Call Report – September 3, 2018

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

8/28/2018 – 9/3/2018

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 Russow Faith LC
Tallahassee FL
Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Pastor; Admission Counselor
7/29/2018
Rev Joel Jenswold Bethlehem LC
Hortonville WI
Lord of Love LC
De Forest WI
Associate Pastor
7/29/2018
Rev Richard Warnecke Christ LC
Pewaukee WI
Christ LC
Merrill WI
Pastor
8/5/2018
Rev Joel Thomford Zion LC
Chesaning MI
Immanuel LC
Buffalo MN
Pastor
8/5/2018
Rev Gary Kluball King of Kings LC
Clifton Park NY
Conference of Presidents
Pastor; Christian Giving Counselor
8/7/2018
Rev Jason Baldwin Hope LC
Saint Charles MI
Michigan Lutheran Seminary
Saginaw MI
Pastor
8/9/2018
Rev Michael Sullivan Immanuel LC
Kewaunee WI
Divine Word LC
Nepean ON Canada
Pastor
8/12/2018
Rev Caleb Bassett Redeemer LC
Fallbrook CA
Bethlehem LC
Manassas VA
Pastor
8/12/2018
Rev Aaron Boehm Shepherd of the Hills LC
La Mesa CA
Shoreland Lutheran High School
Somers WI
Pastor; Youth Ministry Director
8/13/2018
Rev Patrick Feldhus St John LC
Cornell WI
The Lutheran Home Hope Residence
Belle Plaine MN
Pastor; Jesus Cares Ministry Chaplain
8/14/2018
Rev Aaron Schumann Faith LC
Pittsburg KS
Lamb of God LC
Lafayette IN
Pastor
8/15/2018
Rev Philip Gurgel St John LC
Newark DE
Trinity LC
Waukesha WI
Pastor
8/19/2018
Rev Nathan Nass St Peter LC
Saint Peter MN
St Paul LC
Green Bay WI
Associate Pastor
8/19/2018
Rev Philip Gurgel St John LC
Newark DE
Riverview LC
Appleton WI
Associate Pastor
8/19/2018
Rev Gary Wong Retired Zion LC
New Ulm MN
Pastor; Retirement Call
8/19/2018
Rev Joel Voss Resurrection LC
Centerville OH
Peace LC
Loves Park IL
Pastor
8/19/2018
Rev Philip Bigelow St John LC
Hemlock MI
Zion LC
Olivia MN
Pastor
8/19/2018
Rev Peter Kesting Zion LC
Fremont WI
Peace LC
Milbank SD
St John LC
Summit SD
Pastor
8/19/2018
Rev Paul Vander Galien Salem LC
Lowell WI
St Paul LC
Stratford WI
Grace LC
Mosinee WI
Pastor
8/20/2018
Rev Jay Bickelhaupt Apostles LC
Billings MT
Immanuel LC
South Lyon MI
Pastor
8/21/2018
Rev David Rosenau St Mark LC
Leesburg FL
Good Shepherd LC
Cedar Rapids IA
Pastor
8/22/2018
Rev Kent Reeder Illumine LC
Rock Hill SC
Grace LC
Seattle WA
Pastor
8/22/2018
Rev Kirk Lahmann St John LC
Burlington WI
St John LC
Watertown WI
Associate Pastor
8/23/2018
Rev Joel Heckendorf Immanuel LC
Greenville WI
Light of the Valleys LC
Reno NV
Pastor
8/23/2018
Rev David Koelpin Living Savior LC
Littleton CO
New Mission
Joplin MO
Pastor
8/24/2018
Rev Martin Luchterhand Crown of Life LC
Fort Myers FL
Zion LC
Rhinelander WI
Associate Pastor
8/26/2018
Rev Joel Tullberg Shepherd of the Hills LC
Lansing MI
Trinity LC
Crete IL
Associate Pastor
8/26/2018
Rev Mark Kaesmeyer Cross of Christ LC
Coon Rapids MN
Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
8/26/2018
Rev Michael Schroeder Living Hope LC
Wildomar CA
St John LC
Peshtigo WI
Pastor
8/26/2018
Rev Peter Sternberg St John LC
Red Wing MN
St Matthew’s LC
Niles IL
Pastor
8/26/2018
Rev Daniel Westendorf Crown of Life LC
Warren MI
Garden Homes LC
Milwaukee WI
Pastor
8/26/2018
Rev Paul Fritz St John LC
Fremont WI
St John LC &
Trinity LC
Carson ND
Immanuel LC
Elgin ND
Pastor
8/26/2018
Rev Mark Reichert St Paul’s LC
Norfolk NE
Good Shepherd LC
Sioux Falls SD
Associate Pastor
8/26/2018
Rev Jesse Johnston Mt Calvary LC
Menasha WI
New Hope LC
West Melbourne FL
Pastor
8/26/2018
Rev Nathan Kassulke Grace LC
Tucson AZ
St John LC
Bay City MI
Associate Pastor
8/29/2018
Rev Darren Green St Peter LC
Monticello MN
Friendly Counselor
India
8/29/2018
Rev Michael Hartman 1 Latin America Team St Paul’s LC
Stevensville MI
Associate Pastor
8/29/2018
Rev Newton Trimmer Atonement LC
Baltimore MD
Immanuel LC
Gibbon MN
Pastor
8/30/2018
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mrs Naomi Evenson   Prairie LS
Gibbon MN
ECM Teacher; Less Than Half-Time Call
8/23/2018
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date issued
Ms Kristen Koepsell Cross of Christ LC
Boise ID
Christ the Lord LC
Cottage Grove MN
Staff Minister
7/29/2018
Mr Steven Millerman   CrossWalk Lutheran Ministries
Laveen AZ
Staff Minister; Director of Worship Arts
8/20/2018
Mr James Brandt   Pilgrim LC
Minneapolis MN
Development Director
8/26/2018


CALLS ACCEPTED

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Curt Grube Retired Emanuel LC
Forestville WI
Pastor; Retirement Call
9/1/2018
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mrs Alexa Foelske   St John LS
Wrightstown WI
ECM Teacher; One Year, Three-Fourths Time Call
8/30/2018


CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Nathan Kassulke Grace LC
Tucson AZ
Faith LC
Tacoma WA
Pastor
8/28/2018
Rev Michael Lindemann St John LC
Lewiston MN
Paradise Valley LC
Phoenix AZ
Pastor
8/28/2018
Rev Mark Parsons Faith LC
Fond du Lac WI
New Mission
Brandon SD
Pastor
8/30/2018
Rev Jeremy Husby Peace LC
Hartford WI
St Paul LC
Onalaska WI
Associate Pastor
8/31/2018
Rev David Frey Living Word LC
Mission Viejo CA
Peace LC
Wautoma WI
Pastor
8/31/2018
Rev Thomas Westra Beautiful Savior LC
Cincinnati OH
Bethlehem LC
Menomonee Falls WI
Associate Pastor
9/1/2018
Rev Matthew Westra Living Promise LC
Morristown TN
Ascension LC
Harrisburg PA
Pastor
9/1/2018
Rev Scott Schwertfeger Zion LC
Arlington WI
Grace LC
Tecumseh MI
Pastor
9/1/2018
Rev George Swanson Shepherd LC
Albuquerque NM
Beautiful Savior LC
Bella Vista-Hiwasse AR
Pastor; Retirement Call
9/2/2018
Teachers Current call New call Date declined
Mr Christian Birsching   Siloah LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grades 5-6
8/28/2018

POSITION ELIMINATED

Teachers Current call Date eliminated
Ms Belinda Diercks St Lucas LS
Milwaukee WI
8/31/2018


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