Call Report – August 13, 2018

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

8/7/2018 – 8/13/2018

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

Note: From now on, deaths reported on the call report will only be for called workers who are actively serving at the time of their death or for those who have retired from active ministry. This reflects the current Yearbook policy set by the Conference of Presidents.


NO DECISION REPORTED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date issued
Rev Kevin Stellick Hong Kong Mission Nebraska Evangelical Lutheran High School
Waco NE
Campus Pastor
7/1/2018
Rev Jonathan Micheel Prince of Peace LC
Salt Lake City UT
Heritage LC
Gilbert AZ
Pastor
7/8/2018
Rev Nathan Wagenknecht Multi-Language Publications
El Paso TX
Faith LC
Anchorage AK
Associate Pastor
7/15/2018
Rev Keegan Dowling Abiding Word LC
Orleans ON Canada
Apostles LC
San Jose CA
Associate Pastor
7/15/2018
Rev Abram Degner Christ the Lord LC
Houston TX
CrossWalk Lutheran Ministries
Laveen AZ
Pastor
7/15/2018
Rev Joshua Free Abiding Peace LC
Elgin IL
St Paul’s LC
Stevensville MI
Associate Pastor
7/17/2018
Rev Mark Schutz Hope LC
Spearfish SD
Mt Olive LC
Suamico WI
Associate Pastor
7/17/2018
Rev Nathaniel Walther Grace LC
Minot ND
Zion LC
Hartland WI
Associate Pastor
7/18/2018
Rev Nathaniel Walther Grace LC
Minot ND
St John LC
Dowagiac MI
Pastor
7/18/2018
Rev Matthew Martz Lamb of God LC
Phoenix AZ
St Mark LC
Duncanville TX
Pastor
7/22/2018
Rev John Borgwardt Living Word LC
Waukesha WI
St Mark LC
Eau Claire WI
Associate Pastor
7/23/2018
Rev Steven Tews St Peter’s LC
Balaton MN
St John LC &
Trinity LC
Carson ND
Pastor
7/23/2018
Rev Joel Russow Faith LC
Tallahassee FL
Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Pastor; Admission Counselor
7/29/2018
Rev Stephen Helwig Gethsemane LC
Omaha NE
Trinity LC
Kiel WI
Pastor
7/29/2018
Rev Dustin Bergene Christ the Redeemer LC
Barre VT
Peace LC
Kokomo IN
Pastor
7/29/2018
Rev Thomas Westra Beautiful Savior LC
Cincinnati OH
Bethlehem LC
Menomonee Falls WI
Associate Pastor
7/29/2018
Rev Joel Jenswold Bethlehem LC
Hortonville WI
Lord of Love LC
De Forest WI
Associate Pastor
7/29/2018
Rev Matthew Holtz Shepherd of the Hills LC
Greeley CO
St Paul LC
Appleton WI
Associate Pastor
7/29/2018
Rev Nathan Kassulke Grace LC
Tucson AZ
Faith LC
Tacoma WA
Pastor
7/29/2018
Rev Frank Rose Zion LC &
St John LC
Kingston WI
Amazing Grace LC
Panama City FL
Pastor
7/30/2018
Rev Mark Parsons Faith LC
Fond du Lac WI
New Mission
Brandon SD
Pastor
7/31/2018
Rev Neal Behm English LC
Viroqua WI
Holy Cross LC
Daggett MI
St Mark LC
Wallace MI
Pastor
8/1/2018
Rev Seth Georgson Immanuel LC
Springerville AZ
Immanuel LC
Taylor AZ
Martin Luther LC
Saint Louis MO
Pastor
8/2/2018
Rev Richard Warnecke Christ LC
Pewaukee WI
Christ LC
Merrill WI
Pastor
8/5/2018
Rev Joel Thomford Zion LC
Chesaning MI
Immanuel LC
Buffalo MN
Pastor
8/5/2018
Rev Joel Schwartz Peace LC
Trinity FL
Grace LC
Oshkosh WI
Associate Pastor
8/5/2018
Rev David Frey Living Word LC
Mission Viejo CA
Peace LC
Wautoma WI
Pastor
8/5/2018
Rev Thomas Engelbrecht Christ LC
Pewaukee WI
Zion LC
Greenleaf WI
Associate Pastor
8/5/2018
Rev Neil Birkholz Hong Kong Mission Grace LC
Vail AZ &
Benson AZ
Associate Pastor
8/5/2018
Rev George Swanson Shepherd LC
Albuquerque NM
Beautiful Savior LC
Bella Vista-Hiwasse AR
Pastor; Retirement Call
8/5/2018
Rev Jonathan Bourman Peace LC
Aiken SC
Pilgrim LC
Menomonee Falls WI
Pastor
8/6/2018
Rev Michael Lindemann St John LC
Lewiston MN
Paradise Valley LC
Phoenix AZ
Pastor
8/6/2018
Rev Gary Kluball King of Kings LC
Clifton Park NY
Conference of Presidents
Christian Giving Counselor
8/7/2018
Rev Frederick Voss Shepherd of the Hills LC
Anchorage AK
Trinity LC
El Paso TX
Pastor
8/7/2018
Rev Matthew Westra Living Promise LC
Morristown TN
Ascension LC
Harrisburg PA
Pastor
8/8/2018
Rev Jason Baldwin Hope LC
Saint Charles MI
Michigan Lutheran Seminary
Saginaw MI
Pastor
8/9/2018
Rev Michael Sullivan Immanuel LC
Kewaunee WI
Divine Word LC
Nepean ON Canada
Pastor
8/12/2018
Rev Caleb Bassett Redeemer LC
Fallbrook CA
Bethlehem LC
Manassas VA
Pastor
8/12/2018
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mrs Katie Olson First LS
La Crosse WI
Teacher; Grades 5-6, One-Year, Part-Time Call
8/5/2018
Mr Christian Birsching Siloah LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grades 5-6
8/12/2018
Ms Joy Pelke St John LS
Westland MI
ECM Director; Provisional Call
8/12/2018
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date issued
Mr Kevin Walker Cross of Life LC
Mississauga ON Canada
Bethlehem LC
Germantown WI
ECM Director
7/29/2018
Mr Peter Wolfgramm Riverview LC
Appleton WI
Pilgrim LC
Minneapolis MN
Development Director
7/29/2018
Ms Kristen Koepsell Cross of Christ LC
Boise ID
Christ the Lord LC
Cottage Grove MN
Staff Minister
7/29/2018


CALLS ACCEPTED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Jonathan Bergemann Trinity LC
Woodbridge VA
Good Shepherd LC
Downers Grove IL
Pastor
8/9/2018
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mrs Joanna Hafner Grace LS
Portland OR
Teacher; Grades 2-3, Provisional Call
8/7/2018
Mr Karl Mantzke St John’s LS
Sparta WI
Teacher; Departmentalized Classes, Part-Time Call
8/8/2018
Mrs Sarah Tonn St Paul LS
Muskego WI
Teacher; Grade 1, Half-Time, Provisional Call
8/9/2018
Mrs Sara Bauer Garden Homes LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 5, One-Year, Provisional Call
8/12/2018
Mrs Carrie Schumacher Garden Homes LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grades 5-6, Departmentalized, Part-Time Call
8/12/2018


CALLS DECLINED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Randall Siegel Apostles of Christ LC
Wauwatosa WI
Shepherd of the Hills LC
Fredericksburg TX
Pastor; Retirement Call
8/8/2018
Rev Michael Vogel St Paul LC
Calgary AB Canada
St John LC
Peshtigo WI
Pastor
8/8/2018
Rev Timothy Gauger Christ Our Savior LC
Rockford MI
St Peter LC
Weyauwega WI
Associate Pastor
8/9/2018
Rev Timothy Spiegelberg Carbon Valley LC
Firestone CO
Our Shepherd LC
Crown Point IN
Pastor
8/10/2018
Rev Jesse Stern Peace LC
Boulder CO
New Mission
Reno NV
Pastor
8/10/2018
Rev Harland Goetzinger III Redemption LC
Watertown NY
New Hope LC
West Melbourne FL
Pastor
8/10/2018
Rev Glenn Schwanke Peace LC
Houghton MI
Zion LC
Rhinelander WI
Associate Pastor
8/11/2018
Rev Nathan Buege Victory of the Lamb LC
Katy TX
Garden Homes LC
Milwaukee WI
Pastor
8/11/2018
Rev Aaron Bublitz Mt Lebanon LC
Milwaukee WI
New Mission
Joplin MO
Pastor
8/11/2018
Rev Matthew Ewart Bethlehem LC
Lakeville MN
Calvary LC
Sheboygan WI
Pastor
8/11/2018
Rev Paul Schupmann St John’s LC
Juneau WI
St Matthew’s LC
Niles IL
Pastor
8/11/2018
Rev Brian Diring Our Shepherd LC
Lancaster CA
Friendly Counselor
India
8/11/2018
Rev Paul Meitner St Paul’s First LC
North Hollywood CA
Good Shepherd LC
Sioux Falls SD
Associate Pastor
8/12/2018


RESIGNED

 

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mrs Michelle Hagewood Divine Grace LS
Lake Orion MI
6/30/2018
Mrs Jessica Killinger Immanuel LS
Gibbon MN
7/31/2018
Mrs Carrie Schumacher Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
7/31/2018
Ms Ashley McNair Garden Homes LS
Milwaukee WI
8/8/2018
Staff Ministers Current call Date resigned
Mr Daniel Krause St Mark LC
De Pere WI
8/30/2018


RETIREMENT

 

Teachers Current call Date retired
Miss Linda Martens St Paul LS
Muskego WI
6/30/2018
Mrs Karen Kehl Immanuel LS
Manitowoc WI
6/30/2019
Staff Ministers Current call Date retired
Mr Robert Garbe Centennial LC
Milwaukee WI
12/31/2018


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