Call Report – February 13, 2017

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

2/07/2017 – 2/13/2017

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: From now on future service changes such as retirements, resignations, positions eliminated, etc., will appear on the call report that includes the date that they are reported rather than the call report that contains the effective date of the service change.

 

NO DECISION REPORTED

Pastors Current call New call Date issued
Rev Christopher P Kruschel Living Savior LC
Valrico FL
Cross of Glory LC
Baton Rouge LA
Pastor
1/8/2017
Rev Duane C Schmeichel Redeemer LC
Maple Grove MN
Lamb of God LC
Madison AL
Pastor
1/8/2017
Rev Samuel C Degner Bethel LC
Menasha WI
Star of Bethlehem LC
Santa Maria CA
Pastor
1/9/2017
Rev Michael J Kuschel St Matthew LC (Flora)
Renville MN
St Matthew LC
Danube MN
Shepherd of the Hills LC
Duluth MN
Pastor
1/12/2017
Rev Troy D Jacobs Shepherd of the Plains LC
Fort Morgan CO
Immanuel LC
Hadar NE
Pastor
1/15/2017
Rev Jon F Zabell St Paul LC
Green Bay WI
Eastside LC
Madison WI
Associate Pastor
1/16/2017
Rev Timothy S Gauger Christ Our Savior LC
Rockford MI
Atlanta Mission
Intown GA
Pastor
1/17/2017
Rev Stephen M Luchterhand Deer Valley LC
Phoenix AZ
Trinity LC
Minocqua WI
Pastor
1/19/2017
Rev Luke D Italiano St Luke LC
Kenosha WI
Amazing Grace LC
Florence KY
Pastor
1/19/2017
Rev Matthew J Zimpelmann Cross of Christ LC
Boise ID
Our Savior LC
Harrisonville MO
Pastor
1/22/2017
Rev Joel M Naumann St Mark LC
Eau Claire WI
St John’s LC
Juneau WI
Associate Pastor
1/22/2017
Rev Steven J Pagels St Matthew’s LC
Oconomowoc WI
St Paul LC
Wisconsin Rapids WI
Associate Pastor
1/23/2017
Rev Philip L Kieselhorst Shepherd of the Valley LC
Westminster CO
St John’s LC
New Ulm MN
Associate Pastor
1/24/2017
Rev James C Strand St Paul LC
Bloomer WI
Grace LC
Dalton WI
Trinity LC
Friesland WI
Pastor
1/24/2017
Rev Karl G Schauland Immanuel LC
Long Valley NJ
St Paul’s LC
Fort Atkinson WI
Associate Pastor
1/24/2017
Rev Paul D Nitz Malawi Mission India
Friendly Counselor
1/26/2017
Rev Timothy M Flunker National Hispanic Consultant Latin America
Missionary
1/27/2017
Pres Mark G Zarling Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
St Mark’s LC
Citrus Heights CA
Lead pastor
1/29/2017
Rev Aaron P Steinbrenner Peace LC
Hartford WI
Good Shepherd LC
Burnsville MN
Associate Pastor
1/29/2017
Rev John R Gensmer Christ Our Savior LC
Columbia TN
Abiding Love LC
Cape Coral FL
Pastor
1/29/2017
Rev Philip P Kiecker Gethsemane LC
Raleigh NC
Zion LC
Greenleaf WI
Associate Pastor
1/29/2017
Rev Daniel J Laitinen Holy Word LC
Austin TX
Immanuel LC
Manitowoc WI
Associate Pastor
1/29/2017
Rev Mark K Toepel Lakeside Lutheran High School
Lake Mills WI
Bethel LC
Arcadia WI
Bethel LC
Galesville WI
Associate Pastor Retirement Call
1/31/2017
Rev Greg E Pufahl Centennial LC
Milwaukee WI
Zion LC
Rhinelander WI
Associate Pastor
1/31/2017
Rev Preston T Heuer Grace LC
New London WI
New Hope LC
Racine WI
Pastor
1/31/2017
Rev Paul M Seager Christ Alone LC
Fort Worth TX
Faith LC
West Newton PA
Pastor
2/1/2017
Rev David M Ruddat Redeemer LC
Pierre SD
Immanuel LC
De Pere WI
St Paul LC
Greenleaf WI
Pastor
2/1/2017
Rev Virgil E Hanson Jr St Paul LC
Zachow WI
Friedens LC
Bonduel WI
St John LC
Lake City MN
Pastor
2/2/2017
Rev Curt S Backhaus St Paul LC
Tomah WI
New Life LC
Rockford IL
Pastor
2/2/2017
Rev Joel W Jaeger Christ LC
Milwaukee WI
Christ LC
Milwaukee WI
Pastor Retirement Call
2/5/2017
Rev Joel E Suckow Northland Lutheran High School
Mosinee WI
St John LC
Colfax WI
St Paul LC
Ridgeland WI
Pastor
2/5/2017
Rev Joshua E Stahmann Salem LC
Scottsdale AZ
Good Shepherd LC
Jacksonville FL
Pastor
2/5/2017
Rev Jonathan F Bergemann Trinity LC
Woodbridge VA
St Paul LC
Saginaw MI
Associate Pastor
2/5/2017
Rev Christopher R Ewings Faith LC
Anchorage AK
St Peter LC
Saint Peter MN
Associate Pastor
2/5/2017
Rev Timothy C Bourman Sure Foundation LC
Woodside NY
St Paul LC
Howards Grove WI
Associate Pastor
2/5/2017
Rev Jeffrey T Heitsch Good Shepherd LC
Cheyenne WY
Nigeria and Cameroon
Missionary
2/6/2017
Rev Joel A Schulz Cross of Life LC
Mississauga ON Canada
Divine Savior LC
Doral FL
Pastor Delray Beach Mission
2/6/2017
Rev Timothy J Westendorf Abiding Word LC
Highlands Ranch CO
Michigan Lutheran Seminary
Saginaw MI
Professor of Spanish
2/6/2017
Rev Stephen A Schmiel Faith Evangelical LC
Prior Lake MN
Salem LC
Loretto MN
Associate Pastor
2/6/2017
Rev Robert M Hein Good Shepherd LC
West Bend WI
Shepherd of the Hills LC
Tucson AZ
Pastor
2/7/2017
Rev Jared J Oldenburg Eternal Rock LC
Castle Rock CO
Luther High School
Onalaska WI
Pastor
2/8/2017
Rev John E Holtz Malawi Mission Living Water LC
Wind Lake WI
Pastor
2/12/2017
Rev Kevin J Lisk Luther High School
Onalaska WI
St John LC
Kendall WI
St Matthew LC
Ontario WI
Pastor
2/12/2017
Rev Jeffrey A Duquaine Grace LC
Oshkosh WI
Palos LC
Palos Heights IL
Pastor
2/12/2017
Rev Bradley P Taylor Prince of Peace LC
Flower Mound TX
Peace LC
Sun Prairie WI
Associate Pastor
2/12/2017
Rev Benjamin E Blumer Bethlehem LC
Lakeville MN
St Paul LC
Lake Mills WI
Associate Pastor
2/12/2017
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mrs Rebecca R Lohrmann St Peter’s LS
Plymouth MI
St Peter’s LS
Plymouth MI
ECM Teacher; One-Year, Half-Time Call
12/13/2016
Mrs Kirsten J Kasten Peace LS
Livonia MI
Huron Valley Lutheran High School
Westland MI
Teacher; One-Year Part-Time Call
12/13/2016
Mrs Stefanie L Hill Brooklyn Bridge Preschool
Brooklyn Park MN
ECM Director and Teacher; One-Year Call
1/8/2017
Ms Alanna Walker Immanuel LS
Waukegan IL
Immanuel LS
Waukegan IL
Teacher; Kindergarten, Provisional Call
1/8/2017
Mr Jonah Gauger Immanuel LS
Waukegan IL
Immanuel LS
Waukegan IL
Teacher; Upper Grades, Provisional Call
1/8/2017
Mr Chad T Marohn St John LS
Lannon WI
Grace LC
Oshkosh WI
Principal and Grades 7-8
1/15/2017
Miss Alison J Kolander Trinity LS
Kaukauna WI
Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
ECM Director
1/15/2017
Mr Michael J Fetcenko Mt Olive LS
Delano MN
St Paul LS
Onalaska WI
Teacher; Upper Grades
1/17/2017
Mrs Melissa R Brown Riverview LS
Appleton WI
ECM Teacher; One-Year, Half Time Call
1/22/2017
Mrs Jill M Hagedorn Mt Calvary-Grace LS
La Crosse WI
Bethany LS
Kenosha WI
Teacher; Kindergarten
1/22/2017
Miss Jessica R Martinez St Philip LS
Milwaukee WI
Beautiful Saviour LS
Carlsbad CA
Teacher; Grades 2-4
1/22/2017
Mrs Jessica R Ross Ascension LS
Escondido CA
Shepherd of the Hills LS
La Mesa CA
Teacher; Kindergarten-Grade 4
1/22/2017
Miss Sarah R Free Mt Olive LS
Delano MN
St Paul LS
Beverly Hills FL
Teacher; Grade 1
1/22/2017
Mr Steven T Vasold Sienna Lutheran Academy
Missouri City TX
Luther Preparatory School
Watertown WI
Professor
1/23/2017
Mrs Candace R Schulz St Paul Lutheran Early Childhood Center
Appleton WI
ECM Director
1/24/2017
Ms Maria A Gines Zion LS
Monroe MI
Salem LS
Owosso MI
ECM Director and PreK-Kindergarten
1/24/2017
Miss Karen A Luehring Apostles LS
San Jose CA
Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Teacher; Kindergarten
1/24/2017
Mr James F Mahnke Luther High School
Onalaska WI
Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Director of Academic Computing and Online Learning
1/25/2017
Mr Kevin A Proeber Jr Peace LS
Sun Prairie WI
St Peter LS
Weyauwega WI
Teacher; Grades 3-4
1/25/2017
Mr Bradley P Gurgel King of Kings LS
Maitland FL
St Peter LS
Saint Peter MN
Teacher; Grades 6-8
1/26/2017
Mrs Kelli R Baas Trinity LS
Brillion WI
St Mark Little Lions Preschool
Salina KS
ECM Director
1/26/2017
Mr Daniel D Schultz Huron Valley Lutheran High School
Westland MI
Trinity LS
Waukesha WI
Principal
1/29/2017
Mr Paul H Kelm Risen Savior LS
Milwaukee WI
St John LS
Redwood Falls MN
Teacher; Grade 4
1/29/2017
Mrs Naomi S Getka Faith LS
Tacoma WA
Faith LS
Tacoma WA
Teacher; Grades 4-5, Provisional Call
1/29/2017
Mr Travis W Wendt Bethlehem LS-South
Menomonee Falls WI
Crown of Life LS
West Saint Paul MN
Teacher; Grade 7 and Upper Grades, Departmentalized
1/29/2017
Mr Joel T Plocher Martin Luther LS
Neenah WI
Holy Trinity LS
Des Moines WA
Teacher; Grades 5-6
1/29/2017
Mrs Amy L Natalie Light of Life Preschool
Covington WA
Bethany Lutheran Preschool
Saginaw MI
ECM Director
1/29/2017
Mrs Kelli L Plocher Martin Luther LS
Neenah WI
Holy Trinity LS
Des Moines WA
Teacher; Grade 2
1/29/2017
Mr Nicholas R Raith Grace LC
Saint Joseph MI
St John LS
Neillsville WI
Teacher; Grades 3-5
1/29/2017
Mr Aaron A Krause Bethany LS
Manitowoc WI
Good Shepherd LS
Sioux Falls SD
Principal
1/29/2017
Miss Anne K Hagglund Resurrection LS
Rochester MN
St John LS
Redwood Falls MN
Teacher; Grade 5
1/29/2017
Miss Kristin J Mantey Cornerstone Early Learning Center
Hugo MN
Concordia Preschool
Eau Claire WI
ECM Director
1/29/2017
Mr Michael D Ross Ascension LS
Escondido CA
St Martin’s LS
Watertown SD
Teacher; Grade 5
1/29/2017
Mrs Jessica R Ross Ascension LS
Escondido CA
St Martin’s LS
Watertown SD
Teacher; Grade 2
1/29/2017
Mrs Holly J Dannecker St John’s LS
Sparta WI
Ascension LS and Preschool
Sarasota FL
Teacher; Grades 2-4
1/29/2017
Mr Daniel H Rick St John’s LS
Sleepy Eye MN
Apostles LS
San Jose CA
Teacher; Grade 4 and Vice Principal
1/29/2017
Miss Jessica J Rohde Trinity LS
Marinette WI
Trinity LS
Marinette WI
ECM Teacher; Half-Time,  Provisional Call
1/29/2017
Mr Matthew J Heyn Illinois Lutheran High School
Crete IL
Arizona Lutheran Academy
Phoenix AZ
Teacher; Mathematics
1/30/2017
Mr Michel W Krebs Jr St John LS
Juneau WI
Prairie LS
Gibbon MN
Teacher; Grades 1-2
1/30/2017
Mr Philip A Haefner Trinity LS
Bay City MI
St John’s LS
Burlington WI
Principal and Upper Grades Departmentalized
1/30/2017
Mrs Stacey A Hill Grace LS
Glendale AZ
Arizona Lutheran Academy
Phoenix AZ
Teacher; Art, Half-Time, Provisional Call
1/30/2017
Mrs Michelle I Springer St Paul LS
Ixonia WI
Teacher; Kindergarten
1/30/2017
Mr Alexander J Hunt Good Shepherd LS
Sioux Falls SD
Trinity LS
Caledonia WI
Teacher; Grade 5
1/31/2017
Prof Jonathan P Huebner Michigan Lutheran Seminary
Saginaw MI
St Croix Lutheran Grades 6-12
West Saint Paul MN
Teacher; Upper Level Math
1/31/2017
Ms Lauren Farquhar St Croix Lutheran Grades 6-12
West Saint Paul MN
Instructor and Dorm Supervisor; Provisional Call
1/31/2017
Mrs Rachel M Kanter St John LS
Lake City MN
St Lucas LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 1
2/1/2017
Mr Andrew J Baxter St Lucas LS
Milwaukee WI
St Lucas LS
Milwaukee WI
Principal
2/1/2017
Mr Peter R Schwichtenberg St Lucas LC
Milwaukee WI
St Lucas LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 5, Provisional Call
2/1/2017
Mr Jeffry R Sell Prince of Peace LS
Taylorsville UT
Evergreen Lutheran High School
Tacoma WA
Development Director
2/2/2017
Mrs Lacey L Sorn Evergreen Lutheran High School
Tacoma WA
Teacher; Mathematics, Provisional Call
2/2/2017
Mr David A Zuberbier Peace LS
Bradenton FL
Wisconsin LS-Middle School (6-8)
Racine WI
Teacher; Grades 6-8 and Dean of Students
2/2/2017
Mr Matthew J Moeller Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School
Jackson WI
Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Administrator, Director of Education
2/4/2017
Mr Nathan King Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Teacher, International Student Coordinator; Provisional Call
2/4/2017
Mr James D Weiland St John LS
Libertyville IL
St John LS
Libertyville IL
Teacher; Grades 5-6, One-Year Call
2/5/2017
Ms Amy L Gosch St John LS
Goodhue MN
New Hope Lutheran Academy
West Melbourne FL
Teacher; Grades 1-2
2/5/2017
Mr Paul A Mildebrandt Christ LS
Eagle River WI
Lord and Savior LS
Crystal Lake IL
Principal and Grades 5-8
2/5/2017
Mrs Rachel J Pierson St John LS
Waterloo WI
Teacher; Grades 3-4
2/5/2017
Mrs Kristin K Watson Resurrection LS
Rochester MN
ECM Teacher
2/5/2017
Miss Hannah I Stahl Redeemer LS
Tucson AZ
Samuel LS
Marshall MN
ECM Director and Teacher
2/5/2017
Mr Ian P Watson Peace LS
Kissimmee FL
Resurrection LS
Rochester MN
Teacher; Upper Grades Departmentalized
2/5/2017
Mr Justin P Liepert Winnebago Lutheran Academy
Fond du Lac WI
Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School
Jackson WI
Teacher; English
2/6/2017
Mr Jeffrey A Schoenherr Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School
New Ulm MN
Luther High School
Onalaska WI
Teacher; Mathematics
2/8/2017
Miss Kathy L Georgson California Lutheran High School
Wildomar CA
Luther High School
Onalaska WI
Teacher; Spanish
2/8/2017
Ms Laura Tyson St Marcus LS
Milwaukee WI
Lead Teacher; Provisional Call
2/8/2017
Mr Andrew C Olson St Philip LS
Milwaukee WI
Zion LS
Toledo OH
Teacher; Kindergarten-Grade 2
2/9/2017
Mr Nathan J Gurgel Luther Preparatory School
Watertown WI
Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; Social Studies and Mathematics
2/11/2017
Mr Justin T Gregorius Luther Preparatory School
Watertown WI
Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
Teacher; High School Life Sciences
2/12/2017
Miss Cheryl A Henckel Good Shepherd LS
West Bend WI
Peace LS
Sun Prairie WI
ECM Director
2/12/2017
Miss Barbara J Noon Beautiful Savior Preschool
Clarksville TN
Martin Luther LS
Oshkosh WI
ECM Director
2/12/2017
Mrs Rachel J Pierson Mt Olive LS
Mankato MN
Teacher; Upper Grades Departmentalized
2/12/2017
Mr Matthew T Bauer St Mark LS
Citrus Heights CA
Salem LS
Stillwater MN
Principal and Grades 5-8
2/12/2017
Mr John M Ganey Trinity LS
Waukesha WI
St Paul LS
Lake Mills WI
Teacher; Grade 4
2/12/2017
Miss Rachel M Feld Bethany LS
Kenosha WI
St John LS
Bay City MI
Teacher; Grades 3-4
2/12/2017
Miss Joanna J Smith St Paul LS
Moline IL
Trinity LS
Hoskins NE
Teacher; Kindergarten-Grade 3
2/12/2017
Mr Benjamin H Leibl Good Shepherd LS
Omaha NE
Peace LS
Livonia MI
Principal and Grades 7-8
2/12/2017
Mr Alexander J Mielke Nebraska Evangelical Lutheran High School
Waco NE
Rocky Mountain Lutheran High School
Commerce City CO
Teacher Spanish
2/12/2017
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date issued
Mr Timothy B Babler Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
Grace LC
Falls Church VA
Staff Minister
1/15/2017
Miss Angela R Scharf Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Director of Women Services
1/26/2017
Mr Randel R Fink Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
St Paul LS
Muskego WI
Staff Minister
1/27/2017

 

CALLS ACCEPTED

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Noah M Bater Prince of Peace LC
Salt Lake City UT
Prince of Peace LC
Thousand Oaks CA
Pastor
2/11/2017
Rev Howard O Mohlke Messiah LC
Nampa ID
Apache Christian Training School
Missionary Director
2/12/2017
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mr Jared R Brennan St Stephen LS
Beaver Dam WI
St Stephen LS
Beaver Dam WI
Principal
1/29/2017
Mrs Diane L Miller Christ the Lord LS
Brookfield WI
Christ the Lord LS
Brookfield WI
Teacher; Grades 3-4, Provisional Half-Time Call
2/8/2017
Mrs Susan J Marose Christ the Lord LS
Brookfield WI
Christ the Lord LS
Brookfield WI
Teacher; Grades 3-4, Half-Time Call
2/8/2017
Mr Casey D Pufahl St Croix Lutheran Grades 6-12
West Saint Paul MN
Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Music
2/9/2017
Mr Jeremy F Seeger Martin Luther LS
Oshkosh WI
Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
Teacher; Mathematics and Middle School STEM
2/10/2017
Mr Steven K White St Paul LS
Saint James MN
St Paul LS
South Haven MI
Principal
2/10/2017
Mrs Erin L Mensching St Jacobi LS
Greenfield WI
Teacher; Grade 1
2/11/2017

 


CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev James F Borgwardt Redeemer LC
Fond du Lac WI
Shepherd of the Hills LC
Knoxville TN
Pastor
2/6/2017
Rev Kenneth J Fisher Jr Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Siloah LC
Milwaukee WI
Pastor
2/8/2017
Dean Timothy D Dolan Luther Preparatory School
Watertown WI
Good Shepherd LC
Deltona FL
Pastor
2/8/2017
Rev Jonathan P Kruschel St Paul’s LC
Stevensville MI
St John LC
Westland MI
Pastor
2/9/2017
Rev Gregory A Tobison Grace LC
Hutchinson MN
Trinity LC
Belle Plaine MN
Associate Pastor
2/9/2017
Rev Charles A Westra Christ Our Savior LC
Columbia TN
Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary
Mequon WI
Professor of Evangelism and New Testament
2/11/2017
Rev John W Stelljes Light of Life LC
Greenwood IN
Our Redeemer LC
Yorktown VA
Pastor
2/11/2017
Rev Richard H Warnecke Christ LC
Pewaukee WI
New Mission
Victoria TX
Pastor
2/12/2017
Rev Daniel T Naumann Grace LC
Prairie du Chien WI
Our Savior LC
Longmont CO
Pastor
2/12/2017
Rev Timothy R Wagner Lamb of God LC
Columbus OH
St John LC
Two Rivers WI
Associate Pastor
2/12/2017
Teachers Current call New call Date declined
Mr Timothy F Pingel Zion LS (Morrison)
Greenleaf WI
St Paul LS
Lake Mills WI
Teacher; Grade 4
2/8/2017
Mr Jeremiah D Schmiege Sola Fide LS
Lawrenceville GA
Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Chemistry
2/8/2017
Miss Christine E Swoboda Shepherd LS
Albuquerque NM
Sienna Lutheran Academy
Missouri City TX
Teacher; Kindergarten-Grade 1
2/8/2017
Mr Kyle P Swogger Trinity LS
Brillion WI
Immanuel LS
Salem OR
Teacher; Grades 3-5
2/11/2017
Mr Michael B Pingel Mt Lebanon LS-Alpha Campus PK-4
Milwaukee WI
Siloah LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 4
2/11/2017


RESIGNED

NOTE: From now on future service changes such as retirements, resignations, positions eliminated, etc., will appear on the call report that includes the date that they are reported rather than the call report that contains the effective date of the service change.

 

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mrs Laura M Pufahl Good Shepherd LS
Burnsville MN
6/30/2017
Mrs Jessica L Novotny Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
6/30/2017



POSITION ELIMINATED

Teachers Current call Date effective
Mr Scott A Wagner Resurrection LS
Aurora IL
6/30/2017

 

SUSPENDED FROM WELS MINISTERIUM

Pastors Current call Date effective
Rev Jason W Ewart Hope LC
Oconomowoc WI
02/09/2017