Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

10/4/2022 – 10/10/2022

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 Frank Italiano Jr Trinity LC
Crete IL
Good Shepherd LC
West Bend WI
Associate Pastor
9/1/2022
Rev Stephen Wiesenauer Asia One Team Asia One Team,
Regional Missionary
9/5/2022
Rev Jacob Jenswold Rock of Ages LC
Kansas City MO
Pastor New Mission, Wichita KS 9/8/2022
Rev Andrew Johnston 1 Latin America Team St John LC
St John’s Saint John
Antigua
Pastor
9/8/2022
Rev Timothy Shrimpton Gloria Dei LC
Belmont CA
St John LC
Wetaskiwin AB

Mighty Fortress LC
Red Deer AB
Canada
Pastor

9/11/2022
Rev John Steinbrenner Cross of Christ LC
Boise ID
Board for Home Missions
Administrator
9/15/2022
Rev Joseph Dietrich Our Savior LC
Bylas AZ
Our Redeemer’s LC
Martin SD

Rock of Ages LC
Gordon NE
Pastor

9/15/2022
Rev Gerhardt Juergens St John LC
Tappen ND
Immanuel LC
Lakeside AZ
Pastor
9/15/2022
Rev Peter Schlicht Eastside LC
Madison WI
Resurrection LC
Rochester MN
Associate Pastor Coordinating pastor
9/18/2022
Rev Lincoln Albrecht River of Life LC
Goodyear AZ
Christ Our Savior LC
Collinsville IL
Pastor
New Mission Start
9/20/2022
Rev Michael Ewart St Peter LC – North Campus
Appleton WI
Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary
Mequon WI
Professor PSI Director
9/21/2022
Rev Jacob Schwartz Star of Bethlehem LC
New Berlin WI
Living Hope LC
Peoria IL
Pastor
9/21/2022
Rev James Renz Retired St John LC
Darfur MN
Pastor Retirement Call
9/21/2022
Rev Nathaniel Walther Grace LC
Minot ND
Grace LC
Manitowoc WI
Pastor
9/21/2022
Rev Marc VonDeylen Lord of Life LC
Friendswood TX
St John LC
Kendall WI

St Matthew LC
Ontario WI
Pastor

9/21/2022
Rev Norval Kock Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; Religion
9/22/2022
Rev Peter Kesting Zion LC
Fremont WI
St Paul’s LC
Fort Atkinson WI
Associate Pastor
9/22/2022
Rev Daniel Iwinski Immanuel LC
Medford WI
Immanuel LC
Neenah WI
Pastor
9/22/2022
Rev Newlin Schafer Good Shepherd LC
Jacksonville FL
St John LC
Fremont WI
Pastor
9/25/2022
Rev Daniel Berg Our Savior LC
Harrisonville MO
Salem LC
Woodbury MN
Pastor
9/25/2022
Rev Andrew Mueller Beautiful Savior LC
Las Vegas NV
St Paul’s LC
Menomonie WI
Associate Pastor
9/25/2022
Rev Gregory Pope Trinity LC
Manitowoc WI
Good Shepherd LC
Holmen WI
Pastor
9/25/2022
Rev Jason Schulz St John LC
Stanton NE
Resurrection LC
Aurora IL
Associate Pastor
9/25/2022
Rev Joshua Hanson Christ LC
Lodi CA
Peace LC
Hartford WI
Associate Pastor
9/25/2022
Rev Daniel Berg Our Savior LC
Harrisonville MO
Ascension LC
Antigo WI
Pastor
9/25/2022
Rev Austin Ziche Immanuel LC
Hadar NE
Good Shepherd LC
Pipestone MN

St John LC
Lake Benton MN
Pastor

9/25/2022
Rev David Schneider Cross of Christ LC
Universal City TX
Abiding Love LC
Cape Coral FL
Pastor
9/25/2022
Rev John Stelljes Mt Olive LC
Shakopee MN
Living Faith LC
Midlothian TX
Pastor
9/26/2022
Rev Philip Casmer Christ the Lord LC
Brookfield WI
St John’s LC
Juneau WI
Associate Pastor
9/26/2022
Rev Justin Cloute St Luke LC
Watertown WI
Hope LC
Chino Valley AZ

Hope LC-Prescott
Prescott AZ
Pastor

9/26/2022
Rev Stephen Koelpin Crown of Life LC
Yucaipa CA
Windsor CO
Pastor
New mission start
9/26/2022
Rev Jeremy Glowicki St Paul LC
Jordan MN
St Paul’s LC
North Mankato MN
Associate Pastor
9/27/2022
Rev Timothy Johnson Zion LC
Mercer WI
Trinity LC
Janesville MN
9/27/2022
St Paul LC
Hurley WI

Bethany LC
Bruce Crossing MI

St John LC
Janesville MN
Pastor
Pastor Jon Cox Bethel LC
Galesville WI

Bethel LC
Arcadia WI

Our Savior LC
Perry MI
Pastor
9/28/2022
Rev Frederick Guldberg Star of Bethlehem LC
Winston Salem NC
Timothy LC
Saint Louis Park MN
Pastor
9/28/2022
Rev Thomas Glende Beautiful Savior LC
Fayetteville NC
Living Savior LC
Missoula MT
Pastor
9/28/2022
Rev Tod Vertz Salem LC
Sturgeon Bay WI
Our Savior’s LC
Wausau WI
Pastor
9/29/2022
Rev Caleb Kurbis Living Savior LC
Asheville NC
Our Savior LC
Grafton WI
Pastor
9/29/2022
Rev David Pagel New Life LC – South
Kenosha WI
Gethsemane LC
Oklahoma City OK
Pastor
9/29/2022
Rev Darin Aden St John St James LC
Reedsville WI
Peace LC
Livonia MI
Pastor
9/29/2022
Rev Matthew Schaewe Faith LC
Sussex WI
Emanuel Redeemer LC
Yale MI
Pastor
10/1/2022
Rev Brian Pechman Risen Savior LC
Pooler GA
Christ Our Rock LC
Rochester MN
Pastor
10/2/2022
Rev Darren Knoll Shepherd of the Hills LC
West Bend WI
St John LC
Caledonia MN
Associate Pastor
10/2/2022
Rev Benjamin Schaefer Mt Calvary LC
Redding CA
St John St James LC
Reedsville WI
Associate Pastor
10/2/2022
Rev Nathaniel Buchner Good Shepherd LC
Omaha NE
Grace LC
Neenah WI
Pastor
10/2/2022
Rev Roger Riedel Grace LC
Oronoco MN
St John LC
Riga MI
Pastor
10/2/2022
Rev Stephen Meyer Resurrection LC
Rochester MN
Morning Star LC
Jackson WI
Associate Pastor
10/2/2022
Rev Steven Hahm Christ Our Savior LC
Rockford MI
Faith LC
Antioch IL
Associate Pastor
10/2/2022
Rev Jesse Johnston Mt Calvary LC
Harrison WI
Redeemer LC
Mandan ND
Pastor
10/2/2022
Rev John Ehlers Cross of Glory LC
Peoria AZ
Our Shepherd LC
Lancaster CA
Pastor
10/2/2022
Rev Nixon Vivar 1 Latin America Team 1 Latin America Team
Missionary
Call made permanent
10/7/2022
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Ms Brett Long St Peter LS
Appleton WI
Teacher; Grade 2, Provisional Call
9/15/2022
Mrs Megan Allard St John LS
Neillsville WI
St John LS
Neillsville WI
ECM Director and Teacher
9/25/2022
Mr Corey Paske St Paul LS
Onalaska WI
St Paul LS
Onalaska WI
Principal; Asst. Principal, AD, Grade 8
10/4/2022
Mrs Janna Reinhard Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
Teacher; Grade 8 HR, Grades 5-8 Dept. English, Provisional Call
10/9/2022


CALLS ACCEPTED

Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mrs Katie Chavez Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; School
Counselor
09/25/2022
Mr Matthew Herbst Michigan Lutheran High School
Saint Joseph MI
Michigan Lutheran High School
Saint Joseph MI
President
10/3/2022
Mr Matthew Ivan St Paul LS
Appleton WI
St Paul LS
Appleton WI
Teacher; Grade 6, Permanent Call
10/7/2022

CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Mark Barenz Retired Zion LC
Ogema WI

St John LC
Rib Lake WI
Pastor Retirement Call

10/4/2022
Rev Steven Prahl Foundation LC
Peyton CO
St Paul’s LC
Rapid City SD
Associate Pastor
10/5/2022
Rev Robert Weiss St Peter LC
Chilton WI
Pilgrim LC
Minneapolis MN
Pastor
10/5/2022
Rev Peter Sternberg St John LC
Red Wing MN
St John LC
Lewiston MN
Associate Pastor
10/5/2022
Rev Jonathan Werre Good Shepherd LC
Sioux Falls SD
Crown of Life LC
Warren MI
Pastor
10/7/2022
Rev Mark Rohrback Redeemer LC
Cedarburg WI
Good Shepherd LC
Midland MI
Pastor
10/7/2022
Rev Russell Wilke III St Paul LC
Mauston WI
Mt Olive LC
Lincoln NE
Pastor
10/7/2022
Rev Christian Winkel Redemption LC
Milwaukee WI
Salem LC
Owosso MI
Associate Pastor
10/7/2022
Rev Samuel Pappenfuss St Paul LC
Crandon WI
Our Savior LC
Kasson MN
Pastor
10/7/2022
Rev Thomas Spiegelberg II Saving Grace LC
Mobile AL
Abiding Word LC
Highlands Ranch CO
Pastor
10/8/2022
Rev Scott Schultz Cross of Christ LC
Portage WI
Redeemer LC
Tomahawk WI
Pastor
10/8/2022
Rev Benjamin Ehlers Trinity LC
Temple TX
St Luke LC
Little Chute WI
Pastor
10/8/2022


CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

Pastors Home church Death date
Rev Thomas Spiegelberg 10/7/2022


RETIREMENT

Teachers Current call Date retired
Mrs Anna Bartsch Mount Lebanon LS – Hampton Ave Campus
Milwaukee WI
6/30/2023
Mr Gerald Hosbach Garden Homes LS
Milwaukee WI
6/30/2023
Mr Craig Winkler St Peter LS
Helenville WI
6/30/2023
Mr Frederick Lohmiller Rocky Mountain Lutheran High School
Commerce City CO
6/30/2023
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