New Senior Pastor Call Process



List of Candidates for Lead Pastor for Timothy

 Provided By President Hagen

 Over the next several weeks the Call Committee will be reviewing information about each of these candidates (some nominated by Timothy members and some by President Hagen) provided by the candidate, his district president and President Hagan,

Our goal is to arrange SKYPE interviews in early August with those candidates whom the Committee believes are the best fit for Timothy.  We will provide the names of those candidates who agree to participate in the SKYPE interviews.


Matthew Behrens, The Well/Cornerstone (restarted congregation), Buda, TX

Timothy Boerger, Zion, Orange, CT

Jason Cashmer, Christ the King, Southgate, MI

Andrew Dinger, Holy Trinity, Somerset, NJ

Andrew Fields, Immanuel, Valparaiso, IN

Michal Goers, St. Matthew, Spring Lake, MI

Robert Harbin, Faith, Collierville, TN

Tyler Hauptmeier, Candidate Status

Jerry Hays, St. Peter, Schaumburg, IL

Kory Janneke, Faith, Sioux Falls, SD

Douglas Krengel, The Family of Faith, Houston, TX

James Kroonblawd, Trinity Lone Oak, Eagin, MN

Eric Longman, St. Paul, Jackson, MO

Sean McCoy, Shepherd of the Hills, Skiatook, OK

Michael Meyer, Manager, Disaster Response Office of National Missions LCMS

Stephen Miller, Lutheran Church of St. Andrew, Silver Springs, MO

Kristopher Morris, Christ the King, Lake Ozark, MO

Jonathan Petering, Hope, Friendswood, TX

David Schmidt, St. Paul, Royal Oak, MI

Jason Taylor, Zion, New Palestine, IN

Andrew Thompson, St. Stephanus, St. Paul, MN




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

i. creating a spirit of acc

eptance that welcomes, respects, and cares for the needs of all;

ii. creating unity of a shared faith in Jesus Christ, while embracing the diversity reflected in the beauty of God’s creation;

iii. 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.

iv. 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