New Lead Pastor Call Process

Call Update

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!  Pastor Dinger has accepted the call to for Lead Pastor.  We are excited to welcome Pastor Dinger and his family to the Timothy family. His installation is scheduled for Sunday, December 2, 2018 in the afternoon.  Check back often for more information.



If you have questions, please feel free to contact a member of the Call Committee:

Jennifer Ebeling []

John Hagan []

Cyril Loum []

Judith Meyer []

Andrew Mutka []

Terri Myers []

Melonie Robinson []

Brian Rush []

Tim Saleska []

Ted Wuerffel []



The Call Committee has summarized pastoral profile forms completed by Timothy’s lay leaders—Elders, Council members, and the Call Committee. Those forms have helped the Committee identify some key characteristics and skills that we will look for. The following were rated highly, with a great deal of agreement among the congregation’s leaders:

Personal Characteristics: Pastor Skills:
Leadership Preaching content
People skills Preaching delivery
Patience Teaching ability
Tact Worship development/leadership
Cooperation Lay leadership/development


Ministry Description-Senior Pastor of Timothy

The Senior Pastor provides spiritual leadership to the congregation as he promotes the vision of the congregation, a culturally diverse St. Louis City church serving as a bold witness to the saving grace of God through Jesus. He guides, actively participates in and evaluates the implementation of its mission, leading us in

  1. creating a spirit of acceptance that welcomes, respects, and cares for the needs of all;
  2. creating unity of a shared faith in Jesus Christ, while embracing the diversity reflected in the beauty of God’s creation;
  3. authentic worship rooted in solid Biblical preaching and teaching, with the proper distinction made between Law and Gospel, and the right administration of the sacraments, all in accordance with the Lutheran Confessions.
  4. equipping, training, and preparing God’s people to use their gifts, abilities, and resources to serve those around them in their everyday lives and sharing Jesus with those who don’t know him.

He works directly and in harmony with the Board of Elders to ensure that the spiritual welfare of the congregation is maintained through its worship life, the preaching of the Word, and the administration of the Sacraments. He provides administrative leadership, organization and direction of the ministry team, and is responsible for its evaluation. He collaborates with Word of Life School and other community organizations and church agencies. He is accountable to the Board of Elders and Church Council and reports to the Voters Assembly.



Members of the Timothy Call Committee

Elders: John Hagan, Cyril Loum, Brian Rush

Council Members: Ed Ewertowski, Judith Meyer (Chair), Ted Wuerffel, Andrew Mutka, Melonie Robinson

At Large Members: Jennifer Ebeling, Terri Myers, Tim Saleska

Missouri District Advisor: Pastor Terry Weinhold