Call Report – July 25, 2022

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

7/19/2022 – 7/25/2022

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 Benjamin Wessel Woodlawn LC
West Allis WI
Our Savior’s LC
Wausau WI
Pastor
6/19/2022
Rev Nathan Seiltz Multi-Language Productions Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary
Mequon WI
Pastor; PSI Director
6/21/2022
Rev Craig Engel Immanuel LC
Willmar MN
St Peter LC
Saint Peter MN
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 Donald Windsperger Jr Zion LC
Colome SD
St Paul’s LC
Broken Bow NE
Pastor
6/29/2022
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 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 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
Rev Joshua Janke Risen Savior LC
Mc Farland WI
St Luke LC
Little Chute WI
Pastor
7/17/2022
Rev Jonathan Kehl Crown of Life LC
New Orleans LA
Trinity LC
Waukesha WI
Associate Pastor
7/17/2022
Rev Tyler Shinnick Martin Luther LC
Neenah WI
St John’s LC
Juneau WI
Associate Pastor
7/17/2022
Rev Timothy Glende St Peter LC – North Campus
Appleton WI
Ascension LC
Jacksonville NC
Pastor
7/17/2022
Rev William Dunn St Peter LC
Milwaukee WI
Pan de Vida LC
Garden Grove CA
Missionary
7/17/2022
Rev Jeffrey Grundmeier Immanuel LC
Sault Sainte Marie MI
Peace LC
King of Prussia PA
Pastor
7/17/2022
Rev Jason Zuehlke Shepherd of the Lakes LC
Fairmont MN
St Luke LC
New Lisbon WI
Pastor
7/17/2022
Rev Joel Vogel St Mark LC
Lincoln NE
Redeemer LC
Mandan ND
Pastor
7/17/2022
Rev Steven Lange Hope LC
Louisville KY
St Peter LC
Modesto CA
Pastor
7/17/2022
Rev Nicholas Mount Grace LC
Geneva NE
St Matthew LC
Danube MN &
Renville MN (Flora)
St John LC
Renville MN
Pastor
7/18/2022
Rev Dale Hella St Peter LC
Juneau WI
St Mark’s LC
Watertown WI
Associate Pastor; Assistant Spanish Pastor, Quarter-Time Call to St. Mark, Watertown WI
7/18/2022
Rev Jason Strong Light of the World LC
Fairbanks AK
St John LC
Wauwatosa WI
Associate Pastor
7/19/2022
Rev Nicholas Guillaume Grace LC
Casa Grande AZ
New Life LC
Rockford IL
Pastor
7/19/2022
Rev James Werner Reformation LC
San Diego CA
St Paul’s LC
North Mankato MN
Associate Pastor
7/19/2022
Rev Caleb Bassett Redeemer LC
Fallbrook CA
Shepherd of the Hills LC
Inver Grove Heights MN
Pastor
7/21/2022
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mrs Joy Young   Key to Life Christian Childcare & Community Center
Weston WI
ECM Director
6/19/2022
Mrs Elizabeth Kuschel   First LS
Elkhorn WI
Teacher; Grades 5-8 Departmentalized, Less-Than-Half Time, One-Year Call
7/10/2022
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 Charissa Breitkreutz   St Paul LS
Fort Atkinson WI
ECM Teacher; 4K, One-Year, Half-Time Call
7/17/2022
Miss Jamie Buss St John LS
Wrightstown WI
St John LS
Wrightstown WI
ECM Director
7/18/2022
Mrs Amy Wetzel St Paul LS
Stevensville MI
St Paul LS
Stevensville MI
Teacher; Grades 3-4, One-Year Call
7/24/2022
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
Mr Andrew Carter Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
Divine Savior LC-Delray Beach FL
Delray Beach FL
Congregation Staff Minister
7/21/2022
Mr Kyle Heise Grace LC
Falls Church VA
Bloomington LC
Bloomington MN
Congregation Staff Minister; Youth & Family Minister
7/21/2022
Mr Scott Wagner Christian Giving Counselor
Dakota-Montana District
Mt Olive LC & LS
Overland Park KS
Congregation Staff Minister; Religion, Grades 5-12
7/24/2022


CALLS ACCEPTED

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Jonathan Bare Joint Mission Council East Asia Team
President; Asia Lutheran Seminary
4/15/2022
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mrs Kellie Jensen St Paul LS
Wisconsin Rapids WI
St Paul LS
Wisconsin Rapids WI
ECM Teacher; 3K, Provisional Call
6/30/2022
Mrs Erica Eickert Trinity LS
Brillion WI
Trinity LS
Brillion WI
Teacher; Grades 7-8, One-Year, Provisional Call
7/1/2022
Mrs Sarah Beilke Grace LS
Saint Joseph MI
Grace LS
Saint Joseph MI
Teacher; Grade 4, Departmentalized, Less-Than Half-Time, Provisional Call
7/17/2022
Mrs Eileen Draper Reformation LS
San Diego CA
Reformation LS
San Diego CA
Teacher; Grades 1-2, 6-Month Call
7/18/2022
Mr Steven Lehman Shepherd of the Valley LS
Menasha WI
Shepherd of the Valley LS
Menasha WI
Teacher; Grades 5-6, Athletic Director, One-Year Call
7/19/2022
Mrs Kimberly Youngerberg Jesus Loves Me Learning Center
North Mankato MN
St Peter LS
Saint Peter MN
Teacher; Grades 3-4, One-Year Call
7/19/2022
Mrs Dawn Boerneke St John LS
Lomira WI
St John LS
Lomira WI
Teacher; Grades 3-4, Half-Time, One-Year Call
7/22/2022
Mrs Johanna Manke St John LS
Lomira WI
St John LS
Lomira WI
Teacher; Grades 3-4, Music, Resource Teacher
7/24/2022


CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Nathan Schulte 1 Latin America Team Truth In Love Ministry
Nampa ID
Pastor
7/10/2022
Rev Scott Bergemann New Life LC – Central
Kenosha WI
Trinity LC
Saline MI
Associate Pastor
7/16/2022
Rev Joshua Martin St John’s LC
Jefferson WI
Grace LC
Manitowoc WI
Pastor
7/19/2022
Rev Stephen Schmiel Faith Evangelical LC
Prior Lake MN
Riverview LC
Appleton WI
Associate Pastor
7/19/2022
Rev Joel Lillo St Paul LC
Hortonville WI
St John LC
Fairfax MN
Pastor
7/20/2022
Rev Daniel Rautenberg Native American Missions Coordinator Faith LC
Harrison MI
St John LC
Clare MI
Pastor
7/20/2022
Rev James Heffner St John LC
Mishicot WI &
Two Rivers WI
Salem LC
Loretto MN
Associate Pastor
7/21/2022
Rev Aaron West St Matthew LC
Spokane WA
Bethlehem LC
Menomonee Falls WI
Associate Pastor
7/21/2022
Rev Joel Heckendorf Light of the Valleys LC
Reno NV
Board for Home Missions
Administrator
7/22/2022
Rev Caleb Free Risen Savior LC
Lakewood Ranch FL
St John LC
Sturgeon Bay WI
Pastor
7/22/2022
Rev Kenneth Rodrigue Grace LC
New London WI
Immanuel LC
Lakeside AZ
Pastor
7/22/2022
Rev John Gierach St John LC
Ann Arbor MI
Our Redeemer’s LC
Martin SD
Rock of Ages LC
Gordon NE
Pastor
7/23/2022
Rev Michael Ewart St Peter LC – North Campus
Appleton WI
St John LC
St John’s Saint John Antigua
Pastor
7/23/2022
Rev Jeffrey Sonntag Shining Mountains LC
Bozeman MT
Faith LC
River Falls WI
Pastor
7/23/2022
Rev Zachary Pudlo Crown of Life LC
West Saint Paul MN
St Paul’s LC
Rapid City SD
Associate Pastor
7/23/2022
Rev Jeffery Drake Trinity LC
Hartford WI
St Paul’s LC
Fort Atkinson WI
Associate Pastor
7/23/2022
Rev Adam Manian St John LC
Vesta MN
Peace LC
Echo MN
St John St James LC
Reedsville WI
Associate Pastor
7/24/2022
Teachers Current call New call Date declined
Mrs Jan Sparley   Parkland LS
Tacoma WA
Teacher; Grade 4
7/14/2022


RESIGNED

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mrs Sandy Karnopp St John LS
Goodhue MN
6/30/2022
Ms Michelle Curtis Emanuel First Lutheran Preschool
Lansing MI
6/30/2022
Mrs Stephanie Smith Resurrection LS
Aurora IL
6/30/2022
Mrs Emmalie Bitter Luther Preparatory School
Watertown WI
6/30/2022
Mrs Monica Quinnett St John LS
Watertown WI
6/30/2022
Mrs Amy Latsch Resurrection LS
Aurora IL
6/30/2022
Ms Sara Isom Grace LS
Oshkosh WI
6/30/2022


CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

Pastors Home church Death date
Rev James Humann Peace LC
Hartford WI
7/16/2022
Rev Douglas Hartley Salem LC
Ann Arbor MI
7/20/2022
Rev Charles Heup Good Shepherd LC
Plymouth WI
7/22/2022
Teachers Home church Death date
Mr Harold Goede St Philip LC
Milwaukee WI
7/19/2022


RETIREMENT

Teachers Current call Date retired
Ms Kay Peikert Grace LS
Oshkosh WI
6/30/2022


PEACEFUL RELEASE

Teachers Current call Date effective
Mrs Mandi Buonincontro St Paul LS
Fort Atkinson WI
7/17/2022

 

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