Call Report – October 12, 2020

 

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

10/6/2020 – 10/12/2020

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 Bart Brauer Emmanuel LC
Tempe AZ
Holy Trinity LC
Des Moines WA
Pastor
9/11/2020
Rev Christopher Rathje Abiding Hope LC
Ocala FL
Redeemer LC
Fond du Lac WI
Associate Pastor
9/13/2020
Rev Jacob Behnken Good Shepherd LC
Midland MI
Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
9/13/2020
Rev Joel Schwartz Peace LC
Trinity FL
Messiah LC
Nampa ID
Pastor
9/13/2020
Rev Gregory Hein Peace LC
Chandler AZ
Cross of Christ LC
Boise ID
Associate Pastor
9/13/2020
Rev Wayne Uhlhorn Beautiful Saviour LC
Carlsbad CA
Board for Home Missions
Mission Counselor
9/16/2020
Rev Jonathan Kehl Crown of Life LC
New Orleans LA
Resurrection LC
Milwaukee WI
Pastor
9/20/2020
Rev Isaac Cherney Redeemer LC
Yakima WA
St Paul’s LC
Franklin WI
Associate Pastor
9/20/2020
Rev Norbert Mielke III Ascension LC
Sarasota FL
Our Savior LC
Longmont CO
Pastor
9/20/2020
Rev Justin Dauck St Paul LC
Roscoe SD
St John LC
Bowdle SD
St Paul’s LC
Plymouth NE
Associate Pastor
9/20/2020
Rev Lincoln Albrecht River of Life LC
Goodyear AZ
Reformation LC
Dousman WI
Pastor
9/22/2020
Rev David Boettcher St John LC
Wetaskiwin AB Canada
Mighty Fortress LC
Red Deer AB Canada
Good Shepherd LC
South Attleboro MA
Pastor
9/22/2020
Rev Joshua Odell St John LC
Phelps WI
Christ LC
Eagle River WI
Trinity (Wilson Twp) LC
Winona MN
Grace LC
Dakota MN
Pastor
9/23/2020
Rev Stephen Koelpin Crown of Life LC
Yucaipa CA
Faith LC
Tyler TX
Pastor
9/23/2020
Rev Stephen Schmiel Faith Evangelical LC
Prior Lake MN
Shepherd of Peace LC
Norfolk NE
Pastor
9/23/2020
Rev James Grabitske Trinity LC
Buffalo MN
St Paul LC
Montrose MN
St Luke LC
Vassar MI
Pastor
9/24/2020
Rev Glen Hieb Our Savior LC
Strongsville OH
Peace LC
Isabel SD
St Paul LC
McIntosh SD
Christ LC
Morristown SD
Christ LC
Bison SD
Pastor
9/25/2020
Rev Mark Schewe St Peter LC
Clovis CA
Beautiful Savior LC
Grove City OH
Pastor
9/27/2020
Rev Daniel Lange Light of Life LC
Covington WA
Good Shepherd LC
Cedar Rapids IA
Associate Pastor
9/27/2020
Rev Philip Casmer Christ the Lord LC
Brookfield WI
Trinity LC
Jenera OH
Associate Pastor
9/27/2020
Rev Stephen Kuehl Shepherd of Peace LC
Powell OH
St Paul’s LC
North Mankato MN
Associate Pastor
9/27/2020
Rev Benjamin Schmudlach First LC
La Crosse WI
Trinity LC
Winner SD
Pastor
9/27/2020
Rev Dr Kenneth Fisher Jr Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
St Paul’s First LC
North Hollywood CA
Pastor
9/27/2020
Rev Benjamin Zahn Amazing Grace LC
Myrtle Beach SC
West San Antonio Mission
San Antonio TX
Pastor
9/29/2020
Rev Daniel Solofra CrossWalk Lutheran Ministries
Laveen AZ
Christ the King LC
Tulsa OK
Pastor
10/1/2020
Rev Scott Wolfram Divine Word LC
Plover WI
Trinity LC
Kaukauna WI
Pastor
10/4/2020
Rev Andrew Retberg Good Shepherd LC
The Woodlands TX
St John LC
Saginaw MI
Pastor
10/5/2020
Rev Stephen Daley St Paul LC
South Haven MI
St John LC
Redwood Falls MN
Associate Pastor
10/5/2020
Rev Jeffrey Mahnke St Peter LC – Schofield Campus
Schofield WI
Beautiful Savior LC
Summerville SC
Pastor
10/7/2020
Rev Thomas Westra Beautiful Savior LC
Cincinnati OH
Commission on Congregational Counseling
Waukesha WI
Congregational Counselor
10/7/2020
Rev Jason Strong Light of the World LC
Fairbanks AK
Cross of Christ LC
Las Cruces NM
Pastor
10/7/2020
Rev Paul Lindhorst Great Plains Lutheran High School
Watertown SD
Ministry of Christian Giving Office
Waukesha WI
Christian Giving Counselor
10/8/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mrs Amber Frelitz St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Teacher; Upper Grades, Full-Time, One-Year Call
10/11/2020


CALLS ACCEPTED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Derek Bartelt Christ the Vine LC
Temecula CA
First LC
Lake Geneva WI
Pastor
10/8/2020
Rev Keith Schreiner Christ LC
Marshall MN
St Paul’s LC
Cannon Falls MN
Pastor
10/10/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mrs Eileen Draper Carlsbad Christian Academy
Carlsbad CA
Carlsbad Christian Academy
Carlsbad CA
Teacher; Grade 3, One-Year Call
10/6/2020
Mrs Monica Thompson St Bartholomew LS
Kawkawlin MI
ECM Director & Preschool Teacher; Full-Time Call
10/6/2020


CALLS DECLINED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Nathan Strutz Resurrection LC
Verona WI
Our Savior LC
Kasson MN
Pastor
10/7/2020
Rev Mark Rohrback Redeemer LC
Cedarburg WI
Immanuel LC
Woodville WI
Pastor
10/8/2020
Rev Allen Kirschbaum Spirit of Life LC
Caledonia MI
St John’s on the Hillside LC
Milwaukee WI
Pastor
10/8/2020
Rev Silas Schmitzer St Matthew LC
Stoddard WI
Bethel LC
Menasha WI
Associate Pastor
10/9/2020
Rev Joshua Olson Shepherd of the Bay LC
Lusby MD
Trinity LC
Union Grove WI
Pastor
10/10/2020
Rev Paul Gunderson Trinity LC
Elkton SD
Emanuel LC &
St John LC
Fairfax MN
Pastor
10/10/2020
Rev Fred Schurman III Lord of Lords LC
Casper WY
St James LC
Portage MI
Pastor
10/10/2020
Rev Matthew Vik St Paul’s LC
Fort Atkinson WI
Shepherd of the Lakes LC
Linden MI
Pastor
10/10/2020
Rev Zachary Pudlo Crown of Life LC
West Saint Paul MN
Beautiful Savior LC
La Porte IN
Pastor
10/10/2020
Rev Mark Kahrs Calvary LC
Glenwood MN
St John LC
Goodhue MN
Pastor
10/10/2020


RESIGNED

 

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mr Nathanael Lindloff St Paul LS
Tomah WI
10/7/2020
Mrs Francesca Dopp Christ the King School
Palm Coast FL
11/13/2020
Mrs Megan Rodmyre Holy Trinity LS
Des Moines WA
12/31/2020
Miss Erin Keese MLC Early Childhood Learning Center
New Ulm MN
6/30/2021


CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

 

Pastors Home church Death date
Rev Dale Schulz Bethel LC
Bay City MI
10/7/2020
Teachers Home church Death date
Mr Donald Sebald St John LC
Wauwatosa WI
10/3/2020


RETIREMENT

 

Pastors Current call Date retired
Rev Thomas Rothe First LC
Prescott AZ
11/29/2020
Teachers Current call Date retired
Mr David Payne Fox Valley Lutheran High School
Appleton WI
6/30/2021
Mrs Luella Steil Waucousta LS
Campbellsport WI
6/30/2021
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