Call Report – July 4, 2022

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

6/28/2022 – 7/4/2022

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 Duane Rodewald Abiding Peace LC
Simpsonville SC
St John LC
St John’s Saint John Antigua
Pastor
5/23/2022
Rev Joel Hoff Trinity LC
Neenah WI
Asia One Team
Missionary
5/25/2022
Rev Christopher Ewings Faith LC
Anchorage AK
Gethsemane LC
Davenport IA
Pastor
5/29/2022
Rev Curt Backhaus St Paul LC
Tomah WI
Risen Savior LC
Austin TX
Pastor
6/2/2022
Rev James Seiltz Salem LC
Colorado Springs CO
St Paul LC
North Freedom WI
Pastor
6/5/2022
Rev Luke Werre Peace LC
Sun Prairie WI
St John LC
Kendall WI
St Matthew LC
Ontario WI
Pastor
6/5/2022
Rev Seth Dorn St Stephen LC
Beaver Dam WI
St John LC
Wauwatosa WI
Associate Pastor
6/7/2022
Rev Jacob Hanneman Shepherd of the Plains LC
Fort Morgan CO
New Life LC
Rockford IL
Pastor
6/8/2022
Rev James Roecker St Andrew’s LC
Saint Paul Park MN
St John LC
Fremont WI
Pastor
6/8/2022
Rev Nathaniel Winkel Mountain Valley LC
Eagle CO
Immanuel LC
Neenah WI
Pastor
6/8/2022
Rev Darin Warnecke St John LC
Sturgis MI
Valley View LC
Helena MT
Pastor
6/9/2022
Rev Ian Headrick Our Redeemer LC
Yorktown VA
St Paul LC
Mount Calvary WI
Pastor
6/12/2022
Rev Aaron Schultz Messiah LC
Green Bay WI
Salem LC
Owosso MI
Associate Pastor
6/12/2022
Rev Aaron Schultz Messiah LC
Green Bay WI
St John LC
Caledonia MN
Associate Pastor
6/12/2022
Rev Mark Henrich Hope LC
Toronto ON Canada
Immanuel LC
Greenville WI
Associate Pastor
6/12/2022
Rev Michael Weigand Faith LC
Fond du Lac WI
Resurrection LC
Aurora IL
Associate Pastor
6/12/2022
Rev Jonathan Kolander St Mark’s LC
Citrus Heights CA
Resurrection LC
Rochester MN
Associate Pastor; Coordinating Pastor
6/12/2022
Rev Michael Neumann St Paul LC
Alexandria MN
St Luke LC
New Lisbon WI
Pastor
6/12/2022
Rev Caleb Schoeneck Beautiful Savior LC
College Station TX
Good Shepherd LC
Holmen WI
Pastor
6/12/2022
Rev Mark Schutz Hope LC
Spearfish SD
Morning Star LC
Jackson WI
Associate Pastor
6/13/2022
Rev Daniel Heiderich Good News LC
Lehi UT
St John LC
Whitewater WI
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 Scott Bergemann New Life LC – Central
Kenosha WI
Timothy LC
Saint Louis Park MN
Pastor
6/15/2022
Rev Paul Biedenbender Christ LC
Denver CO
Mt Olive LC
Las Vegas NV
Pastor
6/16/2022
Rev Nathanael Scharf St Paul’s LC
New Ulm MN
Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; Religion
6/18/2022
Rev Joshua Kesting St Paul LC
Neosho WI
Grace LC
Eau Claire MI
Pastor
6/19/2022
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 Bryan Gerlach Commission on Worship
Waukesha WI
Redeemer LC
Tucson AZ
Associate Pastor
6/19/2022
Rev Benjamin Tomczak Bethel LC
Sioux Falls SD
St John’s LC
Dakota MN
Pastor
6/20/2022
Rev Timothy Westendorf Abiding Word LC
Highlands Ranch CO
Mt Calvary LC
Waukesha WI
Associate Pastor
6/20/2022
Rev Peter Metzger St Peter LC
St. Albert AB Canada
New Mission Start
Collinsville IL
Pastor
6/20/2022
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 Benjamin Schmudlach First LC
La Crosse WI
Bethany LC
Fort Atkinson WI
Associate Pastor; Lead Campus Pastor
6/21/2022
Rev Peter Hagen Resurrection LC
Maumee OH
St John LC
Wetaskiwin AB Canada
Pastor
6/21/2022
Rev Jonathan Loescher Bethany LC
Hustisford WI
Grace LC
Spring Hill FL
Pastor
6/22/2022
Rev Matthew Rothe The Way LC
Fredericksburg VA
Living Hope LC
Peoria IL
Pastor
6/22/2022
Rev Daniel Schmidt St Matthew’s LC
Oconomowoc WI
First German LC
Manitowoc WI
Associate Pastor
6/23/2022
Rev Peter Sulzle St John LC
Redwood Falls MN
Peace LC
Livonia MI
Pastor
6/23/2022
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 Harmon Lewis Messiah LC
Johns Creek GA
New Mission Start
Wichita KS
Missionary
6/27/2022
Rev James Heffner St John LC
Mishicot WI
St John LC
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 Coordinator 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 Scott Henrich Shepherd of the Hills LC
Knoxville TN
Immanuel LC
Salem OR
Pastor
7/1/2022
Rev Cale Mead Christ LC
Juneau AK
New Mission Start
Canton GA
Pastor
7/1/2022
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mrs Lisa Vieth   St John LS
Lewiston MN
Teacher; Grades 7-8, One-Year Call
4/30/2022
Mrs Angelia Braatz   Holy Cross LS
Madison WI
Teacher; Grade 3, Provisional Call
5/21/2022
Mrs Calla Schoch   St Croix Lutheran Academy
West Saint Paul MN
Teacher; Grades 6-8 Dept. Science
6/1/2022
Mr Marc Meihack   St John LS
Lomira WI
Teacher; Grades 3-4
6/12/2022
Mrs Kellie Jensen   St Paul LS
Wisconsin Rapids WI
ECM Teacher; 3K, Provisional Call
6/12/2022
Mrs Cathlyn Wilk   Zion LS K-8th Grade
Hartland WI
Teacher; Grades 2-4, Dept. Half-Time, One-Year Call
6/19/2022
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 Nancy Johnson   Jesus Loves Me Learning Center
North Mankato MN
ECM Teacher; ECM Teacher, 2K
6/21/2022
Mrs Erica Eickert   Trinity LS
Brillion WI
Teacher; Grades 7-8, One-Year, Provisional Call
6/26/2022
Mrs Paula Sulzle St John LS
Redwood Falls MN
St John LS
Redwood Falls MN
Teacher; Grade 6
6/26/2022
Mrs Melissa Nehls   St Paul’s LS
New Ulm MN
Teacher; Grades 1-2, One-Year Call
6/26/2022
Mr Joshua Gorske   Shepherd of the Valley LS
Menasha WI
Teacher; Grades 5-6, Athletic Director, One-Year Call
6/28/2022
Mr Joshua Gorske   St Paul LS
North Fond du Lac WI
Teacher; Grades 5-6, Athletic Director
6/28/2022
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date issued
Mr Mark Blauert Wisconsin LS-Elementary School (3-5)
Racine WI
St John LS
Libertyville IL
Principal & Staff Minister of Outreach
6/16/2022
Mrs Kirsten George   NorthCross LC
Lakeville MN
Congregation Staff Minister; Children’s Ministry Director, Three-Quarter Time Call
6/19/2022


CALLS ACCEPTED

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Mark Kock Retired Divine Peace LC
Renton WA
Pastor; Retirement Call
6/27/2022
Rev Paul Janke St Martin’s LC
Watertown SD
Good Shepherd LC
West Bend WI
Pastor; Retirement Call
6/28/2022
Rev Stuart Turner King of Kings LC
Frankenmuth MI
St Matthew LC
Winona MN
Pastor
7/3/2022
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mrs Sally Petersen Salem LS
Milwaukee WI
Salem LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 1
5/27/2022
Mrs Elisabeth Arnold Michigan Lutheran Seminary
Saginaw MI
Michigan Lutheran Seminary
Saginaw MI
Teacher; Art, Social Studies, One-Year, Three-Quarter Time Call
6/13/2022
Mr Jonathan Medico Risen Savior LS – Main Campus LES
Milwaukee WI
Risen Savior LS – Main Campus LES
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 4
6/27/2022
Mr Mark Leitheiser Prairie LS Upper Site
Fairfax MN
Prairie LS Upper Site
Fairfax MN
Teacher; Grades 5-8, Math & Algebra, Technology, Provisional Call
6/27/2022
Mrs Donna Machael Good Shepherd LS
Burton MI
Good Shepherd LS
Burton MI
Teacher; Grades 6-8
6/28/2022
Mr Matthew Wurster St Paul LS
Wonewoc WI
St Paul LS
Wonewoc WI
Teacher; Grades 3-4, One-Year Call
6/28/2022
Mr Cody Harms Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Dean of Students, Provisional Call
6/28/2022
Miss Rachel Johnson Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Choice Compliance Officer, Administrative Support, Provisional Call
6/28/2022
Mr Shaun Stannard Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 8, Provisional Call
6/28/2022
Mrs Rebecca Zemlicka Hope Lutheran Early Learning Center-Preschool
Manhattan KS
Hope Lutheran Early Learning Center-Preschool
Manhattan KS
ECM Director; Administration
6/29/2022
Ms Michelle Yotter Roots to Wings Learning Center
Lake City MN
Roots to Wings Learning Center
Lake City MN
ECM Teacher; 3K, One-Year Call
6/29/2022
Mrs Kathryn Luebke Fox Valley Lutheran High School
Appleton WI
Fox Valley Lutheran High School
Appleton WI
Teacher; English
6/30/2022
Mrs Alicia Thies St John LS
Libertyville IL
St John LS
Libertyville IL
ECM Teacher; 3K, Provisional Call
6/30/2022
Mr Noah Trimmer   St John LS
Fox Lake WI
Teacher; Grades 3-5, Half-Time, Provisional Call
7/1/2022
Miss Renae Remmele St Paul LS
Rapid City SD
St Paul LS
Rapid City SD
Teacher; Grade 2, Provisional Call
7/4/2022


CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Jacob Scott Zion LC
Arlington WI
St John LC & Trinity LC
Janesville MN
Pastor
6/24/2022
Rev Mark Tiefel Emanuel LC
New London WI
Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Professor; Music & dean of chapel
6/27/2022
Rev Michael Schneider Zion LC
Crete IL
Hope LC
Chino Valley AZ &
Prescott AZ
Pastor
6/27/2022
Rev Joel Naumann St Mark LC
Eau Claire WI
Redeemer LC
Mandan ND
Pastor
6/27/2022
Rev Ib Meyer Grace LC
Woodlands Saint George Grenada
Immanuel LC
Lakeside AZ
Pastor
6/28/2022
Rev Joel Spaude St Peter LC
Fort Collins CO
Asia One Team
Missionary
6/29/2022
Rev Mark Gartner St John LC
Appleton WI
Mt Sinai LC
Montrose MI
Pastor
6/29/2022
Rev Steven Neumann New Life LC – Central
Kenosha WI
St Paul’s LC
North Mankato MN
Associate Pastor
6/30/2022
Rev Steven Neumann New Life LC – Central
Kenosha WI
St Peter LC
Modesto CA
Pastor
6/30/2022
Rev Jason Baldwin Hope LC
Saint Charles MI
Water of Life LC – Racine Campus & Caledonia Campus
Racine WI
Associate Pastor
7/2/2022
Rev Jonathan Fischer Resurrection LC
Chesapeake VA
Good Shepherd LC
West Bend WI
Associate Pastor
7/2/2022
Rev Peter Hagen Resurrection LC
Maumee OH
Grace LC
Crivitz WI
Pastor
7/2/2022
Pastor David Strucely Atonement LC
Plano TX
Pan de Vida LC
Garden Grove CA
Missionary
7/2/2022
Rev Allen Kirschbaum Spirit of Life LC
Caledonia MI
St John’s LC
Juneau WI
Associate Pastor
7/2/2022
Teachers Current call New call Date declined
Mr Greg Obermiller   Peace LS
Green Lake WI
Teacher; Grades 3-4, One-Year Call
6/27/2022
Mr Jonathan Medico Risen Savior LS – Main Campus LES
Milwaukee WI
Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 5-6, ELA, Provisional Call
6/29/2022
Mrs Katheryn Ott   Zion LS
Rhinelander WI
Teacher; Grades 1-2
6/30/2022
Mrs Danielle Peterson   St Peter LS
Saint Peter MN
Teacher; Grades 3-4
6/30/2022
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date declined
Mr Kristoffer Kuschel St Paul’s LC
New Ulm MN
Mt Olive LC & LS
Overland Park KS
Congregation Staff Minister; Religion, Grades 5-12
6/30/2022


RESIGNED

Pastors Current call Date resigned
Rev John Gensmer Abiding Love LC
Cape Coral FL
7/1/2022
Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mrs Elizabeth Miller Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
6/30/2022


RETIREMENT

Teachers Current call Date retired
Miss Cristine Ladwig Emanuel LS
New London WI
6/30/2022
Mr Steven Beilke Mt Olive LS
Mankato MN
6/30/2022
Mrs Heide Mueller St Paul LS
Onalaska WI
6/30/2022

 

 

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