Call Report – July 27, 2020

 

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

7/21/2020 – 7/27/2020

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

 

Correction: The 7/20/2020 call report incorrectly reported that Mrs. Karen Merseth is retiring from King of Grace, Golden Valley, Minn. She is not retiring. We apologize for the error.


NO DECISION REPORTED

Pastors Current call New call Date issued
Rev Thomas Voss Holy Trinity LC
Des Moines WA
Martin Luther LC
Oshkosh WI
Associate Pastor
6/7/2020
Rev Bryan Prell Petra LC
Sauk Rapids MN
Trinity LC
Marshfield WI
Pastor
6/28/2020
Rev Paul Schupmann St John’s LC
Juneau WI
St Luke LC
Vassar MI
Pastor
6/29/2020
Rev Martin Valleskey Costa Maya Ministries Cross of Christ LC
Las Cruces NM
Pastor
6/30/2020
Rev Ryan Kolander Palabra de Vida
Detroit MI
Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
7/1/2020
Rev Daniel Foelske Trinity LC
Mount Carroll IL
St Peter LC
Savanna IL
Christ the Redeemer LC
Barre VT
Pastor
7/5/2020
Rev Matthew Zimpelmann Cross of Christ LC
Boise ID
Immanuel LC
Manitowoc WI
Pastor
7/5/2020
Rev Greg Pufahl Centennial LC
Milwaukee WI
Faith LC
Fond du Lac WI
Associate Pastor
7/7/2020
Rev Kevin Westra Beautiful Savior LC
Grove City OH
Bethlehem LC
Hortonville WI
Associate Pastor
7/9/2020
Rev Timothy Shrimpton Gloria Dei LC
Belmont CA
Christ the King LC
Tulsa OK
Pastor
7/9/2020
Rev Steven Bode Zion LC
Allenton WI
First LC
Lake Geneva WI
Pastor
7/12/2020
Rev Jonathan Arndt Reformation LC
Dousman WI
St John’s LC
Newburg WI
Associate Pastor
7/12/2020
Rev Jacob Scott Zion LC
Arlington WI
St John’s LC
Sparta WI
Associate Pastor
7/12/2020
Rev Joseph Fricke St Paul LC
Mauston WI
Immanuel LC
Johnson Creek WI
Pastor
7/13/2020
Rev Gregory Sitzman Emanuel Redeemer LC
Yale MI
Peace LC
Isabel SD
St Paul LC
McIntosh SD
Christ LC
Morristown SD
Christ LC
Bison SD
Pastor
7/13/2020
Rev Jordan Ertl Atonement LC
Milwaukee WI
Ascension LC
Moorhead MN
St Paul’s LC
Valley City ND
Pastor
7/14/2020
Rev Jonathan Schroeder Faith LC
Sharpsburg GA
Luther High School
Onalaska WI
Principal
7/15/2020
Rev Timothy Bode Abiding Savior LC
Elk River MN
Our Savior LC
Longmont CO
Pastor
7/18/2020
Rev Wayne Oblender St Mark’s LC
Sutton NE
First LC
Aurora NE
St Peter LC
Marshfield WI
Pastor
7/19/2020
Rev M John Derme Shepherd of the Mountains LC
Reno NV
First LC
Racine WI
Associate Pastor
7/19/2020
Rev Andrew Stuebs Living Word LC
Gray TN
Beautiful Savior LC
La Porte IN
Pastor
7/19/2020
Rev Jeffrey Enderle Christ the Rock LC
Farmington NM
St John’s LC
Saint Clair MN
Pastor
7/19/2020
Rev Benjamin Zak St John LC
Milwaukee WI
St Martin’s LC
Watertown SD
Associate Pastor
7/19/2020
Rev Jacob Haag Redeemer LC
Ann Arbor MI
St Paul LC
Bangor WI
Pastor
7/22/2020
Rev Brett Krause Zion LC
Denver CO
Northdale LC
Tampa FL
Pastor
7/23/2020
Rev David Rosenau St Mark LC
Leesburg FL
St Paul’s First LC
North Hollywood CA
Pastor
7/26/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Ms Melanie VandeKamp   St. John LS
Fox Lake WI
ECM Teacher; Part Time, Provisional
6/20/2020
Mrs Patricia Kapler   Beautiful Savior Lutheran Early Learning Center
Topeka KS
Curriculum & Spiritual Director
6/28/2020
Mr Scott Nerby St Paul LS
Tomah WI
St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Principal; Interim, One Year Call
6/28/2020
Mrs Rachel Neumann St Paul LS
Tomah WI
St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Teacher; Administrative Leave, One Year Call
6/28/2020
Mrs Elizabeth Boggs   St John LS
Lannon WI
Teacher; Grades 3 & 4, Half Time, One Year Call
7/14/2020
Mrs Barbara Stelter   St John LS
Fox Lake WI
ECM Teacher; Part Time, One Year Call
7/15/2020
Mr Zachary Unke   Beautiful Saviour LS
Carlsbad CA
Teacher; Grade 2, One Year Call
7/23/2020
Miss Allison Bovee   Lamb of God LS
West Allis WI
Teacher; Grades 1 & 2, One Year Call
7/27/2020

CALLS ACCEPTED

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev John Werner Christ LC
Mindoro WI
Luther High School
Onalaska WI
Pastor; Instructor, Half Time, in addition to current call
7/23/2020
Rev David Meyer Good Shepherd LC
South Attleboro MA
St John’s LC
Oak Creek WI
Associate Pastor
7/25/2020
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date accepted
Mr Timothy Schultz   St John LC
Redwood Falls MN
Staff Minister; Less than Half Time
7/21/2020

ASSIGNMENT

Teachers   Assignment Date assigned
Mrs Hannah Arrowsmith   Westside Christian School
Middleton WI
Teacher; Middle Grades, One Year Assignment
7/24/2020

CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Paul Bader   Bethel LC
Galesville WI
Bethel LC
Arcadia WI
Associate Pastor; One year retirement call
7/12/2020
Rev Luis Acosta Risen Savior LC
Milwaukee WI
Bethel LC
Menasha WI
Associate Pastor
7/20/2020
Rev Aaron Schumann Faith LC
Pittsburg KS
Shepherd of the Lakes LC
Fenton MI
Pastor
7/22/2020
Rev Joshua Free Abiding Peace LC
Elgin IL
Our Savior LC
Kasson MN
Pastor
7/23/2020
Rev Benjamin Wessel Woodlawn LC
West Allis WI
St Paul LC
Marshall WI
Pastor
7/24/2020
Rev Jon Hadler St Matthew LC
Marathon WI
Prince of Peace LC
Yuma AZ
Pastor
7/25/2020
Rev Justin Pomije Our Savior LC
Gaylord MI
Hope LC
Indian River MI
Trinity LC
Eugene OR
Pastor
7/25/2020


CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

Pastors Home church Death date
Rev Gilbert Bunde   7/22/2020
Rev David Ponath St John LC
Stillwater MN
7/25/2020


RETIREMENT

Pastors Current call Date retired
Rev Jon Wolff St John LC
Caledonia MN
7/11/2021


LIMITED LENGTH CALL EXPIRED

Teachers Current call Date effective
Mrs Gretchen Asmus St John LS
Waterloo WI
6/30/2020
Mrs Katelyn Rathje St Marcus LS
Milwaukee WI
6/30/2020
Miss Andrea Witzel St Paul LS
Tomah WI
6/30/2020

 

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