Vicar Klade serves St. John’s part-time as assistant pastor.  His duties include serving in worship which includes preaching, young adult Bible class, Senior high youth, adult confirmation classes, and assists the pastor in other areas of ministry.   He is in the Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Specific Ministry Pastor Program.  It is four years of Seminary study with ordination after the second year.  SMP provides quality pastoral formation in response to the mission needs of the church.  SMP pastors fill a need where a full-time pastor is unable to serve.  They may continue towards a Master of Divinity degree after the four years.  When Vicar Klade is not doing ministry at St. John’s, you can find him in his full-time work of farming and ranching.  He is married to his beautiful wife Kathy of 30+ years, and has three wonderful children – Hannah, John (and his wife, Kristen), and Tom.