New Seminary Graduates Serving in the District

The Missouri District is blessed to have eleven Seminary graduates called to serve!
This page features these new workers for Christ. Please keep them, their families, and their new congregations in your prayers.

Rev. Greg Barto

Zion, Hillsboro

Rev. Greg Barto was born and raised around Orlando, Florida. He and his wife, SarahBeth, have a one year old son, Harrison. Rev. Barto is a second career pastor, having worked in construction management for Walt Disney World. He enjoys camping, hiking, and reading. His favorite book is The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien, which he tries to read every few years. In his free time he also enjoys collecting and painting miniature wargaming figures.

Rev. Robert Brown

Peace, St. Louis

Rev. Robert Brown hails from Troy, Illinois. Rev. Brown and his wife, Judy, currently live in Collinsville, Illinois. Rev. Brown enjoys traveling, including to his favorite vacation destination Charleston, South Carolina. He also loves baseball and has served as an umpire for over a decade.

Rev. Paul Dickerson

Christ Memorial, St. Louis

Rev. Paul Dickerson is originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan. He and his wife, Pamela, have been married for 15 years. They have two children Jack and Sarah aged 11 and 6 respectively. Rev. Dickerson once spent a year in college serving as the PA announcer for the University of Michigan baseball team.

Rev. Maxx Fisher

St. Paul, New Melle

Rev. Maxx Fisher is from Seymour, Indiana where he attended Redeemer Lutheran Church. Rev. Fisher enjoys playing sports and played tennis and basketball as a Preacher while attending Concordia Seminary St. Louis. Rev. Fisher is also recently engaged. He and his fiancee, Janie, are to be married this fall.

Rev. Mark Kranz

Mount Calvary, Excelsior Springs

Rev. Mark Kranz and his wife, Bethany, are blessed with two children Emma (4) and Roland (2). Rev. Kranz enjoys many hobbies including darts, board games, watching baseball, reading, handtool woodworking, and dancing with his wife.

Rev. Dr. James Marriott

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

Before serving as Director of Musical Arts for Concordia Seminary- St. Louis, Dr. James Marriott lived in Mobile, Alabama. He and his wife, Kristi, have been married for 17 years and have been blessed with two children, Joel (12) and Kirstin (9). Dr. Marriott is an avid ice cream fan, which he counteracts in part by his other hobby, running (he clocks about 30 miles per week!)

Rev. Joseph McCalley

Trinity, Columbia

Rev. Joseph McCalley is serving at Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbia. He is a world traveler, having been to Asia (most recently Beijing, China.) He also enjoys playing badminton and studying geology of the American West.

Rev. Nicholas Schram

Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, St. Louis

Rev. Nicholas Schram is originally from Saginaw, Michigan. He met his wife, Ariana, when they were students at Valley Lutheran High School. They both graduated from Concordia University- Wisconson and love spending time outdoors. They love to camp, fish, play tennis, and spend time with their two dogs.

Rev. Eric Stacy

Grace Lutheran Chapel, Bellefontaine Neighbors

Rev. Eric Stacy hails from Des Moines, Iowa. He has traveled to Japan and Europe as an Iowa Ambassador of music. He plays piano, trombone, and the organ. His hobbies include playing Poke’mon, watching the NY Yankees, and movie watching. He also enjoys studying the works of Flannery O’Connor and how they provide insight into a Christian’s everyday life.
(Rev. Stacy is pictured on the right.)

Rev. Tanner Wade

St. Paul, Des Peres

Rev. Tanner Wade is from Orange, California. Rev. Wade is married to Whitney and loves all sports, especially baseball, football, and golf. Rev. Wade’s favorite vacation destination is Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Rev. Craig Wehmeyer

Immanuel, Washington

Rev. Wehmeyer is Missouri born and bred. From Grace Lutheran Church in Holts Summit, he attended Lutheran schools before acquiring his Agricultural Science degree from Truman State University. He and his wife, Emilie, have one daughter and are expecting baby number two in September. Rev. Wehmeyer also enjoys spending time in the great outdoors and playing guitar.