Nomination Alerts

According to the WELS Constitution and Bylaws, ministerial education schools, boards and committees, and subsidiaries may ask WELS pastors, male professors and teachers, and voting members of WELS congregations to nominate qualified individuals for called positions and/or board positions. Current nomination alerts are listed below.


As authorized by the WELS Constitution and Bylaws, all WELS pastors, male professors and teachers, and voting members of WELS congregations can submit names and comments.

There are no current Nomination Alerts


Martin Luther College

The following people have been nominated for a position at Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn.

Comments in regards to any nominees must be submitted by April 30, 2018.

Professor of Theology

Rev. Caleb Bassett, Fallbrook, Calif.

Rev. David Bivens, Sugar Land, Texas

Rev. Bart Brauer, Phoenix, Ariz.

Rev. Daniel Cole, Maribel, Wis.

Rev. Mark Cordes, Hugo, Minn.

Rev. Leon Ehlert, Black Creek, Wis.

Rev. Nathan Ericson, Oshkosh, Wis.

Rev. Edward Frey, Nampa, Id.

Rev. Mark Gefaller, North Richland Hills, Texas

Rev. Jeremiah Gumm, Liverpool, N.Y.

Rev. Jason Hacker, Wales, Wis.

Prof. Brian Hennig, New Ulm, Minn.

Rev. Brian Keller, Adrian, Mich.

Rev. Geoffrey Kieta, Livonia, Mich.

Rev. Steven Lange, Louisville, Ky.

Rev. Daniel Leyrer, Milwaukee, Wis.

Rev. Jeffrey Limpert, Rochester, Minn.

Rev. Gregory Lyon, Menomonee Falls, Wis.

Prof. Andrew Naumann, Saginaw, Mich.

Rev. Jason Oakland, Neenah, Wis.

Rev. Michael Otterstatter, New Ulm, Minn.

Rev. Joel Pankow, Bay City, Mich.

Rev. Mark Panning, Lilongwe, Malawi

Rev. Charles Raasch, Jackson, Wis.

Rev. Benjamin Radtke, Watertown, S.D.

Rev. Jeffrey Samelson, Clarksville, Md.

Rev. Benjamin Schaefer, Manitowoc, Wis.

Prof. Jeffrey Schone, New Ulm, Minn.

Rev. Paul Steinberg, Milwaukee, Wis.

Prof. Ross Stelljes, New Ulm, Minn.

Rev. Luke Thompson, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Rev. Benjamin Tomczak, Sioux Falls, S.D.


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