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

8/16/2022 – 8/22/2022

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 Philip Schupmann Resurrection LC
Aurora IL
St Peter LC
Juneau WI
Pastor; Part-Time Call
7/10/2022
Rev Jason Zuehlke Shepherd of the Lakes LC
Fairmont MN
St Luke LC
New Lisbon WI
Pastor
7/17/2022
Rev Jason Strong Light of the World LC
Fairbanks AK
St John LC
Wauwatosa WI
Associate Pastor
7/19/2022
Rev Bruce Schwark Rockwood LC
Manitowoc WI
Trinity LC
Omak WA
Pastor; Retirement Call
7/24/2022
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 Joel Pankow Trinity LC
Bay City MI
St John LC
Fairfax MN
Pastor
7/26/2022
Rev David Horton Beautiful Savior LC
Petoskey MI
Living Hope LC
Peoria IL
Pastor
7/27/2022
Rev Jeffrey Schmidt Emanuel LC
Flint MI
Our Redeemer’s LC
Martin SD
Rock of Ages LC
Gordon NE
Pastor
7/28/2022
Rev Aaron Duve Holy Redeemer LC
Port Huron MI
St John LC
Fremont WI
Pastor
7/31/2022
Rev Timothy Blauert St John LC
Centuria WI
Redeemer LC
Saint Croix Falls WI
St Paul LC
North Freedom WI
Pastor
7/31/2022
Rev Brett Krause Zion LC
Denver CO
Good Shepherd LC
Holmen WI
Pastor
7/31/2022
Rev Jon Hadler St Matthew LC
Marathon WI
Immanuel LC
Lakeside AZ
Pastor
8/2/2022
Rev Brian Roloff Ascension LC
Plymouth MN
New Mission Start
Wichita KS
Pastor
8/3/2022
Rev Matthew Reis Trinity LC
Bangor MI
St John LC
Sturgeon Bay WI
Pastor
8/3/2022
Rev Nathan Buege Victory of the Lamb LC
Katy TX
St John LC
St John’s Saint John Antigua
Pastor
8/4/2022
Rev Johnold Strey Crown of Life LC
Hubertus WI
Our Redeemer LC
Madison WI
Associate Pastor
8/7/2022
Rev Frederic Berger St Paul’s LC
Plymouth NE
Immanuel LC
Greenville WI
Associate Pastor
8/7/2022
Rev Daniel Lange Light of Life LC
Covington WA
Trinity LC
Watertown WI
Associate Pastor
8/7/2022
Rev Andrew DeGier Trinity LC
Merrill WI
St John LC
Caledonia MN
Associate Pastor
8/7/2022
Rev Wolf Parsons Divine Savior LC
Shawano WI
St John’s LC
Dakota MN
Pastor
8/7/2022
Rev John Ehlers Cross of Glory LC
Peoria AZ
Trinity LC
Saline MI
Associate Pastor
8/7/2022
Rev Eric Roecker Commission on Evangelism Resurrection LC
Aurora IL
Associate Pastor
8/7/2022
Rev Andrew DeGier Trinity LC
Merrill WI
Crown of Life LC
Warren MI
Pastor
8/7/2022
Rev James Backus St Mark’s LC
Watertown WI
St Paul’s LC
Rapid City SD
Associate Pastor
8/7/2022
Rev Clinton Kreuziger Crown of Life LC
Marietta OH
St Andrew LC
Middleton WI
Associate Pastor; Service & Outreach
8/7/2022
Rev Joshua Odell Christ LC
Eagle River WI
Christ Our Rock LC
Rochester MN
Pastor
8/8/2022
Rev Andrew Schroer Redeemer LC
Edna TX
New Mission Start
Collinsville IL
Pastor
8/8/2022
Rev Jeremy Schulz Good Shepherd LC
The Woodlands TX
Mt Olive LC
Lincoln NE
Pastor
8/8/2022
Rev Nathan Fager St Paul LC
Monroe MI
Grace LC
Manitowoc WI
Pastor
8/9/2022
Rev Michael Schroeder Living Hope LC
Wildomar CA
Our Redeemer LC
Yorktown VA
Pastor
8/9/2022
Rev Joel Hoff Trinity LC
Neenah WI
Multi-Language Productions
TELL Missionary
8/9/2022
Rev Mark Voss Immanuel LC
Long Valley NJ
St John LC &
Trinity LC
Janesville MN
Pastor
8/10/2022
Rev Paul Micheel St Paul LC
Grant Park IL
St Paul’s LC
Fort Atkinson WI
Associate Pastor
8/11/2022
Rev Joshua Sternhagen Living Hope LC
Commerce City CO
Salem LC
Woodbury MN
Pastor
8/11/2022
Rev Mark Westra Prince of Peace LC
Fairport NY
Bethlehem LC
Menomonee Falls WI
Associate Pastor
8/14/2022
Rev Paul Hirsch St Paul’s LC
Norfolk NE
Faith LC
River Falls WI
Pastor
8/14/2022
Rev Benjamin Golisch St Paul LC
Slinger WI
Salem LC
Loretto MN
Associate Pastor
8/14/2022
Rev N. Mielke III Ascension LC
Sarasota FL
Grace LC
Eau Claire MI
Pastor
8/14/2022
Pastor John Raasch Sr Bethel LC
Menasha WI
Pan de Vida LC
Garden Grove CA
Pastor
8/14/2022
Rev Stephen Luchterhand Trinity LC
Minocqua WI
Redeemer LC
Tucson AZ
Associate Pastor
8/14/2022
Rev Joel Gawrisch New Life LC
Shoreview MN
St Peter LC
Modesto CA
Pastor
8/15/2022
Rev David Birsching St Paul LC
Tacoma WA
Faith LC
Harrison MI
St John LC
Clare MI
Pastor
8/15/2022
Rev Benjamin Phelps Grace LC
Kenai AK
Hope LC
Chino Valley AZ &
Prescott AZ
Pastor
8/15/2022
Rev Jason Liebenow St Paul LC
Tipler WI
St Mark’s LC
Iron River MI
St John’s LC
Florence WI
Peace LC
Hartford WI
Associate Pastor
8/16/2022
Rev Matthew Kiecker St John LC
Lomira WI
Faith LC
Elizabeth IL
Our Savior LC
Freeport IL
Pastor
8/16/2022
Rev Dale Reckzin St John LC
Oak Creek WI
Our Savior’s LC
Wausau WI
Pastor
8/16/2022
Rev Mathew Pfeifer Lincoln Heights LC
Des Moines IA
St John LC
Kendall WI
St Matthew LC
Ontario WI
Pastor
8/17/2022
Rev Dennis Klatt Holy Trinity LC
New Hope MN
Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary
Mequon WI
Professor PSI Director
8/17/2022
Rev Paul Cerny Immanuel LC
Campbellsport WI
St Matthew LC
Danube MN &
Renville MN
St John LC
Renville MN
Pastor
8/17/2022
Rev Gregory Lyon Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee WI
St John St James LC
Reedsville WI
Associate Pastor
8/18/2022
Rev Jonathan Scharf Abiding Grace LC
Covington GA
Our Savior LC
Perry MI
Pastor
8/18/2022
Rev Steven Saatkamp Emmanuel LC
Hudson WI
Green Valley LC
Henderson NV
Pastor
8/18/2022
Rev James Grabitske Trinity LC
Buffalo MN
St Paul LC
Montrose MN
Emanuel Redeemer LC
Yale MI
Pastor
8/20/2022
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Miss Jamie Buss St John LS
Wrightstown WI
St John LS
Wrightstown WI
ECM Director
7/18/2022
Mr David Noack Crown of Life LS
West Saint Paul MN
Teacher; Grade 7, Less-Than-Half Time, Retirement Call
7/31/2022
Mrs Kelley Gowling St Paul LS
Menomonie WI
Teacher; Grade 4, Athletic Director, Provisional Call
8/14/2022
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date issued
Mr Philip Boileau Mt Olive LC
Suamico WI
Congregation Staff Minister; Less-Than-Half Time Retirement Call
8/16/2022
Mr Randel Fink St Paul LC
Muskego WI
Michigan Lutheran High School
Saint Joseph MI
President
8/17/2022


CALLS ACCEPTED

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Frederick Schleg Beautiful Savior LC
Everett WA
Palos LC
Palos Heights IL
Pastor
8/19/2022
Rev Kenley Mann The Lutheran Home
Belle Plaine MN
St Peter LC
Elmwood WI
Pastor
8/21/2022
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mr Garrett Schoch St Croix Lutheran Academy
West Saint Paul MN
St Croix Lutheran Academy
West Saint Paul MN
Teacher; Instructor & Coach, One-Year Call
7/31/2022
Mrs Hannah Scharf Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Teacher; Admissions Counselor, One-Year Call
8/12/2022
Mrs Jessica Killinger Bethel LS
Bay City MI
Bethel LS
Bay City MI
Teacher; Kindergarten
8/14/2022


CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Pastor Keith Schleis Abiding Faith LC
Smyrna TN
Grace LC
Crivitz WI
Pastor
8/10/2022
Rev Thomas Lee Wilsmann Retired Zion LC
Ogema WI
St John LC
Rib Lake WI
Pastor; Retirement Call
8/15/2022
Rev James Werner Reformation LC
San Diego CA
St Paul’s LC
North Mankato MN
Associate Pastor
8/17/2022
Rev M John Derme Shepherd of the Mountains LC
Reno NV
Faith LC
Antioch IL
Associate Pastor
8/17/2022
Rev David Parsons Holy Cross LC
Tucson AZ
First German LC
Manitowoc WI
Associate Pastor
8/18/2022
Rev Caleb Bassett Redeemer LC
Fallbrook CA
Shepherd of the Hills LC
Inver Grove Heights MN
Pastor
8/18/2022
Rev Daniel Walters Good Shepherd LC
Burnsville MN
Salem LC
Owosso MI
Associate Pastor
8/19/2022
Rev Stephen Lehmann Mt Olive LC
Iron Mountain MI
Water of Life LC – Caledonia Campus
Racine WI
Associate Pastor
8/19/2022
Rev Luke Myslik Zion LC
Peshtigo WI
St John LC
Whitewater WI
Pastor
8/20/2022
Rev Tyler Peil Prince of Peace LC
Salt Lake City UT
Timothy LC
Saint Louis Park MN
Pastor
8/20/2022
Rev Joshua Janke Risen Savior LC
Mc Farland WI
St Luke LC
Little Chute WI
Pastor
8/20/2022
Rev David Backus Eternal Love LC
Appleton WI
Immanuel LC
Salem OR
Pastor
8/20/2022
Pastor Matthew Nowak Trinity LC
Jenera OH
Our Savior LC
Kasson MN
Pastor
8/20/2022
Rev Aaron Kristopeit St Peter LC
Weyauwega WI
Abiding Love LC
Cape Coral FL
Pastor
8/20/2022
Rev Jeremy Belter Shepherd of the Valley LC
Westminster CO
Redeemer LC
Tomahawk WI
Pastor
8/21/2022
Rev Nathanael Brenner Holy Scripture LC
Fort Wayne IN
Bethany LC
Fort Atkinson WI
Associate Pastor; Lead Campus Pastor
8/21/2022
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date declined
Mr Andrew Carter Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
Divine Savior LC-Delray Beach FL
Delray Beach FL
Congregation Staff Minister
8/18/2022


RESIGNED

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Miss Jessica Martinez St Philip LS
Milwaukee WI
7/31/2022
Mrs Donna Woldt Jesus Loves Me Learning Center
North Mankato MN
8/31/2022


CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

Pastors Home church Death date
Rev Harry Bartels Parkland LC
Tacoma WA
8/4/2022
Rev Paul Siegler Grace LC
Glendale AZ
8/19/2022


RETIREMENT

Teachers Current call Date retired
Mr Gregory Stam Redeemer LS
Tucson AZ
6/30/2023
Mrs Carol Stam Redeemer LS
Tucson AZ
6/30/2023


POSITION ELIMINATED

Teachers Current call Date effective
Mrs Sheila Burfield Precious is the Child Preschool
Rochester MN
8/28/2022
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