Call Report – September 13, 2021

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Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

9/7/2021 – 9/13/2021

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


NO DECISION REPORTED

Pastors Current call New call Date issued
Rev Norbert Mielke III Ascension LC
Sarasota FL
One Africa Team (OAT)
Missionary
7/22/2021
Rev Chadwick Graham Grace LC
Oshkosh WI
Star of Bethlehem LC
New Berlin WI
Associate Pastor
8/8/2021
Rev Aaron Boehm Shepherd of the Hills LC
La Mesa CA
Salem LC
Woodbury MN
Pastor
8/15/2021
Rev Jonathan Learman St Peter LC
Theresa WI
Christ LC
Eden Prairie MN
Pastor
8/15/2021
Rev Kenneth Brokmeier Our Savior LC
Brookings SD
St John LC
Whitewater WI
Pastor
8/17/2021
Rev Nathan Seiltz Multi-Language Productions
Waukesha WI
Native American Administrative Committee
Missionary Native Christian Counselor
8/18/2021
Rev Donald Windsperger Jr Zion LC
Colome SD
Immanuel LC
Woodville WI
Pastor
8/22/2021
Rev Lon Kuether Zion LC
Crete IL
St Paul’s LC
Menomonie WI
Associate Pastor
8/23/2021
Rev Todd Engel St John LC
Red Wing MN
Trinity LC
Saline MI
Associate Pastor
8/24/2021
Rev Jonathan Klein Light of the Valley LC
Layton UT
St Paul’s LC
Franklin WI
Associate Pastor
8/24/2021
Rev Matthew Schoell St Matthew LC
Winona MN
St John LC
Appleton WI
Pastor
8/24/2021
Rev David Rau Good Shepherd LC
Burnsville MN
St James LC
Portage MI
Pastor
8/24/2021
Rev Joel Free St Paul LC
Ixonia WI
Shepherd of Peace LC
Norfolk NE
Pastor
8/25/2021
Rev Craig Engel Immanuel LC
Willmar MN
Reformation LC
Dousman WI
Pastor
8/26/2021
Rev Brett Brauer Trinity LC
Watertown WI
Northwestern Publishing House
Waukesha WI
Vice President of Publishing
8/27/2021
Rev Paul Doletzky Salem LC
Escanaba MI
Salem LC
Loretto MN
Associate Pastor
8/29/2021
Rev Jonathan Bauer Good News LC
Mount Horeb WI
Trinity LC
Waukesha WI
Associate Pastor
8/29/2021
Rev Nathan Kassulke Grace LC
Tucson AZ
Cross of Christ LC
Coon Rapids MN
Associate Pastor
8/29/2021
Rev Daniel Marggraf Our Savior LC
Freeport IL
Immanuel LC
Medford WI
Associate Pastor
8/29/2021
Rev Ryan Kolander Palabra de Vida
Detroit MI
Pan de Vida LC
Garden Grove CA
Pastor
8/29/2021
Rev David Waterstradt Hope LC
Penryn CA
St Luke’s LC
Grand Rapids MN
Pastor
8/31/2021
Rev Scott Wolfram Divine Word LC
Plover WI
Grace LC
Crivitz WI
Pastor
8/31/2021
Rev Richard Miller Redeemer LC
Scottville MI
St John LC
Fairfax MN
Pastor
9/1/2021
Rev Thomas Moldenhauer Our Saviour’s LC
Bismarck ND
St John LC
Mukwonago WI
Associate Pastor
9/1/2021
Rev Jud Krohn Zion LC
Oshkosh WI
Grace LC
Pickett WI
St Paul LC
Roscoe SD
St John LC
Bowdle SD
Pastor
9/1/2021
Rev Douglas Lange Ascension LC
Jacksonville NC
Gethsemane LC
Raleigh NC
Pastor New mission in Durham, NC
9/2/2021
Rev Joseph Lindloff Hope LC
Irmo SC
Bethlehem LC
Menomonee Falls WI
Associate Pastor
9/7/2021
Rev Brady Coleman Siloah LC
Milwaukee WI
Brooklyn LC
Brooklyn Park MN
Pastor
9/7/2021
Rev Andrew Stuebs Living Word LC
Gray TN
Shepherd of the Valley LC
West Fargo ND
Pastor
9/7/2021
Rev Seth Haakenson Immanuel LC
Waukegan IL
Winnebago Lutheran Academy
Fond du Lac WI
Pastor Religion Teacher & Chairman
9/8/2021
Rev James Grabitske Trinity LC
Buffalo MN
St Paul LC
Montrose MN
St John LC
Kendall WI
St Matthew LC
Ontario WI
Pastor
9/8/2021
Rev Roger Rockhoff Tree of Life LC
Cary NC
Emmanuel LC
Owatonna MN
Pastor
9/8/2021
Rev Paul Schupmann St John’s LC
Juneau WI
Hope LC
Indian River MI
Our Savior LC
Gaylord MI
Pastor
9/8/2021
Rev Joel Schulz Divine Savior LC-Delray Beach FL
Delray Beach FL
St Matthew LC
Benton Harbor MI
Pastor
9/8/2021
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date issued
Ms Kristen Koepsell Cross of Christ LC
Boise ID
Divine Savior LC-Liberty Hill
Liberty Hill TX
Staff Minister; Worship Coordinator
9/2/2021
Mr Levi Nagel St John LC
Milwaukee WI
Redeemer LC
Tucson AZ
Staff Minister
9/12/2021

 

CALLS ACCEPTED

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Robbin Robbert King of Kings LC
Wasilla AK
St John LC
Goodhue MN
Pastor
9/10/2021
Rev Mark Schewe St Peter LC
Clovis CA
Peace LC
Janesville WI
Pastor
9/12/2021
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Ms Joy Pelkey St John LS
Westland MI
St John LS
Westland MI
ECM Director & Teacher, Provisional Call
9/7/2021
Mrs Jodi Bailey Reformation LS
San Diego CA
Reformation LS
San Diego CA
Teacher; Grades 5-6, Provisional, One-Year Call
9/7/2021

 

 

CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Paul Waldschmidt Peace LC
Hartford WI
Salem LC
Stillwater MN
Associate Pastor
9/6/2021
Rev Harland Goetzinger St Paul LC
Ottawa ON Canada
Shepherd of the Plains LC
Lubbock TX
Pastor
9/7/2021
Rev Arnold Kunde CRM Trinity LC
Omak WA
Pastor
9/8/2021
Rev John Roekle First LC
Racine WI
St Paul LC
Livonia MI
Associate Pastor
9/10/2021
Rev Stephen Helwig Gethsemane LC
Omaha NE
Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
9/10/2021
Rev Ryan Wolfe Redeemer LC
Mandan ND
Immanuel LC
Manitowoc WI
Associate Pastor
9/10/2021
Rev Tony McKenzie Trinity LC
Neenah WI
Resurrection LC
Rochester MN
Associate Pastor Coordinating pastor
9/11/2021
Rev Benjamin Kratz Our Savior LC
Birmingham AL
Christ LC
Marshall MN
Pastor
9/11/2021
Rev Daniel Olson St Paul LC
Onalaska WI
Trinity LC
Waukesha WI
Associate Pastor
9/11/2021
Rev Shaun Arndt Peace LC
Sun Prairie WI
Trinity LC
Kaukauna WI
Pastor
9/11/2021
Rev Michael Kuschel St Matthew LC (Flora)
Renville MN
St Matthew LC
Danube MN
First LC
Aurora NE
Pastor
9/11/2021
Rev Philip Kiecker Gethsemane LC
Raleigh NC
Water of Life LC – Racine Campus
Racine WI
Water of Life LC – Caledonia Campus
Racine WI
Associate Pastor
9/11/2021
Rev William Werth Christ LC
Baxter MN
Our Shepherd LC
Lancaster CA
Pastor
9/12/2021
Rev Adam Seelow Shepherd of the Lakes LC
Roscommon MI
Timothy LC
Saint Louis Park MN
Pastor
9/12/2021

 

CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

Pastors Home church Death date
Rev Robert Hartman Living Word LC
Waukesha WI
9/7/2021

 

RETIREMENTS

Pastors Current call Date retired
Rev Richard Frost Grace LC
Neenah WI
5/15/2022
Teachers Current call Date retired
Mrs Merry Leerssen Salem LS-Greenfield MN
Greenfield MN
6/30/2022
Mrs Deborah Hoff Morning Star LS
Jackson WI
6/30/2022
Mrs Renee Schmill Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
6/30/2022
Mrs Beth Emmrich Morning Star LS
Jackson WI
6/30/2022

Correction: Mr. Thomas Welch, who passed away 9/5/2021, was a member at Redeemer, Fond du Lac, Wis., not Divine Savior, Doral, Fla., as was reported in last week’s call report.

 

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