On Wednesday, May 4th, second year seminarians at Concordia Seminary St. Louis received their vicarage assignments. Students sit on the right side of the chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus, eagerly awaiting the anouncement of their placement. There is definitely a good mix of joy and anxiety in the air. After two years of intense study, the destination of each man and his family rests in an envelope, soon to be opened. Kelly and I were very blessed to see one of our closest friends, Tim and Megan Barone, receive their placement to our very own Bethlehem Lutheran Church. This couple is very dear to us, and as they have been a blessing to us, they will also be a blessing to you as well. Below are a few words about Vicar Tim and his wife Megan:"Tim and Megan Barone are from Colorado Springs, Colorado and both have family in that area. They both attended Concordia University, Nebraska, graduating in 2008. Tim Graduated with a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Megan with a Bachelors degree in Theology and a Director of Christian Education certificate. After graduation, they spent a year in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. While there Megan completed a DCE internship at Zion Lutheran Church. Tim worked as a behavioral facilitator in a classroom for children with behavioral challenges. For the past two years they have lived in St. Louis, MO as Tim attends seminary. During these years Megan has worked both as a DCE at Immanuel St. Charles and as a team facilitator at a Christian catalog company called Christian Tools of Affirmation. Tim and Megan love enjoying God’s creation, reading novels, watching movies, cooking, and playing board games. They are especially excited to see the great things that God is doing at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Jacksonville Beach."
If you have a moment, be sure to check out the placement service video at http://callday.csl.edu/watch/vicarage/
The video takes a long time to load up, but once it does, you can jump ahead to 41:30, which has Vicar Tim's placement announced.
Please keep this couple in your prayers as you anticipate their arrival! You are very blessed by our Lord to have them next year!