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May we pray for you?

Woman-Praying-bwDo not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phil.4:6

As God's people, we have the privilege and responsibility to bring all things before the Lord in prayer. Please let us know what to pray for you!

 "The presence of the Spirit of grace grants us the privilege and creates in us the ability, nay, the necessity, to begin to pray." - Luther (W45,540-E49,113-SL8,3610)

Serving the Lord with you,
Rev.Daniel P. May, Indiana District President (LCMS)

Current Prayer List

Pastoral Call Process

Lord, you know everyone’s heart.  Show us which of these…men you have chosen… Acts. 1:24

Calling a Pastor in a time of pastoral vacancy

  • Contact your Circuit Counselor
  • Conduct a congregational self-study.  The self-study is available from the District Office
  • Arrange a pre-call meeting with the District President and the Circuit Counselor
  • Receive names of potential pastoral candidates from congregational members
  • Submit pastoral candidate names to the District President
  • Receive call list from the District President through the Circuit Counselor
  • Conduct call meeting with the assistance of the Circuit Counselor
  • Complete call documents.  Call documents are available on-line through calling the District Office
  • Study Scripture and pray through the call process, placing all confidence in the Holy Spirit.

Documents

Pastor's Information Forms

Self-Evaluation Tool

Pastoral Call Process

Call Documents

(Please call or email Jan [Jan.Koenig@in.lcms.org] for username and password.
Please use parchment paper and a color printer for the Diploma of Vocation.)

Vicarage Agreement

(Please call or email Jan [Jan.Koenig@in.lcms.org] for special paper for cover page.
Please use parchment paper and a color printer for the Diploma of Vocation.)

President's Greeting

DanMay-Web

Greetings in Christ Jesus our Lord! Welcome to our district web world! This site will give just a taste of our Indiana District which is a wonderful place in God's Kingdom! He has lavished us with His love as He daily moves us to encourage one another in our mission and ministry in Christ!  We find direction and focus in these words from St. Paul, "May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." Romans 15:5-6  God has blessed us with a wealth of church workers and congregations doing together what  none of us can do alone!

President Daniel P. May has been privileged to served the Indiana District - LCMS as President since his election at the June 2003 District Convention. Prior to his election in 2003 he  served the district as Vice President (1992-2003), Circuit Counselor (1984-1992), Education, Youth, Evangelism, and Stewardship (1976-1986). President May has also on a variety of Synod committees and as a Synod Convention Delegate on several occasions.  President continues to enjoy serving as president of our vibrant and faithful Indiana District!

President May attended and graduated from Concordia College in Milwaukee and Concordia University, River Forest, and finally Concordia Theological Seminary, Springfield, Ill. He served his vicarage at St. John, Lutheran Church in Defiance OH and the served pastorates at First Lutheran Church in Natchez, MS; St. Peter, Fort Wayne, IN; and then St. James, Lafayette, IN.  He served with gratitude on the Bethesda Lutheran Homes and Services, Inc. Board of Directors.  He also served on the Tippecanoe County 4-H Board and Community Religious Life Committee in Lafayette, IN.

President May and his wife, Judy, are members of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, in Fort Wayne. Mrs. May is a Lutheran School Administrator/Teacher.  Mrs. May has organized and annually works with the Katie Retreat for the wives of our pastors.  She and President May thank God for their children, Stephanie, Paul, Joel and Sarah and their grandchildren, Micah, Gloria, Anna , Joshua, Thomas, Nathan, Benjamin, Isaiah, Adrienne, Elijah, Andrew and Johanna.

Calls and Vacancies

VACANT CONGREGATIONS CALLING OR GETTING READY TO CALL

  1. 1.BROWNSBURG, Christ – Beginning call process – served by Rev. John Kolb
  2. 2.DEWBERRY (Cross Plains) –St. Paulserved by Vicar Richard Schneider (Rev. Garry Wickert supervisor)
  3. 3.FORT WAYNE –Mt. Calvary – Vacancy- Served by Rev. Dennis McFadden
  4. 4.FREMONT, Lake George – Served Rev. Jeff Springer
  5. 5.HOBART, Trinity – Served by Rev. Gary Nagy
  6. 6.KNOX, Our Redeemer - Served by Rev. Robert Brueckner
  7. 7.LAFAYETTE, Grace – SERVED BY Rev. Stewart Schulz
  8. 8.LEXINGTON St. John/Bread of Life being served by Rev. Chuck Groth
  9. 9.LOUISVILLE, Faith – Rev. Ron Richeson preparing to retire
  10. 10.NEW HAVEN, Martini – beginning call process
  11. 11.PORTAGE - St Peter – served by Rev. Wallace Waite – called Rev. Mark Lewis - Declined
  12. 12.SHEPHERDSVILE, KY. Divine Savior being served by Vicar Tim Faile (Rev. Ron Richeson supervisor)
  13. 13.WOODLAND – St. Paul – called Rev. Adam Clark - declined
  14. 14.VALLONIA – Trinity –called Rev. Jordan McKinley

 

CONGREGATIONS CALLING SENIOR PASTORS

  1. 1.CROWN POINT, Trinity-Called Rev. Stephen Henderson
  2. 2.INDY – Calvary – Calling
  3. 3.INDY – St. John – beginning call process

 

VACANT CONGREGATIONS BEING SERVED & NOT CALLING NOW

  1. 1.ELIZABETHTOWN -- Gloria Dei – being served by Rev. Monty Gleitz
  2. 2.GRABILL, Prince of Peace - being served by Interim Rev. Mark Neubacher
  3. 3.GARY, St. John -
  4. 4.GARY – Our Saviour – served by Rev. John Albers
  5. 5.INDIANAPOLIS, Our Savior – served by Rev. Robert Hall
  6. 6.LIGONIER, Trinity – Interimserved by Rev. Phil Schamehorn
  7. 7.NEW SALISBURY – Epiphany – served by Rev. Chuck Fischer
  8. 8.SHELBYVILLE – St. Mark

CALLS ACCEPTED/DECLINED/UNDER CONSIDERATION:

  1. 1.Rev. Adam Clark –St. Peter’s, Mishawaka (Associate) accepted
  2. 2.Candidate Joseph Ferry (SL) Southwest Lutheran FW- Joseph Ferry (SL) Accepted – Installed July 5
  3. 3. Candidate Chad Smith, St. Paul’s Fort Wayne (Associate)- accepted-Install July 26
  4. 4.Candidate David Schultz, St. Peter’s, Fort Wayne (Associate)-accepted-Installed June 28
  5. 5.Rev. Curtis May St. John, Rochester - called –Accepted – Install Aug. 9
  6. 6.Rev. Matthew Jung, Trinity Lutheran High School, Seymour, accepted – Install July 25
  7. 7.Rev. Russell Fuhrmann, Peace, Berne – accepted – Installed June 14
  8. 8.Rev. Randy Wurschmidt, Bethlehem. Ossian – accepted – Install July 19
  9. 9.Rev. Rodney Schmeltz, St. John Evanston – Accepted – Install Aug. 2
  10. 10.Rev. Kyle Wright to St. Paul, Witchita Falls, TX - declined
  11. 11. Rev. Benjamin D. Hertel to St. James, Overlea, MD - Declined
  12. 12. Rev. Jason Taylor to Trinity, Norfolk, VA.- Declined
  13. 13.Rev. Matthew Kohl to Our Redeemer, Cloquet, MN (MNN) accepted

President's Schedule

JULY

11   Jakob Berger ordination – Ascension, FW                    

12   St. Philip’s - Gary

13  District Staff Meeting

16   District Executive Staff meeting

19-25 President’s vacation

26   Grain Train Dedication

August

2-8   Council of Presidents

9       Installation of Curtis May at St. John’s Rochester

16     Lake James

23     Preacher at Concordia University Chicago – opening service

28-29 Orientation for newly elected BOD and Councils – FW

September

13     Retirement Service at Trinity Crown Point

19-22 COP STL

23   Fiscal Conf. STL

24   District BOD FW

25-27 Leadership Conf. for CUW and CUAA

President's Schedule

JUNE

7       Holy Cross Crawfordsville

14     Installation – Mt. Calvary – FW

           Installation-Peace, Berne

16      Open House Preview of District Office Remodeling

18     Executive District Staff mtg.

19     Full Staff meeting

24     Floor Committees, BOD and convention participant’s dinner and devotion

25     10:00 AM Indiana District Convention Opens

26      7:00 AM OPEN HOUSE AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE

26       8:00 AM District Convention worship at St. Paul (FW) with Holy Communion and Installations

                     PM Convention Closes

JULY

3       District Office Closed

5       Installation – SW Lutheran - FW

        District executive Staff

         District staff meeting

    

August

2-8   Council of Presidents

16     Lake James

23     Preacher at Concordia University Chicago – opening service

28-29 Orientation for newly elected BOD and Councils - FW