Call Report – June 22, 2020

 

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

6/16/2020 – 6/22/2020

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 Kevin Boushek Beautiful Savior LC
La Porte IN
Divine Savior LC-Sienna Plantation
Missouri City TX
Pastor
5/24/2020
Rev Patrick Freese Trinity LC
Abita Springs LA
Prince of Peace LC
Yuma AZ
Pastor
5/27/2020
Rev James Douglas Grace LC
Charlotte NC
Immanuel LC
Manitowoc WI
Pastor
5/31/2020
Rev Timothy Wahl Morning Star LC
Jackson WI
St Peter LC
Marshfield WI
Pastor
5/31/2020
Rev Mark Kaesmeyer Cross of Christ LC
Coon Rapids MN
Bethlehem LC
Hortonville WI
Associate Pastor
6/3/2020
Rev Timothy Wilkens Southridge LC
Kennewick WA
Shepherd of Peace LC
Norfolk NE
Pastor
6/3/2020
Rev Thomas Engelbrecht Christ LC
Pewaukee WI
Christ Our Redeemer LC
Aurora CO
Pastor
6/6/2020
Rev Noah Herrmann Calvary LC
Bellevue WA
Immanuel LC
Woodville WI
Pastor
6/7/2020
Rev Nathan Berg Eastside LC
Madison WI
First LC
Lake Geneva WI
Pastor
6/7/2020
Rev Thomas Voss Holy Trinity LC
Des Moines WA
Martin Luther LC
Oshkosh WI
Associate Pastor
6/7/2020
Rev Philip Loescher Crown of Life LC
Cadillac MI
St John LC
Hemlock MI
Pastor
6/8/2020
Rev Harland Goetzinger III Redemption LC
Watertown NY
Immanuel LC
Johnson Creek WI
Pastor
6/8/2020
Rev Jeremy Laitinen St Mark LC
Salina KS
Shoreland Lutheran High School
Somers WI
Teacher; English and German
6/8/2020
Rev Neil Birkholz Hong Kong Mission Joint Mission Council
North American Asian Outreach Consultant
6/8/2020
Rev Scott Muske St John LC
Fairfax MN
Emanuel LC
Fairfax MN
St John LC
Saginaw MI
St Matthew LC
Freeland MI
Pastor
6/9/2020
Rev Peter Martin Faith LC
Radcliff KY
St John’s LC
Saint Clair MN
Pastor
6/9/2020
Prof Michael Otterstatter Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Christ the King LC
Tulsa OK
Pastor
6/9/2020
Rev Andrew Ewald St John LC
Clare MI
Faith LC
Harrison MI
Immanuel LC
Mosinee WI
Pastor
6/10/2020
Rev Jesse Stern Peace LC
Boulder CO
Bay Pines LC
Seminole FL
Pastor
6/10/2020
Rev Douglas Tomhave St Paul LC
Lake Mills WI
Northdale LC
Tampa FL
Pastor
6/10/2020
Rev Daniel Schmidt Faith LC
Tyler TX
Faith LC
Excelsior MN
Pastor
6/10/2020
Rev Jesse Johnston Mt Calvary LC
Menasha WI
St John’s LC
Newburg WI
Associate Pastor
6/11/2020
Rev Edward Frey Jr Messiah LC
Nampa ID
WLCFS Christian Family Solutions
Germantown WI
Pastor Therapist and Associate Pastor for Mission Advancement
6/12/2020
Rev John Ehlers Cross of Glory LC
Peoria AZ
St Paul’s LC
North Mankato MN
Associate Pastor
6/14/2020
Rev Benjamin Wessel Woodlawn LC
West Allis WI
St Paul LC
Marshall WI
Pastor
6/14/2020
Rev Daniel Naumann Grace LC
Prairie du Chien WI
First LC
Racine WI
Associate Pastor
6/14/2020
Rev Matthew Westra Living Promise LC
Morristown TN
St Paul’s First LC
North Hollywood CA
Pastor
6/14/2020
Rev Joel Russow Faith LC
Tallahassee FL
St Paul LC
Saint James MN
Pastor
6/19/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Ms Emily Menges Grace Christian Academy
Falls Church VA
Teacher; K4/K5, Provisional
5/17/2020
Mrs Kristi Bredendick Holy Cross LS
Madison WI
Lakeside Lutheran High School
Lake Mills WI
Teacher; Family and Consumer Science, Part Time, One Year Call
5/29/2020
Mr Timothy Mueller Jr Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
Interim Principal and Development Director
6/1/2020
Mrs Nina Koester Kids Crossing Early Learning Center
Madison WI
ECM Director; One Year Call
6/11/2020
Mrs Nicole Grunwald Little Lambs Preschool
Saint Paul Park MN
Salem Preschool
Woodbury MN
ECM Teacher
6/14/2020
Mrs Jennifer Boll St Stephen LS
Beaver Dam WI
Holy Cross LS
Madison WI
Teacher; Grade 6, One Year Call
6/18/2020
Mrs Angela Pechman Risen Savior Christian Academy
Pooler GA
Risen Savior Christian Academy
Pooler GA
ECM Teacher; Part Time
6/21/2020
Mrs Dawn Riha Risen Savior Christian Academy
Pooler GA
Risen Savior Christian Academy
Pooler GA
ECM Teacher; Provisional, Part Time
6/21/2020

 

CALLS ACCEPTED

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Kevin Hundley Ministry of Christian Giving Office
Waukesha WI
St John LC (Town of Lake Mills)
Waterloo WI
Pastor
6/18/2020
Rev Kevin Schnake Trinity LC
Omak WA
St Peter LC – Schofield Campus
Schofield WI
Pastor
6/20/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Miss Rachel Riediger Divine Savior Academy – Sienna Plantation
Missouri City TX
St John LS
Bay City MI
Teacher; Grades 5 & 6, One Year Call
5/27/2020
Mr Scott Raymond Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Provisional
6/4/2020
Miss Madeline Lange Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
Teacher; English, Provisional
6/5/2020
Mrs Denell Ciha St John LS
Manitowoc WI
St John LS
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; Kindergarten
6/14/2020
Mrs Jamie Bruckschen Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School
Jackson WI
Teacher; Computer Applications, One Year Call
6/16/2020
Mrs Colleen Gentele Christ LS
Eagle River WI
Christ LS
Eagle River WI
Teacher; Grades 2-4
6/17/2020
Mrs Sarah Mueller St Paul LS
Howards Grove WI
St Paul LS
Howards Grove WI
Teacher; Grades 3 & 4
6/18/2020
Mrs Rebecca Kruschel St John’s LS
Two Rivers WI
Teacher; Grades 3-8, Departmentalized, One Year Call
6/18/2020
Miss Maria Reese Trinity LS
Belle Plaine MN
Teacher; Grades 7 & 8, One Year Call
6/21/2020


ASSIGNMENTS

Teachers Assignment Date assigned
Miss Hannah Ruehrdanz Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; English, One Year Assignment
6/19/2020
Staff Ministers Assignment Date assigned
Mr Benjamin Ristow St Peter LC
Weyauwega WI
Staff Minister
6/17/2020

 


CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Neil Birkholz Hong Kong Mission Trinity LC
Eugene OR
Pastor
6/18/2020
Rev Benjamin Ehlers Trinity LC
Temple TX
Cross of Christ LC
Las Cruces NM
Pastor
6/18/2020
Rev Nathaniel Walther Grace LC
Minot ND
Trinity LC
Union Grove WI
Pastor
6/19/2020
Rev Aaron Strong Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
Shepherd of the Lakes LC
Fenton MI
Pastor
6/20/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date declined
Mrs Donna Machael Peace LS
Livonia MI
Teacher; Lower Grades, One Year Call
6/17/2020
Mrs Megan Seeger Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
Teacher; Kindergarten, Provisional
6/22/2020

 

RESIGNED

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mrs Melissa Heuer St Matthew’s LS
Oconomowoc WI
6/30/2020
Ms Katie Case Messiah’s Children Preschool
Nampa ID
6/30/2020
Mrs Monica Mlsna St Paul LS
Cannon Falls MN
6/30/2020
Mrs Mary Rixe St Marcus LS
Milwaukee WI
6/30/2020

 

CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

Teachers Home church Death date
Mrs Natalie Sebald St John’s LC
Oak Creek WI
6/13/2020

 

RETIREMENT

Teachers Current call Date retired
Prof Thomas Hunter Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
6/30/2021

 

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