Call Report – May 23, 2022

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

5/17/2022 – 5/23/2022

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: The next call report will be posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 due to the upcoming holiday. 


NO DECISION REPORTED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date issued
Rev Richard Miller Redeemer LC
Scottville MI
Ascension LC
Antigo WI
Pastor
4/3/2022
Rev Carl Schroeder St Peter’s LC
Sturgeon Bay WI
Grace LC
Spring Hill FL
Pastor
4/19/2022
Rev Fred Schurman III Lord of Lords LC
Casper WY
Emanuel Redeemer LC
Yale MI
Pastor
4/23/2022
Rev John Koester Gethsemane LC
Omaha NE
Trinity LC
Neenah WI
Associate Pastor
4/24/2022
Rev Douglas Tomhave St Paul LC
Lake Mills WI
Resurrection LC
Rochester MN
Associate Pastor; Coordinating Pastor
4/24/2022
Rev Douglas Tomhave St Paul LC
Lake Mills WI
Good Shepherd LC
Holmen WI
Pastor
4/24/2022
Rev Daniel Laitinen Multi-Language Productions Multi-Language Productions
TELL Missionary;
Africa
4/27/2022
Rev Timothy Schwartz Zion LC
Columbus WI
St Paul’s LC
Franklin WI
Associate Pastor
5/1/2022
Rev Matthew Westra Living Promise LC
Morristown TN
St Andrew LC
Middleton WI
Associate Pastor; Service & Outreach
5/1/2022
Rev David Clark Grace LC
Glendale AZ
Redeemer LC
Tucson AZ
Associate Pastor
5/1/2022
Rev Paul Kuckhahn St John LC
Lewiston MN
St Martin’s LC
Watertown SD
Associate Pastor
5/1/2022
Rev Andrew M Schmidt CRM Zion LC
Morgan MN
Pastor
5/6/2022
Rev Timothy Patoka Grace LC
Tucson AZ
Peace LC
King of Prussia PA
Pastor
5/8/2022
Rev Daniel Frey Gethsemane LC
Lees Summit MO
Salem LC
Woodbury MN
Pastor
5/8/2022
Rev Aaron Nitz Good Shepherd LC
Cheyenne WY
St John’s LC
Dakota MN
Pastor
5/8/2022
Rev Jason Hacker Grace LC
Waukesha WI
St Paul’s LC
Rapid City SD
Associate Pastor
5/8/2022
Rev Dustin Yahnke Trinity LC
Watertown WI
Lakeside Lutheran High School
Lake Mills WI
Teacher; Grades 11-12 Religion
5/9/2022
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 Andrew Schwartz Christ the King LC
Bremerton WA
Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Teacher
5/14/2022
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 WI
St John LC
Rib Lake WI
St Jacobi LC
Greenfield WI
Associate Pastor
5/17/2022
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Miss Linden Jahns Good Shepherd Lutheran Academy
Deltona FL
Teacher; Grade 1
4/14/2022
Mrs Kailey White Grow in Peace Learning Center
Sun Prairie WI
ECM Director; One-Year Call
4/24/2022
Mrs Jacqueline Unke Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Preschool
Las Vegas NV
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Preschool
Las Vegas NV
ECM Director & Kindergarten Teacher, One-Year Call
4/24/2022
Mrs Rachel Christie St Paul LS
Beverly Hills FL
St John LS
Juneau WI
ECM Teacher; One-Year, Half-Time Call
4/24/2022
Miss Emily Brand Little Lambs Learning Center
Mandan ND
Little Lambs Learning Center
Mandan ND
ECM Director
4/24/2022
Mrs Amanda Moldenhauer Little Lambs Learning Center
Mandan ND
ECM Teacher; One-Year, Half-Time Call
4/24/2022
Ms Kylene Gilbert Redeemer LS
Tucson AZ
Redeemer LS
Tucson AZ
Teacher; Grades 3-4, One-Year, Three-Quarter Time Call
5/1/2022
Mrs Deanna Martens St Martin’s LS & LC
Watertown SD
Teacher; School & Church Music Coordinator, Provisional Call
5/1/2022
Prof Steven Thiesfeldt Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Michigan Lutheran Seminary
Saginaw MI
Administrator; Vice-President, Half-Time, One-Year Call
5/5/2022
Mrs Holly Dannecker St Mark LS
Green Bay WI
St Mark LS
Green Bay WI
Director; Grade 4, Student Services Director, One-Year Call
5/5/2022
Dr Kathryn Hendee Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee WI
Professor; Assistant Professor of Biology, Provisional Call
5/6/2022
Mrs Michelle Meyer Arizona Lutheran Academy
Phoenix AZ
Arizona Lutheran Academy
Phoenix AZ
Teacher; Admissions Director & Registrar
5/9/2022
Ms Alissa Schulz Immanuel LS
Greenville WI
Teacher; Guided Studies Teacher, Provisional Call
5/11/2022
Mrs Colleen Bauer Christ the Lord LS
Brookfield WI
ECM Teacher; Provisional, Half-Time Call
5/12/2022
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 Shawn Scherer St Peter LS
Saint Peter MN
Teacher; Grades 7-8, One-Year Call
5/22/2022
Ms Lindsey Lervold Mt Calvary LS
Redding CA
Teacher; Grades K-2, Provisional Call
5/22/2022
Mrs Stephanie Cares Ascension LS and Preschool
Sarasota FL
Principal; Grades 7-8
5/22/2022
Mr Stephen Schultz Ascension LS and Preschool
Sarasota FL
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
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 & Family Minister
5/17/2022


CALLS ACCEPTED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Douglas Weber Retired Christ LC
Eagle River WI
Pastor; Retirement Call
5/18/2022
Rev Steve Schmeling Pilgrim LC
Minneapolis MN
Ministry of Christian Giving Office
Christian Giving Counselor; MN & NE Districts
5/19/2022
Rev Jeremy Mattek Immanuel LC
Greenville WI
New Mission Start
Conroe Texas
Pastor
5/22/2022
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Ms Kelly Jo Gartland Emanuel LS
Tawas City MI
Teacher; Upper Grades, Provisional Call
11/1/2021
Mrs Kirsten Jensen Immanuel LS
Greenville WI
ECM Teacher
5/2/2022
Mrs Jessie Thiesfeldt Risen Savior Christian Academy
Pooler GA
Teacher; Grade 1, One-Year Call
5/15/2022
Mrs Janna Reinhard Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
Teacher; Grade 8 HR, Grades 5-8 Dept. English, Provisional Call
5/17/2022
Mrs Bridget Biebert St Mark LS
Green Bay WI
St Mark LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Student Services
5/17/2022
Mrs Alexandria Maas Grace Lutheran Child Learning Center
Sahuarita AZ
Redeemer LS
Tucson AZ
ECM Teacher; 3K, One-Year, Three-Quarter Time Call
5/17/2022
Ms Jennifer Petersen Arizona Lutheran Academy
Phoenix AZ
Teacher; Grades 10-12, Science/STEM, Provisional Call
5/17/2022
Mrs Dinah Spurgin St Martin’s LS
Watertown SD
School Staff Minister; Grade 2
5/18/2022
Ms Gail Bolstad Luther High School
Onalaska WI
Teacher; English, Accounting, IEP Leader, Provisional Call
5/18/2022
Mrs Ruth Schwark Holy Trinity LS
Des Moines WA
Holy Trinity LS
Des Moines WA
Teacher; Grade 4, Provisional Call
5/18/2022
Mrs Andrea Trocinski First LS
La Crosse WI
Teacher; Grade 5, Grade 6 Administrative Release Teacher, One-Year Call
5/19/2022
Mrs Jessica Wolfe Little Lambs Preschool & Learning Center
Mandan ND
Salem Preschool
Woodbury MN
ECM Director & Teacher
5/19/2022
Mrs Jessica Mork St Jacobi LS
Greenfield WI
Teacher; Grade 5, One-Year Call
5/19/2022
Mr Matthew Ivan St Paul LS
Appleton WI
Teacher; Grade 6 HR, Dept. Science, One-Year Call
5/19/2022
Miss Kayelynn Lawson Shoreland Lutheran High School
Kenosha WI
Teacher; Orchestra, Provisional Call
5/20/2022
Mrs Jennifer Otto Water of Life LS
Las Vegas NV
Crown of Life LS
West Saint Paul MN
ECM Teacher; Half-Time, One-Year Call
5/21/2022
Miss Katie Loberger Fox Valley Lutheran High School
Appleton WI
Teacher; Special Ed. Instructor
5/22/2022
Miss Mikayla Botts Grace Christian Academy
Falls Church VA
Teacher; Jr. Kindergarten, Provisional Call
5/23/2022


ASSIGNMENT

 

Teachers Assignment Date assigned
Mrs Sofia Bitter Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Science, Dorm Supervisor, Limited Duration
5/21/2022


CALLS DECLINED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Nathan Sutton Our Savior LC
San Antonio TX
Abiding Shepherd LC (ELS)
Cottage Grove WI
Associate Pastor
5/8/2022
Rev James Hein St Marcus LC
Milwaukee WI
Salem LC
Owosso MI
Associate Pastor
5/16/2022
Rev Daniel Krause CRM Friedens LC
Bonduel WI
Pastor
5/19/2022
Rev David Naumann St Paul LC
Saginaw MI
St Paul’s LC
North Mankato MN
Associate Pastor
5/19/2022
Rev Luke Tembreull Beautiful Savior LC
Corvallis OR
Green Valley LC
Henderson NV
Pastor
5/20/2022
Rev Nathan Zastrow Grace LC
Yakima WA
Mt Olive LC
Las Vegas NV
Pastor
5/20/2022
Rev Joel Free St Paul LC
Ixonia WI
Salem LC
Loretto MN
Associate Pastor
5/21/2022
Rev Brian Wrobel Zion LC
Gainesville FL
Bethlehem LC
Menomonee Falls WI
Associate Pastor
5/21/2022
Rev Patrick Freese Trinity LC
Abita Springs LA
Hope LC
Chino Valley AZ &
Prescott AZ
Pastor
5/24/2022
Teachers Current call New call Date declined
Mrs Janna Reinhard Christ-St Peter LS-West Campus
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Middle School, Provisional Call
5/17/2022
Mrs Renee Erdmann St Peter LS
Appleton WI
St Peter LS
Appleton WI
Teacher; Spanish, One-Year, Less-Than-Half Time Call
5/19/2022
Mr Scott Beyersdorf David’s Star LS
Jackson WI
St Matthew’s LS
Winona MN
Principal; Grades 6-8
5/20/2022
Mrs Jennifer Otto Water of Life LS
Las Vegas NV
Little Lambs Preschool
Inver Grove Heights MN
ECM Director & Teacher, Half-Time Call
5/21/2022
Mr Timothy Payne St John’s LS
Newburg WI
St John LS
Milwaukee WI
Principal
5/22/2022
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date declined
Mr Stephen Pankow Redeemer LC
Tucson AZ
11/13/2021


RESIGNED

 

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mrs Erin Bowen St John LS
Pigeon MI
5/25/2022
Mr Travis Hahn St Paul LS
Menomonie WI
5/25/2022
Mrs Kirsten George Holy Trinity Lutheran Academy – Child Care
New Hope MN
6/30/2022


RETIREMENT

 

Staff Ministers Current call Date retired
Mrs Donna Stollenwerk Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee WI
6/30/2022
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