Call Day 2019Rickey Beckett ('17) is congratulated by President of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Rev. Dr. Dale Meyer. Photo courtesy of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.

And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then I said, Here am I! Send me. Isaiah 6:8

On April 29—May 1, 2019, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis and Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne celebrated Call Day 2019 where students learned the placement of their first calls to pastoral and diaconal ministry as well as vicarage assignments.

We congratulate our most recent crop of Concordia University Ann Arbor alumni serving in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod congregations across the country. We pray the Lord’s blessings on their ministry work ahead.

Among those who learned of their pastoral calls are:

Kyle Wangelin, Zion Lutheran Church, Wayside, Wisconsin

Matthew Bergstresser, Saint Luke Lutheran Church, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

A CUAA alumna also learned of her deaconess placement:

Chelsie MacIntosh, Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Joseph, Michigan

Those who received vicarage placements include:

Christopher Deneen, Peace Lutheran Church, Antigo, Wisconsin

Garrick “Ricky” Beckett, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Union, Missouri

Mark Renner, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Lake Ozark, Missouri

Miguel Gonzalez-Feliciano, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Iowa City, Iowa

Zachery Sarrault, Hope Lutheran Church, Wake Forest, North Carolina

Trinity Time 2019
Students from the 2018 Trinity Time retreat gather on CUAA’s campus

We pray for all students considering church work vocations, and encourage those who would like to refer a prospective student to CUAA’s pre-seminary program to connect with Director of Pre-Seminary Studies Rev. Charles Schulz. Learn more about CUAA’s pre-seminary program.

CUAA also offers an overnight retreat, named Trinity Time, for high school students interested in pursuing church work vocations. This summer, Trinity Time will be held on July 7-8, 2019.

Click here for a complete list of all Concordia Seminary, St. Louis assignment of calls and internships. For a complete list of all Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne assignment of calls click here, and for vicarage and internship placements, click here.

— Rachel Thoms served on Concordia University's Strategic Communications team from 2015-2022. Any inquiries about this story can be sent to

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