Call Report – July 9, 2018

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

7/3/2018 – 7/9/2018

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 Ross Henzi Trinity LC
Brillion WI
Bethlehem LC
Menomonee Falls WI
Associate Pastor
6/10/2018
Rev Thomas Voss Holy Trinity LC
Des Moines WA
Divine Word LC
Nepean ON Canada
Pastor
6/10/2018
Rev David Olson Rock of Ages LC
Madison TN
Faith LC
Tacoma WA
Pastor
6/10/2018
Rev David Kapler Trinity LC
Mountain Home AR
Zion LC
Olivia MN
Pastor
6/10/2018
Rev David Leistekow Immanuel LC
La Crosse WI
St Paul LC
Stratford WI
Grace LC
Mosinee WI
Pastor
6/11/2018
Rev Daniel Frey Gethsemane LC
Lees Summit MO
St John LC
Watertown WI
Associate Pastor
6/12/2018
Rev Brian Pechman Risen Savior LC
Pooler GA
New Mission
Brandon SD
Pastor
6/13/2018
Rev James Schumann Crown of Glory LC
Orlando FL
Mt Calvary LC
Menasha WI
Associate Pastor; Retirement Call
6/18/2018
Rev Jonathan Zietlow Grace LC
Crivitz WI
St Mark LC
Eau Claire WI
Associate Pastor
6/18/2018
Rev Matthew Sprunger Zion LC
Sanborn MN
St John LC
Bay City MI
Associate Pastor
6/20/2018
Rev Christian Winkel Redemption LC
Milwaukee WI
Lord of Love LC
De Forest WI
Associate Pastor
6/21/2018
Rev Kent Holz Beautiful Savior LC
Clarksville TN
Trinity LC
El Paso TX
Pastor
6/22/2018
Rev Timothy Flunker National Hispanic Consultant St Paul LC
Green Bay WI
Associate Pastor
6/24/2018
Rev Andrew Retberg Good Shepherd LC
The Woodlands TX
Bethlehem LC
Manassas VA
Pastor
6/24/2018
Rev Eric Schroeder St John LC
Wauwatosa WI
St Paul LC
Appleton WI
Associate Pastor
6/24/2018
Rev Daniel Waldschmidt St John LC
Burlington WI
Riverview LC
Appleton WI
Associate Pastor
6/24/2018
Rev Benjamin Sadler Goodview Trinity LC
Goodview MN
Grace LC
Vail AZ &
Benson AZ
Associate Pastor
6/24/2018
Rev Michael Killinger Immanuel LC
Gibbon MN
Bethel LC
Bay City MI
Pastor
6/27/2018
Rev Scott Oelhafen Trinity LC
Waukesha WI
Paradise Valley LC
Phoenix AZ
Pastor
6/28/2018
Rev Benjamin Workentine Cross of Christ LC
Boise ID
St Mark LC
De Pere WI
Associate Pastor
7/1/2018
Pastor John Raasch Sr Salem LC
Milwaukee WI
Bethel LC
Menasha WI
Associate Pastor
7/1/2018
Rev Paul Biedenbender Christ LC
Denver CO
Trinity LC
Waukesha WI
Pastor; Hispanic Outreach
7/1/2018
Rev Titus Buelow St Paul LC
Clintonville WI
First LC
Lake Geneva WI
Associate Pastor
7/1/2018
Rev Richard Starr Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Ascension LC
Harrisburg PA
Pastor
7/1/2018
Rev Derek Bartelt Christ the Vine LC
Temecula CA
Salem LC
Edmonds WA
Grace LC
Seattle WA
Pastor
7/1/2018
Rev Marques Nelson Good Shepherd LC
Cedar Rapids IA
St Paul LC
North Mankato MN
Associate Pastor
7/1/2018
Rev Michael Koepke Salem LC
Ann Arbor MI
Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
7/1/2018
Rev Samuel Pappenfuss Rock of Ages LC
Gordon NE
Our Redeemer’s LC
Martin SD
St John LC
Enterprise WI
St Paul LC
Crandon WI
Christ LC
Hiles WI
Pastor
7/1/2018
Rev Jonathan Klein Light of the Valley LC
Layton UT
Holy Cross LC
Daggett MI
St Mark LC
Wallace MI
Pastor
7/1/2018
Rev Benjamin Kratz Our Savior LC
Birmingham AL
Trinity LC
Crete IL
Associate Pastor
7/1/2018
Rev Richard Starr Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Grace LC
Oshkosh WI
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 Patrick Freese Trinity LC
Abita Springs LA
Divine Peace LC
Renton WA
Pastor
7/1/2018
Rev Brian Wrobel Zion LC
Gainesville FL
Pilgrim LC
Menomonee Falls WI
Pastor
7/5/2018
Rev Brian Wrobel Zion LC
Gainesville FL
Shepherd of the Mountains LC
Reno NV
Pastor
7/5/2018
Rev Benjamin Schaefer First German LC
Manitowoc WI
Mt Calvary LC
Redding CA
Pastor
7/5/2018
Rev Jonathan Micheel Prince of Peace LC
Salt Lake City UT
Heritage LC
Gilbert AZ
Pastor
7/8/2018
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Ms Allison Bitcon   Apostles LS
San Jose CA
Teacher; Grade 2, Provisional Call
6/17/2018
Prof James Wooster   West Lutheran High School
Plymouth MN
Teacher; Chemistry, One-Year, Retirement Call
6/19/2018
Ms Karen Kilchenmann   Costa Maya Ministries
Mexico
Director
6/21/2018
Mrs Jennifer Trimmer   St Lucas LS
Kewaskum WI
Principal & Grades 5-6
6/21/2018
Mrs Anita Krienke   Mt Olive LS
Mankato MN
Teacher; Kindergarten, One-Year Call
6/24/2018
Mrs Rebekah Bohlmann   Salem LS-Greenfield MN
Greenfield MN
Teacher; Departmentalized Classes, One-Year, Part-Time Call
6/24/2018
Ms Jessica Stillings   Trinity LS
Marinette WI
Teacher; Grades 5-8, One-Year Call
7/1/2018
Ms Stacey Sordal   Zion LS
Monroe MI
Teacher; Kindergarten, Provisional Call
7/1/2018
Mr Joel Cordes   Grace LS
Saint Joseph MI
Teacher; Grades 5-8, Departmentalized
7/1/2018
Mrs Hannah Buske   St Mark LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher
7/1/2018
Ms Marla Ohrmundt   Emanuel LS
New London WI
Teacher; Upper Grades, One-Year Call
7/3/2018
Mr Robert Weimer   Shepherd of the Valley LS
Menasha WI
Teacher; Grades 7-8, One-Year, Part-Time Call
7/3/2018
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date issued
Dr Scott Gostchock Grace in Action
Minneapolis MN
Pilgrim LC
Minneapolis MN
Development Director
6/3/2018
Mr Jonathan Ruddat   St Paul LC
North Mankato MN
Staff Minister
7/1/2018


CALLS ACCEPTED

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Jeremiah Gumm Cross of Christ LC
Liverpool NY
King of Kings LC
Maitland FL
Pastor
7/7/2018
Rev Samuel Biebert Trinity LC &
St John LC
Carson ND
Christ LC
Cambridge MN
Pastor
7/8/2018
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mrs Adrienne Bengel   St Mark LS
Citrus Heights CA
Teacher; Kindergarten, One-Year Call
7/2/2018
Prof Carl Weihrauch   St Paul LS
Livonia MI
Interim Principal; One-Year, Retirement Call
7/3/2018
Ms Marcia Wendt   Trinity LS
Brillion WI
Teacher; Grades 3-4, One-Year Call
7/5/2018
Ms Bethany Scharf   Pilgrim LS
Menomonee Falls WI
ECM Director; Provisional Call
7/6/2018
Mrs Jennifer Kuske   St Luke LS
Oakfield WI
Teacher; Grades 3-4
7/6/2018
Mrs Monica Minzlaff   Martin Luther LS
Neenah WI
Teacher; Grades 1-2
7/7/2018


CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Philip Moldenhauer Our Redeemer LC
Madison WI
Good Shepherd LC
Sioux Falls SD
Associate Pastor
7/2/2018
Rev Brian Semrow Ascension LC
Rochester MN
Peace LC
Kokomo IN
Pastor
7/4/2018
Rev Bradley Pearson St James LC
Prairie du Sac WI
Christ LC
Merrill WI
Pastor
7/7/2018
Rev Phillip Sievert Lord of Life LC
Thornton CO
St Peter LC
Weyauwega WI
Associate Pastor
7/7/2018
Rev Benjamin Wessel Woodlawn LC
West Allis WI
Calvary LC
Sheboygan WI
Pastor
7/7/2018
Rev Richard Miller Redeemer LC
Scottville MI
St John LC
Peshtigo WI
Pastor
7/7/2018
Rev Joel Naumann St Mark LC
Eau Claire WI
St Paul’s LC
Stevensville MI
Associate Pastor
7/7/2018
Rev Thomas Voss Holy Trinity LC
Des Moines WA
Zion LC
Greenleaf WI
Associate Pastor
7/7/2018
Teachers Current call New call Date declined
Miss Rachel Petermann Trinity LS
Kiel WI
Samuel LS
Marshall MN
Teacher; Kindergarten
7/3/2018
Miss Elaina Mercier   Little Lambs Learning Center
Duluth MN
ECM Director
7/4/2018
Mr Christian Birsching   King of Kings LS
Garden Grove CA
Teacher; Grades 3-5, One-Year Call
7/5/2018
Mrs Sarah Mayer   Christ the Lord LS
Brookfield WI
Teacher; Grades 7-8, Departmentalized, One-Year, Half-Time Call
7/7/2018


RESIGNED

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mrs Elise Schmiege Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
6/30/2018
Mrs Katelyn Rathje St Marcus LS
Milwaukee WI
6/30/2018


RETIREMENT

Pastors Current call Date retired
Rev Gary Koschnitzke St John LC
Lannon WI
8/31/2018


LIMITED LENGTH CALL EXPIRED

Teachers Current call Date effective
Mr Nathan Lauber St John’s LS
Pardeeville WI
6/30/2018
Mr Galen Holzhueter Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
6/30/2018

CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

Teachers Home Congregation Date deceased
Mrs Lois Kiecker Emanuel LC
Fairfax MN
6/28/2018


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