Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

9/27/2022 – 10/3/2022

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 Robert Weiss St Peter LC
Chilton WI
Pilgrim LC
Minneapolis MN
Pastor
8/21/2022
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
Missionary
9/5/2022
Rev Peter Sternberg St John LC
Red Wing MN
St John LC
Lewiston MN
Associate Pastor
9/7/2022
Rev Jonathan Werre Good Shepherd LC
Sioux Falls SD
Crown of Life LC
Warren MI
Pastor
9/8/2022
Rev Jacob Jenswold Rock of Ages LC
Kansas City MO
New Mission Start
Wichita KS
Pastor
9/8/2022
Rev Andrew Johnston 1 Latin America Team St John LC
St John’s Saint John Antigua
Pastor
9/8/2022
Rev Scott Schultz Cross of Christ LC
Portage WI
Redeemer LC
Tomahawk WI
Pastor
9/11/2022
Rev Thomas Spiegelberg II Saving Grace LC
Mobile AL
Abiding Word LC
Highlands Ranch CO
Pastor
9/11/2022
Rev Timothy Shrimpton Gloria Dei LC
Belmont CA
St John LC
Wetaskiwin AB Canada
Mighty Fortress LC
Red Deer AB Canada
Pastor
9/11/2022
Rev Russell Wilke III St Paul LC
Mauston WI
Mt Olive LC
Lincoln NE
Pastor
9/13/2022
Rev Mark Barenz Retired Zion LC
Ogema WI
St John LC
Rib Lake WI
Pastor; Retirement Call
9/14/2022
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 Samuel Pappenfuss St Paul LC
Crandon WI
Our Savior LC
Kasson MN
Pastor
9/18/2022
Rev Peter Schlicht Eastside LC
Madison WI
Resurrection LC
Rochester MN
Associate Pastor; Coordinating Pastor
9/18/2022
Rev Benjamin Ehlers Trinity LC
Temple TX
St Luke LC
Little Chute WI
Pastor
9/18/2022
Rev Steven Prahl Foundation LC
Peyton CO
St Paul’s LC
Rapid City SD
Associate Pastor
9/18/2022
Rev Christian Winkel Redemption LC
Milwaukee WI
Salem LC
Owosso MI
Associate Pastor
9/19/2022
Rev Lincoln Albrecht River of Life LC
Goodyear AZ
New Mission Start
Collinsville IL
Pastor
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 &
Prescott AZ
Pastor
9/26/2022
Rev Stephen Koelpin Crown of Life LC
Yucaipa CA
New Mission Start
Windsor CO
Pastor
9/26/2022
Rev Mark Rohrback Redeemer LC
Cedarburg WI
Good Shepherd LC
Midland MI
Pastor
9/27/2022
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
St Paul LC
Hurley WI
Bethany LC
Bruce Crossing MI
Trinity LC &
St John LC
Janesville MN
Pastor
9/27/2022
Pastor Jon Cox Bethel LC
Galesville WI &
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
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mrs Katie Chavez Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; School Counselor, Permanent Call
9/14/2022
Ms Brett Long St Peter LS
Appleton WI
Teacher; Grade 2, Provisional Call
9/15/2022
Mr Matthew Herbst Michigan Lutheran High School
Saint Joseph MI
Michigan Lutheran High School
Saint Joseph MI
President
9/21/2022
Mrs Megan Allard St John LS
Neillsville WI
St John LS
Neillsville WI
ECM Director & Teacher
9/25/2022
Mr Matthew Ivan St Paul LS
Appleton WI
St Paul LS
Appleton WI
Teacher; Grade 6, Permanent Call
9/27/2022


CALLS ACCEPTED

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Joel Hoff Trinity LC
Neenah WI
Multi-Language Productions
TELL Missionary
9/21/2022
Rev Matthew Krenke St John’s LC
Jefferson WI
Mt Olive LC
Las Vegas NV
Pastor
9/30/2022
Rev Joel Schwartz Peace LC
Trinity FL
St John LC
Wauwatosa WI
Associate Pastor
9/30/2022
Dr John Boeder Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Ascension LC
Escondido CA
Pastor
10/2/2022
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mrs Patricia Wenzel Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Family & Consumer Education, Provisional Call
9/22/2022
Mrs Jamie Johnson Arizona Lutheran Academy
Phoenix AZ
Arizona Lutheran Academy
Phoenix AZ
Teacher; Spanish, Algebra, Provisional Call
9/25/2022


CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev James Buske Lighthouse Youth Center
Milwaukee WI
Our Redeemer LC
Madison WI
Associate Pastor
9/25/2022
Rev James Buske Lighthouse Youth Center
Milwaukee WI
Bethany LC
Fort Atkinson WI
Associate Pastor; Lead Campus Pastor
9/25/2022
Rev Thomas Jeske Living Hope LC
Omaha NE
St Peter LC
Juneau WI
Pastor Part-time
9/26/2022
Rev Aaron Mueller St Paul LC
Howards Grove WI
Trinity LC
Waukesha WI
Associate Pastor
9/27/2022
Rev Joel McKenney St Paul LC
Algoma WI
St John LC
Fox Lake WI
Pastor
9/27/2022
Rev Jasper Sellnow St Paul LC
Mauston WI &
Friendship WI
First German LC
Manitowoc WI
Associate Pastor
9/27/2022
Rev Andrew Schrimpf Cross of Glory LC
Baton Rouge LA
St John LC
Fairfax MN
Pastor
9/28/2022
Rev David Karow St John LC
Rock Springs WI
Grace LC
Crivitz WI
Pastor
9/29/2022
Rev John Schwartz Redeemer LC
Pierre SD
St Peter LC
Modesto CA
Pastor
9/29/2022
Rev Steven Waldschmidt Christ Alone LC
Dardenne Prairie MO
Our Redeemer LC
Yorktown VA
Pastor
10/1/2022
Rev Joshua Schultz Mountain View LC
Great Falls MT
Immanuel LC
Salem OR
Pastor
10/1/2022
Rev Craig Birsching St John LC
Westland MI
St John LC
Sturgeon Bay WI
Pastor
10/1/2022
Rev Joshua Zarling Good Shepherd’s LC
West Allis WI
Trinity LC
Watertown WI
Associate Pastor
10/2/2022
Rev Andrew Ewings Resurrection LC
Verona WI
Grace LC
Spring Hill FL
Pastor
10/2/2022


RESIGNED

Pastors Current call Date resigned
Rev Kevin Lisk Luther High School
Onalaska WI
9/28/2022
Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mr Scott Nerby Divine Savior Academy
Doral FL
9/27/2022
Mrs Jeanette Lapp Sola Fide Academy
Lawrenceville GA
6/30/2023


RETIREMENT

Teachers Current call Date retired
Mr Paul Berger Christ Alone LS
Thiensville WI
6/30/2023
Mrs Crystal Kramer Immanuel LS
Greenville WI
6/30/2023
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