Call Report – June 29, 2020

 

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

6/23/2020 – 6/29/2020

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 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 Thomas Voss Holy Trinity LC
Des Moines WA
Martin Luther LC
Oshkosh WI
Associate Pastor
6/7/2020
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 & German
6/8/2020
Rev Scott Muske St John LC &
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
Rev Andrew Ewald St John LC
Clare MI
Faith LC
Harrison MI
Immanuel LC
Mosinee WI
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 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
Rev Paul Bader Retired Bethel LC
Galesville WI
Bethel LC
Arcadia WI
Associate Pastor; One-Year, Retirement Call
6/21/2020
Rev Joshua Free Abiding Peace LC
Elgin IL
Our Savior LC
Kasson MN
Pastor
6/21/2020
Rev Jonathan Zietlow Grace LC
Crivitz WI
Salem LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
6/22/2020
Rev Luis Acosta Risen Savior LC
Milwaukee WI
Bethel LC
Menasha WI
Associate Pastor
6/22/2020
Rev Douglas Lange Ascension LC
Jacksonville NC
Beautiful Savior LC
Summerville SC
Pastor
6/22/2020
Rev Thomas Moldenhauer Our Saviour’s LC
Bismarck ND
Zion LC
Lansing MI
Pastor
6/24/2020
Rev Kelly Huet St Andrew LC
Middleton WI
Goodview Trinity LC
Goodview MN
Pastor
6/24/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mr Timothy Mueller Jr Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
Interim Principal & Development Director
6/1/2020
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
Ms Melanie VandeKamp   St John’s LS
Fox Lake WI
ECM Teacher; Part-Time, Provisional Call
6/20/2020
Mrs Dawn Riha Risen Savior Christian Academy
Pooler GA
Risen Savior Christian Academy
Pooler GA
ECM Teacher; Part-Time, Provisional Call
6/21/2020
Mrs Linda Schemenauer   Michigan Lutheran High School
Saint Joseph MI
Teacher; Math, One-Year Call
6/24/2020
Mrs Emily Fink St Paul LS
Muskego WI
Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
Teacher; Kindergarten, Provisional Call
6/25/2020
Mr Ryan Roth Zion LS
Toledo OH
Peace LS
Livonia MI
Teacher; Grades 1 & 2, One-Year Call
6/25/2020
Mrs Jessica Krause   King of Kings LS
Maitland FL
Teacher
6/28/2020
Mrs Kessia Boche St Marcus LC
Milwaukee WI
St Matthew’s LS
Oconomowoc WI
Teacher; Grade 2
6/28/2020


CALLS ACCEPTED

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Kevin Boushek Beautiful Savior LC
La Porte IN
Divine Savior LC-Sienna Plantation
Missouri City TX
Pastor
6/18/2020
Rev Neil Birkholz Hong Kong Mission North American Asian Outreach Consultant 6/20/2020
Rev Douglas Engelbrecht Trinity LC
Neenah WI
Trinity LC
Neenah WI
Pastor; One-Year, Retirement Call
6/24/2020
Rev Philip Loescher Crown of Life LC
Cadillac MI
St John LC
Hemlock MI
Pastor
6/26/2020
Rev Edward Frey Jr Messiah LC
Nampa ID
WLCFS Christian Family Solutions
Germantown WI
Therapist & Associate Pastor for Mission Advancement
6/28/2020
Rev Jesse Stern Peace LC
Boulder CO
Bay Pines LC
Seminole FL
Pastor
6/28/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Ms Emily Menges   Grace Christian Academy
Falls Church VA
Teacher; 4K/5K, Provisional Call
5/17/2020
Mrs Kristi Bredendick Holy Cross LS
Madison WI
Lakeside Lutheran High School
Lake Mills WI
Teacher; Family & Consumer Science, Part-Time, One-Year Call
6/14/2020
Ms Sarah Herold   Little Lambs Preschool
Chesapeake VA
ECM Director; Lead Teacher, Provisional Call
6/14/2020
Mrs Angela Pechman Risen Savior Christian Academy
Pooler GA
Risen Savior Christian Academy
Pooler GA
ECM Teacher; Part-Time Call
6/21/2020
Mrs Shelly Coron   Lakeside Lutheran High School
Lake Mills WI
Teacher; Extended Learning Center
6/24/2020
Mrs Nina Koester   Kids Crossing Early Learning Center
Madison WI
ECM Director; One-Year Call
6/25/2020
Miss Hannah Gerbing   Kingdom Prep Lutheran High School
Wauwatosa WI
Teacher; Math
6/25/2020
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date accepted
Mr Randall Pahl St Paul LS
Wisconsin Rapids WI
St Paul LC
Wisconsin Rapids WI
Staff Minister; Part-Time, One-Year Call
6/26/2020


CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Mark Kaesmeyer Cross of Christ LC
Coon Rapids MN
Bethlehem LC
Hortonville WI
Associate Pastor
6/22/2020
Rev James Douglas Grace LC
Charlotte NC
Immanuel LC
Manitowoc WI
Pastor
6/25/2020
Rev Nathan Berg Eastside LC
Madison WI
First LC
Lake Geneva WI
Pastor
6/25/2020
Rev Timothy Wahl Morning Star LC
Jackson WI
St Peter LC
Marshfield WI
Pastor
6/26/2020
Rev Patrick Freese Trinity LC
Abita Springs LA
Prince of Peace LC
Yuma AZ
Pastor
6/26/2020
Prof Michael Otterstatter Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Christ the King LC
Tulsa OK
Pastor
6/27/2020
Rev Timothy Wilkens Southridge LC
Kennewick WA
Shepherd of Peace LC
Norfolk NE
Pastor
6/28/2020


RESIGNED

Pastors Current call Date resigned
Rev Peter Schmidt Bethlehem LC
Germantown WI
6/16/2020
Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mr Christopher Luebke East Fork LS
Whiteriver AZ
6/30/2020
Mrs Kathryn Luebke East Fork Lutheran High School
Whiteriver AZ
6/30/2020
Mrs Sarah Gierach West Lutheran High School
Plymouth MN
6/30/2020


CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

Pastors Home church Death date
Rev Eugene Kauffeld Holy Trinity LC
Okauchee WI
6/28/2020


RETIREMENT

Pastors Current call Date retired
Prof John Schmidt Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
6/30/2021
Prof James Pope Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
6/30/2021
Teachers Current call Date retired
Mrs Linda Krohn Risen Savior LS
Milwaukee WI
6/30/2020


LIMITED LENGTH CALL EXPIRED

Teachers Current call Date effective
Mrs Naomi Porth Pilgrim LS
Menomonee Falls WI
6/30/2020
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