Call Report – January 6, 2020

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

12/31/2019 – 1/6/2020

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 Stephen Wiesenauer Hong Kong One Asia Team
Leader
10/10/2019
Rev Daniel Habben St John LC
St John’s Saint John Antigua
Mt Calvary LC
Flagstaff AZ
Pastor
11/13/2019
Rev Daniel Schumann Friedens LC
Randolph WI
Shepherd of the Hills LC
Winchester VA
Pastor
11/24/2019
Rev Joel Nitz Messiah LC
Olympia WA
Hmong Asia
Pastor
11/26/2019
Rev Jeffrey Berg Martin Luther LC
Oshkosh WI
Good Hope LC
Ellensburg WA
Dual Parish with
Good Faith
S Cle Elum WA
Pastor; Retirement Call
12/1/2019
Rev Paul Bader Retired St John (Barre Mills) LC
La Crosse WI
Pastor; Retirement Call
12/1/2019
Rev Douglas Westenberg St Peter LC
Marshfield WI
St Michael’s LC
Fountain City WI
Pastor
12/3/2019
Rev Thomas Glende Beautiful Savior LC
Fayetteville NC
Faith LC
Excelsior MN
Pastor
12/4/2019
Rev John Hering Divine Peace LC
Garland TX
Board for Home Missions
Mission Counselor
12/5/2019
Rev Steven Gabb Gethsemane LC
Los Angeles CA
Bethlehem LC
Menomonee Falls WI
Associate Pastor
12/8/2019
Rev Gregory Tobison Grace LC
Hutchinson MN
Trinity LC
Eugene OR
Pastor
12/8/2019
Rev Bradley Pearson St James LC
Prairie Du Sac WI
St John LC
Hemlock MI
Pastor
12/9/2019
Rev Timothy Westendorf Abiding Word LC
Highlands Ranch CO
Mt Olive LC
Overland Park KS
Pastor
12/9/2019
Rev Joel Naumann St Mark LC
Eau Claire WI
Prince of Peace LC
Yankton SD
Pastor
12/9/2019
Dean Timothy Dolan Luther Preparatory School
Watertown WI
Immanuel LC
Greenville WI
Associate Pastor
12/11/2019
Rev Mark Kom Crown of Life LC
West Saint Paul MN
Goodview Trinity LC
Goodview MN
Pastor
12/11/2019
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mrs Kristin Hadenfeldt St Paul LS
Menomonie WI
St Paul LS
Menomonie WI
ECM Director & Teacher; Extended Day Program Coordinator
11/21/2019
Mr Jonah Gauger St Jacobi LS
Greenfield WI
St Jacobi LS
Greenfield WI
Teacher; Grade 5 & Technology Director
11/26/2019
Mr Patrick Hurley Grace Christian Academy
Falls Church VA
Divine Savior LC-Liberty Hill
Liberty Hill TX
Principal
11/26/2019
Mrs Karilyn Hurley Grace Christian Academy
Falls Church VA
Divine Savior LC-Liberty Hill
Liberty Hill TX
ECM Teacher
11/26/2019
Miss Kathryn Gut Shepherd of the Valley LS
Westminster CO
Victory Preschool
Jacksonville FL
ECM Director
12/1/2019
Mr Marc Meihack Bethany LS
Kenosha WI
Salem LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Upper Grades, Departmentalized ELA
12/2/2019
Miss Barbara Noon Beautiful Savior Preschool
Clarksville TN
Zion LC
Denver CO
ECM Director
12/3/2019
Mr Michael Chappell Precious Lambs Preschool
Jacksonville FL
Jesus Loves Me Learning Center
North Mankato MN
ECM Director
12/4/2019
Mrs Michelle Korth Trinity LS
Marshfield WI
Neenah LS (3-8)
Neenah WI
Teacher; Spanish
12/5/2019
Miss Sarah Seelow St John’s LS
Burlington WI
St John LS
Waterloo WI
Teacher; Grades K-2
12/8/2019
Miss Rebecca Gervais Cornerstone Early Learning Center
Hugo MN
Abiding Peace LC
Simpsonville SC
ECM Teacher
12/8/2019
Miss Hannah Rothe Christ Our Redeemer LS
Aurora CO
St Paul LS
Rapid City SD
Teacher; Grades 4, 7 & 8
12/8/2019
Miss Kaylen Orr Building Blocks Christian Academy
Los Angeles CA
Risen Savior Christian Academy
Pooler GA
ECM Director
12/8/2019
Mr Duane Vance Jerusalem LS
Morton Grove IL
Illinois Lutheran Schools Inc
Crete IL
Executive Director
12/9/2019
Mrs Elisabeth Ziel St Matthew’s LS
Oconomowoc WI
Peridot-Our Savior’s LS
Peridot AZ
Teacher; Grade 2
12/9/2019
Mr Eric Ziel St Matthew’s LS
Oconomowoc WI
Peridot-Our Savior’s LS
Peridot AZ
Teacher; Grade 6
12/9/2019
Mrs Abigail Kurth Winnebago Lutheran Academy
Fond du Lac WI
Winnebago Lutheran Academy
Fond du Lac WI
Director of Bands
12/9/2019
Mr Justin Liepert Winnebago Lutheran Academy
Fond du Lac WI
Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; English
12/9/2019
Mrs Natalie Walz St Marcus LS
Milwaukee WI
ECM Teacher
12/11/2019
Mrs Allison Byers St Paul LS
Lake Mills WI
Good Shepherd Early Childhood Center
Sioux Falls SD
ECM Director
12/11/2019
Mr Christopher Avila St John LS
Red Wing MN
Christ LC
Eagle River WI
Principal; Grades 4-6
12/11/2019
Miss Katherine Huebner West Lutheran High School
Plymouth MN
Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; English
12/14/2019
Miss Deborah Schultz Emanuel Lutheran Preschool
Tawas City MI
Samuel LS
Marshall MN
ECM Director
12/15/2019
Miss Amanda Ehrenberg St Paul LS
South Haven MI
First Steps Early Learning Center
La Crescent MN
ECM Director
12/15/2019
Mr David Backus St John LS
Manitowoc WI
Apostles LS & Lutheran High School
San Jose CA
Principal
12/15/2019
Ms Michelle Yotter St Peter LS
Saint Peter MN
St Peter LS
Schofield WI
Teacher; Kindergarten
12/15/2019
Mr Steven Lehman St Paul LS
North Fond du Lac WI
St Paul LS
Menomonie WI
Teacher; Grades 5-6
12/15/2019
Mrs Ahnsharee Klusmeyer Peace LS
Green Lake WI
Good Shepherd’s LC
West Allis WI
Teacher; Grades 7-8 & Children’s Ministry
12/15/2019
Mr Paul Patterson Wisconsin LS-Early Childhood Campus (K4-2)
Racine WI
Commission on Lutheran Schools
Associate Director of Lutheran Schools
12/16/2019
Mr Justin Vilski Prince of Peace LS
Taylorsville UT
Christ Alone LS
Thiensville WI
Principal
12/16/2019
Mrs Rachel Arndt Trinity LS
Waukesha WI
ECM Teacher; Half-Time Call
12/16/2019
Mr Jonathan Boche Kingdom Workers
Waukesha WI
Kingdom Prep Lutheran High School
Wauwatosa WI
Teacher
12/16/2019
Mr Benjamin Priebe Fox Valley Lutheran High School
Appleton WI
Evergreen Lutheran High School
Tacoma WA
Principal
12/16/2019
Mr Kurt Nielsen Zion LS
Monroe MI
Huron Valley Lutheran High School
Westland MI
Teacher; Athletic Director & Coach
12/17/2019
Mr Benjamin Wells Nebraska Evangelical Lutheran High School
Waco NE
Arizona Lutheran Academy
Phoenix AZ
Teacher; English
12/17/2019
Mr Stephen Roekle Zion LS
Egg Harbor WI
Risen Savior LS (Main Campus)
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 6
12/17/2019
Mr David Ring Nebraska Evangelical Lutheran High School
Waco NE
Wisconsin LS-Middle School (6-8)
Racine WI
Teacher; Grades 6-8 & Dean of Students
12/17/2019
Mrs Carrie Schumacher St John’s LS
Newburg WI
ECM Teacher; Half-Time Call
12/18/2019
Mr Kurt Stielow St Marcus LS
Milwaukee WI
Cornerstone Lutheran Network
Salem LS
Milwaukee WI
Administrator; Dean of Students
12/18/2019
Mr John Ganey St Paul LS
Lake Mills WI
Cornerstone Lutheran Network
Salem LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Upper Grades, Departmentalized Science
12/18/2019
Mr Micah Walz Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
Good Shepherd Lutheran Academy
Deltona FL
Teacher; Grades 7 & 8
12/22/2019
Mr Joshua Schmidt St Stephen LS
Beaver Dam WI
St Luke LS
Oakfield WI
Teacher; Grades 4-8 Departmentalized
12/22/2019
Mr Alexander Vandenberg Zion LS
Columbus WI
Immanuel LS
Medford WI
Principal; Grades 6-8
12/22/2019
Mr Craig Kiecker Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Christ-St Peter LS-West Campus
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 7
12/22/2019
Mrs Heidi Groth Christ-St John’s LS
West Salem WI
Small Steps Academy
Port Orange FL
ECM Teacher
12/22/2019
Miss Lynelle Schleusener Apostles LS
San Jose CA
Reformation LS
San Diego CA
ECM Teacher
12/29/2019
Mr Kaleb Buch St Luke LS
Oakfield WI
St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Principal; Grades 7 & 8
12/29/2019
Miss Kristin Mantey Cornerstone Early Learning Center
Hugo MN
CrossLife Christian Academy
Pflugerville TX
ECM Director
12/29/2019
Mr John Byus Jr Luther High School
Onalaska WI
First LS
La Crosse WI
Principal & Grades 7-8
1/5/2020
Ms Kasey Hoffman Dei Spring Child Care Center
Cold Spring MN
Little Lambs Learning Center
Duluth MN
ECM Teacher
1/5/2020
Mr Jeremy Seeger Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
West Lutheran High School
Plymouth MN
Teacher; Math
1/5/2020
Mr Michael Paulsen St Paul LS
Norfolk NE
Holy Trinity LS
Wyoming MI
Principal; Grades 6-8
1/5/2020
Miss Faith Scheer Christ the Lord LS
Brookfield WI
St John LS
Lake City MN
Teacher; Kindergarten
1/5/2020
Mr Corey Pederson Gethsemane LS
Omaha NE
Trinity LS
Belle Plaine MN
Principal
1/5/2020
Mr Steven Hennig Martin Luther LS
Oshkosh WI
Pilgrim LS
Menomonee Falls WI
Principal; Grades 5 & 6
1/5/2020
Miss Lindsay Ernst Garden Homes LS
Milwaukee WI
Little Lambs Learning Center
Mandan ND
ECM Teacher & Assistant Director
1/5/2020
Mr Casey De Frain St Mark’s LS
Watertown WI
Friedens LS
Kenosha WI
Teacher; Grade 5 & Technology
1/5/2020
Mr Daniel Johnson Mount Lebanon LS
Milwaukee WI
St Matthew’s LS
Stoddard WI
Principal
1/5/2020
Mr Joseph Gumm Trinity LS
Nicollet MN
Luther Preparatory School
Watertown WI
Professor of English
1/5/2020
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date issued
Mr Greg Schmill Grace in Action
New Ulm MN
Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Administrator; Director of Mission Advancement
1/4/2020


CALLS ACCEPTED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Larry Zahn Retired Ascension LC
Crossville TN
Pastor; One-Year, Retirement Call
12/29/2019
Rev Frank Rose Zion LC &
St John LC
Kingston WI
Grace LC
Vail AZ
Associate Pastor
12/29/2019
Rev Robert Smith Redeemer LC
Hastings NE
Our Savior LC
Sun City AZ
Pastor
12/30/2019
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mrs Maria Felten St John LS
Caledonia MN
St John LS
Caledonia MN
Preschool & Resource Teacher; Provisional Call
12/18/2019
Miss Hannah Zabel Peace LS
Kissimmee FL
Teacher; Grades 6-8, Limited Duration
12/21/2019
Mr Alan Nolte Fox Valley Lutheran High School Fox Valley Lutheran High School
Appleton WI
Principal
12/27/2019
Mrs Holly Dannecker St John’s LS
Sparta WI
St Mark LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Grade 4 & Special Education Resource Teacher
12/28/2019
Mrs Marlee Hill St Paul LS
N Fond du Lac WI
Good Shepherd LS
West Bend WI
Teacher; Grade 3
12/28/2019
Mr Chad Clough Word of Life LS
Milwaukee WI
St Paul LS
Franklin WI
Teacher; Grade 6
1/3/2020
Mrs Megan Prater St Paul LS
Fort Atkinson WI
St Paul LS
Lake Mills WI
Teacher; Grade 5
1/3/2020
Mr Daniel Plath Crown of Life LS
West Saint Paul MN
St Paul LS
Beverly Hills FL
Principal
1/4/2020
Mr Andrew Olson St Philip LS
Milwaukee WI
Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Teacher; Grade 6
1/4/2020
Mr Luke Rothe Luther Preparatory School
Watertown WI
St Marcus LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 7
1/5/2020
Staff Minsters Current call New call Date accepted
Mr Michael Henning St Mark LC
De Pere WI
St Mark LC
De Pere WI
Staff Minister; Minister of Congregational Life
12/26/2019


CALLS DECLINED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Joel Gaertner The Lutheran Home
Belle Plaine MN
Trinity LC
Winner SD
Pastor
12/27/2019
Rev Jacob Scott Zion LC
Arlington WI
Peace LC
Kokomo IN
Pastor
12/27/2019
Rev Timothy Spaude St Jacobi LC
Greenfield WI
Good Shepherd LC
Benton Harbor MI
Pastor
12/28/2019
Rev Geoffrey Kieta Peace LC
Livonia MI
St Peter LC
Brodhead WI
Pastor
12/29/2019
Rev Michael Willitz Lord of Love LC
Deforest WI
Christ the Redeemer LC
Barre VT
Pastor
12/29/2019
Rev Daniel Waldschmidt St John LC
Burlington WI
St Paul’s LC
Menomonie WI
Associate Pastor
12/30/2019
Rev James Fleming St Peter LC – North Campus
Appleton WI
The Springs LC
Sparks NV
Pastor
1/3/2020
Rev Eric Schroeder St John LC
Wauwatosa WI
Bethany LC
Fort Atkinson WI
Associate Pastor; Academy President
1/3/2020
Rev Silas Schmitzer St Matthew LC
Stoddard WI
St Paul’s LC
Plymouth NE
Associate Pastor
1/3/2020
Rev Andrew Schroeder California Lutheran High School
Wildomar CA
First LC
Lake Geneva WI
Pastor
1/3/2020
Rev Stephen Koelpin Crown of Life LC
Yucaipa CA
New Mission
Wesley Chapel FL
Missionary
1/3/2020
Rev Christopher Schroeder Pan de Vida / Bread of Life LC
Santa Ana CA
Shepherd LC
Albuquerque NM
Pastor
1/4/2020
Rev Jacob Scott Zion LC
Arlington WI
Good Shepherd LC
Kearney NE
Pastor
1/4/2020
Rev Curtis Golm Messiah LC
Milwaukee WI
St Matthew LC
Freeland MI
St John LC
Saginaw MI
Pastor
1/5/2020
Rev Mark Gabb St Paul LC
Beverly Hills FL
Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
1/5/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date declined
Mr Joshua Schoeneck Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School
Jackson WI
Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Director of Technology
12/23/2019
Mrs Michelle Springer St Paul LS
Ixonia WI
St Paul LS
Moline IL
ECM Teacher
12/23/2019
Mr Benjamin Springer St Paul LS
Ixonia WI
St Paul LS
Moline IL
Principal
12/23/2019
Mrs Anna Wendt St Peter LS
Saint Peter MN
Teacher; Grades 3-5
12/24/2019
Mr Joel Plocher Holy Trinity LS
Des Moines WA
St Paul LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Grades 7-8
12/28/2019
Mr Ryan Finkbeiner Mount Lebanon LS
Milwaukee WI
Abiding Word LS
Houston TX
Principal
12/28/2019
Mr Aaron Krause Bethany LS
Manitowoc WI
St Stephen LS
Beaver Dam WI
Principal; Grades 5-8, Departmentalized
12/28/2019
Miss Cassandra Schwark Trinity LS
Aberdeen SD
Mt Calvary LS
Waukesha WI
Teacher; Grade 1
12/30/2019
Mr Philip Haefner Trinity LS
Bay City MI
St John LS
Caledonia MN
Principal
12/30/2019
Mr James Livingston Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School
Jackson WI
Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School
New Ulm MN
Teacher; Administrator, Director of Technology
12/30/2019
Mr Paul Kanzenbach St John LS
Milwaukee WI
St Paul LS
Muskego WI
Teacher; Grade 5
12/31/2019
Mr Marc Shambeau Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
Teacher; Math
12/31/2019
Mr Travis Wendt Bethlehem LS-South
Menomonee Falls WI
St Mark LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Grade 7 & Vice Principal
1/1/2020
Mr Ryan Wiechmann Northland Lutheran High School
Mosinee WI
Luther High School
Onalaska WI
Principal
1/1/2020
Miss Jennifer Lindloff Peace LS
Sun Prairie WI
Divine Savior Academy – Sienna Plantation
Missouri City TX
Teacher; Grades 3 & 4
1/1/2020
Miss Rebecca Wagner Redeemer Learning Center
Tomahawk WI
Leap of Faith Lutheran Preschool
New Lisbon WI
ECM Director
1/2/2020
Mrs Erin Nottling Luther Preparatory School
Watertown WI
Good Shepherd LC
Deltona FL
Teacher; Grades 6-7 & Spanish
1/2/2020
Mrs Rebecca Seeger Abiding Peace Academy
Simpsonville SC
Immanuel LS
Salem OR
Teacher; Grades 1 & 2
1/2/2020
Mr Zachary Seeger Abiding Peace Academy
Simpsonville SC
Immanuel LS
Salem OR
Principal; Upper Grades
1/2/2020
Mr Matthew Nottling St Mark’s LS
Watertown WI
Good Shepherd LC
Deltona FL
Principal
1/2/2020
Mr Jon Kulhanek Bay Pines LS
Seminole FL
St Mark LS
Eau Claire WI
Teacher; Grades 7 & 8, Athletic Director
1/2/2020
Mr William Strasser Jr Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School
Jackson WI
Shoreland Lutheran High School
Somers WI
Teacher; Industrial Arts
1/3/2020
Mr Joel Schultz Trinity LS
Caledonia WI
Westside Christian School
Middleton WI
Teacher; Grades 5 -8
1/3/2020
Mr Jared Christensen St Paul LS
Saint James MN
Cross of Glory LS
Peoria AZ
Principal
1/4/2020
Mrs Erin Koschnitzke Lakeside Lutheran High School
Lake Mills WI
Garden Homes LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; K5
1/4/2020
Mr Justin Wiechmann St Matthew’s LS
Oconomowoc WI
St John LC
Libertyville IL
Teacher; Upper Grades
1/4/2020
Miss Gina Radue Great Plains Lutheran High School
Watertown SD
St Marcus LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 7
1/4/2020
Mr Justin Ohm Crown of Life LS
West Saint Paul MN
Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Mathematics & Coaching
1/5/2020
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date declined
Mr Joshua Wendt First German LS
Manitowoc WI
St Peter LC
Saint Peter MN
Staff Minister
12/24/2019
Mr Joel Burmeister St Croix Lutheran Academy
West Saint Paul MN
Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Staff Minister; Administrator, Director of Mission Advancement
12/28/2019


RESIGNED

 

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mrs Lisa Phillips St Paul Lutheran Child Center
Winneconne WI
1/10/2020

RETIREMENT

 

Pastors Current call Date retired
Rev Mark Bitter Christ the King LC
Tulsa OK
3/31/2020
Teachers Current call Date retired
Mrs Amy Bubloz St Stephen LS
Beaver Dam WI
6/30/2020
Mrs Dolores Bumhoffer St John LS
Pigeon MI
6/30/2020
Staff Minsters Current call Date retired
Mrs Amy Krueger Peace LC
Bradenton FL
12/31/2019

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