Call Report – May 24, 2021

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Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

5/18/2021 – 5/24/2021

The call report details when pastors, teachers, and staff ministers change positions within WELS. The Conference of Presidents oversees and coordinates the calling process.

NOTE: Due to the upcoming holiday, the next call report will be posted on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. 


NO DECISION REPORTED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date issued
Rev Jonathan Brohn Salem LC
Stillwater MN
Christ the Rock LC
Farmington NM
Missionary
4/25/2021
Rev Daniel Lange Light of Life LC
Covington WA
Grace 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 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
Rev Jacob Behnken Good Shepherd LC
Midland MI
Salem LC
Loretto MN
Associate Pastor
5/16/2021
Rev Marcus Schulz Emanuel LC
New London WI
Ministry of Christian Giving
Christian Giving Counselor; Michigan & North Atlantic Districts
5/18/2021
Rev Chad Walta Christ LC
Milwaukee WI
Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; Religion Department
5/22/2021
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
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 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 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
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; Half-Time, Provisional Call
5/16/2021
Mrs Pamela Brudos Illinois Lutheran Elementary School
Crete IL
Teacher; Grade 4, One-Year Call
5/18/2021
Mrs Mary Naumann Trinity LS
Kiel WI
Teacher; Grades 1 & 2, One-Year, Half-Time, Provisional Call
5/18/2021
Mr Andrew Fink Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Residential Life Supervisor, Part-Time Instructor
5/19/2021
Mrs Meg Schuessler Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Art, Provisional Call
5/19/2021
Mrs Elizabeth Malliet St John’s LS
Burlington WI
Teacher; Grade 2, One-Year, Provisional Call
5/20/2021
Mrs Beth Weed David’s Star LS
Jackson WI
Teacher; Grade 4, Technology, One-Year Call
5/20/2021
Mrs Amber Zoellner St Lucas LS
Milwaukee WI
Holy Cross LS
Madison WI
Teacher; Grade 6 HR, Science/STEM
5/20/2021
Mrs Heidi Williams Little Lambs Learning Center
Danube MN
Little Lambs Learning Center
Danube MN
ECM Director; Half-Time, One-Year Call
5/20/2021
Mrs Kayla Becker Cross of Christ LS
Coon Rapids MN
Teacher; Grades 1-2
5/23/2021
Mr Timothy Torgerson Trinity-St Luke Clark St Campus
Watertown WI
St Matthew’s LS
Oconomowoc WI
Teacher; Grade 6, Social Studies, Coaching
5/23/2021
Mrs Erin LaPointe St Paul LS
Fort Atkinson WI
Teacher; Grades 1-2, One-Year Call
5/23/2021
Ms Stephanie Sennhenn St Paul LS
Fort Atkinson WI
ECM Teacher; 4K, Provisional Call
5/23/2021
Mrs Kayla Becker Ascension Lutheran Preschool
Plymouth MN
ECM Teacher; 4K
5/23/2021
Mrs Tina Callaway St Paul LS
Algoma WI
Teacher; Grades 1-2
5/23/2021
Mrs Beth Rathje Redeemer LS
Fond du Lac WI
Teacher; Grades 7-8, Full-Time Call
5/23/2021
Mrs Heidi Borgwardt Redeemer LS
Fond du Lac WI
Teacher; Grades 7-8, Half-Time Call
5/23/2021
Mrs Stephanie Ehlke Redeemer LS
Fond du Lac WI
ECM Director; Moms & Tots Director, One-Year, Half-Time Call
5/23/2021


CALLS ACCEPTED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev W Jeffrey Gunn CrossWalk Lutheran Ministries
Laveen AZ
Amazing Love LC
Frankfort IL
Associate Pastor
5/18/2021
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Ms Evodia Noel Grace LS
Woodlands Saint George
ECM Teacher; Kindergarten
5/7/2021
Mrs Ashley Boushek Divine Savior Academy – Sienna
Missouri City TX
Teacher; Grade 2
5/16/2021
Mrs Ashley Olson Mt Olive LS
Mankato MN
Teacher; Grade 3, One-Year, Provisional Call
5/16/2021
Mrs Kristal Fillner Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
Teacher; Grade 8, One-Year Call
5/19/2021
Mrs Kristin Schultz Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Nursing Faculty, Half-Time, Provisional Call
5/19/2021
Mrs Michele Bayer Pilgrim LS
Mesa AZ
Pilgrim LS
Mesa AZ
Teacher; Half-Time, One-Year Call, Principal Release-Time, Teacher Aide
5/23/2021
Mrs Emily Grunwald Luther Preparatory School
Watertown WI
Professor; Mathematics
5/23/2021


ASSIGNMENT

 

Teachers Assignment Date assigned
Miss Brittany Denn Mt Olive LS
Mankato MN
Teacher; Grade 3, Coaching
5/17/2021
Mrs Anna Gartner Abiding Word LS
Houston TX
Teacher; Grades 3-4
5/20/2021
Mrs Jessica Kluball Beautiful Savior LS
Grove City OH
Teacher; Grades 1-2
5/21/2021
Miss Moriah Poehlman Martin Luther LS
Oshkosh WI
Teacher
5/22/2021
Mrs Brittany Steinfeldt St Paul LS
Columbus OH
Teacher; Grades 1-2
5/24/2021


CALLS DECLINED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Allen Kirschbaum Spirit of Life LC
Caledonia MI
New Mission
Amarillo TX
Pastor
5/10/2021
Rev Nathan Strutz Resurrection LC
Verona WI
Salem LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
5/18/2021
Rev Matthew Brown Abiding Word LC
Houston TX
Star of Bethlehem LC
New Berlin WI
Associate Pastor
5/19/2021
Rev Steven Gabb Hope LC
Los Angeles CA
Christ the Vine LC
Temecula CA
Pastor
5/19/2021
Rev Frank Italiano Jr Trinity LC
Crete IL
St Paul’s LC
New Ulm MN
Associate Pastor
5/20/2021
Rev Michael Kampman St Paul LC
North Fond du Lac WI
Christ LC
Marshall MN
Pastor
5/20/2021
Rev Jonathan Kehl Crown of Life LC
New Orleans LA
Prince of Peace LC
Salt Lake City UT
Associate Pastor
5/21/2021
Rev Thomas Glende Beautiful Savior LC
Fayetteville NC
Native American Administrative Committee
Missionary; Native Christian Counselor
5/22/2021
Rev Dale Hella St Peter LC
Juneau WI
St Martin LC
Rapid River MI
Pastor
5/23/2021
Rev Benjamin Schmudlach First LC
La Crosse WI
St Peter LC
Monticello MN
Pastor
5/23/2021
Rev Benjamin Zahn Amazing Grace LC
Myrtle Beach SC
Morning Star LC
Jackson WI
Associate Pastor
5/24/2021
Teachers Current call New call Date declined
Mrs Megan Dills St Marcus LS – Main Campus K4 – Gr 8
Milwaukee WI
Mount Lebanon LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 2
5/1/2021
Mrs Dawn Harting Scarville LS
Scarville IA
Teacher; Kindergarten-Grade 8
5/24/2021


CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

 

Pastors Home church Death date
Rev Jerrold Dalke St Luke LC
Mount Vernon WA
5/10/2021
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