Call Report – August 8, 2022

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

8/2/2022 – 8/8/2022

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 Donald Windsperger Jr Zion LC
Colome SD
St Paul’s LC
Broken Bow NE
Pastor
6/29/2022
Rev Lucas Proeber St Paul LC
Wisconsin Rapids WI
Trinity LC
Neenah WI
Associate Pastor
7/3/2022
Rev Noah Willitz Living Savior LC
Missoula MT
Deer Valley LC
Phoenix AZ
Pastor
7/5/2022
Rev Frederick Schleg Beautiful Savior LC
Everett WA
Palos LC
Palos Heights IL
Pastor
7/10/2022
Rev Philip Schupmann Resurrection LC
Aurora IL
St Peter LC
Juneau WI
Pastor; Part-Time Call
7/10/2022
Rev Kenley Mann The Lutheran Home
Belle Plaine MN
St Peter LC
Elmwood WI
St Matthew LC
Spring Valley WI
Pastor
7/12/2022
Rev Eric Schroeder St John LC
Wauwatosa WI
New Mission Start Windsor CO
Pastor
7/13/2022
Rev M John Derme Shepherd of the Mountains LC
Reno NV
Faith LC
Antioch IL
Associate Pastor
7/14/2022
Rev Joshua Janke Risen Savior LC
Mc Farland WI
St Luke LC
Little Chute WI
Pastor
7/17/2022
Rev Jonathan Kehl Crown of Life LC
New Orleans LA
Trinity LC
Waukesha WI
Associate Pastor
7/17/2022
Rev Tyler Shinnick Martin Luther LC
Neenah WI
St John’s LC
Juneau WI
Associate Pastor
7/17/2022
Rev Jeffrey Grundmeier Immanuel LC
Sault Sainte Marie MI
Peace LC
King of Prussia PA
Pastor
7/17/2022
Rev Jason Zuehlke Shepherd of the Lakes LC
Fairmont MN
St Luke LC
New Lisbon WI
Pastor
7/17/2022
Rev Joel Vogel St Mark LC
Lincoln NE
Redeemer LC
Mandan ND
Pastor
7/17/2022
Rev Dale Hella St Peter LC
Juneau WI
St Mark’s LC
Watertown WI
Associate Pastor; Assistant Spanish Pastor – Quarter-Time Call – St. Mark Watertown WI
7/18/2022
Rev Jason Strong Light of the World LC
Fairbanks AK
St John LC
Wauwatosa WI
Associate Pastor
7/19/2022
Rev Nicholas Guillaume Grace LC
Casa Grande AZ
New Life LC
Rockford IL
Pastor
7/19/2022
Rev James Werner Reformation LC
San Diego CA
St Paul’s LC
North Mankato MN
Associate Pastor
7/19/2022
Rev Caleb Bassett Redeemer LC
Fallbrook CA
Shepherd of the Hills LC
Inver Grove Heights MN
Pastor
7/21/2022
Pastor Matthew Nowak Trinity LC
Jenera OH
Our Savior LC
Kasson MN
Pastor
7/24/2022
Rev Benjy Pederson Cross of Christ LC
Coon Rapids MN
Good Shepherd LC
West Bend WI
Associate Pastor
7/24/2022
Rev Aaron Kristopeit St Peter LC
Weyauwega WI
Abiding Love LC
Cape Coral FL
Pastor
7/24/2022
Rev Bruce Schwark Rockwood LC
Manitowoc WI
Trinity LC
Omak WA
Pastor; Retirement Call
7/24/2022
Rev Stephen Lehmann Mt Olive LC
Iron Mountain MI
Water of Life LC – Caledonia Campus
Racine WI
Associate Pastor
7/25/2022
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 Clint Rogas Jr Abiding Faith LC
Pinehurst TX
Grace LC
Spring Hill FL
Pastor
7/26/2022
Rev Joel Pankow Trinity LC
Bay City MI
St John LC
Fairfax MN
Pastor
7/26/2022
Rev Daniel Walters Good Shepherd LC
Burnsville MN
Salem LC
Owosso MI
Associate Pastor
7/26/2022
Rev David Horton Beautiful Savior LC
Petoskey MI
Living Hope LC
Peoria IL
Pastor
7/27/2022
Rev Joel Seifert Beautiful Savior LC
Marietta GA
Riverview LC
Appleton WI
Associate Pastor
7/28/2022
Rev Thomas Lee Wilsmann Retired Zion LC
Ogema WI
St John LC
Rib Lake WI
Pastor; Retirement Call
7/28/2022
Rev Tyler Peil Prince of Peace LC
Salt Lake City UT
Timothy LC
Saint Louis Park MN
Pastor
7/28/2022
Rev Jeffrey Schmidt Emanuel LC
Flint MI
Our Redeemer’s LC
Martin SD
Rock of Ages LC
Gordon NE
Pastor
7/28/2022
Pastor Keith Schleis Abiding Faith LC
Smyrna TN
Grace LC
Crivitz WI
Pastor
7/31/2022
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 David Backus Eternal Love LC
Appleton WI
Immanuel LC
Salem OR
Pastor
7/31/2022
Rev M Scott Martz Living Faith LC
Midlothian TX
Valley View LC
Helena MT
Pastor
8/1/2022
Prof em James Pope Retired Conference of Presidents
Forward in Christ
Executive editor; Retirement Call
8/1/2022
Rev Nathanael Brenner Holy Scripture LC
Fort Wayne IN
Bethany LC
Fort Atkinson WI
Associate Pastor; Lead Campus Pastor
8/2/2022
Rev Jon Hadler St Matthew LC
Marathon WI
Immanuel LC
Lakeside AZ
Pastor
8/2/2022
Rev Luke Myslik Zion LC
Peshtigo WI
St John LC
Whitewater WI
Pastor
8/3/2022
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 David Parsons Holy Cross LC
Tucson AZ
First German LC
Manitowoc WI
Associate Pastor
8/4/2022
Rev Nathan Buege Victory of the Lamb LC
Katy TX
St John LC
St John’s Saint John Antigua
Pastor
8/4/2022
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
Mrs Jessica Killinger Bethel LS
Bay City MI
Bethel LS
Bay City MI
Teacher; Kindergarten
7/28/2022
Mr David Noack Crown of Life LS
West Saint Paul MN
Teacher; Grade 7, Less-Than-Half Time, Retirement Call
7/31/2022
Mr Ethan Jaeger Christ-St Peter LS-West Campus
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Middle School Math, One-Year Call
8/1/2022
Mr Ethan Jaeger Risen Savior LS – Main Campus LES
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 5, One-Year Call
8/1/2022
Mr Ethan Jaeger St Philip LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Departmentalized, Middle Grades, One-Year Call
8/5/2022
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date issued
Mr Andrew Carter Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
Divine Savior LC-Delray Beach FL
Delray Beach FL
Congregation Staff Minister
7/21/2022
Mr Kyle Heise Grace LC
Falls Church VA
Bloomington LC
Bloomington MN
Congregation Staff Minister; Youth & Family Minister
7/21/2022
Mr Scott Wagner Christian Giving Counselor – Dakota/Montana District Mt Olive LC & LS
Overland Park KS
Congregation Staff Minister; Religion, Grades 5-12
7/24/2022


CALLS ACCEPTED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Paul Bowe Gethsemane LC
Oklahoma City OK
Immanuel LC
Manitowoc WI
Associate Pastor
8/6/2022
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mr Aaron Zingsheim Peace LS
Hartford WI
Peace LS
Hartford WI
Teacher; Upper Grades Math, Science, Athletic Director, Provisional Call
8/1/2022
Mrs Jennifer Boeder Michigan Lutheran Seminary
Saginaw MI
Michigan Lutheran Seminary
Saginaw MI
Teacher; Piano Instructor, Less-Than-Half Time, One-Year Call
8/3/2022
Mrs Jessica Spiegelberg Divine Savior Academy
Doral FL
Divine Savior Academy
Doral FL
Dean; Provisional Call, High School Dean of Girls
8/5/2022
Mrs Elizabeth Kuschel First LS
Elkhorn WI
First LS
Elkhorn WI
Teacher; Grades 5-8 Departmentalized, Less-Than-Half Time, One-Year Call
8/5/2022


CALLS DECLINED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Michael Sheppard Mt Zion LC
Ripon WI
Our Savior LC
Perry MI
Pastor
7/29/2022
Rev Benjamin Wessel Woodlawn LC
West Allis WI
Our Savior’s LC
Wausau WI
Pastor
7/30/2022
Rev William Dunn St Peter LC
Milwaukee WI
Pan de Vida LC
Garden Grove CA
Pastor
8/1/2022
Rev Paul Wilde Salem LC
Owosso MI
Grace LC
Neenah WI
Pastor
8/1/2022
Rev Timothy Glende St Peter LC – North Campus
Appleton WI
Ascension LC
Jacksonville NC
Pastor
8/2/2022
Rev Steven Gabb Hope LC
Los Angeles CA
Hope LC
Chino Valley AZ &
Prescott AZ
Pastor
8/2/2022
Rev Silas Schmitzer St Matthew LC
Stoddard WI
Pilgrim LC
Menomonee Falls WI
Associate Pastor
8/2/2022
Rev Nicholas Mount Grace LC
Geneva NE
St Matthew LC
Danube MN &
Renville MN
St John LC
Renville MN
Pastor
8/3/2022
Rev Benjamin Zamzow St Mark LC
Bemidji MN
Salem LC
Woodbury MN
Pastor
8/3/2022
Rev Andrew Schultz St John (Barre Mills) LC
La Crosse WI
Green Valley LC
Henderson NV
Pastor
8/4/2022
Rev Joel Sauer St Peter’s LC
Sturgeon Bay WI
Our Savior LC
Grafton WI
Pastor
8/6/2022
Rev Mark Kahrs Calvary LC
Glenwood MN
Ascension LC
Antigo WI
Pastor
8/6/2022
Rev Steven Lange Hope LC
Louisville KY
St Peter LC
Modesto CA
Pastor
8/7/2022
Rev Thomas Barthel Rock of Ages LC
Payson AZ
Peace LC
Livonia MI
Pastor
8/7/2022
Teachers Current call New call Date declined
Mrs Danielle Peterson Mt Olive LS
Mankato MN
Teacher; Grade 4, One-Year Call
8/1/2022
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date declined
Mr Kevin Walker Bethlehem LS-North
Germantown WI
St John LS
Libertyville IL
Principal & Staff Minister of Outreach
8/7/2022


CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

 

Teachers Home church Death date
Mrs Barbara Naumann Zion LC
Winthrop MN
8/1/2022


RETIREMENTS

 

Pastors Current call Date retired
Rev John Braun Forward in Christ
Executive editor
12/31/2022
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