Call Report – June 1, 2020

 

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

5/26/2020 – 6/1/2020

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


NO DECISION REPORTED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date issued
Rev Christopher Ewings Faith LC
Anchorage AK
First LC
Racine WI
Associate Pastor
4/29/2020
Rev John Borgwardt Living Word LC
Waukesha WI
Goodview Trinity LC
Goodview MN
Pastor
5/6/2020
Rev Richard Miller Redeemer LC
Scottville MI
Shoreland Lutheran High School
Somers WI
Teacher; English & German
5/11/2020
Rev Brian Doebler Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
King of Kings LC
Garden Grove CA
Pastor
5/16/2020
Rev Kevin Boushek Beautiful Savior LC
La Porte IN
Divine Savior LC-Sienna Plantation
Missouri City TX
Pastor
5/24/2020
Rev Brian Doebler Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Beautiful Savior LC
Summerville SC
Pastor
5/26/2020
Rev Paul Kolander Green Valley LC
Henderson NV
The Springs LC
Sparks NV
Pastor
5/26/2020
Rev Kevin Hundley Ministry of Christian Giving Office
Waukesha WI
St John LC (Town of Lake Mills)
Waterloo WI
Pastor
5/27/2020
Rev Patrick Freese Trinity LC
Abita Springs LA
Prince of Peace LC
Yuma AZ
Pastor
5/27/2020
Rev Paul Ziemer Military Services Committee
Brookfield WI
St John LC
Stillwater MN
Pastor; Retirement Call
5/27/2020
Rev Nathaniel Walther Grace LC
Minot ND
Trinity LC
Union Grove WI
Pastor
5/28/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Ms Cindy Rockwell   Our Redeemer LS
Tucson AZ
ECM Teacher; 4K, Half-Time, Provisional Call
4/29/2020
Ms Emily Menges Grace Christian Academy
Falls Church VA
Teacher; 4K/5K, Provisional Call
5/17/2020
Mrs Amanda Gronholz Our Savior LS
Grafton WI
Teacher; Part-Time, One-Year Call
5/17/2020
Mrs Elizabeth Hagedorn Trinity LS
West Bend WI
Christ-St John’s LS
West Salem WI
Teacher; Grades 3 & 4
5/19/2020
Mrs Amy Preston Trinity Lutheran Preschool
Caledonia WI
ECM Director
5/19/2020
Dr Tammy Mielke Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; English, One-Year Call
5/22/2020
Mr Carl Manske Northland Lutheran High School
Mosinee WI
St Peter’s LS
Fond du Lac WI
Teacher; Grade 8, One-Year Call
5/24/2020
Miss Rachel Riediger Divine Savior Academy – Sienna Plantation
Missouri City TX
St John LS
Bay City MI
Teacher; Grades 5-6, One-Year Call
5/26/2020
Mr Scott Raymond Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Provisional Call
5/28/2020
Mr Josh Tietz Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 8, Provisional Call
5/28/2020
Mr Thomas J McBryde Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Dormitory Supervisor, Provisional Call
5/28/2020
Mrs Kristi Bredendick Holy Cross LS
Madison WI
Lakeside Lutheran High School
Lake Mills WI
Teacher; Family & Consumer Science, Part-Time, One-Year Call
5/29/2020
Mrs Donna Machael Peace LS
Livonia MI
Teacher; Lower Grades
5/31/2020


CALLS
ACCEPTED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Thomas Westendorf Retired Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School
New Ulm MN
Pastor; Religion Teacher, One-Year Call
5/28/2020
Rev Anthony Straseske Trinity (Wilson Twp) LC
Winona MN
Friedens LC
Randolph WI
Pastor
5/29/2020
Rev Brian Weinkauf Zion LC
Rhinelander WI
Redeemer LC
Tomahawk WI
Redeemer LC
Hastings NE
Pastor
6/1/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mr Paul Heldman Immanuel LS
Medford WI
Immanuel LS
Medford WI
Principal; One-Year Call
5/13/2020
Ms Maria Boden-Benner St Paul’s LS
Moline IL
ECM Teacher; Provisional Call
5/18/2020
Ms Allison Grunke Building Blocks for Life
Cambridge MN
ECM teacher; One-Year Call
5/26/2020
Ms Samantha Evans St Marcus LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 4
5/26/2020
Mr Jonathan Hahm Our Savior LS
Grafton WI
Principal; Part-Time, One-Year Call
5/26/2020
Mr Jon Engelbrecht Luther High School
Onalaska WI
Luther High School
Onalaska WI
Principal; Interim, One-Year Call
5/26/2020
Mrs Katrina Brohn Morning Star LS
Jackson WI
Morning Star LS
Jackson WI
Teacher; Extended Learning Center, Half-Time, One-Year Call
5/27/2020
Mrs Lynette Olson Christ LS
North Saint Paul MN
ECM Teacher; Half-Time Call
5/28/2020
Mr James Wade Jr Pilgrim LS
Mesa AZ
East Fork LS
Whiteriver AZ
Teacher; Grade 6
5/29/2020
Miss Rachel Naumann St John LS
Montello WI
Fox Valley Lutheran High School
Appleton WI
Teacher; Student Services Instructor
5/31/2020


ASSIGNMENT

 

Teachers Assignment Date assigned
Mrs Lana Sprain Abiding Peace Academy
Simpsonville SC
ECM Teacher
5/16/2020
Mrs Ruth Nitz Christ Our Redeemer LS
Aurora CO
Teacher; Grades 3-5
5/16/2020
Miss Kaitlyn Solofra St Paul LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Grade 7 & 8
5/16/2020
Mrs Lydia Prange St Paul LS
Beverly Hills FL
Teacher
5/16/2020
Mrs Rebecca Wilkens Lord of Life LS
Thornton CO
Teacher
5/16/2020
Mrs Jeni Schleef Neenah LS (3-8)
Neenah WI
Teacher; Grade 6 & Spanish
5/16/2020
Mrs Miriam Schaewe Faith LS
Fond du Lac WI
Teacher; Grade 3
5/20/2020
Miss Carissa Friebe Little Lambs of Peace Preschool
Eagle River AK
ECM Teacher
5/22/2020
Miss Olivia Prost Jesus Loves Me Learning Center
North Mankato MN
ECM Teacher; One-Year Call
5/27/2020
Miss Megan Fury St Matthew’s LS
Oconomowoc WI
Assistant ECM Director
5/28/2020


CALLS DECLINED

 

Teachers Current call New call Date declined
Mrs Erin LaPointe Holy Cross LS
Madison WI
Teacher; Grade 6, One-Year Call
5/28/2020
Mr James Wade Jr Pilgrim LS
Mesa AZ
Cross of Glory LS &
Cross of Glory LC – Vistancia
Peoria AZ
Principal & Staff Minister
5/29/2020
Mr Phillip Scriver Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School
New Ulm MN
Trinity LS
Belle Plaine MN
Principal
5/29/2020
Mrs Carrie Schumacher Divine Savior Academy – Santa Rita Ranch
Liberty Hill TX
ECM Teacher
5/29/2020
Mrs Carrie Schumacher Kids Crossing Early Learning Center
Madison WI
ECM Director
5/29/2020
Mrs Marilee Nolte Grace LS
Yakima WA
Grace LS
Yakima WA
Staff Minister; Grades 1-5
6/1/2020


RESIGNED

 

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mrs Melanie Achey Salem Preschool
Woodbury MN
6/30/2020
Mrs Amy Vannieuwenhoven Northdale LS
Tampa FL
6/30/2020
Mrs Kaila Bink St John LS
Lannon WI
6/30/2020


CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

 

Pastors Home church Death date
Rev Robert Van Norstrand 5/23/2020
Prof Armin Schuetze Trinity LC
Watertown WI
5/27/2020
Staff Ministers Home church Death date
Mr Duane Anderson Open Bible LC
Oxford FL
5/26/2020


RETIREMENT

 

Pastors Current call Date retired
Rev Walter Davidson St Peter LC – Schofield Campus
Schofield WI
8/13/2020
Teachers Current call Date retired
Prof Paul Tess Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
6/30/2021
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