Call Report – June 6, 2022

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod


Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report
5/31/2022 – 6/6/2022

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 Daniel Laitinen Multi-Language Productions
Waukesha WI
Multi-Language Productions
Waukesha WI
TELL Missionary
4/27/2022
Rev Matthew Westra Living Promise LC
Morristown TN
St Andrew LC
Middleton WI
Associate Pastor for Service and Outreach
5/1/2022
Rev Timothy Patoka Grace LC
Tucson AZ
Peace LC
King of Prussia PA
Pastor
5/8/2022
Rev Stephen Helwig Gethsemane LC
Omaha NE
Board for Home Missions
Administrator
5/11/2022
Rev Matthew Frey Living Word LC
Montrose CO
Summerlin LC
Las Vegas NV
Pastor
5/13/2022
Rev Jason Jobs St John LC
Markesan WI
Our Savior LC
Perry MI
Pastor
5/16/2022
Rev James Fleming St Peter LC – North Campus
Appleton WI
Michigan Lutheran High School
Saint Joseph MI
President
5/16/2022
Rev Noah Bater Prince of Peace LC
Thousand Oaks CA
Peace LC
Hartford WI
Associate Pastor
5/17/2022
Rev James Langebartels Zion LC
Ogema WISt John LC
Rib Lake WI
St Jacobi LC
Greenfield WIAssociate Pastor
5/17/2022
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 Chad Walta Christ LC
Milwaukee WI
Bethany LC
Fort Atkinson WI
Associate Pastor Lead Campus 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
Janesville MNTrinity LC
Janesville MNPastor
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 William Carter St Paul LC
Brownsville WI
St Peter LC
Mayville WI
Additional call, dual with St. Paul, Brownsville, WI
5/31/2022
Rev Jonathan Lehmann CRM Deer Valley LC
Phoenix AZ
Pastor
6/1/2022
Rev Bryant Laude Zion LC
Mobridge SDSt Jacobi LC
Glenham SD
St John LC
Milwaukee WIAssociate 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 of music and 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 MIPalabra de Vida
Detroit MITeacher; Grades 9-11, Spanish and Crossing Bridges Coordinator
6/2/2022
Rev Jonathan Hein Commission on Congregational Counseling
Waukesha WI
New mission start in Canton, GA

Pastor

6/2/2022
Rev Michael Schneider Zion LC
Crete IL
Hope LC
Chino Valley AZHope LC-Prescott
Prescott AZPastor
6/2/2022
Rev Ib Meyer Grace LC
Woodlands Saint George
Immanuel LC
Lakeside AZ
Pastor
6/4/2022
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
Mr Jonathan Lindemann St Paul LS
Ixonia WI
St Paul LS
Bangor WI
Teacher; Vice-Principal, Grades 7-8
5/18/2022
Mrs Erin Koschnitzke Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Teacher & Coach, Three-Quarter Time Call
5/18/2022
Ms Ashley Larson Risen Savior LS
Mankato MN
Teacher; Grades 3-8, Dept. Learning, Half-Time, Provisional Call
5/20/2022
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
Mr Stephen Schultz Ascension LS and Preschool
Sarasota FL
Principal; Interim Principal, One-Year Call
5/22/2022
Mr Daniel Whitney Risen Savior LS
Mankato MN
Trinity LS
Belle Plaine MN
Principal; One-Year, Half-Time Call
5/22/2022
Mr Daniel Whitney Risen Savior LS
Mankato MN
St Peter LS
Saint Peter MN
Principal; One-Year, Half-Time Call
5/22/2022
Mrs Michele Bayer Pilgrim LS
Mesa AZ
Pilgrim LS
Mesa AZ
Teacher; Half-Time, One-Year Call, Principal Release Time, Teacher Aide
5/22/2022
Mrs Amanda Wittig St John LS
Red Wing MN
Teacher; Grades 3-4, One-Year Call
5/24/2022
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
Mrs Colleen Gentele Christ LS
Eagle River WI
Zion LS
Rhinelander WI
Teacher; Grades 3-4, One-Year Call
5/31/2022
Mrs Lori Gieschen Zion LS
Rhinelander WI
Teacher; Grades 1-2, One-Year Call
5/31/2022
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
Mrs Eve Headrick St John’s LS
Burlington WI
Teacher; Kindergarten
6/1/2022
Mrs Catherine Kuehl St John’s LS
Burlington WI
Teacher; Grade 3, Provisional Call
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
Teacher; Grades 6-8
6/5/2022
Mr Craig Breitkreutz Faith LS
Antioch IL
St Paul LS
Stevensville MI
Teacher; Grades 7-8
6/5/2022
Miss Jenessa Werre St John LS
Watertown WI
ECM Teacher
6/5/2022
Ms. Elizabeth Reimers Grace LS

St. Joseph MI

Teacher; Grades 5-8, Dept. Science, Provisional Call

6/5/2022
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date issued
Mr Christopher Dean Costa Maya Ministries
Mahahual Quintana Roo
Bloomington LC
Bloomington MN
Congregation Staff Minister; Youth and 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


CALLS ACCEPTED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Michael Helwig Lakeside Lutheran High School
Lake Mills WI
St John LC (Town of Lake Mills)
Waterloo WI
Pastor Part time
6/5/2022
Rev Andrew M Schmidt CRM Zion LC
Morgan MN
Pastor
6/5/2022
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mrs Kailey White Grow in Peace Learning Center
Sun Prairie WI
ECM Director; One-Year Call
5/7/2022
Mrs Holly Dannecker St Mark LS
Green Bay WI
St Mark LS
Green Bay WI
Director; Grade 4, Student Services Director, One-Year Call
5/23/2022
Mrs Christine Pankow St John LS
Goodhue MN
ECM Teacher
5/28/2022
Mrs Lyndsey Lervold Mt Calvary LS
Redding CA
Teacher; Grades K-2, Provisional Call
5/29/2022
Mrs Rachel Christie St Paul LS
Beverly Hills FL
St John LS
Juneau WI
ECM Teacher; One-Year, Half-Time Call
5/31/2022
Mrs Tanya Rasmussen Christ LS
Zumbrota MN
Teacher; Grades 3-5, Provisional Call
6/1/2022
Mrs Rachel Hoenecke Divine Savior Academy
Doral FL
ECM Director; One-Year Call
6/4/2022
Mrs Colleen Bauer Christ the Lord LS
Brookfield WI
ECM Teacher; Provisional, Half-Time Call
6/4/2022
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 Hope Loescher St Paul LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Grade 3, One-Year Call
6/5/2022
Staff Ministers Assignment Date assigned
Miss Ashley Peterson St Matthew LC
Ontario WISt John LC
Kendall WICongregation Staff Minister; Limited Duration Assignment
6/6/2022


CALLS DECLINED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Richard Miller Redeemer LC
Scottville MI
Ascension LC
Antigo WI
Pastor
5/6/2022
Rev Carl Schroeder St Peter’s LC
Sturgeon Bay WI
Grace LC
Spring Hill FL
Pastor
6/2/2022
Rev David Clark Grace LC
Glendale AZ
Redeemer LC
Tucson AZ
Associate Pastor
6/5/2022
Rev Andrew Schwartz Christ the King LC
Bremerton WA
Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Teacher
6/5/2022
Rev Jason Hacker Grace LC
Waukesha WI
St Paul’s LC
Rapid City SD
Associate Pastor
6/5/2022
Rev Daniel Frey Gethsemane LC
Lees Summit MO
Salem LC
Woodbury MN
Pastor
6/5/2022
Rev Aaron Nitz Good Shepherd LC
Cheyenne WY
St John’s LC
Dakota MN
Pastor
6/5/2022
Teachers Current call New call Date declined
Mr Timothy Schroeder St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Teacher; Upper Grades, Vice-Principal
6/2/2022
Mrs Keely Prekop Trinity-St Luke Western Ave Campus
Watertown WI
St John LS
Watertown WI
ECM Teacher
6/4/2022


RESIGNED

 

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mrs Valerie Young St Marcus LS – Main Campus K4 – Gr 8
Milwaukee WI
6/30/2022
Miss Abigail Mleziva St Marcus LS – Main Campus K4 – Gr 8
Milwaukee WI
6/30/2022
Ms Melissa Clapp St Marcus LS
Milwaukee WI
6/30/2022
Ms Samantha Johnson St Marcus LS – North Campus K – Gr 8
Milwaukee WI
6/30/2022


CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

 

Teachers Home church Death date
Mrs Glenda Bernarde Zimmerman Trinity LC
Minocqua WI
12/16/2021
Mrs Helen Meyer Mount Olive LC
Appleton WI
5/24/2022


RETIREMENT

 

Pastors Current call Date retired
Rev Mark Gefaller St Paul’s LC
Broken Bow NESt Paul LC
North Platte NE
6/30/2022
Teachers Current call Date retired
Mrs Karie Mindock Fox Valley Lutheran High School
Appleton WI
6/30/2022
Mr Mark Ricke Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
6/30/2023

 

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