It is with great joy and enthusiasm that we share the news of three exceptional candidates who have been called to serve in ministry roles throughout the Pacific Southwest District. These candidates have been selected to serve in various capacities, and we are confident that they will make a significant impact in advancing God's kingdom.
First, we congratulate Vicar Ryan Groh, who is currently attending Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Ryan will be serving his vicarage year at Faith Lutheran Church in Capistrano Beach, CA. Ryan's dedication and commitment to serving others are evident in everything he does, and we are thrilled to have him serving in our community. His passion for sharing the love of Christ with others is truly inspiring, and we are eager to see the impact he will have at Faith Lutheran Church.
We also extend our congratulations to Vicar Justin Wood, who is currently attending Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. Justin will be serving his vicarage year at Searchlight Ministries in Fullerton, CA. Justin is a gifted and compassionate individual who is deeply committed to serving others. His enthusiasm for sharing the gospel is contagious, and we are confident that God will use him to make a significant impact at Searchlight Ministries.
Lastly, we celebrate the placement of Pastor-elect Jean-Enock Berus, who attended the Cross-Cultural Ministry Center at Concordia University Irvine. He will be serving as Associate Pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Los Angeles, CA. We are excited to see how God will use him to connect with the diverse community in Los Angeles.
As we celebrate the placement of these three candidates, we are grateful for the dedication and commitment of each of these candidates, and we are excited to see the positive impact they will have in their respective communities. May God bless them abundantly as they embark on this new journey of ministry.
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