Call Report – August 20, 2018

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

8/14/2018 – 8/20/2018

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

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 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 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 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 Jeremy Husby Peace LC
Hartford WI
St Paul LC
Onalaska WI
Associate Pastor
8/12/2018
Rev Curt Grube Retired Emanuel LC
Forestville WI
Pastor; Retirement Call
8/12/2018
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
Rev Scott Schwertfeger Zion LC
Arlington WI
Grace LC
Tecumseh MI
Pastor
8/13/2018
Rev Aaron Boehm Shepherd of the Hills LC
La Mesa CA
Shoreland Lutheran High School
Somers WI
Pastor; Youth Ministry Director
8/13/2018
Rev Patrick Feldhus St John LC
Cornell WI
The Lutheran Home Hope Residence
Belle Plaine MN
Jesus Cares Ministry Chaplain
8/14/2018
Rev Aaron Schumann Faith LC
Pittsburg KS
Lamb of God LC
Lafayette IN
Pastor
8/15/2018
Mr Andrew Glende CRM Lighthouse Youth Center
Milwaukee WI
Pastor
8/15/2018
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
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
Ms Kristen Koepsell Cross of Christ LC
Boise ID
Christ the Lord LC
Cottage Grove MN
Staff Minister
7/29/2018
Mr Nathan Voss   St Paul LC
North Mankato MN
Staff Minister
8/16/2018


CALLS ACCEPTED

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Nathan Wagenknecht Multi-Language Publications
El Paso TX
Faith LC
Anchorage AK
Associate Pastor
8/17/2018
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mrs Karen Mattek   Immanuel LS
Greenville WI
Teacher; Kindergarten, Limited Duration, Half-Time Call
8/15/2018
Mrs Meredith Heyn Immanuel LS
Greenville WI
Immanuel LS
Greenville WI
Teacher; Kindergarten, One-Year Call
8/15/2018
Mrs Katherine Horn   St Paul LS
Muskego WI
Teacher; Extended Learning Coordinator, One-Year, Part-Time Call
8/17/2018


CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Jonathan Micheel Prince of Peace LC
Salt Lake City UT
Heritage LC
Gilbert AZ
Pastor
8/16/2018
Rev Steven Tews St Peter’s LC
Balaton MN
St John LC &
Trinity LC
Carson ND
Pastor
8/17/2018
Rev Joshua Free Abiding Peace LC
Elgin IL
St Paul’s LC
Stevensville MI
Associate Pastor
8/18/2018
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date declined
Mr Peter Wolfgramm Riverview LC
Appleton WI
Pilgrim LC
Minneapolis MN
Development Director
8/18/2018


RESIGNED

Pastors Current call Date resigned
Rev Dennis Reichow St John LC
Glencoe MN
9/10/2018
Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mrs Jaime Danner St Paul LS
Plymouth NE
6/30/2018
Mrs Naomi Johnson Prairie LS
Gibbon MN
8/17/2018


POSITION ELIMINATED

Teachers Current call Date effective
Mr James Brandt North Shore Christian Academy
Milwaukee WI
8/31/2018
Mrs Kimberly Gerlach North Shore Christian Academy
Milwaukee WI
8/31/2018


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