Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

5/14/2024 – 5/20/2024

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: It was incorrectly reported on 5/13/24 that Pastor Norval Kock will be serving as Principal at St. Paul’s, Howards Grove, Wis. He will be serving as Principal Relief Teacher, Retirement Call. We regret the error.

CALLS ISSUED

Pastors Current call New call Date issued
Rev Matthew Westra Living Promise LC
Morristown TN
Christ LC
Pewaukee WI
Associate Pastor; Outreach
4/7/2024
Rev Hernandez Daylo Jr Michigan Lutheran High School
Saint Joseph MI
Divine Savior Academy
Doral FL
Theology
4/9/2024
Rev Jeffery Drake Trinity LC
Hartford WI
St Paul LC
Manchester WI & Marquette WI
4/10/2024
Rev John Koelpin Calvary LC
Dallas TX
Asia Lutheran Seminary Board
Professor; Asia Lutheran Seminary
4/11/2024
Rev John Stelter St John LC
Princeton WI
First LC
La Crescent MN
4/23/2024
Rev Nathaniel Winkel Mountain Valley LC
Eagle CO
Peace LC
Marshfield MO
Zion LC
Springfield MO
4/24/2024
Rev Frederic Berger Christ LC
Beatrice NE
St Paul’s LC
Plymouth NE
New Mission
Kronenwetter WI
4/26/2024
Rev Albert Meier II Peace LC
Milbank SD
St John LC
Summit SD
St Paul LC
Crandon WI
Christ LC
Hiles WI
St John LC
Pelican Lake WI
4/28/2024
Rev David Salinas Christ the Lord LC
Houston TX
Risen Savior LC
Milwaukee WI
4/28/2024
Rev Mark Voss Immanuel LC
Long Valley NJ
Good Shepherd LC
Burnsville MN
Associate Pastor
4/28/2024
Rev James Werner Reformation LC
San Diego CA
Life Lutheran Campus & Resurrection LC
Rochester MN
Associate Pastor
4/28/2024
Rev Jason Schmidt Shepherd of the Hills LC
Tucson AZ
Lord of Life LC
Thornton CO
4/29/2024
Rev Thad Bitter Grace LC
Portland OR
New Mission
Bend OR
5/5/2024
Rev Stephen Kuehl Shepherd of Peace LC
Powell OH
Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School
New Ulm MN
5/5/2024
Rev Emile Burgess Crown of Life LC
Eagan MN & West Saint Paul MN
St John LC
Wauwatosa WI
Associate Pastor
5/7/2024
Rev Aaron Steinbrenner Peace LC
Hartford WI
Christ LC in North St Paul & Hugo, MN
North Saint Paul MN
Associate Pastor
5/7/2024
Rev Tyler Peil Prince of Peace LC
Salt Lake City UT
Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee WI
Assistant Professor of Theology
5/13/2024
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mrs Bethany Mueller Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Director of Special Education
4/21/2024
Ms Stacey Sordahl Zion LS
Monroe MI
Zion LS
Monroe MI
Kindergarten
4/28/2024
Ms Allison Stevens Mt Olive LS
Delano MN
ECM Teacher
4/28/2024
Ms Evodia Noel Grace LS
Grand Anse Saint George Grenada
St John LS
St John’s Saint John Antigua and Barbuda
ECM Director
5/5/2024
Mrs Molly Taylor Christ the Lord LS
Brookfield WI
St Jacobi LS
Greenfield WI
Grade 2
5/5/2024
Ms Tara Widholm Faith Lutheran Preschool
Sussex WI
ECM Director & Teacher
5/5/2024
Mr Mark Zoellner Bloomington LS
Bloomington MN
Living Hope LS
Shakopee MN
Bloomington LS
Bloomington MN
Principal; Interim
5/12/2024
Mrs Kaitlin Hernandez Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Spanish
5/15/2024
Mrs Morgan Lautz Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Mathematics
5/15/2024
Mrs Bethany Behm Trinity LS
Aberdeen SD
Trinity LS
Marinette WI
Grades 4-5
5/19/2024
Mr Stephen Berg Emanuel LS
New London WI
Grades 6-8 Math
5/19/2024
Ms Gail Krause St Martin’s LS
Watertown SD
Administrator
5/19/2024
Ms Elizabeth Kuschel St John’s LS
Burlington WI
St John LS
Libertyville IL
Grades 5-6
5/19/2024
Mr Riley Westphal Retired St Paul LS
Mount Calvary WI
Grades 5-6
5/19/2024

CALLS ACCEPTED

Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mrs Cassandra Reinhard Life LS
Friendswood TX
CrossLife Christian Academy
Pflugerville TX
Kindergarten
5/11/2024
Mrs Natezia Fredrick St Mark’s LS
Watertown WI
Grade 1
5/13/2024
Mr Stephen Biebert Trinity LS
Aberdeen SD
Trinity LS
Aberdeen SD
Principal; Grades 4-5
5/14/2024
Mr Nathan King Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Director of International Admissions
5/14/2024
Mrs Kirsten Larkin Bloomington LS
Bloomington MN
ECM Teacher
5/14/2024
Mrs Edith Menges Divine Savior Academy – Sienna
Missouri City TX
Middle School Math
5/14/2024
Miss Brooke Voigt Luther High School
Onalaska WI
History
5/14/2024
Mrs Lisa Gerhardt St Paul LS
Lake Mills WI
St Paul LS
Algoma WI
Lower Grades
5/15/2024
Mr Andrew Hillmann Lakeside Lutheran High School
Lake Mills WI
English
5/15/2024
Mrs Kelly Loberger First German LS
Manitowoc WI
St John-St James LS
Reedsville WI
Grades 4-5
5/15/2024
Mr Travis Kurth Northland Lutheran High School
Kronenwetter WI
Science
5/16/2024
Mrs Stephanie Lamas Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Student Success Center, Academic Support
5/17/2024
Ms Candace Greupink Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Digital Art & Videography
5/18/2024
Mr Chad Czerwan St Martin’s LS
Watertown SD
St Martin’s LS
Watertown SD
Principal
5/20/2024
Mrs Christa Kannas St Martin’s LS
Watertown SD
Administrative Relief Teacher
5/20/2024

CALLS RETURNED

Pastors Current call New call Date returned
Rev Jason Baldwin Hope LC
Saint Charles MI
St Luke LC
Winona MN
5/11/2024
Rev Matthew Brown Abiding Word LC
Houston TX
Faith LC
Antioch IL
Associate Pastor
5/15/2024
Rev Joel Voss Emanuel First LC
Lansing MI
Victory LC
Jacksonville FL
5/15/2024
Rev Luke Werre Peace LC
Sun Prairie WI
St Paul’s LC
Stevensville MI
5/15/2024
Rev Paul Biedenbender Christ LC
Denver CO
Crossroads Church
Chicago IL
5/16/2024
Rev Adam Gawel St Andrew LC
Chicago IL
Apostles LC
San Jose CA
Associate Pastor
5/16/2024
Rev William King Good Shepherd LC
Cedar Rapids IA & North Liberty IA
New Life LC
Rockford IL
5/16/2024
Rev William King Good Shepherd LC
Cedar Rapids IA & North Liberty IA
St Paul LC
Prescott WI
5/16/2024
Rev Matthew Kuske St Luke LC & St Paul LC
Lomira WI
St Paul LC
Hillsboro WI & Wonewoc WI
Associate Pastor
5/17/2024
Rev Christopher Ewings Faith LC
Anchorage AK
Risen Savior LC
Mc Farland WI
5/18/2024
Rev Tyler Shinnick Martin Luther LC
Neenah WI
St Paul LC
Friendship WI & Mauston WI
Associate Pastor
5/18/2024
Rev Jonathan Balge St Matthew LC
Milwaukee WI
Hope LC
Irmo SC
5/19/2024
Teachers Current call New call Date returned
Dean Benjamin Clemons Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Asia One Team
Team Leader
5/13/2024
Mrs Michaela Levich Our Savior LS
Wausau WI
Grades 5-8
5/13/2024
Mrs Kelly Loberger First German LS
Manitowoc WI
Trinity LS
Brillion WI
Grades 3-4
5/15/2024
Mr Richard Cody St John LS
Juneau WI
Eastside LS
Madison WI
Principal
5/16/2024

RETIRED

Pastors Current call Date retired
Rev Donald Seelhoff Jr St Paul LC
Hopkins MI
6/30/2024
Teachers Current call Date retired
Mrs Peggy Janke Jesus’ Lambs of Grace Lutheran
Manitowoc WI
6/30/2024

CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

Pastors Current congregation Date deceased
Rev Stanley Weinrich Mt Olive LC
Iron Mountain MI
5/14/2024

 

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