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Calling a Worker

Calling Ministers of Religion – Ordained and Commissioned

Applying for a Vicar

The Vicar application process opens for each Academic year. A congregation’s pastor would serve as supervisor as the vicar works “in the field” for their third year of the Master of Divinity Program. The deadline for submission of the applications to the district office is March 1.

Calling a New Seminary Graduate

If your congregation is looking to call a new Seminary graduate for Spring please contact the President’s office to receive application information. The deadline for submission of the applications is March 1.

The Vacancy Journey: A Manual for Newly Vacant Congregations

To receive a copy or copies of this Manual, contact the President’s Administrative Assistant.

Call Documents

For Ordained Minister call documents, please contact the President’s Office for user name and password for access to the online forms.

It is important to be in communication with the District office during the call process.

Also, please contact the President’s Office before making any plans for the ordination, commissioning, or installation to make sure that the proper procedures are followed.

Allison Klettke

Please contact Allison Klettke for all needs concerning applications for an Ordained Minister/Vicar.

District President’s Administrative Assistant

703-971-9371 ext 219

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 when calling from Concordia University System (first call – commissioned)

Placement Request Form for Commissioned Minister Candidates from the Concordia University system

Concordia University System Placement Contact List

LCMS Salary Calculator: Ministries can now generate a compensation estimate for positions in both the Parish Professional and Pastoral segments. Concordia Plan Services has developed this for both congregations and schools.

  • To access the tool for pastors and parish professionals, visit: (note: log in information is at the bottom of the web page.)
  • To access the tool for elementary, middle, and high school teachers, preschool and assistant teachers, childcare and assistant teachers, head administrators/principals, assistant administrators/principals and early childhood directors, visit:

Tom Kolb

Please contact Tom Kolb for all needs concerning applications for an commissioned minister/teacher.

Executive Director of Youth & Schools

703-971-9371 ext 205