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 comments.

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The following people have been nominated for the position of president of Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn.

President of Martin Luther College nominees

Rev. John Boggs, Royal Palm Beach, Fla.
Rev. John Bortulin, Mukwonago, Wis.
Mr. Eric Brown, Palm Coast, Fla.
Rev. Dr. Kenneth Fisher Jr., Milwaukee, Wis.
Rev. Mark Gabb, Hernando, Fla.
Rev. Dr. Richard Gurgel, Mequon, Wis.
Rev. Dr. Philip Huebner, Milwaukee, Wis.
Rev. Michael Jensen, Ixonia, Wis.
Dr. Daniel Johnson, Germantown, Wis.
Rev. Mark Kaesmeyer, Coon Rapids, Minn.
Rev. Prof. Thomas Kock, Mequon, Wis.
Rev. David Kolander, Brookfield, Wis.
Dr. John Kolander, Brookfield, Wis.
Rev. David Maertz, Watertown, S.D.
Rev. Paul Nitz, Lilongwe, Malawi
Rev. Prof. Michael Otterstatter, New Ulm, Minn.
Rev. Dr. Mark Paustian, New Ulm, Minn.
Rev. Paul Prange, Burlington, Wis.
Rev. Gary Pufahl, Big Bend, Wis.
Rev. Mark Reichert, Norfolk, Neb.
Rev. Duane Rodewald, Simpsonville, S.C.
Rev. Prof. David Scharf, New Ulm, Minn.
Rev. Jonathan Scharf, Covington , Ga.
Rev. Peter Schmidt, Germantown, Wis.
Rev. Paul Schupmann, Juneau, Wis.
Rev. Michael Seifert, Midlothian, Va.
Rev. Daniel Sims, Manitowoc, Wis.
Rev. Snowden Sims, Grove City, Ohio
Rev. Mark Tiefel, New London, Wis.
Rev. Benjamin Tomczak, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Rev. Charles Vannieuwenhoven, Lutz, Fla.
Rev. David Voss, Williamston, Mich.
Rev. Mark Voss, Oakland, Mich.
Rev. David Wenzel, Appleton, Wis.
Rev. Dr. Keith Wessel, New Ulm, Minn.
Dr. Jeffery Wiechman, New Ulm, Minn.

Comments in regard to any nominees must be submitted by Sept. 20, 2019.


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