Reverend Matthew Bless has been called to serve Concordia Lutheran Church of Vermillion with an Installation Service scheduled for 3 p.m. on September 5. Paul Albers, former Concordia pastor, is now leading a congregation in Omaha, Nebraska.
A native of St. Ansgar, Iowa, Pastor Bless is a 2014 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with a B.A. in Electronic Media and is a 2018 graduate of Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Indiania with a Masters in Divinity. Previously, he served as an Associate Pastor at St. John Lutheran Church in Merrill, Wisconsin.
He and his wife, Janelle, are looking forward to living in Vermillion and to serving the congregation. The community is invited to the Installation at Concordia Lutheran Church located at 7 S. University in Vermillion.