Call Report – July 30, 2018

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

7/24/2018 – 7/30/2018

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 Jonathan Bergemann Trinity LC
Woodbridge VA
Good Shepherd LC
Downers Grove IL
Pastor
6/5/2018
Rev Timothy Flunker National Hispanic Consultant St Paul LC
Green Bay WI
Associate Pastor
6/24/2018
Rev Daniel Waldschmidt St John LC
Burlington WI
Riverview LC
Appleton WI
Associate Pastor
6/24/2018
Rev John Raasch Sr Salem LC
Milwaukee WI
Bethel LC
Menasha WI
Associate Pastor
7/1/2018
Rev Benjamin Kratz Our Savior LC
Birmingham AL
Trinity LC
Crete IL
Associate Pastor
7/1/2018
Rev Nathaniel Buchner Zion LC
Bonesteel SD
St Paul LC
Naper NE
Good Shepherd LC
Omaha NE
Pastor
7/1/2018
Rev Kevin Stellick Hong Kong Mission Nebraska Evangelical Lutheran High School
Waco NE
Campus Pastor
7/1/2018
Rev Jason Enderle Trinity LC
Ashland WI
Our Savior LC
Phillips WI
Peace LC
Milbank SD
St John LC
Summit SD
Pastor
7/1/2018
Rev Benjamin Schaefer First German LC
Manitowoc WI
Mt Calvary LC
Redding CA
Pastor
7/5/2018
Rev Nathan Buege Victory of the Lamb LC
Katy TX
Garden Homes LC
Milwaukee WI
Pastor
7/8/2018
Rev Glenn Schwanke Peace LC
Houghton MI
Zion LC
Rhinelander WI
Associate Pastor
7/8/2018
Rev Gregory Tobison Grace LC
Hutchinson MN
Grace LC
Tecumseh MI
Pastor
7/8/2018
Rev Charles Iles Sr Wisconsin Lutheran Institutional Ministries Inc
Oconomowoc WI
Beautiful Savior LC
Bella Vista-Hiwasse AR
Pastor; Retirement Call
7/8/2018
Rev Randall Siegel Apostles of Christ LC
Wauwatosa WI
Shepherd of the Hills LC
Fredericksburg TX
Pastor; Retirement Call
7/8/2018
Rev Jonathan Micheel Prince of Peace LC
Salt Lake City UT
Heritage LC
Gilbert AZ
Pastor
7/8/2018
Rev Troy Schreiner Mount Olive LC
Appleton WI
Peace LC
Loves Park IL
Pastor
7/9/2018
Rev Michael Kuschel St Matthew LC (Flora)
Renville MN &
Danube MN
Immanuel LC
South Lyon MI
Pastor
7/9/2018
Rev Timothy Rosenow St Paul LC
Prescott WI
St Paul LC
Onalaska WI
Associate Pastor
7/10/2018
Rev Aaron Bublitz Mt Lebanon LC
Milwaukee WI
New Mission
Joplin MO
Pastor
7/10/2018
Rev Benjamin Zahn Amazing Grace LC
Myrtle Beach SC
Lamb of God LC
Lafayette IN
Pastor
7/11/2018
Rev Joel Voss St Paul LC
Platteville WI
Faith LC
Lancaster WI
Emanuel First LC
Lansing MI
Associate Pastor
7/12/2018
Rev Nathan Wagenknecht Multi-Language Publications
El Paso TX
Faith LC
Anchorage AK
Associate Pastor
7/15/2018
Rev Keegan Dowling Abiding Word LC
Orleans ON Canada
Apostles LC
San Jose CA
Associate Pastor
7/15/2018
Rev Harland Goetzinger III Redemption LC
Watertown NY
New Hope LC
West Melbourne FL
Pastor
7/15/2018
Rev Paul Schupmann St John’s LC
Juneau WI
St Matthew’s LC
Niles IL
Pastor
7/15/2018
Rev Abram Degner Christ the Lord LC
Houston TX
CrossWalk Lutheran Ministries
Laveen AZ
Pastor
7/15/2018
Rev Earl Kriewall CRM Our Savior LC
Arlington TX
Associate Pastor; Part-Time Call
7/15/2018
Rev Joshua Free Abiding Peace LC
Elgin IL
St Paul’s LC
Stevensville MI
Associate Pastor
7/17/2018
Rev Mark Schutz Hope LC
Spearfish SD
Mt Olive LC
Suamico WI
Associate Pastor
7/17/2018
Rev Michael Vogel St Paul LC
Calgary AB Canada
St John LC
Peshtigo WI
Pastor
7/17/2018
Rev Nathaniel Walther Grace LC
Minot ND
Zion LC
Hartland WI
Associate Pastor
7/18/2018
Rev Nathaniel Walther Grace LC
Minot ND
St John LC
Dowagiac MI
Pastor
7/18/2018
Rev Timothy Spiegelberg Carbon Valley LC
Firestone CO
Our Shepherd LC
Crown Point IN
Pastor
7/22/2018
Rev Matthew Ewart Bethlehem LC
Lakeville MN
Calvary LC
Sheboygan WI
Pastor
7/22/2018
Rev Paul Meitner St Paul’s First LC
North Hollywood CA
Good Shepherd LC
Sioux Falls SD
Associate Pastor
7/22/2018
Rev Matthew Martz Lamb of God LC
Phoenix AZ
St Mark LC
Duncanville TX
Pastor
7/22/2018
Rev John Borgwardt Living Word LC
Waukesha WI
St Mark LC
Eau Claire WI
Associate Pastor
7/23/2018
Rev Steven Tews St Peter’s LC
Balaton MN
St John LC &
Trinity LC
Carson ND
Pastor
7/23/2018
Rev Timothy Gauger Christ Our Savior LC
Rockford MI
St Peter LC
Weyauwega WI
Associate Pastor
7/25/2018
Rev Jesse Stern Peace LC
Boulder CO
New Mission
Reno NV
Pastor
7/25/2018
Rev Joel Russow Faith LC
Tallahassee FL
Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Pastor; Admission Counselor
7/29/2018
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Ms Karen Kilchenmann   Costa Maya Ministries
Director
6/21/2018
Mr Karl Mantzke   St John’s LS
Sparta WI
Teacher; Departmentalized Classes, Part-Time Call
7/17/2018
Mrs Elizabeth Laska   Siloah LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grades 3-4, One-Year Call
7/22/2018
Mr Merlin Meitner   Cross of Glory LS
Peoria AZ
Teacher; Grades 5-8, One-Year Call
7/25/2018
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date issued
Mr Peter Wolfgramm Riverview LC
Appleton WI
Pilgrim LC
Minneapolis MN
Development Director
7/29/2018
Ms Kristen Koepsell Cross of Christ LC
Boise ID
Christ the Lord LC
Cottage Grove MN
Staff Minister
7/29/2018


CALLS ACCEPTED

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Michael Killinger Immanuel LC
Gibbon MN
Bethel LC
Bay City MI
Pastor
7/29/2018
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Ms Allison Bitcon   Apostles LS
San Jose CA
Teacher; Grade 2, Provisional Call
6/17/2018
Mrs Rebekah Bohlmann   Salem LS-Greenfield MN
Greenfield MN
Teacher; Departmentalized Classes, One-Year, Part-Time Call
7/15/2018
Mrs Kristin Knickelbein   St Mark LS
Eau Claire WI
Teacher; Grades 4-6, One-Year Call
7/24/2018
Mr Adam Mateske   Emanuel LS
New London WI
Teacher; Upper Grades, One-Year Call
7/26/2018
Mrs Cheryl Root   Shepherd of the Valley LS
Menasha WI
Teacher; Half-Time Call
7/28/2018


CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev David Leistekow Immanuel LC
La Crosse WI
St Paul LC
Stratford WI
Grace LC
Mosinee WI
Pastor
7/24/2018
Rev Paul Biedenbender Christ LC
Denver CO
Trinity LC
Waukesha WI
Pastor, Hispanic Outreach
7/26/2018
Rev Matthew Sprunger Zion LC
Sanborn MN
St John LC
Bay City MI
Associate Pastor
7/26/2018
Rev Kent Holz Beautiful Savior LC
Clarksville TN
Trinity LC
El Paso TX
Pastor
7/27/2018
Rev Scott Oelhafen Trinity LC
Waukesha WI
Paradise Valley LC
Phoenix AZ
Pastor
7/27/2018
Rev Michael Koepke Salem LC
Ann Arbor MI
Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
7/28/2018
Rev Patrick Freese Trinity LC
Abita Springs LA
Divine Peace LC
Renton WA
Pastor
7/28/2018
Rev Derek Bartelt Christ the Vine LC
Temecula CA
Salem LC
Edmonds WA
Grace LC
Seattle WA
Pastor
7/28/2018
Rev Andrew Retberg Good Shepherd LC
The Woodlands TX
Bethlehem LC
Manassas VA
Pastor
7/29/2018
Rev Richard Starr Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Ascension LC
Harrisburg PA
Pastor
7/29/2018
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date declined
Mr Jonathan Ruddat   St Paul LC
North Mankato MN
Staff Minister
7/24/2018


RESIGNED

Pastors Current call Date resigned
Rev Arnold Kunde Grace LC
Durand MI
7/22/2018
Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mrs Amber Jannusch Loving Arms Child Care Center
Wichita KS
7/31/2018


MEDICAL LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Pastors Current call Date effective
Rev James Getka Evergreen Lutheran High School
Tacoma WA
 


SUSPENDED FROM WELS MINISTERIUM

Pastors Current call Date effective
Rev Matthew DeNoyer Bethany LC
Fort Atkinson WI
7/20/2018


CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

Teachers Home congregation Date deceased
Mrs Alice Sebald St John LC
Wauwatosa WI
7/23/2018


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