Call Report – July 18, 2022

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

7/12/2022 – 7/18/2022

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 Mark Schutz Hope LC
Spearfish SD
Morning Star LC
Jackson WI
Associate 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
Rev Kenneth Rodrigue Grace LC
New London WI
Immanuel LC
Lakeside AZ
Pastor
7/9/2022
Rev Frederick Schleg Beautiful Savior LC
Everett WA
Palos LC
Palos Heights IL
Pastor
7/10/2022
Rev Benjamin Kempfert Immanuel LC
Waupaca WI
St John LC
Riga MI
Pastor
7/10/2022
Rev Julius Buelow St Paul LC
Saginaw MI
Good Shepherd LC
Pipestone MN
St John LC
Lake Benton MN
Pastor
7/10/2022
Rev Philip Schupmann Resurrection LC
Aurora IL
St Peter LC
Juneau WI
Pastor; Part-Time Call
7/10/2022
Rev Caleb Schultz Cross of Life LC
Mississauga ON Canada
Peace LC
Hartford WI
Associate Pastor
7/11/2022
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 Mark Kahrs Calvary LC
Glenwood MN
Ascension LC
Antigo WI
Pastor
7/14/2022
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
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 Erica Eickert   Trinity LS
Brillion WI
Teacher; Grades 7-8, One-Year, Provisional Call
6/26/2022
Mrs Elizabeth Kuschel   First LS
Elkhorn WI
Teacher; Grades 5-8 Departmentalized, Less-Than-Half Time, One-Year Call
7/10/2022
Mr Steven Lehman   Shepherd of the Valley LS
Menasha WI
Teacher; Grades 5-6, Athletic Director, One-Year Call
7/12/2022
Mrs Dawn Boerneke   St John LS
Lomira WI
Teacher; Grades 3-4
7/12/2022
Mrs Kirstie Klug Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
St Paul’s LS
New Ulm MN
Teacher; Grades 1-2, One-Year Call
7/17/2022
Mrs Kimberly Youngerberg Jesus Loves Me Learning Center
North Mankato MN
St Peter LS
Saint Peter MN
Teacher; Grades 3-4, One-Year Call
7/17/2022
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date issued
Mr Joshua Kramer   Faith LC
Antioch IL
Congregation Staff Minister; Director of Church Music & Parish Instruction
7/14/2022
Mr Kevin Walker Bethlehem LS-North
Germantown WI
St John LS
Libertyville IL
Principal & Staff Minister of Outreach
7/17/2022


CALLS ACCEPTED

Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mrs Angelia Braatz Holy Cross LS
Madison WI
Holy Cross LS
Madison WI
Teacher; Grade 3, Provisional Call
6/1/2022
Ms Elizabeth Reimers Grace LS
Saint Joseph MI
Grace LS
Saint Joseph MI
Teacher; Grades 5-8 Departmentalized, Provisional Call
6/9/2022
Mrs Lisa Vieth St John LS
Lewiston MN
St John LS
Lewiston MN
Teacher; Grades 7-8, One-Year Call
6/14/2022
Mrs Brittany Ernst Immanuel LS
Greenville WI
Immanuel LS
Greenville WI
ECM Teacher; Less-Than-Half Time, One-Year Call
6/15/2022
Miss Morgann Jensen Immanuel LS
Greenville WI
Immanuel LS
Greenville WI
ECM Teacher; Half-Time, One-Year Call
6/15/2022
Mrs Ruth Pahmeier Mount Olive LS
Appleton WI
Mount Olive LS
Appleton WI
Teacher; Upper Grades, One-Year, Half Time Call
6/23/2022
Ms Jana Borchardt Rocky Mountain Lutheran High School
Commerce City CO
Rocky Mountain Lutheran High School
Commerce City CO
Teacher; Chemistry, Half-Time One-Year Call
7/1/2022
Dr Susan Ratzburg   Peace LS
Green Lake WI
Teacher; Grades 3-4, One-Year Call
7/11/2022
Mrs Jeannine Kutz Crown of Life LS
West Saint Paul MN
Crown of Life LS
West Saint Paul MN
ECM Director & Teacher, Provisional Call
7/12/2022
Mr Joel Mathwig St Paul LS
North Fond du Lac WI
St Paul LS
North Fond du Lac WI
Teacher; Grades 5-6, Athletic Director, Provisional Call
7/12/2022
Mrs Michelle Wierschem Bethlehem LS-South
Menomonee Falls WI
Bethlehem LS-South
Menomonee Falls WI
Teacher; Learning Services Teacher, Three-Quarter Time, Provisional Call
7/13/2022
Mrs Paula Sulzle St John LS
Redwood Falls MN
St John LS
Redwood Falls MN
Teacher; Grade 6, Half-Time, One-Year Call
7/15/2022
Mrs Nancy Johnson Jesus Loves Me Learning Center
North Mankato MN
Jesus Loves Me Learning Center
North Mankato MN
ECM Teacher; ECM Teacher, 2K
7/15/2022
Mrs Sarah Beilke   Grace LS
Saint Joseph MI
Teacher; Grade 4, Departmentalized, Less-Than-Half-Time, Provisional Call
7/17/2022


ASSIGNMENT

Teachers   Assignment Date assigned
Miss Kelsey Birschbach   Zion LS
Rhinelander WI
ECM Teacher; ECM Teacher, After School Care Coordinator, Permanent Assignment
7/13/2022


CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Bryan Gerlach Commission on Worship Redeemer LC
Tucson AZ
Associate Pastor
7/9/2022
Rev Christopher Ewings Faith LC
Anchorage AK
Gethsemane LC
Davenport IA
Pastor
7/10/2022
Rev Michael Neumann St Paul LC
Alexandria MN
St Luke LC
New Lisbon WI
Pastor
7/11/2022
Rev Matthew Rothe The Way LC
Fredericksburg VA
Living Hope LC
Peoria IL
Pastor
7/11/2022
Rev Luke Werre Peace LC
Sun Prairie WI
St John LC
Kendall WI
St Matthew LC
Ontario WI
Pastor
7/12/2022
Rev Benjamin Tomczak Bethel LC
Sioux Falls SD
St John’s LC
Dakota MN
Pastor
7/12/2022
Rev James Roecker St Andrew’s LC
Saint Paul Park MN
St John LC
Fremont WI
Pastor
7/13/2022
Rev James Seiltz Salem LC
Colorado Springs CO
St Paul LC
North Freedom WI
Pastor
7/14/2022
Rev Daniel Heiderich Good News LC
Lehi UT
St John LC
Whitewater WI
Pastor
7/15/2022
Rev Peter Sulzle St John LC
Redwood Falls MN
Peace LC
Livonia MI
Pastor
7/15/2022
Rev Daniel Schmidt St Matthew’s LC
Oconomowoc WI
First German LC
Manitowoc WI
Associate Pastor
7/16/2022
Rev Harmon Lewis Messiah LC
Johns Creek GA
New Mission Start
Wichita KS
Pastor
7/16/2022
Rev Paul Biedenbender Christ LC
Denver CO
Mt Olive LC
Las Vegas NV
Pastor
7/16/2022
Rev Scott Bergemann New Life LC – Central
Kenosha WI
Timothy LC
Saint Louis Park MN
Pastor
7/16/2022
Rev Peter Metzger St Peter LC
St. Albert AB Canada
New Mission Start
Collinsville IL
Pastor
7/16/2022
Rev Scott Henrich Shepherd of the Hills LC
Knoxville TN
Immanuel LC
Salem OR
Pastor
7/16/2022
Rev Jonathan Leach Truth In Love Ministry
Nampa ID
Emanuel Redeemer LC
Yale MI
Pastor
7/17/2022
Rev Benjamin Schmudlach First LC
La Crosse WI
Bethany LC
Fort Atkinson WI
Associate Pastor; Lead Campus Pastor
7/17/2022
Teachers Current call New call Date declined
Mrs Melissa Nehls   St Paul’s LS
New Ulm MN
Teacher; Grades 1-2, One-Year Call
7/11/2022
Mr Marc Meihack   St John LS
Lomira WI
Teacher; Grades 3-4
7/12/2022


RESIGNED

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mrs Mary Dorn St John LS
Waterloo WI
6/30/2022
Mrs Abigail Georgson Good Shepherd LS
Sioux Falls SD
6/30/2022
Mrs Grace Marquardt St Philip LS
Milwaukee WI
6/30/2022
Miss Kailynn Lovett Sola Fide Academy
Lawrenceville GA
6/30/2022


RETIREMENT

Pastors Current call Date retired
Dr Ernst Wendland One Africa Team (OAT) 7/31/2022
Teachers Current call Date retired
Mrs Joy Enter St Paul’s LS
New Ulm MN
6/30/2022
Mr David Koester Shepherd LS
Albuquerque NM
6/30/2022


POSITION ELIMINATED

Teachers Current call Date effective
Mr Philip Moll St Matthew’s LS
Winona MN
6/30/2022


CALL TERMINATED

Teachers Current call Date effective
Ms Michelle Ploetz Green Valley Lutheran Preschool
Henderson NV
7/31/2022

 

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