rev. Libby Howe, La Cross Area – Assistant to the Bishop and Director for Evangelical Mission
Rev. Allyn Itterly, Southwestern Pennsylvania – Prince of Peace Lutheran – Pleasant Hills, PA
Dr. Melissa James, Minister of Word and Service, Pacifica – Agape House San Diego State University – San Diego, CA
Rev. Sharon Janot, Southeast Michigan – Abiding Presence Lutheran Church – Rochester Hills, MI
Rev. Jeff R. Johnson, Sierra Pacific – University Lutheran Chapel – Berkeley, CA
Rev. Paul Andrew JohnsonEast-Central Wisconsin – Lutheran Church of the Wilderness – Bolwer, WI
Rev. Emmy Kegler, Minneapolis – Grace Lutheran Church – Northeast Minneapolis, MN
Rev. Steven Keiser, Southeastern Pennsylvania – Christ Lutheran Church – Upper Darby, PA
Joseph Klinger, Southeastern Pennsylvania – Redemption Lutheran Church – Philadelphia, PA
Rev. Bill Knezovich, Sierra Pacific – Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church – Fresno, CA
Rev. Rachel Knoke, East-Central Wisconsin – Trinity Lutheran – Green Bay, WI
Rev. William Knott, Florida-Bahamas – Abiding Savior Lutheran Church – Ft Lauderdale, FL
Rev. Cara KnutsonWestern Iowa, Chaplain – Methodist Manor Retirement Community
Rev. Kristian Kohler, New England
Rev. Darryl Kozak, Pacifica – Interim Ministry
Terris Krueger, Metro New York – St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
Rev. Richard Krug, Southwestern Pennsylvania – St John’s Lutheran – North Versailles, PA
Rev. Laura Kuntz, Northeastern Ohio – Interim Pastor, Redeemer Lutheran Church – Brook Park, OH
Rev. Joe Larson, Eastern North Dakota – St Mark’s Lutheran Church – Fargo, ND
Rev. Gary Cuellar LeCroy, New Jersey – Teaneck, NJ
Rev. Jared Lee, Indiana-Kentucky – Word of Hope – Lexington, KY
Rev. Diana Linden-Johnson, Rocky Mountain – Peace Lutheran Church – El Paso, TX
Rev. Kari Lipke, Northwest Washington – The Garden – Seattle, WA
Rev. Michael Lohmann, Metro DC – Interim Ministry
Rev. Jennifer Marlor, British Columbia , ELCIC – Gloria Dei Lutheran Church – North Vancouver, BC
Rev. Alyssa Mazzei, Southern Ohio – First Lutheran Church – Springfield, OH
Rev. Craig Minich, Sierra Pacific – East Bay Lutheran Youth Program
Rev. Anna Gordy Montgomery, Southwestern Texas – Abiding Peace Lutheran Church – San Antonio, TX
Rev. Adam Moreno, Great Milwaukee – Lord of Life Lutheran Church – Kenosha, WI
Lauren Morse-Wendt, Minister of Word and Service, Minneapolis Area – Edina Community Lutheran Church
Deacon Ross Murray, Metro NY – GLAAD Director of Programs, Global and U.S. South
Rev. Jen Nagel, Minneapolis Area – University Lutheran Church of Hope – Minneapolis, MN
Rev. Andrew Tobias Nelson, Upstate New York – Christ Our Emmanuel – Chatham, NY
Rev. Austin Newberry, Indiana-Kentucky – First Lutheran Church & University of Louisville Lutheran Episcopal Campus Ministry – Louisville, KY
Rev. Asher O’Callaghan, Rocky Mountain – Highlands Lutheran Church – Denver, CO
Rev. Kevin O’Hara, Metro New York – Lutheran Church of Our Savior – Patchogue, NY
Rev. Christephor Otten, Deleware/Maryland – ELCA Federal Chaplaincy
Rev. Tess Panamarow, St. Paul Synod – Amazing Grace Lutheran – Inver Grove Heights, MN
Rev. Brenda Peconage, Northwest Ohio – Lutheran Church of Our Savior – Toledo, OH
Rev. Bryan Penman
, Southeastern Pennsylvania – St Mark’s Lutheran – Conshohocken, PA
Rev. Lori Pilatzke, Eastern Synod, ELCIC – St David’s Anglican Lutheran Church – Orilla, Ontario
Rev. Robyn Provis, Minneapolis – Salem Evangelical Lutheran – Minneapolis, MN
Rev. Alex Raabe, Southwestern Texas – Table of Mercy – Austin, TX
Rev. Tyler Rasmussen, Southeastern Pennsylvania – Trinity Lutheran Church – Coopersburg, PA
Rev. Jeanine Reardon, Metro Chicago – Chaplain, Alexian Brothers Hospital
Rev. Julie Recher, Northeastern Pennsylvania – Atonement Lutheran – Wyomissing, PA
Rev. Michael L. Reed, Southwest Pennsylvania – Holy Angels Evangelical Lutheran – Wilmerding, PA
Rev. Steven Renner, Indiana-Kentucky – Third Lutheran Church – Louisville, KY
Rev. Scott Douglas Richards, Southwestern Minnesota – St Paul’s and Trinity – Gaylord, MN
 Rev. Joanne Richmond, LaCrosse Area – Our Saviors – LaCrosse, WI
Rev. Steve Robertson, St Paul Area – Supervisor of Spiritual Care and Bereavement, Allina Health Hospice
Rev. Gretchen Colby Rode, Minneapolis Area – House of Hope – New Hope, MN
Rev. Dr. Dawn Roginski, Sierra Pacific – Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity and St Paul’s Lutheran – Vallejo, CA
Rev. Megan Rohrer, Sierra Pacific – Grace Lutheran Church – San Francisco, CA
Rev. Jen Rude, Southwestern Washingon – University Pastor at Pacific Lutheran University – Tacoma, WA
Rev. Miriam Samuelson-Roberts, Minneapolis Area – Westwood Lutheran Church – St. Louis, MN
Rev. Jeffrey Sartain, Minneapolis Area – Edina Community Lutheran Church
Rev. Peter Carlson Schattauer, Minneapolis Area – Advent Lutheran Church – Maple Grove, MN
Rev. Bradley Schmeling, St Paul Area – Gloria Dei – St Paul, MN
Rev. Zsófi Schmiedge, Saskatchewan Synod, ELCIC – St John-Norrona Lutheran Parish in Strasbourg and Bulyea in Saskatchewan
Rev. Becca Seely, Metro New York – Executive Director of Lutheran Ministries in Higher Education and pastor of The Vine NYC
Rev. Kyle Severson, Metro Chicago – St Philip Lutheran-  Glenview, IL
Rev. Dr. Donna Simon, Central States – St Mark Hope & Peace Lutheran – Kansas City, MO
Rev. Lindsey Skakum, Alberta and the Territories, ELCIC – Holy Spirit Lutheran Church – Alberta
Rev. Marissa Sotos, Minneapolis – Mission Developer – North Loop Minneapolis, MN
Rev. Sharon Stalkfleet, Sierra Pacific – Interim Ministry
Rev. Karen Stephenson, Southeastern – Atlanta Bar Church – Atlanta, GA
Rev. Kevin Strickland, Southeastern/Metro Chicago – Assistant to the Presiding Bishop/Executive for Worship of the ELCA
Rev. AJ Striffler, Upstate New York – Christ the King Lutheran – Vestal, NY
Rev. Javen Swanson, St Paul Area – Gloria Dei – St Paul, MN
Rev. John Syvertson, Western Iowa – Chaplain, Lutheran Homes and Services – Spencer, IA
Rev. Anna Tew, New England – Our Savior’s Lutheran – South Hadley, MA
Rev. Kelsie Theiss, Southwestern Texas – Forming Cooperative:  Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Bastrop; Faith Lutheran Church, McDade; Grace Lutheran Church, Giddings
Rev. Bruce Thornsen, Southeastern Pennsylvania – Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church
Rev. Manda Truchinski, Sierra Pacific – Christ the Good Shepherd – San Jose, CA
Rev. Teresita Valeriano, Sierra Pacific – St. Marks Lutheran Church – San Francisco, CA
Rev. Ernie Varga, Upstate New York – St Luke’s Lutheran – Sidney, NY
Rev. C. Edwin Weber, Alaska – Amazing Grace Lutheran – Anchorage, AK
Rev. Timothy Weisman, New England – Zion Lutheran Church – Pittsfield, MA
Deacon John E. Weit, New England – Program Director for Music of the ELCA – Chicago, IL
Rev. Leslie Welton, Rocky Mountain – Assistant to the Bishop for Candidacy and Faith Formation
Rev. Steven Wilco, New England – Immanuel Lutheran – Amherst, MA
Rev. Dawn Wilder, Southwest California – Emmanuel Lutheran Church – Bakersfield, CA
Rev. Brian Whitton, Southern Ohio – Trinity Lutheran – Englewood, OH
Rev. Julie Winklepleck, North/West Lower Michigan – Immanuel Lutheran – Muskegon, MI
Rev. Chris Wogaman, Metro Chicago – Trinity Lutheran – Park Forest, IL
Rev. Keith R. Wolter, Pacifica – Christ Lutheran and Joy of Christ Lutheran churches – Oahu, HI
Rev. Julie Wright, St Paul Area – Lead Pastor, Amazing Grace Lutheran – Inver Grove Heights, MN
Rev. Jeff Ziegler, Southeastern Pennsylvania – Interim Ministry
Rev. Phyllis Zillhart, Minneapolis Area – Fairview Hospice, Chaplain

Seminarians/In Candidacy

Chelsea (Marsh) Achterberg, South Carolina – Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary
Mandy Achterberg, Rocky Mountain – Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary
Claire Ackley, Greater Milwaukee – Wartburg Theological Seminary
Evan Albright, Southeastern Pennsylvania – Luther Seminary
Alex Aivars, North/West Lower Michigan – Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Ryan Bailey, Indiana-Kentucky – Wartburg Seminary
Leo Bancroft, Oregon – TEEM Mission Development
Gus Barnes, Jr., Greater Milwaukee – Wartburg Theological Seminary
Athena Bless, North Carolina – Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
Dawn Bennett, Southeastern – Vanderbilt Divinity School
Ryan Birkman, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Württemberg
Andrea Bonneville, St. Paul – Luther Seminary
Kristin Boris, Southeast Michigan – Trinity Lutheran Seminary
Danielle Bosdell, Virginia – United Lutheran Seminary – Philadelphia, PA
Stephen Boyhont, Lower Susquehanna – United Lutheran Seminary – Gettysburg & Philadelphia
Alec Brock, Indiana-Kentucky – Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Kelsey Brown, Metro New York – United Lutheran Seminary – Philadelphia
John Brett, Eastern Washington-Idaho – Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
Thomas Busteed, Lower Susquehanna – United Lutheran Seminary
Joseph Castañeda Carrera, Southwest California – TEEM candidate serving ADORE LA (Mission Start) and Hollywood Lutheran Church
Wylie Cook, Northeastern Iowa – Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
Carla Christopher-Waid, Lower Susquehanna – United Lutheran Seminary – Gettysburg
Matthew DeLoera, Indiana-Kentucky – Luther Seminary
Fred Demien, Sierra Pacific – Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
Danielle “Elle” Dowd, Pacifica – Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Laura Ferree, Southern Ohio – Trinity Lutheran Seminary
Preston Fields, Southeastern –  Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Andrew Flatt-Kuntze, East-Central Wisconsin – Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
Tara Fleck, North Carolina – Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary
Reed Fowler, Metro Chicago – Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Nicole Garcia, Rocky Mountain – Luther Seminary
Morgan Gates, Texas Louisiana Gulf Coast – Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Bridget Gautieri, New Jersey – United Lutheran Seminary – Philadelphia
Christephor Gilbert, Indiana-Kentucky – Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Gregory Gillum, internship with Evangelical Lutheran Church of Germany
Lori Gordon, Northeast Minnesota – Luther Seminary
Emma Grinde, La Crosse Area – Wartburg Theological Seminary
Char Guiliani, Greater Milwaukee – Wartburg Theological Seminary
Dan Gutman, Southern Ohio – Trinity Lutheran Seminary
Kyle Hanson, Minneapolis Synod – Luther Seminary
Lynn Harmening-Marlowe, Florida-Bahamas – Luther Seminary
K. Scott Harvey, Lower Susquehanna – United Lutheran Seminary – Gettysburg
Liza Hawkins, Southeastern – Brite Divinity School
Brian Henning, Arkansas-Oklahoma – Luther Seminary
Noah Herren, Southeastern – Chaplain Resident at Emory University Hospital
David Christopher Horton, Northwestern Washington – Luther Seminary
A.J. Houseman, Southeastern Iowa – United Lutheran Seminary
Nathan Houstin, Central Wisconsin – Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Anna Hurley, Southeastern – United Lutheran Seminary
Matta Ghaly, Minneapolis Area – Luther Seminary – Mount Olive Lutheran Church
Miranda Joebgen, St. Paul – Luther Seminary
Kyle Johnson, Southwest California – Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Rachel Johnson, Minneapolis Area – United Lutheran Seminary – Philadelphia
Janet KatariSierra Pacific – Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
Heather Yurion KeckCentral States – Wartburg Theological Seminary
John Keogh, Metro New York – General Theological Seminary
Kathleen Kerin, New Jersey – United Lutheran Seminary – Philadelphia
Leon LaCross, Metro D.C. – Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
Paul M. Larson, Sierra Pacific – United Lutheran Seminary – Philadelphia
Carolyn Lawrence, Northern Great Lakes, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Elizabeth Lippke, Western Iowa – Wartburg Seminary
Kari Louwagie, Southwest Minnesota – Luther Seminary
Korla Masters, Minneapolis Area – Eden Theological Seminary
Jeff McGuire, Metro D.C. – Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
Troy Medlin, Metro Chicago – Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Samantha Melton, Central States – Harvard Divinity School
Katy Miles-Wallace, Southwestern Texas – Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
Aaron Miner, Metro New York – United Lutheran Seminary
Joshua Moss, Southeastern – Wartburg Theological Seminary
Jeffery Ogonowski, North Carolina – Trinity Lutheran Seminary
Jess Olson, Minneapolis Area – Luther Seminary
Hierald Osorto, Metro D.C. – Austin Presbyterian Seminary
Margarette Ouji, Metro New York – Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
Paisley LeRoy, Virginia – Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Robin Lovett Owen, Southeastern – Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Emily Papke-Larson, Northwest Minnesota – United Lutheran Seminary – Philadelphia
Mack Patrick, Nebraska – Wartburg Theological Seminary
Juli Patten, Pacifica – Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
Brandon Peck, St. Paul – Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
Danny Phelps, Florida Bahamas – United Lutheran Seminary – Philadelphia
Sarah Pierce, Central States – Luther Seminary
Jason Poole-Xiong, South-Central Wisconsin – Diaconal Ministry candidate, Wartburg Theological Seminary
Levi Powers, La Crosse Area – Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Angela Remmers, Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana – Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Steven Rizzo, Florida-Bahamas – Harvard Divinity School
Katherine Rodriguez, Northeastern Iowa – Wartburg Theological Seminary
Sergio Rodriguez, Southwest Texas – Wartburg Theological Seminary
Tim Rosenberger, Northeastern Ohio – United Lutheran Seminary – Columbus
Jonathan Rundquist, Southwest Minnesota – Luther Seminary
Kayla Sadowy, Southeastern Pennsylvania – United Lutheran Seminary – Philadelphia
Susan Salomone, Upstate New York – United Lutheran Seminary – Gettysburg, distance learner
Chris Schaefer, Metro D.C. – United Lutheran Seminary – Gettysburg
Timothy Schroeder, East-Central Wisconsin – Luther Seminary
Adam Schultz, Southeastern – Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary
Mary “JJ” Simpson-Keelan, New Jersey – United Lutheran Seminary – Philadelphia
Alexandra Smith – South Dakota – Wartburg Theological Seminary
Liesl Spitz, Metro New York – Yale Divinity School
Drew Stever, St Paul Area – Chicago Theological Seminary
Douglas Swank, Allegheny – United Lutheran Seminary – Philadelphia
Catherine Swanson, Metro Chicago – Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Stefan Swanson, Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana – Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
Erika Tobin, Southwestern Washington – Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
Kevin TraceySoutheastern Pennsylvania – United Lutheran Seminary – Philadelphia
Amalia Vagts, Northeast Iowa – Wartburg Theological Seminary
Thomas Voelp, Pacifica Synod – Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
Sharon Ward, New England- United Lutheran Seminary
Anne Wickland, South Central Wisconsin – Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Ted Williams, Allegheny – Luther Seminary
Sara Wilson, Sierra Pacific – Associate Director of Seminary Relations – Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
Ben Winkler, Saint Paul Area – Luther Seminary
Alfi Wyatt, Central States – Wartburg Theological Seminary
Marty Wyatt, Saint Paul Area – Luther Seminary
David Yocis, Metro Washington – Louvain
David Young, Florida-Bahamas – Trinity Lutheran Seminary

First Call Candidates

Allison Bengfort, Metro Chicago
Lewis Eggleston, Sierra Pacific
Paul Eldred, Northwest Washington
Scott Grossman, Southwest California
Brian Hornbecker, Greater Milwaukee
Allison Johnson, Greater Milwaukee
Meagan McLaughlin, Southeastern Minnesota
Kari Olson, Northeast Minnesota – Deacon Candidate
Jeffrey Schultz, Minneapolis
Analyse Triolo, Lower Susquehanna
Matthew Zemanick, Metro Chicago


Rev. William Barter, Brunswick, ME
Rev. Robert Goldstein, Chicago, IL
Rev. Daniel Hooper, Nipomo, California
Rev. Kevin Kanouse, Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana
Rev. Al Lewis, Stillwater, MN
Rev. Barbara Lundblad, Minneapolis, MN
Rev. Ross Merkel, Oakland, CA
Rev. Michael Oakley, Northeast Ohio
Rev. Pieter Oberholzer, Simonstad, Western Cape, South Africa
Rev. John Roberts, Indiana-Kentucky
Rev. Donn Rosenauer, Dallas, TX

Other Settings

Rev. Mark Allred, Las Vegas, NV
Rev. Jennifer Carlson, Greater Milwaukee – On leave from call/Serving as bridge Pastor – Milwaukee, WI
Rev. Catrina Ciccone, Upper Susquehanna – On leave from call/pursuing doctoral work at Luther Seminary
Rev. Aaron Decker, New England – PhD Student at Princeton University
Rev. Beth Ann Doerring, Professional Photography – Spokane, WA
Rev. Emily Ewing, Southeast Minnesota – On leave from call
Rev. Stephen Fiechter, Manager of Veteran’s Program, PATH – Hollywood, CA
Rev. Amanda Gerken-Nelson, New England – Executive Director, Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries
Rev. Lura GroenCommunity Projects Specialist at the Montrose Center – Houston, TX
Rev. Jessica Harren, Metro Chicago – Schaumburg, IL
Rev. Nancy Haupert, Clearwater, FL
Rev. Kelly Heide, Western Iowa Synod – Chaplain, St Croix Hospice – Spence, IA
Rev. Anita Hill, Realtor, Pulpit Supply – St Paul, MN
Rev. Brian Hooper, Southeastern – Working as a Pastoral Psychotherapist – Nashville, TN
Rev. Matthew James, Director of Admissions, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Rev. Beth Jarrett, Spokane, WA
Rev. Christian Jennert, Sierra Pacific – flight attendant
Rev. Vince Lavieri, St Marys, OH
Rev. Jenny Mason, St Paul Area Synod – Saint Andrew’s Community Resource Center
Rev. John Medwid, Upstate New York Synod – Transfer to ELCA Roster
Corey Meier, Grand Canyon Synond – On Leave from Call
Rev. Michael Meyer, Trenton, MI
Rev. Amanda Nesvold, East Central Wisconsin – On leave from call
Rev. Diane Olson, Greater Milwaukee – On leave from call
Rev. Vicki Pederson, Southeastern Iowa – PhD student at Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Rev. Jay Wilson, Disability Resource Center at the U of MN – Minneapolis, MN
Rev. Peggy Yingst, New England – On leave from call
Rev. Christine Therriault-Merkel, New England – On leave from call