On Tuesday, February 21, St. Peter Lutheran Church & School voted to extend a call for a seminary student from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, to serve as our next pastor. We ask that you keep this process in your prayers, as we eagerly await the outcome of this decision!
After a year-long search process, which involved interviewing multiple candidates from the seminary and from the field, the Call Committee recommended that the congregation request either of two seminary students: Caleb Cox or Andrew Pronsati. Both are highly regarded by the seminary faculty and interviewed exceptionally well when the Call Committee visited the seminary on February 2, 2017.
If one of the two is assigned to St. Peter, he would focus primarily on adult discipleship – including overseeing Life Groups, Bible studies, and missional living (using Joining Jesus on His Mission as the primary strategy) – as well as being closely involved in Worship and other pastoral duties throughout the church and school. In the near future, this pastor may also have an opportunity to get involved in launching our first new ministry site, as part of our ambitious dream to start or restart ten new ministry sites in the next 10 years (something only God can help us accomplish!).
Due to unprecedented levels of low supply and high demand, the Seminary will likely not be able to provide enough pastors to fill all the requests that are made this year. As a result, there is no guarantee that we will have a graduate assigned to St. Peter. Until Call Day on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 (when all the seminary graduates receive their first assignment | callday.csl.edu), we will simply wait and pray that the Lord would provide us the right man to be our next pastor according to His will! If we do not receive a candidate, we will resume the search process and see where Jesus takes us next.
If you have any questions about this process or decision, please contact Pastor Greiner or any other member of the Call Committee (www.FullLifeinChrist.org/call).