Call Report – June 20, 2022

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

6/14/2022 – 6/20/2022

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 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 Bryant Laude Zion LC
Mobridge SD
St Jacobi LC
Glenham SD
St John LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate 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
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
Pastor 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
6/5/2022
Rev Adam Bode St Paul LC
Howards Grove WI
New mission start
Windsor CO
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 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 & 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
Rev Ian Headrick Our Redeemer LC
Yorktown VA
St Paul LC
Mount Calvary WI
Pastor
6/12/2022
Rev Mark Gartner St John LC
Appleton WI
Mt Sinai LC
Montrose MI
Pastor
6/12/2022
Rev Jonathan Fischer Resurrection LC
Chesapeake VA
Good Shepherd LC
West Bend WI
Associate 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
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 Kock Retired Divine Peace LC
Renton WA
Pastor; Retirement Call
6/12/2022
Rev Paul Janke St Martin’s LC
Watertown SD
Good Shepherd LC
West Bend WI
Pastor; Retirement Call
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 Stuart Turner King of Kings LC
Frankenmuth MI
St Matthew LC
Winona MN
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
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 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
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
Mrs Calla Schoch   St Croix Lutheran Academy
West Saint Paul MN
Teacher; Grades 6-8 Dept. Science
6/1/2022
Mr Greg Obermiller St John LS
Lomira WI
Peace LS
Green Lake WI
Teacher; Grades 3-4, One-Year Call
6/5/2022
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
Mrs Elisabeth Arnold Michigan Lutheran Seminary
Saginaw MI
Michigan Lutheran Seminary
Saginaw MI
Teacher; Art, Social Studies, One-Year, Three-Quarter Time Call
6/11/2022
Mrs Danielle Peterson   St Peter LS
Saint Peter MN
Teacher; Grades 3-4
6/12/2022
Mr George Radloff   St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Teacher; Upper Grades, Vice-Principal
6/12/2022
Mr Marc Meihack Neenah LS (3-8)
Neenah WI
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
Mr Noah Trimmer   St John LS
Fox Lake WI
Teacher; Grades 3-5, Half-Time Provisional Call
6/14/2022
Miss Rachel Johnson Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Choice Compliance Officer, Administrative Support, Provisional Call
6/14/2022
Mr Taylor Chladek Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 1, Provisional Call
6/14/2022
Mr Shaun Stannard Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 8, Provisional Call
6/14/2022
Mr Cody Harms Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Dean of Students, Provisional Call
6/14/2022
Mr Jonathan Medico   Risen Savior LS – Main Campus LES
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 4
6/15/2022
Mrs Susan Riediger   Christ-St John’s LS
West Salem WI
Teacher; Grades 3-4, One-Year Call
6/15/2022
Mrs Jan Sparley   Parkland LS
Tacoma WA
Teacher; Grade 4, Provisional Call
6/19/2022
Mrs Joy Young   Key to Life Christian Childcare & Community Center
Weston WI
ECM Director
6/19/2022
Mrs Rebecca Zemlicka   Hope Lutheran Early Learning Center-Preschool
Manhattan KS
ECM Director; Administration, Provisional Call
6/19/2022
Mrs Liesse Foley St John LS
Westland MI
St John LS
Westland MI
ECM Teacher; Lead Teacher, One-Year Call
6/19/2022
Mrs Heather Nitz   St John LS
Westland MI
ECM Teacher; Assistant Teacher, One-Year Call
6/19/2022
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date issued
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
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 Holy Trinity Lutheran Academy – Child Care
New Hope MN
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 David Kolander Christ the Lord LC
Brookfield WI
Southeastern Wisconsin District Praesidium
Assistant to the Southeastern Wisconsin District President; One-Year Call, dual with current call
6/15/2022
Rev David Endorf CRM Brooklyn LC
Brooklyn Park MN
Pastor
6/15/2022
Rev Jonathan Lehmann CRM Divine Savior LC-West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach FL
Pastor
6/18/2022
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mrs Valerie Klika   St Marcus LS – North Campus K – Gr 8
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grades 5-6 Math, Provisional Call
6/2/2022
Mr Marcus Grasenick   Kingdom Prep Lutheran High School
Wauwatosa WI
Teacher; Social Studies, Provisional Call
6/3/2022
Mrs Monica Haakenson   Immanuel LS
Waukegan IL
ECM Director
6/5/2022
Mrs Kelly West   St Matthew LS
Spokane WA
Teacher; Grade 1, Provisional Call
6/5/2022
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 Connie Mann   St Paul LS
Menomonie WI
Teacher; Grade 5, Upper Grades Music
6/11/2022
Mrs Erika Hendricks   Lakewood LS
Lakewood WA
Teacher; PreK – Kindergarten, Provisional Call
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
Miss Kristin Uher   Great Plains Lutheran High School
Watertown SD
Teacher; Dorm Supervisor, Grades 9-10 Math, One-Year, Emergency Call
6/13/2022
Miss Amanda Rehberger   New Hope Lutheran Academy
West Melbourne FL
Teacher; Grades 5-6, One-Year, Emergency Call
6/13/2022
Miss Cassidy Johnson   St John LS
Lannon WI
Teacher; Grade 2, Provisional Call
6/13/2022
Miss Anna Treder   Zion LS
Egg Harbor WI
Teacher; Grades 1-4, One-Year, Emergency Call
6/13/2022
Miss Megan Riley   Immanuel LS
Salem OR
Teacher; Grades 4-5, One-Year, Emergency 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
Miss Grace Brown   King of Kings LS
Maitland FL
Teacher; Grades 5-6, One-Year, Emergency Call
6/13/2022
Mrs Charissa Chartrand Michigan Lutheran Seminary
Saginaw MI
Michigan Lutheran Seminary
Saginaw MI
Teacher; Piano Instructor, One-Year, Less-Than Half-Time Call
6/14/2022
Mrs Abby Beyersdorf   Michigan Lutheran Seminary
Saginaw MI
Teacher; Piano Instructor, One-Year, Less-Than Half-Time Call
6/14/2022
Mr Keith Kopczynski Faith LS
Antioch IL
St John LS
Libertyville IL
Teacher; Grades 5-6
6/15/2022
Mrs Bonnie Reinhardt Christ-St Peter LS-West Campus
Milwaukee WI
Christ-St Peter LS-West Campus
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Extended Learning Teacher, Full-Time, One-Year Call
6/15/2022
Mrs Andrea Baird Christ-St Peter LS-West Campus
Milwaukee WI
Christ-St Peter LS-West Campus
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Middle School Teacher, Three-Quarter Time One-Year Call
6/15/2022
Mrs Claire Schlomer Trinity LS
Belle Plaine MN
St Paul LS
Saint James MN
ECM Teacher & Kindergarten
6/15/2022
Miss Megan Mielke   Building Blocks for Life Preschool
Cambridge MN
ECM Teacher; One-Year, Emergency Call
6/15/2022
Mr Matthias Borgwardt   Emanuel First LS
Lansing MI
Teacher; Grades 6-8, One-Year, Emergency Call
6/15/2022
Mrs Arianna Siegler Michigan Lutheran Seminary
Saginaw MI
Michigan Lutheran Seminary
Saginaw MI
Teacher; Piano Instructor, One-Year, Less-Than Half-Time Call
6/15/2022
Mrs Sarah Scott Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 3, Provisional Call
6/15/2022
Mr Joshua Tietz Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 8, Provisional Call
6/15/2022
Ms Jessica Zastrow Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 5, Provisional Call
6/15/2022
Miss Rebecca Hougard Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Academic Support, Provisional Call
6/15/2022
Miss Hannah Hungerford   Good Shepherd LS
West Bend WI
Teacher; Instructional Teacher, Provisional Call
6/15/2022
Mr Michael Homan   St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Teacher; Upper Grades, Athletic Director, One-Year Call
6/16/2022
Miss Rachel Rosenberg   Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Art, Provisional Call
6/17/2022
Ms Alexis Gantner   Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 2, Provisional Call
6/17/2022
Mr Craig Breitkreutz Faith LS
Antioch IL
St Paul LS
Fort Atkinson WI
Principal
6/18/2022
Miss Jenessa Werre   St John LS
Watertown WI
ECM Teacher; Provisional Call
6/19/2022


ASSIGNMENT

Teachers   Assignment Date assigned
Miss Maria Hoffman   Great Plains Lutheran High School
Watertown SD
Teacher; Dorm Supervisor, Grades 9-10 Math
5/14/2022
Mr Aidan Gregorius   St Marcus LS – Main Campus K4 – Gr 8
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grades 5-6, Social Studies, One-Year Assignment
6/11/2022
Miss Morgan Palubicki   St John LS
Caledonia MN
Teacher; Grades 5-6, Limited Duration Assignment
6/15/2022
Staff Ministers   Assignment Date assigned
Miss Ashley Peterson   St Matthew LC
Ontario WI
St John LC
Kendall WI
Congregation Staff Minister; Limited Duration Assignment
6/6/2022


CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Seth Bode Bethlehem LC
Carmel IN
Ascension LC
Antigo WI
Pastor
6/11/2022
Rev Timothy Patoka Grace LC
Tucson AZ
Peace LC
King of Prussia PA
Pastor
6/16/2022
Rev Jonathan Hein Commission on Congregational Counseling New mission start
Canton GA
Pastor
6/17/2022
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
6/17/2022
Rev Jonathan Lehmann CRM Deer Valley LC
Phoenix AZ
Pastor
6/18/2022
Rev Jonathan Lehmann CRM St John LC
Riga MI
Pastor
6/18/2022
Rev Matthew Westra Living Promise LC
Morristown TN
St Andrew LC
Middleton WI
Associate Pastor; Service & Outreach
6/19/2022
Teachers Current call New call Date declined
Mr Craig Breitkreutz Faith LS
Antioch IL
Good Shepherd LS
Burton MI
Principal; Grades 6-8
6/12/2022
Mr Craig Breitkreutz Faith LS
Antioch IL
St Paul LS
Stevensville MI
Principal; Grades 7-8
6/18/2022
Miss Jenessa Werre   St Paul LS
Wisconsin Rapids WI
Teacher; Grades 1-2, Provisional Call
6/19/2022
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date declined
Mr James Boggs St John LC
Lannon WI
St John LS
Libertyville IL
Principal & Staff Minister of Outreach
6/13/2022
Mr Christopher Dean Costa Maya Ministries Bloomington LC
Bloomington MN
Congregation Staff Minister; Youth & Family Minister
6/15/2022


RESIGNED

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mrs Jennifer Boll Holy Cross LS
Madison WI
6/3/2022
Mrs Hannah Kuhn Kingdom Prep Lutheran High School
Wauwatosa WI
6/30/2022
Mrs Hannah Burke Kingdom Prep Lutheran High School
Wauwatosa WI
6/30/2022
Mrs Tarah Beduze Key to Life Christian Childcare & Community Center
Weston WI
7/15/2022


CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

Pastors Home church Death date
Rev Orville Maasch St Paul LC
Saginaw MI
6/12/2022


RETIREMENT

Pastors Current call Date retired
Rev Jonathan Meyer Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
6/30/2022
Teachers Current call Date retired
Mrs Eileen Draper Carlsbad Christian Academy
Carlsbad CA
6/30/2022
Mr William Otto St John LS
Baraboo WI
6/30/2022

 

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