Call Report – August 3, 2020

 

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

7/28/2020 – 8/3/2020

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 Martin Valleskey Costa Maya Ministries Cross of Christ LC
Las Cruces NM
Pastor
6/30/2020
Rev Daniel Foelske Trinity LC
Mount Carroll IL
St Peter LC
Savanna IL
Christ the Redeemer LC
Barre VT
Pastor
7/5/2020
Rev Greg Pufahl Centennial LC
Milwaukee WI
Faith LC
Fond du Lac WI
Associate Pastor
7/7/2020
Rev Steven Bode Zion LC
Allenton WI
First LC
Lake Geneva WI
Pastor
7/12/2020
Rev Jonathan Arndt Reformation LC
Dousman WI
St John’s LC
Newburg WI
Associate Pastor
7/12/2020
Rev Jacob Scott Zion LC
Arlington WI
St John’s LC
Sparta WI
Associate Pastor
7/12/2020
Rev Joseph Fricke St Paul LC
Mauston WI
Immanuel LC
Johnson Creek WI
Pastor
7/13/2020
Rev Gregory Sitzman Emanuel Redeemer LC
Yale MI
Peace LC
Isabel SD
St Paul LC
McIntosh SD
Christ LC
Morristown SD
Christ LC
Bison SD
Pastor
7/13/2020
Rev Jordan Ertl Atonement LC
Milwaukee WI
Ascension LC
Moorhead MN
St Paul’s LC
Valley City ND
Pastor
7/14/2020
Rev Jonathan Schroeder Faith LC
Sharpsburg GA
Luther High School
Onalaska WI
Principal
7/15/2020
Rev Timothy Bode Abiding Savior LC
Elk River MN
Our Savior LC
Longmont CO
Pastor
7/18/2020
Rev Wayne Oblender St Mark’s LC
Sutton NE
First LC
Aurora NE
St Peter LC
Marshfield WI
Pastor
7/19/2020
Rev M John Derme Shepherd of the Mountains LC
Reno NV
First LC
Racine WI
Associate Pastor
7/19/2020
Rev Andrew Stuebs Living Word LC
Gray TN
Beautiful Savior LC
La Porte IN
Pastor
7/19/2020
Rev Jeffrey Enderle Christ the Rock LC
Farmington NM
St John’s LC
Saint Clair MN
Pastor
7/19/2020
Rev Benjamin Zak St John LC
Milwaukee WI
St Martin’s LC
Watertown SD
Associate Pastor
7/19/2020
Rev Jacob Haag Redeemer LC
Ann Arbor MI
St Paul LC
Bangor WI
Pastor
7/22/2020
Rev Brett Krause Zion LC
Denver CO
Northdale LC
Tampa FL
Pastor
7/23/2020
Rev David Rosenau St Mark LC
Leesburg FL
St Paul’s First LC
North Hollywood CA
Pastor
7/26/2020
Rev Joel Luetke St. John’s LC – Salem-Lowell Campus
Lowell WI
St John’s LC
Juneau WI
St. John’s LC – Salem-Lowell Campus
Lowell WI
St John’s LC – Horicon Campus
Horicon WI
Pastor; One-Quarter Time, Retirement Call-9 months
7/26/2020
Rev Joel Vogel St Mark LC
Lincoln NE
Immanuel LC
Woodville WI
Pastor
7/27/2020
Rev Mark Kom Crown of Life LC
West Saint Paul MN
Salem LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
7/27/2020
Rev Daniel Westendorf Crown of Life LC
Warren MI
Beautiful Savior LC
Summerville SC
Pastor
7/28/2020
Rev Geoffrey Cortright Saviour of the Nations LC
Vancouver BC Canada
St James LC
Portage MI
Pastor
7/28/2020
Rev Daniel Lindner St John’s LC
Minneapolis MN
WELS Campus Ministry Mission Counselor
Pastor
7/29/2020
Rev Garrett Alford Christ LC
Eden Prairie MN
Goodview Trinity LC
Goodview MN
Pastor
7/29/2020
Rev Joshua Janke Risen Savior LC
McFarland WI
Shepherd of Peace LC
Norfolk NE
Pastor
7/29/2020
Rev Andrew Schwartz Christ the King LC
Bremerton WA
Faith LC
Tyler TX
Pastor
7/30/2020
Rev Jason Thiel St John LC
Hastings MN
Peace LC
Boulder CO
Pastor
8/1/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mrs Patricia Kapler Beautiful Savior Lutheran Early Learning Center
Topeka KS
Curriculum & Spiritual Director
6/28/2020
Mr Scott Nerby St Paul LS
Tomah WI
St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Principal; Interim, One-Year Call
6/28/2020
Mrs Rachel Neumann St Paul LS
Tomah WI
St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Teacher; Administrative Leave, One-Year Call
6/28/2020
Mrs Elizabeth Boggs St John LS
Lannon WI
Teacher; Grades 3 & 4, Half-Time, One-Year Call
7/14/2020
Ms Emilee Tapani Green Valley LS
Henderson NV
Teacher; Kindergarten, Provisional Call
7/26/2020
Mrs Janelle Wolff Divine Savior Academy – Santa Rita Ranch
Liberty Hill TX
Teacher; Grade 1
7/29/2020


CALLS ACCEPTED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Kevin Westra Beautiful Savior LC
Grove City OH
Bethlehem LC
Hortonville WI
Associate Pastor
8/1/2020
Rev Matthew Zimpelmann Cross of Christ LC
Boise ID
Immanuel LC
Manitowoc WI
Pastor
8/1/2020
Rev Thomas Voss Holy Trinity LC
Des Moines WA
Martin Luther LC
Oshkosh WI
Associate Pastor
8/2/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mrs Barbara Stelter St John LS
Fox Lake WI
St John LS
Fox Lake WI
ECM Teacher; Part-Time, One-Year Call
7/25/2020
Mr Zachary Unke Beautiful Saviour LS
Carlsbad CA
Beautiful Saviour LS
Carlsbad CA
Teacher; Grade 2, One-Year Call
7/31/2020
Mrs Amy Vannieuwenhoven St Matthew’s LS
Oconomowoc WI
Teacher; Grade 5, One-Year Call
8/1/2020
Mrs Karla Haley St John LS
Waterloo WI
Teacher; Kindergarten & Departmentalized Instruction, Half-Time Call
8/2/2020


ASSIGNMENT

 

Teachers Assignment Date assigned
Miss Heidi Kostrzewa Salem LS
Stillwater MN
Teacher; Grade 2, One-Year Assignment
7/31/2020


CALLS DECLINED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Paul Schupmann St John’s LC
Juneau WI
St Luke LC
Vassar MI
Pastor
7/29/2020
Rev Ryan Kolander Palabra de Vida
Detroit MI
Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
7/29/2020
Rev Bryan Prell Petra LC
Sauk Rapids MN
Trinity LC
Marshfield WI
Pastor
7/30/2020
Rev Timothy Shrimpton Gloria Dei LC
Belmont CA
Christ the King LC
Tulsa OK
Pastor
8/1/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date declined
Ms Melanie VandeKamp St John’s LS
Fox Lake WI
ECM Teacher; Part-Time, Provisional Call
7/8/2020
Miss Allison Bovee Lamb of God LS
West Allis WI
Teacher; Grades 1 & 2, One-Year Call
8/3/2020


RETIREMENT

 

Pastors Current call Date retired
Rev Jonathan Kruschel St John LC
Redwood Falls MN
8/2/2020


LIMITED LENGTH CALL EXPIRED

 

Teachers Current call Date effective
Mr Karl Mantzke St John’s LS
Sparta WI
6/30/2020
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