Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

9/20/2022 – 9/26/2022

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 Joel Hoff Trinity LC
Neenah WI
Multi-Language Productions
TELL Missionary
8/9/2022
Rev Robert Weiss St Peter LC
Chilton WI
Pilgrim LC
Minneapolis MN
Pastor
8/21/2022
Rev Matthew Krenke St John’s LC
Jefferson WI
Mt Olive LC
Las Vegas NV
Pastor
8/21/2022
Rev Andrew Ewings Resurrection LC
Verona WI
Grace LC
Spring Hill FL
Pastor
8/28/2022
Rev Joshua Schultz Mountain View LC
Great Falls MT
Immanuel LC
Salem OR
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 Frank Italiano Jr Trinity LC
Crete IL
Good Shepherd LC
West Bend WI
Associate Pastor
9/1/2022
Rev John Schwartz Redeemer LC
Pierre SD
St Peter LC
Modesto CA
Pastor
9/1/2022
Rev Stephen Wiesenauer Asia One Team Asia One Team
Missionary
9/5/2022
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
Rev David Karow St John LC
Rock Springs WI
Grace LC
Crivitz WI
Pastor
9/11/2022
Rev James Buske Lighthouse Youth Center
Milwaukee WI
Our Redeemer LC
Madison WI
Associate Pastor
9/11/2022
Rev James Buske Lighthouse Youth Center
Milwaukee WI
Bethany LC
Fort Atkinson WI
Associate Pastor; Lead Campus Pastor
9/11/2022
Rev Aaron Mueller St Paul LC
Howards Grove WI
Trinity LC
Waukesha WI
Associate Pastor
9/11/2022
Rev Joshua Zarling Good Shepherd’s LC
West Allis WI
Trinity LC
Watertown WI
Associate Pastor
9/11/2022
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
Dr John Boeder Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Ascension LC
Escondido CA
Pastor
9/11/2022
Rev Russell Wilke III St Paul LC
Mauston WI
Mt Olive LC
Lincoln NE
Pastor
9/13/2022
Rev Craig Birsching St John LC
Westland MI
St John LC
Sturgeon Bay WI
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
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mrs Jamie Johnson Arizona Lutheran Academy
Phoenix AZ
Arizona Lutheran Academy
Phoenix AZ
Teacher; Math, Science, Provisional Call
9/12/2022
Mrs Patricia Wenzel Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Family & Consumer Education, Provisional Call
9/14/2022
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
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date issued
Mr Matthew Herbst Michigan Lutheran High School
Saint Joseph MI
Michigan Lutheran High School
Saint Joseph MI
President
9/21/2022


CALLS ACCEPTED

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Brent Merten Fount of Life LC
Colorado Springs CO
Christ LC
Juneau AK
Pastor
9/23/2022
Rev David Birsching St Paul LC
Tacoma WA
Faith LC
Harrison MI
Pastor
9/24/2022
Rev Mark Westra Prince of Peace LC
Fairport NY
Bethlehem LC
Menomonee Falls WI
Associate Pastor
9/24/2022
Rev Walter Gawel IV Victory LC
Lexington KY
Mount Olive LC
Appleton WI
Associate Pastor
9/24/2022
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mrs Ashley Franzo Mt Calvary-Grace LS
La Crosse WI
Mt Calvary-Grace LS
La Crosse WI
Teacher; Kindergarten, Limited Duration Call
9/18/2022
Mr Mark Steiner Arizona Lutheran Academy
Phoenix AZ
Teacher; Math, 6-month Limited Duration Call
9/19/2022
Mrs Angela Vogt St John LS
Manitowoc WI
St John LS
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; Grades 3-4, Permanent Call
9/21/2022


CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Emile Burgess Crown of Life LC
West Saint Paul MN
Trinity LC
Marinette WI
Pastor
9/16/2022
Rev Brett Brauer Trinity LC
Watertown WI
Faith LC
Antioch IL
Associate Pastor
9/19/2022
Rev Jason Free Christ the Lord LC
Brookfield WI
Peace LC
King of Prussia PA
Pastor
9/19/2022
Rev Stephen Melso Bethany LC
Manitowoc WI
Peace LC
Livonia MI
Pastor
9/20/2022
Rev Benjamin Blumer NorthCross LC
Lakeville MN
New Mission Start
Windsor CO
Pastor
9/20/2022
Rev Michael Gehl St John LC
Greenleaf WI
St John LC
Janesville MN &
Trinity LC
Pastor
9/22/2022
Rev Todd Engel St John LC
Red Wing MN
St John LC
Whitewater WI
Pastor
9/23/2022
Rev Paul Schulz Risen Savior LC
Chula Vista CA
Redeemer LC
Mandan ND
Pastor
9/24/2022
Rev Joel Stuebs St Peter LC
Mishicot WI
New Life LC
Rockford IL
Pastor
9/24/2022
Rev Joel Voss Emanuel First LC
Lansing MI
Water of Life LC – Caledonia Campus
Racine WI
Associate Pastor
9/24/2022
Rev Samuel Biebert Christ LC
Cambridge MN
Our Savior’s LC
East Brunswick NJ
Pastor
9/24/2022


RESIGNED

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mrs Dana Gramarossa Mt Calvary-Grace LS
La Crosse WI
9/23/2022
Ms Shannon Farley Grace Lutheran Child Learning Center
Sahuarita AZ
10/14/2022
Miss Shannon Eggers Michigan Lutheran High School
Saint Joseph MI
6/30/2023
Mrs Jayde Faugstad Bethany LS
Port Orchard WA
6/30/2023


CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

Pastors Home church Death date
Rev Walter Schumann Trinity LC
Watertown WI
9/21/2022


RETIREMENT

Teachers Current call Date retired
Prof Ronald Ohm Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
6/30/2023
Mrs Victoria Burger Precious Child Early Learning Center
Morton Grove IL
6/30/2023
Mr Mark Leverence Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
6/30/2023

 

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