Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, is pleased to announce that six Center for Hispanic Studies (CHS) students received vicarage assignments and two CHS deaconess students received internship assignments in the LCMS. Great care is exercised in the vicarage placement process to ensure that the best possible match is realized between the seminarian and the ministry site. The assignments were given during the Seminary’s morning chapel service on March 18.
- Juan Aguilar, Cristo Cordero de Dios Lutheran Church, Grand Island, Neb., Nebraska District
- Edward Gil, LINC-Houston, Houston, Texas, Texas District
- Philip Ramos, The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Flint, Mich., Michigan District
- Yader Silva, First Lutheran Church, Yuba City, Calif., California-Nevada-Hawaii District
- Juan Antonio Zamora, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Irving, Texas, Texas District
- Martín Zárate, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Melrose Park, Ill., Northern Illinois District
Internship Assignments (Deaconesses)
- Noemí Guerra, LINC-Houston, Houston, Texas, Texas District
- Alma Zamora, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Irving, Texas, Texas District
CHS offers theological education and leadership in the Lutheran tradition from and for U.S. Hispanic/Latino communities. In the area of ministerial formation, the Center provides a linguistically and culturally contextual route to certification for ordination of qualified men in Hispanic contexts and a comparable alternate route for deaconess certification. Instruction is carried out in Spanish and considers the rich diversity of Hispanic cultural contexts in its theological and pastoral reflection. The Center delivers instruction through theological education by extension, part-time residential opportunities, and computer-based systems.