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Vacancies

Supply Pastors - From time to time, the District Office is asked for the name of a pastor who would be willing to serve a congregation while its pastor is on vacation. A list of Supply Pastors is available by contacting the President's office at 888.225.2111 or email julie.strobl@michigandistrict.org.

Call Documents - Ordained - To receive an electronic copy of the call documents you must first contact Julie Strobl or Laurie Brown in the Presidents Office either by email or by phone. You can reach them at julie.strobl@michigandistrict.org, laurie.brown@michigandistrict.org, or 888.225.2111. They will need to receive the following information from you:

- Name
- Congregation's Name
- Congregation's Address

You will then receive instructions on how to obtain the documents electronically.

Interim Ministry - There are times when it is beneficial for a congregation to have a specially trained pastor who will serve in an intentional manner and for specific purposes. They assist a congregation in coming to terms with its grief and past, adjusting to change in leadership, looking realistically at its current identity, and preparing to communicate its needs and vision to its future pastor. Learn more.

Call Documents - Commissioned - To receive an electronic copy of the call documents you must first contact Jennifer Rumberger via email or 888.225.2111. She will need to receive the following information from you:

- Name
- Congregation's Name
- Congregation's Address
- Position for Call

You will then receive instructions on how to obtain the documents electronically.


Call Rubrics for Commissioned Ministers - To assist you in explaining the call process for all commissioned workers you can view our Call Rubrics for Commissioned Ministers. This document helps explain the call process, when to notify the District Office, paperwork required to install workers, and many other items.


Synodical Graduate Call Procedure - Use when calling from Concordia University System

A web-based Universal Request form is available online. This form should save you time in making contact requests with individual CUS institutions. By filling out the form and making a request athttp://cusapps.cus.edu/ you will not need to call each CUS school individual with your request. When filling in the information one, two, or more Concordia University System institutions can be selected. Once submitted, your request will be sent via email to all the CUS Institutions that were selected. It will also be sent here to the District Office as well as the calling body so that they can retain their information. As always, you may still contact each university directly to make your request. If you have any questions, please contact the District Office.

From: President Maier

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who provides His church with faithful workers!

First, I want to acknowledge that I have received, reviewed, and approved of the Call which you submitted to my office recently for a university graduate. Your Call will be processed through the Board for University Education (BPE) in St. Louis. Ultimately, the Council of Presidents, which serves as the Board of Assignments for The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, will place the graduate in your congregation/school. This action by the Council of Presidents must take place prior to the commissioning and installation of the graduate in your congregation.

Secondly, please note that the District President must authorize the commissioning and installation of a commissioned minister graduate. After the graduate has accepted the call extended to him/her, the graduate must contact the District President to request that his/her commissioning and installation be authorized for a specific date and place. The District President will then proceed to prepare the form authorizing the commissioning and installation, which will also identify the person who will officiate at the commissioning and installation.

In closing, please contact the District Office prior to making any plans for the commissioning or installation of your new graduate to make sure that the proper procedures are followed.


*E-mail Call List Request - For Michigan District Schools & Congregations to submit a request for a call list for Commissioned Positions from the Michigan District Office. - Please allow 3 weeks for processing. - Include Contact Person, Name of School, City, Position Description, Who it replaces, Date Needed, Phone Number, Email, Nominees (if you have some), any additional information. Please also attach a Job Description if one is available.

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