Call Report – June 13, 2022

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod


Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

6/7/2022 – 6/13/2022

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 Matthew Westra Living Promise LC
Morristown TN
St Andrew LC
Middleton WI
Associate Pastor; Service & Outreach
5/1/2022
Rev Timothy Patoka Grace LC
Tucson AZ
Peace LC
King of Prussia PA
Pastor
5/8/2022
Rev Joel Tullberg Shepherd of the Hills LC
Lansing MI
Trinity LC
Waukesha WI
Associate Pastor
5/22/2022
Rev John Stelter St John LC
Princeton WI
Faith LC
Antioch IL
Associate Pastor
5/22/2022
Rev Joel Naumann St Mark LC
Eau Claire WI
Redeemer LC
Mandan ND
Pastor
5/22/2022
Rev Jacob Scott Zion LC
Arlington WI
St John LC &
Trinity LC
Janesville MN
Pastor
5/23/2022
Rev Duane Rodewald Abiding Peace LC
Simpsonville SC
St John LC
St John’s Saint John Antigua
Pastor
5/23/2022
Rev Joel Neumann Faith LC
Black River Falls WI
Our Savior LC
Grafton WI
Associate Pastor
5/24/2022
Rev Joel Hoff Trinity LC
Neenah WI
Asia One Team
Missionary
5/25/2022
Rev Joel Spaude St Peter LC
Fort Collins CO
Asia One Team
Missionary to Indonesia
5/25/2022
Rev Christopher Ewings Faith LC
Anchorage AK
Gethsemane LC
Davenport IA
Pastor
5/29/2022
Rev Daniel Solofra CrossWalk Lutheran Ministries
Laveen AZ
Ascension LC
Jacksonville NC
Pastor
5/29/2022
Rev Jonathan Lehmann CRM Deer Valley LC
Phoenix AZ
Pastor
6/1/2022
Rev Bryant Laude Zion LC
Mobridge SD
St Jacobi LC
Glenham SD
St John LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
6/1/2022
Rev David Endorf CRM Brooklyn LC
Brooklyn Park MN
Pastor
6/1/2022
Rev Mark Tiefel Emanuel LC
New London WI
Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Professor; Music & dean of chapel
6/1/2022
Rev Curt Backhaus St Paul LC
Tomah WI
Risen Savior LC
Austin TX
Pastor
6/2/2022
Rev Michael Schneider Zion LC
Crete IL
Huron Valley Lutheran High School
Westland MI
Palabra de Vida
Detroit MI
Teacher; Grades 9-11, Spanish & Crossing Bridges Coordinator
6/2/2022
Rev Jonathan Hein Commission on Congregational Counseling New mission start
Canton GA
Pastor
6/2/2022
Rev Michael Schneider Zion LC
Crete IL
Hope LC
Chino Valley AZ &
Prescott AZ
Pastor
6/2/2022
Rev Ib Meyer Grace LC
Woodlands Saint George Grenada
Immanuel LC
Lakeside AZ
Pastor
6/4/2022
Rev David Strucely Atonement LC
Plano TX
Pan de Vida LC
Garden Grove CA
Missionary
6/5/2022
Rev James Seiltz Salem LC
Colorado Springs CO
St Paul LC
North Freedom WI
Pastor
6/5/2022
Rev Allen Kirschbaum Spirit of Life LC
Caledonia MI
Ascension LC
Escondido CA
Pastor
6/5/2022
Rev Allen Kirschbaum Spirit of Life LC
Caledonia MI
St John’s LC
Juneau WI
Associate Pastor
6/5/2022
Rev Steven Neumann New Life LC – Central
Kenosha WI
St Paul’s LC
North Mankato MN
Associate Pastor
6/5/2022
Rev Philip Heyer St Stephen LC
Beaver Dam WI
St Peter LC
Juneau WI
Pastor; Part-Time Call
6/5/2022
Rev Jonathan Lehmann CRM St John LC
Riga MI
Pastor
6/5/2022
Rev Adam Bode St Paul LC
Howards Grove WI
New mission start
Windsor CO
Pastor
6/5/2022
Rev Jonathan Lehmann CRM Divine Savior LC-West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach FL
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 Steven Neumann New Life LC – Central
Kenosha WI
St Peter LC
Modesto CA
Pastor
6/5/2022
Rev Seth Bode Bethlehem LC
Carmel IN
Ascension LC
Antigo WI
Pastor
6/6/2022
Rev Seth Dorn St Stephen LC
Beaver Dam WI
St John LC
Wauwatosa WI
Associate Pastor
6/7/2022
Rev Joshua Bishop Grace LC
Saint Joseph MI
Green Valley LC
Henderson NV
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 Jason Baldwin Hope LC
Saint Charles MI
Water of Life LC – Racine Campus & Caledonia Campus
Racine WI
Associate Pastor
6/8/2022
Rev Darin Warnecke St John LC
Sturgis MI
Valley View LC
Helena MT
Pastor
6/9/2022
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mrs Connie Mann   St Paul LS
Menomonie WI
Teacher; Grade 5, Upper Grades Music, Provisional Call
5/17/2022
Mrs Angelia Braatz   Holy Cross LS
Madison WI
Teacher; Grade 3, Provisional Call
5/21/2022
Mrs Keely Prekop Trinity-St Luke Western Ave Campus
Watertown WI
St Peter LS
Helenville WI
ECM Teacher; 4K
5/22/2022
Mrs Sally Petersen   Salem LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 1
5/24/2022
Mr Michael Homan   St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Teacher; Upper Grades, Athletic Director, One-Year Call
5/24/2022
Mrs Kristine Fischer   St John LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 1, Provisional Call
5/24/2022
Ms Michelle Yotter St Peter LS
Saint Peter MN
Roots to Wings Learning Center
Lake City MN
ECM Teacher; 3K, One-Year Call
5/29/2022
Miss Claire Boeder Trinity LS
Belle Plaine MN
St Paul LS
Saint James MN
ECM Teacher & Kindergarten
6/1/2022
Mrs Calla Schoch   St Croix Lutheran Academy
West Saint Paul MN
Teacher; Grades 6-8 Dept. Science
6/1/2022
Mr Craig Breitkreutz Faith LS
Antioch IL
St Paul LS
Fort Atkinson WI
Principal
6/3/2022
Mr Craig Breitkreutz Faith LS
Antioch IL
Good Shepherd LS
Burton MI
Principal; Grades 6-8
6/5/2022
Mr Craig Breitkreutz Faith LS
Antioch IL
St Paul LS
Stevensville MI
Principal; Grades 7-8
6/5/2022
Miss Jenessa Werre   St John LS
Watertown WI
ECM Teacher; Provisional Call
6/5/2022
Mr Keith Kopczynski Faith LS
Antioch IL
St John LS
Libertyville IL
Teacher; Grades 5-6
6/6/2022
Mrs Kathryn Luebke   Fox Valley Lutheran High School
Appleton WI
Teacher; English
6/6/2022
Mr Jonathan Medico   Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 5-6, ELA, Provisional Call
6/9/2022
Ms Colleen Haag   St John LS
Red Wing MN
Teacher; Grades 3-4, One-Year Call
6/10/2022
Miss Hannah Hungerford   Good Shepherd LS
West Bend WI
Teacher; Instructional Teacher, Provisional Call
6/12/2022
Mr George Radloff   St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Teacher; Upper Grades, Vice-Principal
6/12/2022
Miss Jenessa Werre   St Paul LS
Wisconsin Rapids WI
Teacher; Grades 1-2, Provisional Call
6/12/2022
Miss Rachel Rosenberg   Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Art, Provisional Call
6/13/2022
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date issued
Mr Christopher Dean Costa Maya Ministries Bloomington LC
Bloomington MN
Congregation Staff Minister; Youth & Family Minister
5/17/2022
Mr James Boggs St John LC
Lannon WI
St John LS
Libertyville IL
Principal & Staff Minister of Outreach
5/25/2022
Mr Kristoffer Kuschel St Paul’s LC
New Ulm MN
Mt Olive LC & LS
Overland Park KS
Congregation Staff Minister; Religion, Grades 5-12
6/12/2022


CALLS ACCEPTED

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev James Langebartels Zion LC
Ogema WI
St John LC
Rib Lake WI
St Jacobi LC
Greenfield WI
Pastor; Retirement Call
6/10/2022
Rev Matthew Frey Living Word LC
Montrose CO
Summerlin LC
Las Vegas NV
Pastor
6/10/2022
Rev William Carter St Paul LC
Brownsville WI
St Peter LC
Mayville WI
Additional Call; dual with St. Paul
Brownsville WI
Pastor
6/12/2022
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mrs Eve Headrick   St John’s LS
Burlington WI
Teacher; Kindergarten
6/2/2022
Mrs Hope Loescher   St Paul LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Grade 3, One-Year Call
6/5/2022
Mrs Erin Koschnitzke   Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Teacher & Coach, Three-Quarter Time Call
6/6/2022
Mrs Dee Bergene   Kenosha Lutheran Academy (4-8)
Kenosha WI
Teacher; Grade 5, Provisional Call
6/6/2022
Mr Evan Vant Hul   Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School
New Ulm MN
Teacher; Grades 11-12, Science, Half-Time, Provisional Call
6/7/2022
Mr Jonathan Lindemann St Paul LS
Ixonia WI
St Paul LS
Bangor WI
Teacher; Vice-Principal, Grades 7-8
6/8/2022
Mr Stephen Schultz   Ascension LS and Preschool
Sarasota FL
Principal; Interim Principal, One-Year Call
6/8/2022
Mrs Colleen Gentele Christ LS
Eagle River WI
Zion LS
Rhinelander WI
Teacher; Grades 3-4, One-Year Call
6/8/2022
Mr Daniel Whitney Risen Savior LS
Mankato MN
Trinity LS
Belle Plaine MN
Principal; One-Year, Half-Time Call
6/9/2022
Mr Daniel Whitney Risen Savior LS
Mankato MN
St Peter LS
Saint Peter MN
Principal; One-Year, Half-Time Call
6/9/2022
Ms Elizabeth Reimers   Grace LS
Saint Joseph MI
Teacher; Grades 5-8 Departmentalized, Provisional Call
6/9/2022
Mrs Catherine Kuehl   St John’s LS
Burlington WI
Teacher; Grade 3, Provisional Call
6/10/2022
Mrs Michele Bayer Pilgrim LS
Mesa AZ
Pilgrim LS
Mesa AZ
Teacher; Half-Time, One-Year Call, Principal-Release Time, Teacher Aide
6/11/2022
Mrs Bethel Luetzow Michigan Lutheran Seminary
Saginaw MI
Michigan Lutheran Seminary
Saginaw MI
Teacher; Piano Instructor, One-Year, Less-Than Half-Time Call
6/13/2022
Ms Ashley Larson   Risen Savior LS
Mankato MN
Teacher; Grades 3-8, Dept. Learning, Half-Time, Provisional Call
6/13/2022
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date accepted
Mr Richard Gibson St Croix Lutheran Academy
West Saint Paul MN
Faith Evangelical LC
Prior Lake MN
Congregation Staff Minister; Half-Time, One-Year Call
6/12/2022


CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Stephen Helwig Gethsemane LC
Omaha NE
Board for Home Missions
Administrator
6/6/2022
Rev Daniel Laitinen Multi-Language Productions Multi-Language Productions
TELL Missionary; Africa
6/7/2022
Rev Chad Walta Christ LC
Milwaukee WI
Bethany LC
Fort Atkinson WI
Associate Pastor; Lead Campus Pastor
6/8/2022
Rev Noah Bater Prince of Peace LC
Thousand Oaks CA
Peace LC
Hartford WI
Associate Pastor
6/10/2022
Rev James Fleming St Peter LC – North Campus
Appleton WI
Michigan Lutheran High School
Saint Joseph MI
President
6/11/2022
Rev Jason Jobs St John LC
Markesan WI
Our Savior LC
Perry MI
Pastor
6/11/2022
Teachers Current call New call Date declined
Mrs Lori Gieschen   Zion LS
Rhinelander WI
Teacher; Grades 1-2, One-Year Call
6/7/2022
Mrs Amanda Wittig   St John LS
Red Wing MN
Teacher; Grades 3-4, One-Year Call
6/9/2022


RESIGNED

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Ms Jessica Roberts Abiding Love Preschool
Cape Coral FL
5/27/2022
Mr Kevin Hahm Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
6/30/2022


CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

Pastors Home church Death date
Rev James Liggett   6/7/2022
Rev Leonard Pankow St Peter LC
Weyauwega WI
6/9/2022
Teachers Home church Death date
Mr Richard Bakken   6/10/2022


RETIREMENT

Pastors Current call Date retired
Rev Jon Tesch Trinity LC
Marinette WI
7/31/2022
Teachers Current call Date retired
Mrs Nancy Zander St Paul LS
Appleton WI
6/30/2022

 

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