Peter Kirby Joins Missouri District

Installation Service will be held on Jan. 26, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. at Campus Lutheran Church in Columbia.

The Missouri District is pleased to welcome Rev. Peter Kirby to the staff.  He will serve in a newly created position, Executive Director of Congregational Services.  In that role, Rev. Kirby will work with President Hagan and the twenty-eight circuit visitors in assisting congregations in the process of calling pastors.  Additionally, he will organize the implementation of the District’s strategic plan and coordinate the District’s support and services to congregations.  Most recently, Rev. Kirby has served as regional director for Europe and Central Asia for Lutheran Hour Ministries’ global outreach efforts since 2012.  Prior to joining LHM, he served as senior pastor at Zion Lutheran Church in Carlinville, Illinois and as a missionary and church planter in Jamaica.

President Hagan says, “Peter Kirby is a respected church leader who consistently demonstrates faithfulness to God’s Word and the Lutheran Confessions and a zeal for God’s mission to reach the lost.  He will bring experience as a missionary, pastor, circuit visitor and team leader to this new role with great care and strong commitment.”  Pastor Kirby will be installed at the upcoming Circuit Visitors training at Campus Lutheran Church on January 26.  Please join us in welcoming Rev. Peter Kirby to the Missouri District staff.

Missouri District Lutheran Church Extension Fund Vice-President Casey Carlson has accepted a new position with Concordia Plan Services starting with the new year.  Casey served the Missouri District for more than five years.  President Hagan said, “Casey was the consummate team player.  While we will miss him in the District office, we are looking forward to continuing to work with him in his new role with Concordia Plan Services.

A search process for a new LCEF Missouri District Vice-President has begun.  This role acts as consultant to District LCMS congregations by building relationships, identifying needs and proposing solutions (loans, investments and ministry services). To find out more, visit:

May God continue to bless the staff of the Missouri District in supporting congregations, schools and church workers in the kingdom work given to us by our faithful God!

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