Congregational Vacancies

Congregations and Synodically Authorized Worshiping Communities in the Call Process

Updated September 1, 2020

VACANT PARISHINTERIM LEADERSHIPCODE
CENTRAL (Marilyn Hanson)  
(No Vacancies)
NORTHWEST (Denver Bitner)  
Trinity/Milledgeville & First/Jordan**Carol SoderholmC
Trinity, Durand**Sharon BekselB
St. John’s, Pearl City*TBDA
Scenic Hills Parish (Trinity, Derinda; St. Paul’s, Hanover & St. John’s, Massbach)*TBDA
Lord of Love, Galena**TBDA
WEST (Mike Clark)  
Cambridge Lutheran, Cambridge*Randy MullinB
Peace, Pt. Byron**Richard PokoraA
Messiah, Pt. Byron*Stacie FidlarA
Salem, Moline*Mike LawyerA
SOUTH (Marilyn Hanson)  
St. John’s, rural Princeton**Pulpit SupplyB
Immanuel, Earlville*Denise RodeA
Bethany, Leland*Trudy FooteA
SOUTHWEST (Mike Clark)  
Bethel/Stronghurst & Reformed Church/Raritan*David VidlerB
Messiah, Galva*Randy SwansonB
Bethany, Woodhull**Vince MarollaA
Trinity, Galesburg*Carrie CarnesA
First, Sherrard**Richard PokoraA
EAST (Gary Erickson)  
Joyful Spirit, Bolingbrook**Chris BeamsleyA
NORTH (Denver Bitner)  
Bethlehem, Rockford**Wendy PoppB
St. Mark, Rockford (associate)*Robert FranekA
NORTHEAST (Gary Erickson)  
Light of Christ, Algonquin (associate)*N/AC
St. John’s, Creston**Pulpit SupplyA

*Full-time call
**Part-time call

Codes

A=Self-Study
B=Awaiting names from synod
C=Interviewing Candidates
D=Recommending a candidate to the congregation
E = Called by congregation
F= Accepted call