Call Report – June 27, 2022

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

6/21/2022 – 6/27/2022

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

NOTE: Due to the upcoming holiday, the next call report will be posted Tuesday, July 5, 2022.


NO DECISION REPORTED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date issued
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 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 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
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 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 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
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 Canada
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
Rev Peter Hagen Resurrection LC
Maumee OH
Grace LC
Crivitz WI
Pastor
6/19/2022
Rev Joshua Kesting St Paul LC
Neosho WI
Grace LC
Eau Claire MI
Pastor
6/19/2022
Rev Jeffery Drake Trinity LC
Hartford WI
St Paul’s LC
Fort Atkinson WI
Associate Pastor
6/19/2022
Rev Benjamin Wessel Woodlawn LC
West Allis WI
Our Savior’s LC
Wausau WI
Pastor
6/19/2022
Rev Bryan Gerlach Commission on Worship Redeemer LC
Tucson AZ
Associate Pastor
6/19/2022
Rev Benjamin Tomczak Bethel LC
Sioux Falls SD
St John’s LC
Dakota MN
Pastor
6/20/2022
Rev Timothy Westendorf Abiding Word LC
Highlands Ranch CO
Mt Calvary LC
Waukesha WI
Associate Pastor
6/20/2022
Rev Peter Metzger St Peter LC
St. Albert AB Canada
New Mission Start
Collinsville IL
Pastor
6/20/2022
Rev Joel Heckendorf Light of the Valleys LC
Reno NV
Board for Home Missions
Administrator
6/20/2022
Rev Nathan Schulte 1 Latin America Team Truth In Love Ministry
Nampa ID
Pastor
6/21/2022
Rev Nathan Seiltz Multi-Language Productions Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary
Mequon WI
Pastor; PSI Director
6/21/2022
Rev Benjamin Schmudlach First LC
La Crosse WI
Bethany LC
Fort Atkinson WI
Associate Pastor; Lead Campus Pastor
6/21/2022
Rev Peter Hagen Resurrection LC
Maumee OH
St John LC
Wetaskiwin AB Canada
Pastor
6/21/2022
Rev Jonathan Loescher Bethany LC
Hustisford WI
Grace LC
Spring Hill FL
Pastor
6/22/2022
Rev Matthew Rothe The Way LC
Fredericksburg VA
Living Hope LC
Peoria IL
Pastor
6/22/2022
Rev Daniel Schmidt St Matthew’s LC
Oconomowoc WI
First German LC
Manitowoc WI
Associate Pastor
6/23/2022
Rev Peter Sulzle St John LC
Redwood Falls MN
Peace LC
Livonia MI
Pastor
6/23/2022
Rev Zachary Pudlo Crown of Life LC
West Saint Paul MN
St Paul’s LC
Rapid City SD
Associate Pastor
6/23/2022
Rev John Gierach St John LC
Ann Arbor MI
Our Redeemer’s LC
Martin SD
Rock of Ages LC
Gordon NE
Pastor
6/25/2022
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 Sally Petersen Salem LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 1
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
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 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 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 Cathlyn Wilk Zion LS K-8th Grade
Hartland WI
Teacher; Grades 2-4, Dept. Half-Time, One-Year Call
6/19/2022
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
6/19/2022
Mr Mark Leitheiser Prairie LS Upper Site
Fairfax MN
Teacher; Grades 5-8, Math & Algebra, Technology, Provisional Call
6/20/2022
Mrs Katheryn Ott Zion LS
Rhinelander WI
Teacher; Grades 1-2
6/20/2022
Mrs Nancy Johnson Jesus Loves Me Learning Center
North Mankato MN
ECM Teacher; ECM Teacher, 2K
6/21/2022
Miss Renae Remmele St Paul LS
Rapid City SD
Teacher; Grade 2, Provisional Call
6/23/2022
Mrs Erica Eickert Trinity LS
Brillion WI
Teacher; Grades 7-8, One-Year, Provisional Call
6/26/2022
Mrs Donna Machael Good Shepherd LS
Burton MI
Teacher; Grades 6-8
6/26/2022
Mrs Melissa Nehls St Paul’s LS
New Ulm MN
Teacher; Grades 1-2, One-Year Call
6/26/2022
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

 

Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mr Dayton Lueck St Marcus LS – Main Campus K4 – Gr 8
Milwaukee WI
Dean of Primary Grades
5/27/2022
Mrs Kristine Fischer St John LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 1, Provisional Call
5/29/2022
Mrs Keely Prekop Trinity-St Luke Western Ave Campus
Watertown WI
St Peter LS
Helenville WI
ECM Teacher; 4K
6/6/2022
Miss Cassidy Johnson St John LS
Lannon WI
Teacher; Grade 2, Provisional Call
6/13/2022
Ms Colleen Haag St John LS
Red Wing MN
Teacher; Grades 3-4, One-Year Call
6/20/2022
Mr George Radloff St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Teacher; Upper Grades, Vice-Principal
6/23/2022
Ms Becky Collyard Holy Cross LS
Madison WI
Teacher; Grade 4, Provisional Call
6/24/2022
Mrs Susan Riediger Christ-St John’s LS
West Salem WI
Teacher; Grades 3-4, One-Year Call
6/25/2022
Mrs Liesse Foley St John LS
Westland MI
St John LS
Westland MI
ECM Teacher; Lead Teacher, One-Year Call
6/26/2022
Mrs Heather Nitz St John LS
Westland MI
ECM Teacher; Assistant Teacher, One-Year Call
6/26/2022
Mr Taylor Chladek Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 1, Provisional Call
6/27/2022


CALLS DECLINED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev John Stelter St John LC
Princeton WI
Faith LC
Antioch IL
Associate Pastor
6/16/2022
Rev Joel Tullberg Shepherd of the Hills LC
Lansing MI
Trinity LC
Waukesha WI
Associate Pastor
6/17/2022
Rev Joel Neumann Faith LC
Black River Falls WI
Our Savior LC
Grafton WI
Associate Pastor
6/19/2022
Rev Daniel Solofra CrossWalk Lutheran Ministries
Laveen AZ
Ascension LC
Jacksonville NC
Pastor
6/22/2022
Rev Bryant Laude Zion LC
Mobridge SD
St Jacobi LC
Glenham SD
St John LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
6/24/2022
Rev Philip Heyer St Stephen LC
Beaver Dam WI
St Peter LC
Juneau WI
Pastor; Part-Time Call
6/25/2022
Rev Adam Bode St Paul LC
Howards Grove WI
New Mission Start
Windsor CO
Pastor
6/25/2022
Rev Allen Kirschbaum Spirit of Life LC
Caledonia MI
Ascension LC
Escondido CA
Pastor
6/25/2022
Rev Joshua Bishop Grace LC
Saint Joseph MI
Green Valley LC
Henderson NV
Pastor
6/26/2022


RESIGNED

 

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mr Joseph Loescher St Paul LS
North Fond du Lac WI
6/30/2022


CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

 

Pastors Home church Death date
Rev Robert Johnston 5/1/2022
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