Call Report – July 12, 2021

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Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

7/6/2021 – 7/12/2021

The call report details when pastors, teachers, and staff ministers change positions within WELS. The Conference of Presidents oversees and coordinates the calling process.


NO DECISION REPORTED

Pastors Current call New call Date issued
Rev Matthew Hennig Christ LC
North St Paul &
Hugo MN
Amazing Grace LC
Dickinson ND
Missionary
6/3/2021
Rev Scott Oelhafen Trinity LC
Waukesha WI
St Paul’s LC
New Ulm MN
Associate Pastor
6/6/2021
Rev Johnold Strey Crown of Life LC
Hubertus WI
Peace LC
Janesville WI
Pastor
6/9/2021
Rev Mark Kom Crown of Life LC
West Saint Paul MN
Star of Bethlehem LC
New Berlin WI
Associate Pastor
6/13/2021
Rev Andrew Johnston One Latin America Team Christ the Vine LC
Temecula CA
Pastor
6/13/2021
Rev Peter Martin Faith LC
Radcliff KY
Native American Administrative Committee
Missionary; Native Christian Counselor
6/16/2021
Rev James Borgwardt Redeemer LC
Fond du Lac WI
Northwestern Publishing House
Vice President of Publishing
6/17/2021
Rev Isaac Cherney Redeemer LC
Yakima WA
Fairview LC
Milwaukee WI
Pastor
6/19/2021
Rev Scott Schwertfeger Zion LC
Arlington WI
St Paul LC
Saint James MN
Pastor
6/20/2021
Rev David Parsons Holy Cross LC
Tucson AZ
King of Kings LC
Willoughby OH
Missionary
6/21/2021
Rev Christian Winkel Redemption LC
Milwaukee WI
Abiding Savior LC
Elk River MN
Pastor
6/22/2021
Rev Timothy Gerbing Christ LC
Pewaukee WI
Resurrection LC
Rochester MN
Associate Pastor; Coordinating Pastor
6/22/2021
Rev Steven Waldschmidt Christ Alone LC
Dardenne Prairie MO
Immanuel LC
Greenville WI
Associate Pastor
6/23/2021
Rev Luke Italiano Amazing Grace LC
Florence KY
First LC
Aurora NE
Pastor
6/24/2021
Rev Walter Gawel IV Victory LC
Lexington KY
Trinity LC
Kaukauna WI
Pastor
6/27/2021
Rev Jonathan Bourman Peace LC
Aiken SC
Gethsemane LC
Davenport IA
Pastor
6/27/2021
Rev Caleb Kurbis Living Savior LC
Asheville NC
Prince of Peace LC
Salt Lake City UT
Associate Pastor
6/27/2021
Rev Seth Scheuerlein St Luke’s LC
Grand Rapids MN
Grace LC
Tucson AZ
Pastor
6/27/2021
Rev Keegan Dowling Abiding Word LC
Orleans ON Canada
Faith LC
Harrison MI
St John LC
Clare MI
Pastor
6/28/2021
Rev David Brandt St John’s LC
Juneau WI
Good Shepherd LC
West Bend WI
Associate Pastor
6/28/2021
Rev Matthew Schaewe Faith LC
Sussex WI
Hope LC
Indian River MI
Pastor
6/29/2021
Rev Justin Heise St Peter LC
Saint Peter MN
Camp Phillip
Wautoma WI
Pastor
7/1/2021
Rev Benjamin Ehlers Trinity LC
Temple TX
Gethsemane LC
Raleigh NC
Pastor
7/1/2021
Rev Joshua Schultz Mountain View LC
Great Falls MT
St Paul LC
Muskego WI
Associate Pastor
7/1/2021
Rev Pieter Reid Retired Good Shepherd LC
Midland TX
Pastor
7/1/2021
Rev John Schwartz Redeemer LC
Pierre SD
Immanuel LC
Manitowoc WI
Associate Pastor
7/2/2021
Prof Thomas Kock Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary
Mequon WI
Atonement LC
Milwaukee WI
Pastor
7/6/2021
Rev Christian Marquardt St James LC
Milwaukee WI
Brooklyn LC
Brooklyn Park MN
Pastor
7/6/2021
Rev Philip Janisch Trinity LC
Brillion WI
Water of Life LC – Racine Campus & Caledonia Campus
Racine WI
Associate Pastor
7/7/2021
Rev James Buske Lighthouse Youth Center
Milwaukee WI
St Paul LC
Livonia MI
Associate Pastor
7/7/2021
Rev Luther Zuberbier Deer Valley LC
Phoenix AZ
Trinity LC
Winner SD
Pastor
7/7/2021
Rev Eric Melso Living Hope LC
Ooltewah TN
Jerusalem LC
Morton Grove IL
Pastor
7/8/2021
Rev Craig Birsching St John LC
Westland MI
Our Savior LC
Grafton WI
Associate Pastor
7/8/2021
Rev John Ruege Jr St Paul’s LC
Marquette MI
St Martin LC
Rapid River MI
Pastor; New Dual Parish with St Paul, (Green Garden) Marquette MI
7/11/2021
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mrs Kim Pappenfuss   Cross of Glory LS
Peoria AZ
Teacher; Grades 5-8 Language Arts, Art, Half-Time, One-Year Call
6/6/2021
Mr John LeBlanc   Faith LS
Fond du Lac WI
Teacher; Release-Time Teacher, Grades 6-7, Three-Quarter-Time, Provisional Call
6/6/2021
Mrs Bethany Anderson Pilgrim LS
Menomonee Falls WI
Pilgrim LS
Menomonee Falls WI
ECM Director; Permanent Call
6/23/2021
Mrs Kristi Bredendick   Crown of Life LS
West Saint Paul MN
Teacher; Grade 1, One-Year Call
6/27/2021
Mrs Stephanie Wolfram   St Paul LS
Wisconsin Rapids WI
Teacher; Grades 1-2. Provisional Call
6/27/2021
Mrs Megen Rupnow Risen Savior LS
Mankato MN
St Paul LS
Fort Atkinson WI
Teacher; Grades 1-2, One-Year Call
6/27/2021
Miss Danielle Hall   Jesus Loves Me Learning Center
North Mankato MN
ECM Teacher
6/28/2021
Mr Thomas Schwartz   St John-St James LS
Reedsville WI
Teacher; Principal Release-Time Teacher, Less-Than-Half-Time Call
7/11/2021
Mr Kyle Grotenhuis   Trinity-St Luke Clark St Campus
Watertown WI
Teacher; Grade 6, One-Year Call
7/11/2021


CALLS ACCEPTED

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Jonathan Meyer Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Teacher
7/8/2021
Rev Brian Diring Our Shepherd LC
Lancaster CA
St James LC
North Branch MI
Pastor
7/11/2021
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mrs Melissa Minzlaff Peace LS
Livonia MI
Huron Valley Lutheran High School
Westland MI
Teacher; One-Year, Less-than-Half Time Call
6/4/2021
Mr Eric Matz Reformation LS
San Diego CA
Reformation LS
San Diego CA
Teacher; Grade 2, One-Year Call
6/25/2021
Mrs Nancy Zander St Paul LS
Appleton WI
St Paul LS
Appleton WI
Teacher; Grade 1, One-Year Call
6/28/2021
Mrs Renee Erdmann St Peter LS
Appleton WI
St Peter LS
Appleton WI
Teacher; Spanish, One-Year, Less-Than-Half Time
7/7/2021
Mrs Heather Pagel St Paul LS
Franklin WI
St Paul LS
Franklin WI
Teacher; Upper Grades, One-Year Call
7/7/2021
Mrs Lori Monday St Peter LS
Appleton WI
St Peter LS
Appleton WI
Teacher; Upper Grade Math, One-Year, Half-Time Call
7/7/2021
Mrs Rebekah Foxen Cross of Glory LS
Peoria AZ
Cross of Glory LS
Peoria AZ
Teacher; Grades 1-8, Music, One-Year, Less-Than-Half-Time Call
7/7/2021
Mrs Heidi Hansen King’s Kids Learning Center
Corona CA
King’s Kids Learning Center
Corona CA
ECM Director; One-Year, Three-Quarter Time Call
7/9/2021
Ms Tamar Wendland Peace LS
Kissimmee FL
Peace LS
Kissimmee FL
Teacher; Grades 7-8, One-Year Call
7/9/2021


CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Matthew Krenke St John’s LC
Jefferson WI
Lutheran Institutional Ministry Association
Austin MN
St John’s LC
Minneapolis MN
Pastor
7/6/2021
Rev John Backus Christ the Lord LC
Clearwater FL
Salem LC
Woodbury MN
Pastor
7/6/2021
Rev Jared Oldenburg Eternal Rock LC
Castle Rock CO
St John LC
Hastings MN
Associate Pastor
7/6/2021
Rev Jonathan Werre Good Shepherd LC
Sioux Falls SD
St John LC
Whitewater WI
Pastor
7/7/2021
Rev Joel McKenney St Paul LC
Algoma WI
St John LC
Burlington WI
Associate Pastor
7/7/2021
Rev Keith Schleis Abiding Faith LC
Smyrna TN
Mt Calvary LC
Waukesha WI
Associate Pastor
7/7/2021
Rev Mark Rohrback Redeemer LC
Cedarburg WI
St Matthew LC
Benton Harbor MI
Pastor
7/8/2021
Rev Clinton Kreuziger Crown of Life LC
Marietta OH
Emmanuel LC
Owatonna MN
Pastor
7/8/2021
Rev Joel Gawrisch New Life LC
Shoreview MN
Redeemer LC
Tucson AZ
Associate Pastor
7/9/2021
Rev Brian Roloff Ascension LC
Plymouth MN
Faith LC
Anderson CA
Pastor
7/9/2021
Rev John Koelpin Calvary LC
Dallas TX
Salem LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
7/10/2021
Rev Norman Burger Jr Shepherd of the Hills LC
Lansing MI
St John LC
Mukwonago WI
Associate Pastor
7/10/2021
Rev Jeffrey Schmidt Emanuel LC
Flint MI
St Paul LC
Mauston WI
Associate Pastor
7/10/2021
Rev Adam Zimpelmann Good Shepherd LC
Fond du Lac WI
Immanuel LC
Woodville WI
Pastor
7/10/2021
Rev Philip Casmer Christ the Lord LC
Brookfield WI
Christ LC
Marshall MN
Pastor
7/10/2021
Rev Nathaniel Biebert Risen Savior LC
Austin TX
St John LC
Appleton WI
Pastor
7/10/2021
Rev Stephen Kuehl Shepherd of Peace LC
Powell OH
Zion LC
Rhinelander WI
Associate Pastor
7/10/2021
Rev Mark Westra Prince of Peace LC
Fairport NY
Grace LC
Crivitz WI
Pastor
7/10/2021
Teachers Current call New call Date declined
Mrs Haley Arndt   Trinity-St Luke Clark St Campus
Watertown WI
Teacher; Grade 6, One-Year Call
7/2/2021
Mrs Hannah Buske   Roots to Wings Learning Center
Lake City MN
ECM Teacher; Half-Time Call
7/6/2021
Ms Melissa Hebl   St Paul’s LS
Saginaw MI
Teacher; Grade 2, One-Year Call
7/6/2021


RESIGNED

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mrs Stacy Bitter St John LS
Milwaukee WI
6/30/2021
Mrs Angie Engel Abiding Word LS
Houston TX
6/30/2021
Mrs Sarah Kuschel St Croix Lutheran Academy
West Saint Paul MN
6/30/2021


CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

Pastors Home church Death date
Rev Mark Anderson First LC
Lake Geneva WI
7/8/2021
Rev James Bartz Grace LC
Eau Claire MI
7/8/2021
Teachers Home church Death date
Mrs Vera Stark Risen Savior LC
Milwaukee WI
3/31/2021


RETIREMENT

Teachers Current call Date retired
Mrs Ruth Huebner Luther Preparatory School
Watertown WI
6/30/2021
Mrs Margaret McDonald St James Preschool
Milwaukee WI
7/15/2021
Prof Paul Bases Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
6/30/2022

 

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