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Official Notices

Vacancies (21 total, 17 actively calling or on temporary hold)

  • Ash Grove/Cissna Park, St. John/Trinity - Rev. Timothy Hahn accepted a call to Immanuel, Haxtun, CO and his last Sunday was September 12, 2021.  The extended a call to Rev. Eric Moquin of Sherwood OH and after deliberating he has declined.  They are requesting more names.
  • Bloomington, Our Redeemer - Rev. Peter Weeks has accepted a call to Carbondale.  A call list has been sent to them.  They have extended a call to Rev. James Voorman of New Haven IN. He has declined.
  • Casey/Robinson, Trinity/Redeemer - The Rev. Steven Becker is assisting in the vacancy.  They received additional names.  They are requesting more names.
  • Chenoa, St. Paul - Pastor Jeremy Latzke accepted a call to St. John, Algonquin IL (NID).  Pulpit supply is being rendered by Rev. Kyle Ronchetto of Lexington.  A Pre-call Meeting was held and the office has their congregational self-study survey and is beginning to develop a call list.
  • Jacksonville, Salem  - Pastor William Orr took a call to Hope, St. Ann, MO and departed at the end of May.  Pastor Peter Brechbuhl has been asked to serve the vacancy.  The self-study has been received at the CID office and a Pre-call meeting is scheduled with President Mohr.
  • Loda, Immanuel - has been vacant since their pastor, Rev. David Allen, was called to glory.  They are currently being served by Rev. Earl Kinnee.
  • Macomb, Immanuel and Student Center - The Rev. Tom Baker of MO is serving during the vacancy.  They extended a call to Rev. Christopher Hull of Tomball, TX and he has declined.  They are requesting additional names.
  • Mason City, Christ/New Holland Zion - Rev. John Johnson has retired as of Jan 31.  The vacancy is being covered by Rev. Wray Offerman of Decatur.  They have formed a dual parish with Zion, New Holland.  They have submitted self-study surveys.  They are awaiting a call list. 
  • New Berlin, St. John - Pastor Benning has accepted the call to Trinity, Nashville, IL.  The vacancy has been set up with Rev. Martin Kaufmann serving together with various pastors providing pulpit supply.  A Pre-Call meeting was held with the leadership/call committee on September 23rd.  A call list has been sent to them.  They extended calls to Revs. Lannon Martin and Michael Boothby and they have both declined.
  • Newton, Good Shepherd - Rev. Michael Seidenstricker retired at the end of 2016.  A Pre-call meeting was held on April 3, 2018.  The congregational self-study has been received.  They are being served by Rev. Earl Brown of Effingham.
  • Pittsfield, St. Paul - is being served in vacancy by Prof. Abjar Bahkou of Concordia St. Louis following Pastor Southward's retirement.
  • Quincy, St. James - Pastor Fieberkorn accepted a call to St. Charles MO.  Vicar Matthew Riley has been assigned to this congregation.  This is a convertible vicarage which means that after a year of internship his vicarage can become a call to St. James.
  • Rushville, St. John/Mt. Sterling, First - are vacant with the retirement of Rev. Joseph Eckman who has moved to Florida.  Rev. Tom Baker is helping out with pulpit supply.
  • Salem, Salem - Rev. Michael Feldmann, their present associate pastor has accepted their call to become Senior.  He will be installed at 9:30 am on Sunday, October 17th.  They requested and have received a call list for calling an associate pastor.  They are requesting more names.
  • Shumway, Faith - Pastor Rensner has accepted a call to South Dakota.  Pastor Jerry Bagwell, EM, of Effingham is covering the vacancy.  They requested a seminary graduate and did not receive one.  They are asking for more names in order to call from the field.  They have received additional names. They have extended a call to Rev. David Graves of Wartburg, TN and he is deliberating.
  • Springfield, Concordia - Pastor James Hennig has accepted a call to Trinity, Centralia (SID).  Pastor Koschmann is serving the vacancy.  They have yet to schedule a pre-call meeting.
  • Springfield, Trinity - with the resignation of the Rev. Jonathan Holmes they are looking for an Associate Pastor and have submitted names of possible candidates and have received information on them.  They extended a call to Rev. Matthew Kohl of Cloquet MN and he has declined.  They called Revs. David Dunlop and Joshua Keinath and both have declined.
  •  Taylorville, Trinity - The Rev. Rodney Blomquist has retired as of Dec 31, 2020.  A Call meeting was held on Nov. 10th.  They submitted a call for a candidate from the seminary and did not receive one.  They are asking for more names.  They have received additional names.
  • Thawville, St. Peter - They are presently receiving pulpit supply through Rev. Earl Kinnee.
  • Holy Cross, Vandalia - Rev. Michael Mohr was elected District President in July. They modified his call to a pastor in an assisting capacity and are in the process of calling a full time pastor. They are compiling a call list to submit for additional information.
  • Washington, Our Savior - Rev. Thomas Heren has resigned and they have begun a process of healing before seeking a new resident pastor.  They extended a call to an Intentional Interim Minister, Rev. Andrew Schroeder of White Plains GA and he has accepted and will be installed on February 20th.  Pastor Schroeder's wife had some health issues and he has resigned.  The congregation contacted Rev. Michael Gallagher about continuing their intentional interim ministry and he accepted and began his service as of August 7.

CID 2022 Vicars/Candidates Placed

  • Candidate Emmett Bartens [CTSFW], Good Shepherd, Newton, to Bethany, Naperville, IL (NID)
  • Candidate William Fredstrom [CSL], Christ, Normal to Associate Pastor Immanuel, Seymour, IN (IN)
  • Vicar Brandon Sullivan [CTSFW], Our Redeemer, Eureka to Zion, Imperial, NE (NEB)
  • Candidate Christopher Walters [CTSFW], Trinity, Peoria to Christ/Zion, Bouton/Ogden IA (IDW) 

CID Vicarage Assignments 2022-2023

  • St. John, East Moline was assigned Kyle Moellenhoff [CSL] and will begin his duties this summer 2021, working with the Rev. Kent Umbarger.  At Holy Cross, Moline , working under the supervision of the Rev. Dr. Wilfred Karsten, James Martin (Amanda)[CTSFW] from Christ, Normal, will begin his vicarage the summer of 2022 as Holy Cross' 53rd vicar.  Mt. Calvary, Decatur is getting its first vicar to work under the mentorship of Rev. Brett Hinrichs and he is Kyle Nelson [CSL].  The Lord be with you all as you serve and learn.
  • Thanks to vicars Jonathan Lackey and Carl Petzold for their service rendered during the 21-22 school year.  In the next couple of months they will be preparing for their return to seminary for their last year of school.  We wish them God's blessing!

Calls Pending

  • Rev. David Graves of Wartburg, TN to Faith, Shumway.

Pastoral Changes


  • Rev. Glenn Niemann has renal cell carcinoma and was placed on Emeritus status some time ago.

President's Calendar 

  • Sep 20 - Pre-Call Meeting at Salem, Jacksonvilled
  • Sep 27 - CID Board of Directors Meeting
  • Oct 3-5 - CID Pastors Conference in East Moline
  • Oct 12-14 - Regional District Presidents Meeting
  • Oct 17-20 - DPAA Training
  • Oct 21-22 - National Lutherans For Life Conference in Rock Island