CUAA alumni receive calls to serve as pastors(Image 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 24-25, 2018, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis and Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne celebrated Call Day 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 who received calls to serve as pastors in LCMS congregations across the country. We pray the Lord’s blessings on their ministry work ahead.


Among those who learned of their pastoral calls are:

Adam M. Debner, Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Cupertino, CA

Adan “Chris” Garcia, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Bay City, MI

Andrew Belt, Christ Lutheran Church, Marshfield, WI

Gideon J. Pullmann, Zion Lutheran Church, Tobias, NE

Jonathan Torreson, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Decatur, IL

Joshua Ulm, Ascension Lutheran Church, North Olmsted, OH

Michael Hansen, Saint Matthew Lutheran Church, Walled Lake, MI


Those who received vicarage placements include:

Blake J. Martzowka, Memorial Lutheran Church Houston, TX

Brandon Wittig, Our Savior Lutheran Church, Lansing, MI

Jakob A. Andrzejewski, Trinity Lutheran Church Saint Joseph, MI

Jason M. Kaspar, Our Hope Lutheran Church Huntertown, IN

Matthew Dubensky, Hanover Lutheran Church, Cape Girardeau, MO


Trinity Time 2017
High school students from CUAA’s 2017 Trinity Time stand by Concordia’s Martin Luther statue on central 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 Rev. Charles Schulz at 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 29-30, 2018.

Learn more about CUAA’s pre-seminary program.

Click here for a complete list of all Concordia Seminary, St. Louis assignment of calls and internships. Click here for a complete list of all Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne assignment of calls and internships. (Feature image courtesy of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis)

— 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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