Call Report – July 19, 2021

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Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

7/13/2021 – 7/19/2021

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 Scott Oelhafen Trinity LC
Waukesha WI
St Paul’s LC
New Ulm MN
Associate Pastor
6/6/2021
Rev Mark Kom Crown of Life LC
West Saint Paul MN
Star of Bethlehem LC
New Berlin WI
Associate Pastor
6/13/2021
Rev 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
Waukesha WI
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 Christian Winkel Redemption LC
Milwaukee WI
Abiding Savior LC
Elk River MN
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 Seth Scheuerlein St Luke’s LC
Grand Rapids MN
Grace LC
Tucson AZ
Pastor
6/27/2021
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
Racine WI
Water of Life LC – 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 Michael Lindemann St John LC
Lewiston MN
Salem LC
Loretto MN
Associate Pastor
7/11/2021
Rev Adam Mueller Redeemer LC
Tucson AZ
Trinity LC
Waukesha WI
Associate Pastor
7/11/2021
Rev John Schwartz Redeemer LC
Pierre SD
Trinity LC
Saline MI
Associate Pastor
7/11/2021
Rev Brian Krueger Bloomington LC
Bloomington MN
Trinity LC
Jenera OH
Associate Pastor
7/11/2021
Rev Newlin Schafer Good Shepherd LC
Jacksonville FL
Timothy LC
Saint Louis Park MN
Pastor
7/11/2021
Rev Steven Neyhart Faith LC
Reedsburg WI
Cross of Christ LC
Coon Rapids MN
Associate Pastor
7/11/2021
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
Rev Lucas Bitter Intown LC
Atlanta GA
Salem LC
Stillwater MN
Associate Pastor
7/12/2021
Rev Benjamin Schone Abiding Word LC
Houston TX
Christ LC
Eden Prairie MN
Pastor
7/12/2021
Rev Peter Schlicht Eastside LC
Madison WI
Bethany LC – Lynndale Campus
Appleton WI
Associate Pastor
7/12/2021
Rev Stephen Apt Divine Savior LC-Liberty Hill
Liberty Hill TX
St Paul’s LC
Franklin WI
Associate Pastor
7/13/2021
Rev Emile Burgess Crown of Life LC
West Saint Paul MN
Zion LC
Lansing MI
Pastor
7/13/2021
Rev Christopher Johns St Matthew LC
Pound WI
Good Shepherd LC
Pipestone MN
St John LC
Lake Benton MN
Pastor
7/13/2021
Rev Jonathan Fischer Resurrection LC
Chesapeake VA
St Paul’s LC
Menomonie WI
Associate Pastor
7/13/2021
Rev Matthew Stuebs Calvary LC
Abrams WI
Reformation LC
Dousman WI
Pastor
7/15/2021
Rev Austin Ziche Immanuel LC
Hadar NE
St John LC
Fairfax MN
Pastor
7/17/2021
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 Stephanie Wolfram St Paul LS
Wisconsin Rapids WI
Teacher; Grades 1-2. Provisional 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
Ms Sherri Bellile Bethlehem LS
Hortonville WI
Teacher; Grades 4-6, Provisional, One-Year, Less-Than-Half Time Call
7/12/2021
Mrs Michelle Stob Salem LS
Stillwater MN
Teacher; Grades 5-8, Half-Time Call
7/12/2021
Mrs Elaine Zelenka St Paul’s LS
Saginaw MI
Teacher; Grade 2, One-Year Call
7/12/2021
Mrs Tamara Melott Bethel LC
Galesville WI
ECM Director & Teacher
7/18/2021
Ms Beth Kamps Trinity LS
Marinette WI
Teacher; Upper Grades, Half-Time, Provisional Call
7/18/2021
Miss Siri Uden Mount Lebanon LS  Grades 1 – 4
Milwaukee WI
Mount Lebanon LS   Grades 5 – 8
Milwaukee WI
Administrator; Dean of Students – Alpha Campus, Provisional Call
7/18/2021
Miss Alyssa Shipley Mount Lebanon LS   Grades 5 – 8
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 8, Dept. Math, Provisional Call
7/18/2021
Mrs Rachel Brown Mount Olive LC
Appleton WI
Beautiful Savior LS
Grove City OH
Teacher; Kindergarten, Grades 1-2
7/18/2021
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date issued
Mr Jeffrey Matteson Mount Lebanon LS  Grades 1 – 4
Milwaukee WI
Mount Lebanon LS  Grades 1 – 4
Milwaukee WI
Staff Minister
7/18/2021

 

CALLS ACCEPTED

Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Miss Laura Strom Shoreland Lutheran High School
Kenosha WI
Shoreland Lutheran High School
Kenosha WI
Teacher; Grades 9-12, Art, Soccer
5/6/2021
Mrs Katherine Larsen Our Redeemer LS
Madison WI
Our Redeemer LS
Madison WI
Teacher; Grades 7-8, Half-Time
5/18/2021
Mrs Megen Rupnow St Paul LS
Fort Atkinson WI
St Paul LS
Fort Atkinson WI
Teacher; Grades 1-2, One-Year Call
7/2/2021
Mrs Erin Meissner Beautiful Savior LS
Grove City OH
Beautiful Savior LS
Grove City OH
ECM Teacher; One-Year Call
7/5/2021
Mrs Kristi Bredendick Crown of Life LS
West Saint Paul MN
Crown of Life LS
West Saint Paul MN
Teacher; Grade 1, One-Year Call
7/13/2021
Mrs Marissa Daniels Siloah LS
Milwaukee WI
Siloah LS
Milwaukee WI
Principal; One-Year, Provisional Call
7/13/2021
Mr Kyle Grotenhuis Trinity-St Luke Clark St Campus
Watertown WI
Teacher; Grade 6, One-Year Call
7/14/2021

 

ASSIGNMENTS

Teachers Assignment Date assigned
Miss Amber Crowl Good Shepherd LS
Omaha NE
Teacher; Grades 3-4
6/29/2021
Miss Mary Story Good Shepherd LS
Burnsville MN
Teacher; Kindergarten
6/30/2021

 

CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Johnold Strey Crown of Life LC
Hubertus WI
Peace LC
Janesville WI
Pastor
7/14/2021
Rev Timothy Gerbing Christ LC
Pewaukee WI
Resurrection LC
Rochester MN
Associate Pastor Coordinating Pastor
7/15/2021
Rev Gregory Lyon Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee WI
Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
7/15/2021
Rev David Parsons Holy Cross LC
Tucson AZ
King of Kings LC
Willoughby OH
Missionary
7/15/2021
Rev Andrew Johnston 1 Latin America Team Christ the Vine LC
Temecula CA
Pastor
7/16/2021
Rev Matthew Hennig Christ LC in North St Paul & Hugo, MN
North Saint Paul MN
Christ LC
Hugo MN
Amazing Grace LC
Dickinson ND
Missionary
7/16/2021
Rev Caleb Kurbis Living Savior LC
Asheville NC
Prince of Peace LC
Salt Lake City UT
Associate Pastor
7/17/2021
Rev Keegan Dowling Abiding Word LC
Orleans ON Canada
Faith LC
Harrison MI
St John LC
Clare MI
Pastor
7/17/2021
Rev Jonathan Bourman Peace LC
Aiken SC
Gethsemane LC
Davenport IA
Pastor
7/17/2021

 

RETIREMENT

Pastors Current call Date retired
Rev James Krueger Immanuel LC
Medford WI
8/31/2021
Teachers Current call Date retired
Mrs Patricia Westphal Jesus’ Little Lambs Child Care Center
Fond du Lac WI
6/30/2021
Mrs Carolyn Bernard Jesus Loves Me Learning Center
North Mankato MN
6/30/2021
Prof Cheryl Loomis Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
MLC Early Childhood Learning Center
New Ulm MN
6/30/2022
Prof Steven Thiesfeldt Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
6/30/2022
Prof Daryl Hanneman Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
6/30/2022

 

 

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