Call Report – August 1, 2022

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

7/26/2022 – 8/1/2022

The call report details when pastors, teachers, and staff ministers change positions within WELS. The Conference of Presidents oversees and coordinates the calling process.


NO DECISION REPORTED

Pastors Current call New call Date issued
Rev Benjamin Wessel Woodlawn LC
West Allis WI
Our Savior’s LC
Wausau WI
Pastor
6/19/2022
Rev Donald Windsperger Jr Zion LC
Colome SD
St Paul’s LC
Broken Bow NE
Pastor
6/29/2022
Rev Michael Sheppard Mt Zion LC
Ripon WI
Our Savior LC
Perry MI
Pastor
6/30/2022
Rev Lucas Proeber St Paul LC
Wisconsin Rapids WI
Trinity LC
Neenah WI
Associate Pastor
7/3/2022
Rev Benjamin Zamzow St Mark LC
Bemidji MN
Salem LC
Woodbury MN
Pastor
7/3/2022
Rev Paul Wilde Salem LC
Owosso MI
Grace LC
Neenah WI
Pastor
7/5/2022
Rev Noah Willitz Living Savior LC
Missoula MT
Deer Valley LC
Phoenix AZ
Pastor
7/5/2022
Rev Steven Gabb Hope LC
Los Angeles CA
Hope LC
Chino Valley AZ
Prescott AZ
Pastor
7/5/2022
Rev Silas Schmitzer St Matthew LC
Stoddard WI
Pilgrim LC
Menomonee Falls WI
Associate Pastor
7/6/2022
Rev Andrew Schultz St John (Barre Mills) LC
La Crosse WI
Green Valley LC
Henderson NV
Pastor
7/6/2022
Rev Paul Bowe Gethsemane LC
Oklahoma City OK
Immanuel LC
Manitowoc WI
Associate Pastor
7/7/2022
Rev Joel Sauer St Peter’s LC
Sturgeon Bay WI
Our Savior LC
Grafton WI
Pastor
7/7/2022
Rev Frederick Schleg Beautiful Savior LC
Everett WA
Palos LC
Palos Heights IL
Pastor
7/10/2022
Rev Philip Schupmann Resurrection LC
Aurora IL
St Peter LC
Juneau WI
Pastor; Part-Time Call
7/10/2022
Rev Kenley Mann The Lutheran Home
Belle Plaine MN
St Peter LC
Elmwood WI
St Matthew LC
Spring Valley WI
Pastor
7/12/2022
Rev Eric Schroeder St John LC
Wauwatosa WI
New Mission Start
Windsor CO
Pastor
7/13/2022
Rev M John Derme Shepherd of the Mountains LC
Reno NV
Faith LC
Antioch IL
Associate Pastor
7/14/2022
Rev Mark Kahrs Calvary LC
Glenwood MN
Ascension LC
Antigo WI
Pastor
7/14/2022
Rev Joshua Janke Risen Savior LC
Mc Farland WI
St Luke LC
Little Chute WI
Pastor
7/17/2022
Rev Jonathan Kehl Crown of Life LC
New Orleans LA
Trinity LC
Waukesha WI
Associate Pastor
7/17/2022
Rev Tyler Shinnick Martin Luther LC
Neenah WI
St John’s LC
Juneau WI
Associate Pastor
7/17/2022
Rev Timothy Glende St Peter LC – North Campus
Appleton WI
Ascension LC
Jacksonville NC
Pastor
7/17/2022
Rev William Dunn St Peter LC
Milwaukee WI
Pan de Vida LC
Garden Grove CA
Missionary
7/17/2022
Rev Jeffrey Grundmeier Immanuel LC
Sault Sainte Marie MI
Peace LC
King of Prussia PA
Pastor
7/17/2022
Rev Jason Zuehlke Shepherd of the Lakes LC
Fairmont MN
St Luke LC
New Lisbon WI
Pastor
7/17/2022
Rev Joel Vogel St Mark LC
Lincoln NE
Redeemer LC
Mandan ND
Pastor
7/17/2022
Rev Steven Lange Hope LC
Louisville KY
St Peter LC
Modesto CA
Pastor
7/17/2022
Rev Nicholas Mount Grace LC
Geneva NE
St Matthew LC
Danube MN
St Matthew (Flora) &
St John LC
Renville MN
7/18/2022
Rev Dale Hella St Peter LC
Juneau WI
St Mark’s LC
Watertown WI
Associate Pastor; Assistant Spanish Pastor – Quarter-Time Call – St. Mark Watertown WI
7/18/2022
Rev Jason Strong Light of the World LC
Fairbanks AK
St John LC
Wauwatosa WI
Associate Pastor
7/19/2022
Rev Nicholas Guillaume Grace LC
Casa Grande AZ
New Life LC
Rockford IL
Pastor
7/19/2022
Rev James Werner Reformation LC
San Diego CA
St Paul’s LC
North Mankato MN
Associate Pastor
7/19/2022
Rev Caleb Bassett Redeemer LC
Fallbrook CA
Shepherd of the Hills LC
Inver Grove Heights MN
Pastor
7/21/2022
Pastor Matthew Nowak Trinity LC
Jenera OH
Our Savior LC
Kasson MN
Pastor
7/24/2022
Rev Benjy Pederson Cross of Christ LC
Coon Rapids MN
Good Shepherd LC
West Bend WI
Associate Pastor
7/24/2022
Rev Aaron Kristopeit St Peter LC
Weyauwega WI
Abiding Love LC
Cape Coral FL
Pastor
7/24/2022
Rev Bruce Schwark Rockwood LC
Manitowoc WI
Trinity LC
Omak WA
Pastor; Retirement Call
7/24/2022
Rev Stephen Lehmann Mt Olive LC
Iron Mountain MI
Water of Life LC – Caledonia Campus
Racine WI
Associate Pastor
7/25/2022
Rev Stephen Kruschel St John LC
Two Rivers WI
St John LC
Wetaskiwin AB Canada
Mighty Fortress LC
Red Deer AB Canada
Pastor
7/25/2022
Rev Timothy Denney Shepherd of the Hills LC
Duluth MN
Immanuel LC
Neenah WI
Pastor
7/26/2022
Rev Clint Rogas Jr Abiding Faith LC
Pinehurst TX
Grace LC
Spring Hill FL
Pastor
7/26/2022
Rev Joel Pankow Trinity LC
Bay City MI
St John LC
Fairfax MN
Pastor
7/26/2022
Rev Daniel Walters Good Shepherd LC
Burnsville MN
Salem LC
Owosso MI
Associate Pastor
7/26/2022
Rev David Horton Beautiful Savior LC
Petoskey MI
Living Hope LC
Peoria IL
Pastor
7/27/2022
Rev Thomas Barthel Rock of Ages LC
Payson AZ
Peace LC
Livonia MI
Pastor
7/28/2022
Rev Thomas Lee Wilsmann Retired Zion LC
Ogema WI
St John LC
Rib Lake WI
Pastor; Retirement Call
7/28/2022
Rev Tyler Peil Prince of Peace LC
Salt Lake City UT
Timothy LC
Saint Louis Park MN
Pastor
7/28/2022
Rev Jeffrey Schmidt Emanuel LC
Flint MI
Our Redeemer’s LC
Martin SD
Rock of Ages LC
Gordon NE
Pastor
7/28/2022
Rev Joel Seifert Beautiful Savior LC
Marietta GA
Riverview LC
Appleton WI
Associate Pastor
7/28/2022
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mrs Elizabeth Kuschel   First LS
Elkhorn WI
Teacher; Grades 5-8 Departmentalized, Less-Than-Half Time, One-Year Call
7/10/2022
Miss Jamie Buss St John LS
Wrightstown WI
St John LS
Wrightstown WI
ECM Director
7/18/2022
Mr Aaron Zingsheim   Peace LS
Hartford WI
Teacher; Upper Grades Math, Science, Athletic Director, Provisional Call
7/27/2022
Mrs Jessica Killinger Bethel LS
Bay City MI
Bethel LS
Bay City MI
Teacher; Kindergarten
7/28/2022
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date issued
Mr Kevin Walker Bethlehem LS-North
Germantown WI
St John LS
Libertyville IL
Principal & Staff Minister of Outreach
7/17/2022
Mr Andrew Carter Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
Divine Savior LC-Delray Beach FL
Delray Beach FL
Congregation Staff Minister
7/21/2022
Mr Kyle Heise Grace LC
Falls Church VA
Bloomington LC
Bloomington MN
Congregation Staff Minister; Youth & Family Minister
7/21/2022
Mr Scott Wagner Christian Giving Counselor
Dakota-Montana District
Mt Olive LC & LS
Overland Park KS
Congregation Staff Minister; Religion, Grades 5-12
7/24/2022


CALLS ACCEPTED

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Jacob Behnken Good Shepherd LC
Midland MI
Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Professor; Music & dean of chapel
7/28/2022
Rev Peter Walther Our Savior’s LC
East Brunswick NJ
St John LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
7/28/2022
Rev Cale Mead Christ LC
Juneau AK
New Mission Start
Canton GA
Pastor
7/29/2022
Rev Nathan Wordell Mount Olive LC
Appleton WI
Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee WI
Professor
7/31/2022
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mrs Anna Lange Mt Calvary LS
Waukesha WI
Mt Calvary LS
Waukesha WI
Teacher; Grade 2, Half-Time, Provisional Call
7/1/2022
Mrs Joy Young   Key to Life Christian Childcare & Community Center
Weston WI
ECM Director
7/25/2022
Mrs Kirstie Klug St Paul’s LS
New Ulm MN
St Paul’s LS
New Ulm MN
Teacher; Grades 1-2, One-Year Call
7/25/2022
Mrs Rebecca Buth King of Kings LS
Garden Grove CA
King of Kings LS
Garden Grove CA
ECM Teacher; Half-Time Call
7/25/2022
Mrs Dawn Goetz King of Kings LS
Garden Grove CA
King of Kings LS
Garden Grove CA
ECM Director & Teacher, Half-Time, Provisional Call
7/25/2022
Mrs Amy Wetzel St Paul LS
Stevensville MI
St Paul LS
Stevensville MI
Teacher; Grades 3-4, One-Year Call
7/28/2022
Mrs Charissa Breitkreutz St Paul LS
Fort Atkinson WI
St Paul LS
Fort Atkinson WI
ECM Teacher; 4K, One-Year, Half-Time Call
7/30/2022
Mr Christian Ristow Zion LS K-8th Grade
Hartland WI
Zion LS K-8th Grade
Hartland WI
Teacher; Grades 2-4, Dept. Half-Time, One-Year Call
7/31/2022
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date accepted
Mr Joshua Kramer Faith LC
Antioch IL
Faith LC
Antioch IL
Congregation Staff Minister; Director of Church Music & Parish Instruction
7/30/2022


CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Eric Hansen Crown of Life LC
Corona CA
Crown of Life LC
Warren MI
Pastor
7/26/2022
Rev Mark Schutz Hope LC
Spearfish SD
Morning Star LC
Jackson WI
Associate Pastor
7/28/2022
Rev Craig Engel Immanuel LC
Willmar MN
St Peter LC
Saint Peter MN
Associate Pastor
7/29/2022
Rev David Rosenau St Mark LC
Leesburg FL
Michigan Lutheran High School
Saint Joseph MI
President
7/30/2022
Rev Luke Italiano Amazing Grace LC
Florence KY
St John LC &
Trinity LC
Janesville MN
Pastor
7/30/2022
Rev Caleb Schultz Cross of Life LC
Mississauga ON Canada
Peace LC
Hartford WI
Associate Pastor
7/30/2022
Rev Julius Buelow St Paul LC
Saginaw MI
Good Shepherd LC
Pipestone MN
St John LC
Lake Benton MN
Pastor
7/30/2022
Rev Martin Valleskey Costa Maya Ministries Rocky Mountain Lutheran High School
Commerce City CO
Pastor
7/31/2022
Rev Benjamin Kempfert Immanuel LC
Waupaca WI
St John LC
Riga MI
Pastor
7/31/2022
Rev Nathan Wordell Mount Olive LC
Appleton WI
St Andrew LC
Middleton WI
Associate Pastor for Service & Outreach
7/31/2022
Rev Timothy Leistekow Peridot LC
Peridot AZ
St Paul LC
Oconto Falls WI
Pastor
7/31/2022
Rev Steven Saatkamp Emmanuel LC
Hudson WI
Ascension LC
Escondido CA
Pastor
7/31/2022
Rev Nathan Seiltz Multi-Language Productions Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary
Mequon WI
Pastor PSI Director
8/1/2022


RESIGNED

Pastors Current call Date resigned
Rev Andrew Glende Lighthouse Youth Center
Milwaukee WI
8/19/2022
Teachers Current call Date resigned
Miss Sarah Siegler Shoreland Lutheran High School
Kenosha WI
6/30/2022
Mrs Hannah Kuhn Kingdom Prep Lutheran High School
Wauwatosa WI
6/30/2022
Mrs Melissa Heuer Risen Savior LS – Main Campus LES
Milwaukee WI
6/30/2022
Mrs Laura Ziche Immanuel LS
Hadar NE
6/30/2022
Mrs Rachel Zietlow St Marcus LS – Harambee Campus – K4 – Gr 2
Milwaukee WI
6/30/2022
Mrs Jenelle Rollinger St Marcus LS – Main Campus K4 – Gr 8
Milwaukee WI
6/30/2022
Mrs Amber Johnson Crown of Life LS
West Saint Paul MN
6/30/2022
Mrs Hannah Burke Kingdom Prep Lutheran High School
Wauwatosa WI
6/30/2022
Mrs Stephnie Marquez Arizona Lutheran Academy
Phoenix AZ
6/30/2022
Ms Heidi Remmele St John LS
Redwood Falls MN
6/30/2022
Mrs Cassie Bardwell Risen Savior LS – East Campus – LES
Milwaukee WI
6/30/2022
Mrs Stephanie Lamas St John LS
Milwaukee WI
7/31/2022
Mrs Megan Bartsch Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
12/31/2022


CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

Teachers Home church Death date
Mrs Margaret Madson Peace LC
North Mankato MN
7/28/2022
Prof James Unke   7/30/2022


RETIREMENT

Teachers Current call Date retired
Mrs Margaret Wendland Risen Savior LS – Main Campus LES
Milwaukee WI
6/30/2022
Dr John Freese Zion LS K-8th Grade
Hartland WI
6/30/2023
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