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, the Governing Board of Martin Luther College (MLC), New Ulm, Minn., invites WELS pastors, male professors and teachers, and voting members of WELS congregations to nominate a qualified . . .

● pastor, male teacher, male staff minister, or layman willing to seek ministry certification for the position of vice president for mission advancement. Nominees must have significant training and experience in philanthropy and a clear Christ-centered approach to assisting God’s people to grow in the grace of giving. Nominees need to have strong people skills that enable them to build lasting relationships with individuals and groups around the synod who support MLC’s ministry with their gifts and prayers. Nominees also need strong leadership skills to guide the work of the campus mission advancement team as well as to be a campus leader in general, serving as a member of the MLC Administrative Council. This call is being extended in order to fill a vacancy that was created when Rev. Michael Otterstatter took a call into the parish ministry

All nominations must be received by Oct. 18, 2021.

The list of candidates will be published below.



The following people have been nominated for the following positions at Michigan Lutheran Seminary, Saginaw, Mich.

Mr. Ryan Finkbeiner, Milwaukee, Wis.

Mr. John Melso, Port Edwards, Wis.

Mr. Matthew Prost, Doral, Fla.

Mr. Steven Rosenbaum, Wildomar, Calif.

Miss Martha Balge, Saginaw, Mich.

Rev. Nathaniel Biebert, Austin, Texas

Rev. Adam Bode, Cleveland, Wis.

Rev. David Boettcher, Red Deer, AB, Canada

Rev. Julius Buelow, Saginaw, Mich.

Rev. Geoffrey Cortright, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Rev. Jeremy Laitinen, Racine, Wis.

Rev. Richard Miller, Hart, Mich.

Rev. Joel Naumann, Eau Claire, Wis.

Rev. Joel Pankow, Bay City, Mich.

Rev. Benjamin Radtke, Watertown, S.D.

Mr. Wesley Schmandt, West Bend, Wis.

Rev. Thomas Schultz, Palatine, Ill.

Mrs. Michelle Springer, Salem, Ore.

Rev. Daniel Westendorf, Warren, Mich.

Mr. Kaleb Buch, Oakfield, Wis.

Mr. Andrew Danner, Plymouth, Neb.

Mr. Jeffrey Falck, Crete, Ill.

Mr. Ryan Finkbeiner, Milwaukee, Wis.

Mr. David Gartner, Maple Grove, Minn.

Mr. Adam Glodowski, Kiel, Wis.

Mr. Joshua Glowicki, Commerce City, Colo.

Mr. Matthew Herbst, Saint Joseph, Mich.

Prof. Nathan Kieselhorst, Watertown, Wis.

Mr. Dane Mattes, Tampa, Fla.

Mr. Neil Neumann, Adrian, Mich.

Mr. Matthew Oppermann, Fort Atkinson, Wis.

Mr. Anthony Perry, Owosso, Mich.

Mr. Zachary Peterson, Doral, Fla.

Mr. Ryan Rathje, South Saint Paul, Minn.

Mr. Kurt Rosenbaum, Laveen, Ariz.

Mr. Jeff Spiaser, Crete, Ill.

Mr. Benjamin Springer, Salem, Ore.

Mr. David Uhlhorn, Manitowoc, Wis.

Mr. Nolan Valus, Lake Orion, Mich.

Prof. Steven Vasold, Watertown, Wis.

Mr. Benjamin Washburn, Hartford, Wis.

Mr. David Wilson, Manitowoc, Wis.

Mr. Landon Zacharaysz, Appleton, Wis.


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