On Friday, August 28 at 11 am, Jeff Campbell was placed as an SMP Vicar of Good Shepherd during the opening chapel service at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. We were blessed to be able to share this moment together with Jeff and look forward to this partnership in the gospel. Jeff will be installed as our vicar during our September 13 worship service.
A vicarage is similar to an internship. The Specific Ministry Pastor (SMP) program is a distance learning program that is combined with real-life experience that leads to ordination as a pastor in The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. Jeff will serve as a vicar for the next two years and will be ordained as a pastor after those two years while he completes the four-year program.
God’s blessings Jeff on your journey!