Call Report – July 6, 2021

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Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

6/29/2021 – 7/5/2021

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

CORRECTION: It was incorrectly reported that Teacher Jonathan Stern had resigned as of 6/30/21. We are sorry for the confusion.


NO DECISION REPORTED

Pastors Current call New call Date issued
Rev Jeffrey Schmidt Emanuel LC
Flint MI
St Paul LC
Mauston WI
Associate Pastor
5/23/2021
Rev Matthew Hennig Christ LC
North St Paul &
Hugo MN
Amazing Grace LC
Dickinson ND
Missionary
6/3/2021
Rev Stephen Kuehl Shepherd of Peace LC
Powell OH
Zion LC
Rhinelander WI
Associate Pastor
6/6/2021
Rev Adam Zimpelmann Good Shepherd LC
Fond du Lac WI
Immanuel LC
Woodville WI
Pastor
6/6/2021
Rev Matthew Krenke St John’s LC
Jefferson WI
Lutheran Institutional Ministry Association
Austin MN
St John’s LC
Minneapolis MN
Pastor
6/6/2021
Rev John Koelpin Calvary LC
Dallas TX
Salem LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
6/6/2021
Rev Scott Oelhafen Trinity LC
Waukesha WI
St Paul’s LC
New Ulm MN
Associate Pastor
6/6/2021
Rev Jonathan Werre Good Shepherd LC
Sioux Falls SD
St John LC
Whitewater WI
Pastor
6/6/2021
Rev Johnold Strey Crown of Life LC
Hubertus WI
Peace LC
Janesville WI
Pastor
6/9/2021
Rev Jared Oldenburg Eternal Rock LC
Castle Rock CO
St John LC
Hastings MN
Associate Pastor
6/13/2021
Rev Brian Diring Our Shepherd LC
Lancaster CA
St James LC
North Branch MI
Pastor
6/13/2021
Rev Mark Westra Prince of Peace LC
Fairport NY
Grace LC
Crivitz WI
Pastor
6/13/2021
Rev John Backus Christ the Lord LC
Clearwater FL
Salem LC
Woodbury MN
Pastor
6/13/2021
Rev Joel McKenney St Paul LC
Algoma WI
St John LC
Burlington WI
Associate Pastor
6/13/2021
Rev Mark Kom Crown of Life LC
West Saint Paul MN
Star of Bethlehem LC
New Berlin WI
Associate Pastor
6/13/2021
Rev Gregory Lyon Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee WI
Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
6/13/2021
Rev Joel Gawrisch New Life LC
Shoreview MN
Redeemer LC
Tucson AZ
Associate Pastor
6/13/2021
Rev Andrew Johnston One Latin America Team Christ the Vine LC
Temecula CA
Pastor
6/13/2021
Rev Philip Casmer Christ the Lord LC
Brookfield WI
Christ LC
Marshall MN
Pastor
6/14/2021
Rev Norman Burger Jr Shepherd of the Hills LC
Lansing MI
St John LC
Mukwonago WI
Associate Pastor
6/15/2021
Rev Clinton Kreuziger Crown of Life LC
Marietta OH
Emmanuel LC
Owatonna MN
Pastor
6/16/2021
Rev Peter Martin Faith LC
Radcliff KY
Native American Administrative Committee
Missionary; Native Christian Counselor
6/16/2021
Rev Brian Roloff Ascension LC
Plymouth MN
Faith LC
Anderson CA
Pastor
6/16/2021
Rev James Borgwardt Redeemer LC
Fond du Lac WI
Northwestern Publishing House
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 David Parsons Holy Cross LC
Tucson AZ
King of Kings LC
Willoughby OH
Missionary
6/21/2021
Rev Keith Schleis Abiding Faith LC
Smyrna TN
Mt Calvary LC
Waukesha WI
Associate Pastor
6/22/2021
Rev Christian Winkel Redemption LC
Milwaukee WI
Abiding Savior LC
Elk River MN
Pastor
6/22/2021
Rev Timothy Gerbing Christ LC
Pewaukee WI
Resurrection LC
Rochester MN
Associate Pastor; Coordinating Pastor
6/22/2021
Rev Nathaniel Biebert Risen Savior LC
Austin TX
St John LC
Appleton WI
Pastor
6/23/2021
Rev Steven Waldschmidt Christ Alone LC
Dardenne Prairie MO
Immanuel LC
Greenville WI
Associate Pastor
6/23/2021
Rev Mark Rohrback Redeemer LC
Cedarburg WI
St Matthew LC
Benton Harbor MI
Pastor
6/24/2021
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 Jonathan Bourman Peace LC
Aiken SC
Gethsemane LC
Davenport IA
Pastor
6/27/2021
Rev Caleb Kurbis Living Savior LC
Asheville NC
Prince of Peace LC
Salt Lake City UT
Associate Pastor
6/27/2021
Rev Seth Scheuerlein St Luke’s LC
Grand Rapids MN
Grace LC
Tucson AZ
Pastor
6/27/2021
Rev Keegan Dowling Abiding Word LC
Orleans ON
Faith LC
Harrison MI
St John LC
Clare MI
Pastor
6/28/2021
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   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
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mrs Melissa Minzlaff Peace LS
Livonia MI
Huron Valley Lutheran High School
Westland MI
Teacher; One-Year, Less-than-Half Time Call
6/4/2021
Mrs Kim Pappenfuss   Cross of Glory LS
Peoria AZ
Teacher; Grades 5-8 Language Arts, Art, Half-Time, One-Year Call
6/6/2021
Mrs Rebekah Foxen   Cross of Glory LS
Peoria AZ
Teacher; Grades 1-8, Music, One-Year, Less-Than-Half-Time Call
6/6/2021
Ms Melissa Hebl   St Paul’s LS
Saginaw MI
Teacher; Grade 2, 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 Lori Monday St Peter LS
Appleton WI
St Peter LS
Appleton WI
Teacher; Upper Grade Math; One-Year, Half-Time Call
6/9/2021
Mrs Renee Erdmann St Peter LS
Appleton WI
St Peter LS
Appleton WI
Teacher ; Spanish, One-Year, Less-Than-Half Time
6/9/2021
Mrs Heather Pagel   St Paul LS
Franklin WI
Teacher; Upper Grades, One-Year Call
6/16/2021
Mr Eric Matz   Reformation LS
San Diego CA
Teacher; Grade 2, One-Year Call
6/20/2021
Mrs Hannah Buske   Roots to Wings Learning Center
Lake City MN
ECM Teacher; Half-Time Call
6/23/2021
Mrs Bethany Anderson Pilgrim LS
Menomonee Falls WI
Pilgrim LS
Menomonee Falls WI
ECM Director; Call made Permanent
6/23/2021
Mrs Kristi Bredendick   Crown of Life LS
West Saint Paul MN
Teacher; Grade 1, One-Year Call
6/27/2021
Mrs Nancy Zander   St Paul LS
Appleton WI
Teacher; Grade 1, One-Year Call
6/27/2021
Mrs Stephanie Wolfram   St Paul LS
Wisconsin Rapids WI
Teacher; Grades 1-2, Call made Provisional
6/27/2021
Mrs Heidi Hansen St Mark LS
Green Bay WI
King’s Kids Learning Center
Corona CA
ECM Director; One-Year, Three-Quarter Time Call
6/27/2021
Ms Tamar Wendland Peace LS
Kissimmee FL
Teacher; Grades 7-8, One-Year Call
6/27/2021
Mrs Megen Rupnow Risen Savior LS
Mankato MN
St Paul LS
Fort Atkinson WI
Teacher; Grades 1-2, One-Year Call
6/27/2021
Miss Danielle Hall   Jesus Loves Me Learning Center
North Mankato MN
ECM Teacher
6/28/2021


CALLS ACCEPTED

Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Miss Allison Bovee Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
Teacher; Grade 4, One-Year Call
6/14/2021
Mr Robert Buss St Paul LS
Menomonie WI
St Paul LS
Menomonie WI
Principal; Grades 5-8, One-Year Call
6/27/2021
Mrs Susan Buss St Paul LS
Menomonie WI
St Paul LS
Menomonie WI
Teacher; Grade 2, One-Year Call
6/27/2021
Mrs Tracy Birkholz Good Shepherd LS
Burnsville MN
Good Shepherd LS
Burnsville MN
Teacher; Middle/Upper Grades, Less-Than-Half-Time Call
6/28/2021
Mrs Chelsey Hanel Rocky Mountain Lutheran High School
Commerce City CO
Rocky Mountain Lutheran High School
Commerce City CO
Teacher; English & Fine Arts
6/28/2021
Mrs Catherine Meier Lakeside Lutheran High School
Lake Mills WI
Lakeside Lutheran High School
Lake Mills WI
Teacher; Family & Consumer Science, Half-Time, One Year Call
6/28/2021
Ms Jena Winder Riverview LS
Appleton WI
Riverview LS
Appleton WI
Teacher; Grades 3-4, One-Year Call
6/28/2021
Mrs Kimberly Frey St Paul LS
Plymouth NE
St Paul LS
Plymouth NE
Teacher; Grades K-1, One-Year Call
6/29/2021
Mr David Koester Shepherd LS
Albuquerque NM
Shepherd LS
Albuquerque NM
Principal; One-Year, Half-Time, Provisional Call
7/1/2021
Miss Hannah Sievert Rocky Mountain Lutheran High School
Commerce City CO
Rocky Mountain Lutheran High School
Commerce City CO
Teacher; Health and Physical Education, Semester 1, Less-Than-Half Time, Provisional Call
7/1/2021
Mrs Dorann Mahnke St Paul LS
Onalaska WI
St Paul LS
Onalaska WI
Teacher; Grades 6-7, Educational Assistant, Less-Than-Half Time, One-Year Call
7/2/2021
Mrs Stephanie Draper Christ-St Peter LS-East Campus
Milwaukee WI
Christ-St Peter LS-West Campus
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 7, One-Year Call
7/2/2021
Mrs Heidi Williams Little Lambs Learning Center
Danube MN
Little Lambs Learning Center
Danube MN
ECM Director; Half-Time, One-Year Call
7/2/2021
Mrs Elise Oppermann Crown of Life Christian Academy
Fort Atkinson WI
Crown of Life Christian Academy
Fort Atkinson WI
ECM Teacher; 3K Lead & Grade 5 ELA, Three-Quarter Time Call
7/6/2021
Mrs Michelle Schoeller Crown of Life Christian Academy
Fort Atkinson WI
Crown of Life Christian Academy
Fort Atkinson WI
ECM Teacher; 2-Year-Old Lead, Dept. Physical Education, Summer Care Coordinator
7/6/2021
Mrs Christine Wilke Crown of Life Christian Academy
Fort Atkinson WI
Crown of Life Christian Academy
Fort Atkinson WI
Teacher; Grade 5 HR, Upper Grades Dept. Math, Provisional Call
7/6/2021


CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Jeffrey Bonack St Paul LC
Muskego WI
Trinity LC
Jenera OH
Associate Pastor
6/23/2021
Rev Peter Janke East Asia Summerlin LC
Las Vegas NV
Pastor
6/25/2021
Rev Paul Schroeder King of Kings LC
Apache Junction AZ
Timothy LC
Saint Louis Park MN
Pastor
6/28/2021
Rev Timothy Glende St Peter LC – North Campus
Appleton WI
Morning Star LC
Jackson WI
Associate Pastor
6/30/2021
Rev Jeremy Husby Peace LC
Hartford WI
Shepherd of Peace LC
Norfolk NE
Pastor
6/30/2021
Rev Ryan Landwehr St Mark LC
Spruce WI
Our Savior LC
Lena WI
St Matthew LC
Spring Valley WI
St Peter LC
Elmwood WI
Pastor
7/2/2021
Rev Paul Schulz Risen Savior LC
Chula Vista CA
Reformation LC
Dousman WI
Pastor
7/2/2021
Rev Paul Schulz Risen Savior LC
Chula Vista CA
Shepherd of the Valley LC
West Fargo ND
Pastor
7/2/2021
Rev Matthew Reis Trinity LC
Bangor MI
St Peter LC
Monticello MN
Pastor
7/2/2021
Rev Paul Meier Immanuel LC
Neenah WI
St John LC
Goodhue MN
Pastor
7/3/2021
Rev Matthew Ewart NorthCross LC
Lakeville MN
Zion LC
Monroe MI
Associate Pastor
7/3/2021
Rev Andrew Luehring St John LC
Kaukauna WI
Cross of Christ LC
Coon Rapids MN
Associate Pastor
7/3/2021
Teachers Current call New call Date declined
Mrs Hannah Buske   Mt Olive Lutheran Preschool
Shakopee MN
ECM Teacher; Less-Than-Half-Time Call
6/28/2021
Mrs Haley Arndt Trinity-St Luke Clark St Campus
Watertown WI
Teacher; Grade 6, One-Year Call
7/2/2021


RESIGNED

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mr Timothy Mueller Jr Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
6/30/2021
Mrs Erika Biesterfeld Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
6/30/2021
Mrs Kadie Westendorf Divine Grace LS
Lake Orion MI
6/30/2021
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