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.
As authorized by the WELS Constitution and Bylaws, the Governing Board of Luther Preparatory School, Watertown, Wis., invites WELS pastors, male professors and teachers, and voting members of WELS congregations to nominate a qualified . . .
- pastor or male teacher for the position of social studies professor. This candidate will also assist with administrative enrollment responsibilities. The candidate will have demonstrated a special ability to work with students from urban settings.
- teacher for the position of science (biology) professor. The main area of teaching responsibility will be 10th grade biology and most likely an anatomy and physiology elective. The teacher will be involved in mutually agreeable co-curricular activities.
All nomination must be received by Dec. 7, 2017.
or call the President’s Office, 414-256-3202.
The list of candidates will be published online.
As authorized by the WELS Constitution and Bylaws, the Governing Board of Michigan Lutheran Seminary (MLS), Saginaw, Mich., invites WELS pastors, male professors and teachers, and voting members of WELS congregations to nominate a qualified. . .
- pastor or male teacher for the position of president of Michigan Lutheran Seminary. Qualities needed include the ability to administer a synodical school in carrying out its purpose of training students to enter Martin Luther College; to serve as spiritual leader to faculty and student body; to teach as well as understand educational principles; and to do advancement work among the alumni and constituents of the synod in support of MLS.
Further duties as defined by the WELS Constitution and Bylaws (Section 6.44) include:
(a) The president of a ministerial school shall be the chief executive officer of the school. He shall provide operational supervision to its departments and ensure that the synod’s and the school’s assets are maintained and safeguarded.
(b) Department heads shall administer their departments. The president, however, shall have access to all records, meetings, and correspondence pertaining to each department. In case of disagreement the decision of the president shall be final, pending an appeal to the school’s governing board.
(c) The president shall work toward achieving the main purpose of the ministerial school in all its departments by providing Christian training and thorough scholarship to cultivate the spiritual, mental, and physical growth of the students.
(d) The president shall be the official representative of the ministerial school. He shall report regularly to the governing board and execute its decisions. The president shall be an advisory member of the governing board.
(e) The president shall call and conduct regular meetings of the faculty. At his discretion he may, or at the request of two or more faculty members he shall, call special meetings of the faculty.
(f) In collaboration with the faculty, the president shall determine the courses of study and shall assign them to the members of the faculty. In case of disagreement among the members of the faculty, the decision shall rest with the president. No changes in the basic curriculum shall be made without the approval of the governing board.
All nomination must be received by Nov. 26, 2017.
Or call the President’s Office, 414-256-3202.
The list of candidates will be published online.
The following people have been nominated for various positions at WELS ministerial education schools. Comments in regard to any nominees must be sent by the dates listed for each school.
WISCONSIN LUTHERAN SEMINARY
Comments for the following position must be submitted by Nov. 30.
Professor of New Testament and practical theology (homiletics)
Rev. John Backus, Clearwater, Fla.
Prof. Daniel Balge, New Ulm, Minn.
Rev. Jonathan Bauer, Mount Horeb, Wis.
Rev. Steven Bauer, Chaska, Minn.
Rev. Joshua Becker, Saginaw, Mich.
Rev. Jonathan Bergemann, Woodbridge, Va.
Consultant Gregory Bey, Indonesia, Asia
Rev. David Bivens, Sugar Land, Texas
Rev. Adam Bode, Appleton, Wis.
Rev. Daniel Bondow, Wauwatosa, Wis.
Rev. Timothy Bourman, Middle Village, N.Y.
Rev. Bart Brauer, Phoenix, Ariz.
Rev. Justin Cloute, Missoula, Mont.
Rev. Mark Cordes, Hugo, Minn.
Rev. Kurt Ebert, Thiensville, Wis.
Rev. Nathan Ericson, Oshkosh, Wis.
Rev. Christopher Ewings, Anchorage, Alaska
Prof. Joel Fredrich, New Ulm, Minn.
Rev. Harland Goetzinger III, Watertown, N.Y.
Rev. Samuel Hacker, Flint, Mich.
Rev. Joel Heckendorf, Greenville, Wis.
Rev. Nathan Kassulke, Tucson, Ariz.
Rev. Brian Keller, Adrian, Mich.
Rev. Geoffrey Kieta, Livonia, Mich.
Prof. Paul Koelpin, New Ulm, Minn.
Rev. Brian Kom, Rochester, Minn.
Rev. Robert Krueger, Findlay, Ohio
Rev. Steven Lange, Louisville, Ky.
Rev. Daniel Leyrer, Bayside, Wis.
Rev. Jeremy Mattek, Milwaukee, Wis.
Rev. Paul Meitner, North Hollywood, Calif.
Rev. Stephen Meyer, Rochester, Minn.
Rev. Jonathan Micheel, Salt Lake City, Utah
Rev. Aaron Mueller, Sheboygan, Wis.
Rev. Adam Mueller, Tucson, Ariz.
Rev. Paul Nitz, Lilongwe, Malawi, Africa
Rev. Peter Prange, Kenosha, Wis.
Rev. Nicolas Schmoller, Lafayette, Ind.
Rev. Eric Schroeder, Wauwatosa, Wis.
Rev. Joel Seifert, Bozeman, Mont.
Rev. Daniel Voigt, St. Paul, Minn.
Rev. Daniel Waldschmidt, Burlington, Wis.
Pres. Paul Wendland, Mequon, Wis.
Dr. Keith Wessel, New Ulm, Minn.
Rev. Timothy Westendorf, Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Rev. Thomas Westra, Fairfield, Ohio
Rev. Jon Zabell, Green Bay, Wis.
MARTIN LUTHER COLLEGE
Comments for the following positions must be submitted by Dec. 30.
Professor of art education
Mr. Darrell Berg, Saginaw, Mich.
Mr. Lucas Boehm, Inver Grove Heights, Minn.
Prof. Paul Burmeister, Waukesha, Wis.
Mrs. Bethel Dobberstein, Eagle, Wis.
Mr. Jason Jaspersen, New Ulm, Minn.
Mr. Jonathan Mayer, Seward, Neb.
Mrs. Jenise Nolte, Appleton, Wis.
Mr. Peter Schaewe, Green Bay, Wis.
Mrs. Janine Turriff, Arlington, Tenn.
Mr. Greg Walter, Dickinson, N.D.
Mrs. Bridget Weber, Germantown, Wis.
Professor of education and student teaching supervisor
Mr. Benjamin Bain, Onalaska, Wis.
Mr. Kyle Bender, Citrus Springs, Fla.
Prof. Alan Bitter, Milwaukee, Wis.
Mr. Paul Blakely, Surprise, Ariz.
Mr. Steven Bremer, Muskego, Wis.
Mr. Eric Brown, Watertown, S.D.
Mr. David Dodge, Milwaukee, Wis.
Mr. Jeffrey Falck, Westminster, Colo.
Mr. David Gartner, Redwood Falls, Minn.
Mr. Thomas Guenterberg, Appleton, Wis.
Mr. Aaron Hartwig, North Fond du Lac, Wis.
Prof. Nathan Kieselhorst, Watertown, Wis.
Mr. John Lange, Vassar, Mich.
Mr. Jeffrey Loberger, Palm Coast, Fla.
Mr. Daniel Markgraf, Cincinnati, Ohio
Mr. Matthew Moeller, West Bend, Wis.
Mr. Kevin Needham, Saginaw, Mich.
Mr. Matthew Nottling, Watertown, Wis.
Mr. Matthew Oppermann, Seminole, Fla.
Mr. Paul Patterson, Mount Pleasant, Wis.
Mr. Timothy Plath, Courtland, Minn.
Mr. Philip Punzel, Freedom, Wis.
Mr. Alan Uher, Waukesha, Wis.
Mr. Nolan Valus, Montrose, Minn.
Mr. Duane Vance, Morton Grove, Ill.
Mr. Joel Walker, San Jose, Calif.
Mr. Daryl Weber, Germantown, Wis.
Mr. James Wendland, Cottage Grove, Minn.
Mr. Bradley Wetzel, West Allis, Wis.
Mr. Jeffrey Wetzel, Muskego, Wis.
Mr. Daniel Whitney, Belle Plaine, Minn.
Mr. Landon Zacharyasz, Appleton, Wis.
Professor of special education
Mrs. Darnell Anthony, Milwaukee, Wis.
Ms. Ellen Balge, Grafton, Wis.
Miss Katie Donaldson, Watertown, Wis.
Mrs. Kimberly Gartner, Johnson Creek, Wis.
Mrs. Elizabeth Koester, Omaha, Neb.
Miss Nicole Lehman, Courtland, Minn.
Mrs. Alanna Lienig, New Ulm, Minn.
Dr. Mark Murphy, Jackson, Wis.
Mrs. Kristin Strong, San Diego, Calif.
Mrs. Jennifer Trimmer, Columbus, Ohio
Mr. Thomas Welch, Pembroke Pines, Fla.
Mrs. Suzanne Zimmerman, Mankato, Minn.
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