This article is written by Deaconess Ashley Prothro, serving the Lord through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) in Cambridge, England. Deaconess Ashley serves as a GEO missionary at Westfield House of Theological Studies and Resurrection Lutheran Church, Cambridge, England. Westfield House and Resurrection Lutheran are part of LCMS partner church body The Evangelical Lutheran Church of England (ELCE).
Left to Right: Micah Glenn, Jacob Hercamp and Dan Shaefer? prior to the service beginning.
On Tuesday, April 29, while both LCMS seminaries in the US were gearing up to celebrate the placement of their second-year students as vicars, and the first calls of their fourth-year students as pastors, Westfield House of Theological Studies in Cambridge, England, was doing the same.
The Divine Service with announcement of Vicarage Placements was celebrated at Westfield House’s Chapel of St. Titus at 4:00 pm on April 29th. The three Westfield House study abroad seminarians received their vicarage placements: Micah Glenn to Ascension Lutheran Church in Huntsville, Alabama, Southern District; Jacob Hercamp to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Imperial, Nebraska, Nebraska District; and Dan Sheafer to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Pensacola, Florida, Southern District.
Westfield House has the distinction of being one the few seminaries where both Concordia Seminary in St. Louis (CSL) and Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne (CTS) send students to study abroad for a year during their pastoral or diaconal formation. This year’s students Daniel Shaefer and Jacob Hercamp are spending their second year of seminary training from CTS at Westfield House. Micah Glenn, a CSL student, is at Westfield House on an “enrichment year,” a voluntary additional year of pre-vicarage seminary training.
Westfield House is pleased to have had the opportunity throughout the academic year to spend time with these men, to enjoy their contribution to our community, and to participate in their formation as future Lutheran pastors. We pray for their continued learning and formation as they return to the United States for the start of their vicarages and wish them all the best as they continue to pursue their pastoral training.
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