Call Report – August 30, 2021

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Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

8/24/2021 – 8/30/2021

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: The next call report will be issued on Tuesday, Sept. 7, due to the Labor Day holiday.


NO DECISION REPORTED

Pastors Current call New call Date issued
Rev Craig Wasser Immanuel LC
Salem OR
Conference of Presidents
Christian Giving Counselor Michigan and North Atlantic Districts
7/19/2021
Rev Norbert Mielke III Ascension LC
Sarasota FL
One Africa Team (OAT)
Missionary
7/22/2021
Rev Michael Seifert Living Hope LC
Midlothian VA
Amazing Grace LC
Dickinson ND
Pastor
7/29/2021
Rev Bryan Schwarz Our Savior’s LC
East Wenatchee WA
St Paul LC
Green Bay WI
Associate Pastor
8/1/2021
Rev Mark Schewe St Peter LC
Clovis CA
Peace LC
Janesville WI
Pastor
8/1/2021
Rev John Holtz One Africa Team (OAT) King of Kings LC
Willoughby OH
Pastor
8/2/2021
Rev Michael Kuschel St Matthew LC (Flora)
Renville MN
St Matthew LC
Danube MN
First LC
Aurora NE
Pastor
8/4/2021
Rev Ryan Wolfe Redeemer LC
Mandan ND
Immanuel LC
Manitowoc WI
Associate Pastor
8/5/2021
Rev Jeffery Drake Trinity LC
Hartford WI
Good Shepherd LC
Pipestone MN
St John LC
Lake Benton MN
Pastor
8/5/2021
Rev Harland Goetzinger St Paul LC
Ottawa ON Canada
Shepherd of the Plains LC
Lubbock TX
Pastor
8/5/2021
Rev David Naumann St Paul LC
Saginaw MI
Zion LC
Rhinelander WI
Associate Pastor
8/8/2021
Rev Chadwick Graham Grace LC
Oshkosh WI
Star of Bethlehem LC
New Berlin WI
Associate Pastor
8/8/2021
Rev Jesse Johnston Mt Calvary LC
Menasha WI
Our Savior LC
Grafton WI
Associate Pastor
8/8/2021
Rev Shaun Arndt Peace LC
Sun Prairie WI
Trinity LC
Kaukauna WI
Pastor
8/8/2021
Rev James Douglas Grace LC
Charlotte NC
Abiding Savior LC
Elk River MN
Pastor
8/8/2021
Rev Benjamin Kratz Our Savior LC
Birmingham AL
Christ LC
Marshall MN
Pastor
8/8/2021
Rev Timothy Ehlers Messiah LC
South Windsor CT
Calvary LC
Canyon Country CA
Pastor
8/8/2021
Rev Michael Sheppard Mt Zion LC
Ripon WI
Faith LC
Harrison MI
St John LC
Clare MI
Pastor
8/9/2021
Rev Benjamin Berger St Paul LC
Winneconne WI
St Paul LC
Muskego WI
Associate Pastor
8/9/2021
Rev Stephen Koelpin Crown of Life LC
Yucaipa CA
Immanuel LC
Greenville WI
Associate Pastor
8/11/2021
Rev Jason Baldwin Hope LC
Saint Charles MI
Trinity LC
Winner SD
Pastor
8/11/2021
Rev William Monday St Peter LC – North Campus
Appleton WI
Good Shepherd LC
West Bend WI
Associate Pastor
8/12/2021
Rev Timothy Wilkens Southridge LC
Kennewick WA
St Paul LC
Saint James MN
Pastor
8/15/2021
Rev Aaron Boehm Shepherd of the Hills LC
La Mesa CA
Salem LC
Woodbury MN
Pastor
8/15/2021
Rev Stephen Helwig Gethsemane LC
Omaha NE
Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
8/15/2021
Rev Jonathan Learman St Peter LC
Theresa WI
Christ LC
Eden Prairie MN
Pastor
8/15/2021
Rev Benjamin Foxen Cross of Glory LC
Peoria AZ
Grace LC
Oshkosh WI
Pastor
8/15/2021
Rev Adam Seelow Shepherd of the Lakes LC
Roscommon MI
Timothy LC
Saint Louis Park MN
Pastor
8/15/2021
Rev Stephen Daley St Paul LC
South Haven MI
St John LC
Hastings MN
Associate Pastor
8/16/2021
Rev Paul Waldschmidt Peace LC
Hartford WI
Salem LC
Stillwater MN
Associate Pastor
8/17/2021
Rev John Roekle First LC
Racine WI
St Paul LC
Livonia MI
Associate Pastor
8/17/2021
Rev Kenneth Brokmeier Our Savior LC
Brookings SD
St John LC
Whitewater WI
Pastor
8/17/2021
Rev Philip Kiecker Gethsemane LC
Raleigh NC
Water of Life LC – Racine Campus
Racine WI
Water of Life LC – Caledonia Campus
Racine WI
Associate Pastor
8/18/2021
Rev Nathan Seiltz Multi-Language Productions
Waukesha WI
Native American Administrative Committee
Missionary Native Christian Counselor
8/18/2021
Rev William Werth Christ LC
Baxter MN
Our Shepherd LC
Lancaster CA
Pastor
8/21/2021
Rev Arnold Kunde Retired Trinity LC
Omak WA
Pastor
8/22/2021
Rev Tony McKenzie Trinity LC
Neenah WI
Resurrection LC
Rochester MN
Associate Pastor Coordinating pastor
8/22/2021
Rev Donald Windsperger Jr Zion LC
Colome SD
Immanuel LC
Woodville WI
Pastor
8/22/2021
Rev Lon Kuether Zion LC
Crete IL
St Paul’s LC
Menomonie WI
Associate Pastor
8/23/2021
Rev Todd Engel St John LC
Red Wing MN
Trinity LC
Saline MI
Associate Pastor
8/24/2021
Rev Jonathan Klein Light of the Valley LC
Layton UT
St Paul’s LC
Franklin WI
Associate Pastor
8/24/2021
Rev Matthew Schoell St Matthew LC
Winona MN
St John LC
Appleton WI
Pastor
8/24/2021
Rev David Rau Good Shepherd LC
Burnsville MN
St James LC
Portage MI
Pastor
8/24/2021
Rev Joel Free St Paul LC
Ixonia WI
Shepherd of Peace LC
Norfolk NE
Pastor
8/25/2021
Rev Craig Engel Immanuel LC
Willmar MN
Reformation LC
Dousman WI
Pastor
8/26/2021
Rev Brett Brauer Trinity LC
Watertown WI
Northwestern Publishing House
Waukesha WI
Vice President of Publishing
8/27/2021
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mrs Jodi Bailey Reformation LS
San Diego CA
Reformation LS
San Diego CA
Teacher; Grades 5-6
8/15/2021
Ms Joy Pelkey St John LS
Westland MI
St John LS
Westland MI
ECM Director & Teacher, Provisional Call
8/22/2021


CALLS ACCEPTED

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev David Linn Retired Courtland LC
Courtland MN
Zion LC
New Ulm MN
Pastor
8/28/2021
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mrs Jane Neuman Morning Star LS
Jackson WI
Morning Star LS
Jackson WI
ECM Teacher; 3k & 4K, One-Year, Three-Quarter Time Call
6/24/2021
Miss Paige Martin Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 2, Provisional Call
8/25/2021
Mrs Monica Quinnett St John LS
Watertown WI
St John LS
Watertown WI
ECM Teacher; Half-Time Call
8/26/2021
Mrs Lisa Nyden Apostles LS
San Jose CA
Apostles LS
San Jose CA
ECM Teacher; Transitional Kindergarten, Half-Time, Provisional Call
8/30/2021


CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Michael Schultz Northwestern Publishing House
Waukesha WI
Christ the Vine LC
Temecula CA
Pastor
8/26/2021
Rev Bill Limmer Victory of the Lamb LC
Franklin WI
St Matthew LC
Benton Harbor MI
Pastor
8/26/2021
Rev Brian Pechman Risen Savior LC
Pooler GA
Brooklyn LC
Brooklyn Park MN
Pastor
8/26/2021
Rev Joseph Berg Nain LC
West Allis WI
Zion LC
Lansing MI
Pastor
8/26/2021
Rev Timothy Rosenow St Paul LC
Prescott WI
St Paul LC
Oconto Falls WI
Pastor
8/26/2021
Rev Keith Free Home Missions Office
Waukesha WI
Prince of Peace LC
Salt Lake City UT
Associate Pastor
8/27/2021
Rev Stephen Melso Bethany LC
Manitowoc WI
St Paul LC
Mauston WI
Associate Pastor
8/27/2021
Rev Andrew Mueller Beautiful Savior LC
Las Vegas NV
Mt Calvary LC
Waukesha WI
Associate Pastor
8/27/2021
Rev David Pries Eternal Love LC
Appleton WI
Hope LC
Indian River MI
Our Savior LC
Gaylord MI
Pastor
8/28/2021
Rev Steven Hahm Christ Our Savior LC
Rockford MI
Jerusalem LC
Morton Grove IL
Pastor
8/28/2021
Rev Karl Schauland New Life LC
Rockford IL
St John LC
Burlington WI
Associate Pastor
8/28/2021
Rev Dean Ellis Crown of Life LC
Riverside CA
Crown of Life LC-Victorville
Victorville CA
Faith LC
Anderson CA
Pastor
8/29/2021

 

RESIGNED

Pastors Current call Date resigned
Rev Dean Ellis Crown of Life LC
Riverside CA
Crown of Life LC-Victorville
Victorville CA
8/29/2021
Rev Andrew M Schmidt St Paul’s LC
North Mankato MN
9/15/2021
Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mrs Jennifer Riebe St Mark LS
Eau Claire WI
6/30/2021
Mrs Connie Anason St Mark LS
Eau Claire WI
6/30/2021

 

CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

Pastors Home church Death date
Rev Warren Widmann Grace LC
Portland OR
8/29/2021


RETIREMENT

Teachers Current call Date retired
Mrs Sheryl Damman St John LS
Watertown WI
5/27/2021
Mrs Catherine Kionka St Paul LS
Ixonia WI
6/30/2022
Mr James Grasby Lakeside Lutheran High School
Lake Mills WI
6/30/2022

 

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