Call Report – May 17, 2021

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Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

5/11/2021 – 5/17/2021

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 W Gunn CrossWalk Lutheran Ministries
Laveen AZ
Amazing Love LC
Frankfort IL
Associate Pastor
3/23/2021
Rev Frank Italiano Jr Trinity LC
Crete IL
St Paul’s LC
New Ulm MN
Associate Pastor
4/10/2021
Rev Allen Kirschbaum Spirit of Life LC
Caledonia MI
New Mission
Amarillo TX
Pastor
4/11/2021
Rev Jonathan Kehl Crown of Life LC
New Orleans LA
Prince of Peace LC
Salt Lake City UT
Associate Pastor
4/18/2021
Rev Dale Hella St Peter LC
Juneau WI
St Martin LC
Rapid River MI
Pastor
4/18/2021
Rev Steven Gabb Hope LC
Los Angeles CA
Christ the Vine LC
Temecula CA
Pastor
4/21/2021
Rev Thomas Glende Beautiful Savior LC
Fayetteville NC
Native American Administrative Committee
Missionary; Native Christian Counselor
4/21/2021
Rev Michael Kampman St Paul LC
North Fond du Lac WI
Christ LC
Marshall MN
Pastor
4/25/2021
Rev Jonathan Brohn Salem LC
Stillwater MN
Christ the Rock LC
Farmington NM
Missionary
4/25/2021
Rev Benjamin Zahn Amazing Grace LC
Myrtle Beach SC
Morning Star LC
Jackson WI
Associate Pastor
4/27/2021
Rev Benjamin Schmudlach First LC
La Crosse WI
St Peter LC
Monticello MN
Pastor
5/2/2021
Rev Daniel Lange Light of Life LC
Covington WA
Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
5/2/2021
Rev Nathan Strutz Resurrection LC
Verona WI
Salem LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
5/2/2021
Rev Daniel Schmidt St Matthew’s LC
Oconomowoc WI
Resurrection LC
Rochester MN
Associate Pastor; Coordinating Pastor
5/2/2021
Rev Matthew Brown Abiding Word LC
Houston TX
Star of Bethlehem LC
New Berlin WI
Associate Pastor
5/4/2021
Rev Gary Koschnitzke Retired Christ LC
Big Bend WI
Pastor
5/4/2021
Rev Duane Schmeichel Lamb of God LC
Madison AL
Fairview LC
Milwaukee WI
Pastor
5/8/2021
Rev Jason Strong Light of the World LC
Fairbanks AK
Good Shepherd LC
West Bend WI
Associate Pastor
5/9/2021
Dr Mark Paustian Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Northwestern Publishing House
Vice President of Publishing
5/10/2021
Rev John Boggs Divine Savior LC-West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach FL
Immanuel LC
Greenville WI
Associate Pastor
5/12/2021
Rev Joshua Hanson Christ LC
Lodi CA
Emmanuel LC
Owatonna MN
Pastor
5/12/2021
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Ms Evodia Noel   Grace LS
Woodlands Saint George
ECM Teacher; Kindergarten
4/5/2021
Mrs Sarah Gabb St Paul First LS
North Hollywood CA
Building Blocks Christian Academy
Los Angeles CA
ECM Teacher; Half-Time Call
4/11/2021
Mrs Megan Dills St Marcus LS – Main Campus K4 – Gr 8
Milwaukee WI
Mount Lebanon LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 2
4/11/2021
Mrs Rachel Neumann St Paul LS
Tomah WI
St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Teacher; Administrative Leave, Grades 7-8, One-Year Call
4/20/2021
Mrs Ashley Olson   Mt Olive LS
Mankato MN
Teacher; Grade 3, One-Year, Provisional Call
4/26/2021
Mrs Ashley Boushek   Divine Savior Academy – Sienna
Missouri City TX
Teacher; Grade 2
4/27/2021
Mrs Kristin Schultz   Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Nursing Faculty, Half-Time, Provisional Call
5/1/2021
Mrs Kellie Prins   Trinity LS
Nicollet MN
Teacher; Grades 3-4
5/3/2021
Mrs Amy Grulke Our Savior LS
Grafton WI
Trinity LS
Waukesha WI
ECM Teacher
5/10/2021
Mrs Amber Frelitz St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Christ-St John’s LS
West Salem WI
Teacher; Upper Grades Administrative Release-Time Teacher, Half-Time, One-Year Call
5/11/2021
Mrs Emily Grunwald   Luther Preparatory School
Watertown WI
Professor; Mathematics
5/13/2021
Mr Ryan Plath   St Croix Lutheran Academy
West Saint Paul MN
Teacher; Dorm Supervisor, Lower-Level Math
5/15/2021
Mrs Sarah Habben   Mt Calvary Early Childhood Ministry
Flagstaff AZ
ECM Director & Teacher
5/16/2021
Mrs Kristen Hillmann St John-St James LS
Reedsville WI
St John-St James LS
Reedsville WI
Teacher; Principal Release-Time Teacher, Less-Than-Half-Time Call
5/16/2021
Mrs Kristine Pufahl Christ LS
Big Bend WI
Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Teacher; Upper Grades, One-Year Call
5/16/2021
Mr Craig Kiecker Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Principal; One-Year Call
5/16/2021
Mrs Carol Campbell Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
ECM Teacher; Provisional Call
5/16/2021
Mrs Dawn Harting   Scarville LS
Scarville IA
Teacher; Kindergarten-Grade 8
5/16/2021


CALLS ACCEPTED

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Prof Michael Otterstatter Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Beautiful Savior LC
Summerville SC
Pastor
5/15/2021
Rev Timothy Bode Abiding Savior LC
Elk River MN
St John LC
Mukwonago WI
Associate Pastor
5/15/2021
Rev Mark Kaesmeyer Cross of Christ LC
Coon Rapids MN
West Lutheran High School
Plymouth MN
Development Director; Director of Mission Advancement
5/16/2021
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mr Thomas Strauss   St Peter LS
Helenville WI
ECM Teacher; 4K/5K, One-Year, Provisional Call
4/14/2021
Ms Lindsay Schneider   St Paul Lutheran Pre-Kindergarten
Muskego WI
ECM Teacher; 4K, One-Year, Provisional Call
4/28/2021
Mrs Kristine Westra   Bethlehem LS
Hortonville WI
ECM Director; One-year Call
5/10/2021
Mrs Stephanie Lamas   St John LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Extended Learning Teacher, Half-Time Call
5/12/2021
Mr Richard Holz   Holy Cross LS
Madison WI
Teacher; Grade 8, Athletic Director, Provisional Call
5/12/2021
Ms Kylene Gilbert   Redeemer LS
Tucson AZ
Teacher; Grade 2, Half-Time, One-Year, Provisional Call
5/12/2021
Mrs Amanda Bergemann   Good Shepherd Lutheran Academy
Downers Grove IL
Teacher; Kindergarten
5/14/2021
Mr Samuel Schlicht   Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grades 5-6, English Language Arts
5/14/2021
Mrs Kellsie Wasser Trinity LS
Nicollet MN
Trinity LS
Nicollet MN
ECM Teacher; One-Year Call
5/15/2021
Mrs Melanie Achey   Peace LS
Kissimmee FL
Teacher; Grades 3-4
5/16/2021
Ms Kaylee Grube   St Jacobi LS
Greenfield WI
Teacher; Grade 4, One-Year, Provisional Call
5/16/2021
Mr James Flegel   Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee WI
Director of Cultural Diversity; Provisional Call
5/16/2021


CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Stephen Schmiel Faith Evangelical LC
Prior Lake MN
Our Savior LC
Grafton WI
Associate Pastor
5/10/2021
Rev Mark Kahrs Calvary LC
Glenwood MN
St Paul LC
Roscoe SD
St John LC
Bowdle SD
Pastor
5/11/2021
Rev Dustin Blumer Amazing Love LC
Frankfort IL
Mt Olive LC
Overland Park KS
Pastor
5/12/2021
Rev John Paustian Zion LC
Morgan MN
St John LC
Burlington WI
Associate Pastor
5/13/2021
Rev Matthew Vik St Paul’s LC
Fort Atkinson WI
Brooklyn LC
Brooklyn Park MN
Pastor
5/13/2021
Rev Bryan Prell Petra LC
Sauk Rapids MN
Reformation LC
Dousman WI
Pastor
5/14/2021
Rev Benjamin Radtke St Martin’s LC
Watertown SD
Zion LC
Monroe MI
Associate Pastor
5/14/2021
Rev M John Derme Shepherd of the Mountains LC
Reno NV
St John LC
Mukwonago WI
Associate Pastor
5/14/2021
Rev Kyle Bitter St John LC
Wauwatosa WI
Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; Religion Department
5/14/2021
Rev Michael Willitz Lord of Love LC
Deforest WI
St John LC
Goodhue MN
Pastor
5/14/2021
Rev Jason Jobs St John LC
Markesan WI
Grace LC
Dakota MN
Trinity (Wilson Twp) LC
Winona MN
Pastor
5/15/2021
Rev Mark Schutz Hope LC
Spearfish SD
St Lucas LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
5/15/2021
Rev Joshua Odell St John LC
Phelps WI
Christ LC
Eagle River WI
St Paul LC
Saint James MN
Pastor
5/15/2021
Rev David Backus Eternal Love LC
Appleton WI
Shepherd of Peace LC
Norfolk NE
Pastor
5/15/2021
Rev Peter Sulzle St John LC
Redwood Falls MN
St Paul LC
Livonia MI
Associate Pastor
5/16/2021
Rev Joel Schwartz Peace LC
Trinity FL
Timothy LC
Saint Louis Park MN
Pastor
5/16/2021
Teachers Current call New call Date declined
Mr Jeremy Thiesfeldt   St Paul LS
Algoma WI
Principal; Grades 6-8
5/10/2021
Mrs Cindy Thiesfeldt Redeemer LS
Fond du Lac WI
St Paul LS
Algoma WI
Teacher; Grades 1-2
5/10/2021
Mrs Shana Beyersdorf   Our Savior LS
Grafton WI
Teacher; Primary Grades, One-Year, Provisional Call
5/11/2021
Mr Jacob Beilke   Trinity LS
Belle Plaine MN
Principal; Grades 7-8, One-Year Call
5/11/2021
Miss Kimberly Ehlke Trinity LS
Caledonia WI
Crown of Life Christian Academy
Fort Myers FL
Teacher; Grades 3-4
5/12/2021
Mrs Erin LaPointe   St John LS
Watertown WI
ECM Teacher; Half-Time Call
5/13/2021


RESIGNED

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Ms Susan Keller Christ Alone LS
Thiensville WI
6/30/2021
Mrs Tamara Melott Ascension Lutheran Preschool
Plymouth MN
6/30/2021
Mrs Jennifer Hackbarth Salem Preschool
Woodbury MN
6/30/2021
Mrs Sarah Barai St Marcus LS – Main Campus K4 – Gr 8
Milwaukee WI
6/30/2021
Ms Stephanie Kudek Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
6/30/2021
Mrs Megan Dills St Marcus LS – Main Campus K4 – Gr 8
Milwaukee WI
6/30/2021


RETIREMENT

Pastors Current call Date retired
Rev Richard Kogler Gift Planning Counselor-AzCa
Phoenix AZ
12/31/2021

 

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