Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

9/6/2022 – 9/12/2022

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 Frederic Berger St Paul’s LC
Plymouth NE
Immanuel LC
Greenville WI
Associate Pastor
8/7/2022
Rev Joel Hoff Trinity LC
Neenah WI
Multi-Language Productions
TELL Missionary
8/9/2022
Rev Mark Westra Prince of Peace LC
Fairport NY
Bethlehem LC
Menomonee Falls WI
Associate Pastor
8/14/2022
Rev Paul Hirsch St Paul’s LC
Norfolk NE
Faith LC
River Falls WI
Pastor
8/14/2022
Rev N. Mielke III Ascension LC
Sarasota FL
Grace LC
Eau Claire MI
Pastor
8/14/2022
Rev Stephen Luchterhand Trinity LC
Minocqua WI
Redeemer LC
Tucson AZ
Associate Pastor
8/14/2022
Rev David Birsching St Paul LC
Tacoma WA
Faith LC
Harrison MI
St John LC
Clare MI
Pastor
8/15/2022
Rev Jason Liebenow St Paul LC
Tipler WI
St Mark’s LC
Iron River MI
St John’s LC
Florence WI
Peace LC
Hartford WI
Associate Pastor
8/16/2022
Rev Matthew Kiecker St John LC
Lomira WI
Faith LC
Elizabeth IL
Our Savior LC
Freeport IL
Pastor
8/16/2022
Rev Paul Cerny Immanuel LC
Campbellsport WI
St Matthew LC
Danube MN &
Renville MN
St John LC
Renville MN
Pastor
8/17/2022
Rev Steven Saatkamp Emmanuel LC
Hudson WI
Green Valley LC
Henderson NV
Pastor
8/18/2022
Rev Thadeus Flitter Zion LC
Valentine NE
Ascension LC
Antigo WI
Pastor
8/21/2022
Rev Robert Weiss St Peter LC
Chilton WI
Pilgrim LC
Minneapolis MN
Pastor
8/21/2022
Rev Matthew Hennig Christ LC
North St Paul MN &
Hugo MN
Living Word LC
Montrose CO
Pastor
8/21/2022
Rev Matthew Krenke St John’s LC
Jefferson WI
Mt Olive LC
Las Vegas NV
Pastor
8/21/2022
Rev David Barkow Christ the Lord LC
Cottage Grove MN
Pilgrim LC
Menomonee Falls WI
Associate Pastor
8/22/2022
Rev Christian Marquardt St James LC
Milwaukee WI
Grace LC
Neenah WI
Pastor
8/23/2022
Rev Benjamin Blumer NorthCross LC
Lakeville MN
New Mission Start
Windsor CO
Pastor
8/23/2022
Rev Walter Gawel IV Victory LC
Lexington KY
Mount Olive LC
Appleton WI
Associate Pastor
8/23/2022
Rev Paul Schaewe St John LC
Bay City MI
St Paul’s LC
North Mankato MN
Associate Pastor
8/23/2022
Rev Matthew Natsis Good Shepherd LC
Livermore CA
St Paul’s LC
Broken Bow NE
Pastor
8/24/2022
Rev Jonathan Zimpelmann St John LC
Hastings MN
Our Savior LC
Grafton WI
Pastor
8/25/2022
Rev Stephen Melso Bethany LC
Manitowoc WI
Peace LC
Livonia MI
Pastor
8/25/2022
Rev Stephen Kuehl Shepherd of Peace LC
Powell OH
Riverview LC
Appleton WI
Associate Pastor
8/25/2022
Rev Steven Saatkamp Emmanuel LC
Hudson WI
Ascension LC
Jacksonville NC
Pastor
8/25/2022
Rev Emile Burgess Crown of Life LC
West Saint Paul MN
Trinity LC
Marinette WI
Pastor
8/27/2022
Rev Peter Korthals St Paul LC
Amherst NH
Beautiful Savior LC
South Portland ME
St Peter LC
Saint Peter MN
Associate Pastor
8/28/2022
Rev Jeremiah Gumm King of Kings LC
Maitland FL
Trinity LC
Neenah WI
Associate Pastor
8/28/2022
Rev Jason Free Christ the Lord LC
Brookfield WI
Peace LC
King of Prussia PA
Pastor
8/28/2022
Rev Michael Zarling Water of Life LC – Racine Campus
Racine WI
St John’s LC
Juneau WI
Associate Pastor
8/28/2022
Rev Brett Brauer Trinity LC
Watertown WI
Faith LC
Antioch IL
Associate Pastor
8/28/2022
Rev Steven Saatkamp Emmanuel LC
Hudson WI
Abiding Love LC
Cape Coral FL
Pastor
8/28/2022
Rev Andrew Ewings Resurrection LC
Verona WI
Grace LC
Spring Hill FL
Pastor
8/28/2022
Rev Jeremiah Gumm King of Kings LC
Maitland FL
Timothy LC
Saint Louis Park MN
Pastor
8/28/2022
Rev Joshua Schultz Mountain View LC
Great Falls MT
Immanuel LC
Salem OR
Pastor
8/28/2022
Rev Paul Schulz Risen Savior LC
Chula Vista CA
Redeemer LC
Mandan ND
Pastor
8/28/2022
Rev John Berg Divinity LC
Saint Paul MN
St John LC
Riga MI
Pastor
8/28/2022
Rev Thomas Jeske Living Hope LC
Omaha NE
St Peter LC
Juneau WI
Pastor; Part-Time Call
8/29/2022
Rev Joel McKenney St Paul LC
Algoma WI
St John LC
Fox Lake WI
Pastor
8/30/2022
Rev Joel Stuebs St Peter LC
Mishicot WI
New Life LC
Rockford IL
Pastor
8/30/2022
Rev James Turriff Gloria Dei LC
Memphis TN
Gethsemane LC
Oklahoma City OK
Pastor
8/30/2022
Rev Lucas Bitter Intown LC
Atlanta GA
Asia One Team
Missionary
9/1/2022
Rev Frank Italiano Jr Trinity LC
Crete IL
Good Shepherd LC
West Bend WI
Associate Pastor
9/1/2022
Rev Samuel Biebert Christ LC
Cambridge MN
Our Savior’s LC
East Brunswick NJ
Pastor
9/1/2022
Rev John Schwartz Redeemer LC
Pierre SD
St Peter LC
Modesto CA
Pastor
9/1/2022
Rev Brent Merten Fount of Life LC
Colorado Springs CO
Christ LC
Juneau AK
Pastor
9/4/2022
Rev Stephen Wiesenauer Asia One Team Asia One Team
Missionary
9/5/2022
Rev Joel Voss Emanuel First LC
Lansing MI
Water of Life LC – Caledonia Campus
Racine WI
Associate Pastor
9/6/2022
Rev Todd Engel St John LC
Red Wing MN
St John LC
Whitewater WI
Pastor
9/6/2022
Rev Michael Gehl St John LC
Greenleaf WI
St John LC &
Trinity LC
Janesville MN
Pastor
9/6/2022
Rev Joel Schwartz Peace LC
Trinity FL
St John LC
Wauwatosa WI
Associate Pastor
9/6/2022
Rev Peter Sternberg St John LC
Red Wing MN
St John LC
Lewiston MN
Associate Pastor
9/7/2022
Rev Andrew Schrimpf Cross of Glory LC
Baton Rouge LA
St John LC
Fairfax MN
Pastor
9/7/2022
Rev Jasper Sellnow St Paul LC
Mauston WI &
Friendship WI
First German LC
Manitowoc WI
Associate Pastor
9/8/2022
Rev Jonathan Werre Good Shepherd LC
Sioux Falls SD
Crown of Life LC
Warren MI
Pastor
9/8/2022
Rev Steven Waldschmidt Christ Alone LC
Dardenne Prairie MO
Our Redeemer LC
Yorktown VA
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
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date issued
Mr Randel Fink St Paul LC
Muskego WI
Michigan Lutheran High School
Saint Joseph MI
President
8/17/2022
Mr Stephen Pankow Good Shepherd LC
Sioux Falls SD
Principal
8/21/2022


CALLS ACCEPTED

Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Miss Jamie Buss St John LS
Wrightstown WI
St John LS
Wrightstown WI
ECM Director
8/22/2022


CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Mathew Pfeifer Lincoln Heights LC
Des Moines IA
St John LC
Kendall WI
St Matthew LC
Ontario WI
Pastor
9/5/2022
Rev James Grabitske Trinity LC
Buffalo MN
St Paul LC
Montrose MN
Emanuel Redeemer LC
Yale MI
Pastor
9/6/2022
Rev Jared Oldenburg Eternal Rock LC
Castle Rock CO
Board for Home Missions
Administrator
9/6/2022
Rev Paul Micheel St Paul LC
Grant Park IL
St Paul’s LC
Fort Atkinson WI
Associate Pastor
9/6/2022
Rev David Wietzke Crown of Life LC
Pueblo West CO
Good Shepherd LC
Pipestone MN
St John LC
Lake Benton MN
Pastor
9/8/2022
Rev Dr Timothy Bourman Sure Foundation LC
Queens NY
Truth In Love Ministry
Nampa ID
Pastor
9/8/2022
Rev Timothy Denney Shepherd of the Hills LC
Duluth MN
Immanuel LC
Neenah WI
Pastor
9/8/2022
Rev Benjamin Golisch St Paul LC
Slinger WI
Salem LC
Loretto MN
Associate Pastor
9/9/2022
Rev Jonathan Scharf Abiding Grace LC
Covington GA
Our Savior LC
Perry MI
Pastor
9/9/2022
Rev Dale Reckzin St John LC
Oak Creek WI
Our Savior’s LC
Wausau WI
Pastor
9/10/2022
Rev Nathan Cordes St John LC
Lake City MN
Our Shepherd LC
Lancaster CA
Pastor
9/10/2022
Rev John Ehlers Cross of Glory LC
Peoria AZ
Trinity LC
Saline MI
Associate Pastor
9/10/2022
Rev Gregory Lyon Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee WI
St John St James LC
Reedsville WI
Associate Pastor
9/10/2022
Rev Benjamin Phelps Grace LC
Kenai AK
Hope LC
Chino Valley AZ &
Prescott AZ
Pastor
9/10/2022


RESIGNED

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mrs Jessica Frey Living Word Lutheran Preschool
Montrose CO
8/7/2022
Mrs Bethany Parsons St Paul LS
Green Bay WI
10/28/2022


RETIREMENT

Pastors Current call Date retired
Rev Mark Wenzel Wisconsin Lutheran Institutional Ministries Inc
Oconomowoc WI
10/10/2022
Rev Wesley Bruss St John LC
Darfur MN
10/30/2022
Rev Michael Turriff Mt Calvary LC
Waukesha WI
11/13/2022
Teachers Current call Date retired
Mr Jeffrey Koepsell Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School
New Ulm MN
6/30/2023
Mrs Patricia Hemmelman St Matthew’s LS
Winona MN
6/30/2023
Miss Rebecca Hafemeister St Mark’s LS
Watertown WI
6/30/2023
Mrs Susan Lueneburg St Mark’s LS
Watertown WI
6/30/2023
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