Call Report – July 11, 2022

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

7/5/2022 – 7/11/2022

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 Christopher Ewings Faith LC
Anchorage AK
Gethsemane LC
Davenport IA
Pastor
5/29/2022
Rev James Seiltz Salem LC
Colorado Springs CO
St Paul LC
North Freedom WI
Pastor
6/5/2022
Rev Luke Werre Peace LC
Sun Prairie WI
St John LC
Kendall WI
St Matthew LC
Ontario WI
Pastor
6/5/2022
Rev James Roecker St Andrew’s LC
Saint Paul Park MN
St John LC
Fremont WI
Pastor
6/8/2022
Rev Michael Neumann St Paul LC
Alexandria MN
St Luke LC
New Lisbon WI
Pastor
6/12/2022
Rev Mark Schutz Hope LC
Spearfish SD
Morning Star LC
Jackson WI
Associate Pastor
6/13/2022
Rev Daniel Heiderich Good News LC
Lehi UT
St John LC
Whitewater WI
Pastor
6/13/2022
Rev Martin Valleskey Costa Maya Ministries Rocky Mountain Lutheran High School
Commerce City CO
Pastor
6/13/2022
Rev Scott Bergemann New Life LC – Central
Kenosha WI
Trinity LC
Saline MI
Associate Pastor
6/15/2022
Rev Scott Bergemann New Life LC – Central
Kenosha WI
Timothy LC
Saint Louis Park MN
Pastor
6/15/2022
Rev Paul Biedenbender Christ LC
Denver CO
Mt Olive LC
Las Vegas NV
Pastor
6/16/2022
Rev Jeffery Drake Trinity LC
Hartford WI
St Paul’s LC
Fort Atkinson WI
Associate Pastor
6/19/2022
Rev Benjamin Wessel Woodlawn LC
West Allis WI
Our Savior’s LC
Wausau WI
Pastor
6/19/2022
Rev Bryan Gerlach Commission on Worship Redeemer LC
Tucson AZ
Associate Pastor
6/19/2022
Rev Benjamin Tomczak Bethel LC
Sioux Falls SD
St John’s LC
Dakota MN
Pastor
6/20/2022
Rev Peter Metzger St Peter LC
St. Albert AB Canada
New Mission Start
Collinsville IL
Pastor
6/20/2022
Rev Joel Heckendorf Light of the Valleys LC
Reno NV
Board for Home Missions
Administrator
6/20/2022
Rev Nathan Schulte 1 Latin America Team Truth In Love Ministry
Nampa ID
Pastor
6/21/2022
Rev Nathan Seiltz Multi-Language Productions Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary
Mequon WI
Pastor; PSI Director
6/21/2022
Rev Benjamin Schmudlach First LC
La Crosse WI
Bethany LC
Fort Atkinson WI
Associate Pastor; Lead Campus Pastor
6/21/2022
Rev Matthew Rothe The Way LC
Fredericksburg VA
Living Hope LC
Peoria IL
Pastor
6/22/2022
Rev Daniel Schmidt St Matthew’s LC
Oconomowoc WI
First German LC
Manitowoc WI
Associate Pastor
6/23/2022
Rev Peter Sulzle St John LC
Redwood Falls MN
Peace LC
Livonia MI
Pastor
6/23/2022
Rev Zachary Pudlo Crown of Life LC
West Saint Paul MN
St Paul’s LC
Rapid City SD
Associate Pastor
6/23/2022
Rev John Gierach St John LC
Ann Arbor MI
Our Redeemer’s LC
Martin SD
Rock of Ages LC
Gordon NE
Pastor
6/25/2022
Rev Stephen Schmiel Faith Evangelical LC
Prior Lake MN
Riverview LC
Appleton WI
Associate Pastor
6/26/2022
Rev Jeffrey Sonntag Shining Mountains LC
Bozeman MT
Faith LC
River Falls WI
Pastor
6/26/2022
Rev Craig Engel Immanuel LC
Willmar MN
St Peter LC
Saint Peter MN
Associate Pastor
6/26/2022
Rev Aaron West St Matthew LC
Spokane WA
Bethlehem LC
Menomonee Falls WI
Associate Pastor
6/26/2022
Rev David Rosenau St Mark LC
Leesburg FL
Michigan Lutheran High School
Saint Joseph MI
President
6/26/2022
Rev Harmon Lewis Messiah LC
Johns Creek GA
New Mission Start
Wichita KS
Pastor
6/27/2022
Rev James Heffner St John LC
Mishicot WI &
Two Rivers WI
Salem LC
Loretto MN
Associate Pastor
6/27/2022
Rev Joel Lillo St Paul LC
Hortonville WI
St John LC
Fairfax MN
Pastor
6/28/2022
Rev Daniel Rautenberg Native American Missions Coordinator Faith LC
Harrison MI
St John LC
Clare MI
Pastor
6/28/2022
Rev Joshua Martin St John’s LC
Jefferson WI
Grace LC
Manitowoc WI
Pastor
6/29/2022
Rev Donald Windsperger Jr Zion LC
Colome SD
St Paul’s LC
Broken Bow NE
Pastor
6/29/2022
Rev Adam Manian St John LC
Vesta MN
Peace LC
Echo MN
St John St James LC
Reedsville WI
Associate Pastor
6/30/2022
Rev Michael Sheppard Mt Zion LC
Ripon WI
Our Savior LC
Perry MI
Pastor
6/30/2022
Rev Nathan Wordell Mount Olive LC
Appleton WI
Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee WI
Professor
7/1/2022
Rev Nathan Wordell Mount Olive LC
Appleton WI
St Andrew LC
Middleton WI
Associate Pastor; Service & Outreach
7/1/2022
Rev Scott Henrich Shepherd of the Hills LC
Knoxville TN
Immanuel LC
Salem OR
Pastor
7/1/2022
Rev Cale Mead Christ LC
Juneau AK
New Mission Start
Canton GA
Pastor
7/1/2022
Rev Timothy Leistekow Peridot LC
Peridot AZ
St Paul LC
Oconto Falls WI
Pastor
7/3/2022
Rev Lucas Proeber St Paul LC
Wisconsin Rapids WI
Trinity LC
Neenah WI
Associate Pastor
7/3/2022
Rev Benjamin Zamzow St Mark LC
Bemidji MN
Salem LC
Woodbury MN
Pastor
7/3/2022
Rev Peter Walther Our Savior’s LC
East Brunswick NJ
St John LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
7/3/2022
Rev Steven Saatkamp Emmanuel LC
Hudson WI
Ascension LC
Escondido CA
Pastor
7/3/2022
Rev Paul Wilde Salem LC
Owosso MI
Grace LC
Neenah WI
Pastor
7/5/2022
Rev Noah Willitz Living Savior LC
Missoula MT
Deer Valley LC
Phoenix AZ
Pastor
7/5/2022
Rev Steven Gabb Hope LC
Los Angeles CA
Hope LC
Chino Valley AZ &
Prescott AZ
Pastor
7/5/2022
Rev Jacob Behnken Good Shepherd LC
Midland MI
Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Professor; Music & dean of chapel
7/5/2022
Rev Caleb Free Risen Savior LC
Lakewood Ranch FL
St John LC
Sturgeon Bay WI
Pastor
7/6/2022
Rev Eric Hansen Crown of Life LC
Corona CA
Crown of Life LC
Warren MI
Pastor
7/6/2022
Rev Silas Schmitzer St Matthew LC
Stoddard WI
Pilgrim LC
Menomonee Falls WI
Associate Pastor
7/6/2022
Rev Luke Italiano Amazing Grace LC
Florence KY
St John LC &
Trinity LC
Janesville MN
Pastor
7/6/2022
Rev Andrew Schultz St John (Barre Mills) LC
La Crosse WI
Green Valley LC
Henderson NV
Pastor
7/6/2022
Rev Paul Bowe Gethsemane LC
Oklahoma City OK
Immanuel LC
Manitowoc WI
Associate Pastor
7/7/2022
Rev Joel Sauer St Peter’s LC
Sturgeon Bay WI
Our Savior LC
Grafton WI
Pastor
7/7/2022
Rev Michael Ewart St Peter LC – North Campus
Appleton WI
St John LC
St John’s Saint John Antigua
Pastor
7/7/2022
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mrs Lisa Vieth St John LS
Lewiston MN
Teacher; Grades 7-8, One-Year Call
4/30/2022
Mrs Angelia Braatz Holy Cross LS
Madison WI
Teacher; Grade 3, Provisional Call
5/21/2022
Mr Marc Meihack St John LS
Lomira WI
Teacher; Grades 3-4
6/12/2022
Mrs Kellie Jensen St Paul LS
Wisconsin Rapids WI
ECM Teacher; 3K, Provisional Call
6/12/2022
Mrs Jan Sparley Parkland LS
Tacoma WA
Teacher; Grade 4
6/19/2022
Mrs Joy Young Key to Life Christian Childcare & Community Center
Weston WI
ECM Director
6/19/2022
Mrs Nancy Johnson Jesus Loves Me Learning Center
North Mankato MN
ECM Teacher; ECM Teacher, 2K
6/21/2022
Ms Jana Borchardt Rocky Mountain Lutheran High School
Commerce City CO
Teacher; One Semester, Half-Time Call
6/22/2022
Mrs Erica Eickert Trinity LS
Brillion WI
Teacher; Grades 7-8, One-Year, Provisional Call
6/26/2022
Mrs Paula Sulzle St John LS
Redwood Falls MN
St John LS
Redwood Falls MN
Teacher; Grade 6
6/26/2022
Mrs Melissa Nehls St Paul’s LS
New Ulm MN
Teacher; Grades 1-2, One-Year Call
6/26/2022
Dr Susan Ratzburg Peace LS
Green Lake WI
Teacher; Grades 3-4, One-Year Call
7/3/2022
Mrs Sarah Beilke Grace LS
Saint Joseph MI
Teacher; Grade 4, Departmentalized, Less-Than Half-Time, Provisional Call
7/10/2022
Mrs Elizabeth Kuschel First LS
Elkhorn WI
Teacher; Less-Than-Half Time Call
7/10/2022


CALLS ACCEPTED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Timothy Westendorf Abiding Word LC
Highlands Ranch CO
Mt Calvary LC
Waukesha WI
Associate Pastor
7/7/2022
Rev Curt Backhaus St Paul LC
Tomah WI
Risen Savior LC
Austin TX
Pastor
7/9/2022
Rev Ian Headrick Our Redeemer LC
Yorktown VA
St Paul LC
Mount Calvary WI
Pastor
7/9/2022
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Miss Michelle Myers Christ Alone Lutheran Academy – Grades K-2
Montello WI
Christ Alone Lutheran Academy – Grades K-2
Montello WI
Teacher; Grades 1-2
4/17/2022
Mrs Calla Schoch St Croix Lutheran Academy
West Saint Paul MN
St Croix Lutheran Academy
West Saint Paul MN
Teacher; Grades 6-8 Dept. Science
6/17/2022
Mrs Johanna Manke St John LS
Lomira WI
St John LS
Lomira WI
Teacher; School Resource Teacher, Half-Time Call
7/10/2022
Mrs Jennifer Adelmeyer St John LS
Lomira WI
St John LS
Lomira WI
Principal; Principal – One-Year Call, ECM Director & Kindergarten – Permanent Call
7/10/2022
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date accepted
Mrs Kirsten George NorthCross LC
Lakeville MN
NorthCross LC
Lakeville MN
Congregation Staff Minister; Children’s Ministry Director, Three-Quarter Time Call
7/9/2022


CALLS DECLINED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Nathanael Scharf St Paul’s LC
New Ulm MN
Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; Religion
7/5/2022
Rev Duane Rodewald Abiding Peace LC
Simpsonville SC
St John LC
St John’s Saint John Antigua
Pastor
7/6/2022
Rev Aaron Schultz Messiah LC
Green Bay WI
Salem LC
Owosso MI
Associate Pastor
7/6/2022
Rev Caleb Schoeneck Beautiful Savior LC
College Station TX
Good Shepherd LC
Holmen WI
Pastor
7/6/2022
Rev Michael Weigand Faith LC
Fond du Lac WI
Resurrection LC
Aurora IL
Associate Pastor
7/7/2022
Rev Aaron Schultz Messiah LC
Green Bay WI
St John LC
Caledonia MN
Associate Pastor
7/7/2022
Rev Seth Dorn St Stephen LC
Beaver Dam WI
St John LC
Wauwatosa WI
Associate Pastor
7/7/2022
Rev Joel Hoff Trinity LC
Neenah WI
Asia One Team
Missionary
7/7/2022
Rev Mark Henrich Hope LC
Toronto ON Canada
Immanuel LC
Greenville WI
Associate Pastor
7/8/2022
Rev Jonathan Loescher Bethany LC
Hustisford WI
Grace LC
Spring Hill FL
Pastor
7/8/2022
Rev Jonathan Kolander St Mark’s LC
Citrus Heights CA
Resurrection LC
Rochester MN
Associate Pastor; Coordinating Pastor
7/9/2022
Rev Joshua Kesting St Paul LC
Neosho WI
Grace LC
Eau Claire MI
Pastor
7/9/2022
Rev Nathaniel Winkel Mountain Valley LC
Eagle CO
Immanuel LC
Neenah WI
Pastor
7/9/2022
Rev Jacob Hanneman Shepherd of the Plains LC
Fort Morgan CO
New Life LC
Rockford IL
Pastor
7/9/2022
Rev Peter Hagen Resurrection LC
Maumee OH
St John LC
Wetaskiwin AB Canada
Mighty Fortress LC
Red Deer AB Canada
Pastor
7/9/2022
Rev Darin Warnecke St John LC
Sturgis MI
Valley View LC
Helena MT
Pastor
7/9/2022
Teachers Current call New call Date declined
Mrs Cathlyn Wilk Zion LS K-8th Grade
Hartland WI
Teacher; Grades 2-4, Dept. Half-Time, One-Year Call
7/8/2022
Mr Joshua Gorske Shepherd of the Valley LS
Menasha WI
Teacher; Grades 5-6, Athletic Director
7/10/2022
Mr Joshua Gorske St Paul LS
North Fond du Lac WI
Teacher; Grades 5-6, Athletic Director
7/10/2022
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date declined
Mr Mark Blauert Wisconsin LS-Elementary School (3-5)
Racine WI
St John LS
Libertyville IL
Principal & Staff Minister of Outreach
7/7/2022


RESIGNED

 

Pastors Current call Date resigned
Rev Timothy Kemnitz Mt Olive LC
Lincoln NE
7/13/2022
Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mrs Rachel Zietlow St Marcus LS – Harambee Campus – K4 – Gr 2
Milwaukee WI
6/30/2022
Mrs Jenelle Rollinger St Marcus LS – Main Campus K4 – Gr 8
Milwaukee WI
6/30/2022
Mrs Amber Johnson Crown of Life LS
West Saint Paul MN
6/30/2022
Mr Benjamin Lundsten Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School
New Ulm MN
6/30/2022
Ms Heidi Remmele St John LS
Redwood Falls MN
6/30/2022


CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

 

Teachers Home church Death date
Mrs Susan Dick Immanuel LC
Manitowoc WI
7/4/2022
Mrs Joan Lanphear Salem LC
Milwaukee WI
7/6/2022


RETIREMENT

 

Pastors Current call Date retired
Rev Jeffrey Limpert Christ Our Rock LC
Rochester MN
7/12/2022
Teachers Current call Date retired
Mrs Cynthia Gruenewald St Paul LS
Livonia MI
6/30/2022


LIMITED LENGTH CALL EXPIRED

 

Pastors Current call Date effective
Rev Paul Prange St John’s LS
Burlington WI
6/30/2022

 

 

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