Call Report – January 18, 2021

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

1/12/2021 – 1/18/2021

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 Kent Holz Beautiful Savior LC
Clarksville TN
Commission on Congregational Counseling
Congregational Counselor
12/18/2020
Rev Joseph Koelpin Resurrection LC
Rochester MN
Faith LC
Tyler TX
Pastor
1/2/2021
Rev Keith Siverly St Mark LC
Mankato MN
Kingdom Prep Lutheran High School
Wauwatosa WI
Pastor
1/2/2021
Rev Harland Goetzinger III Redemption LC
Watertown NY
Good Shepherd LC
South Attleboro MA
Pastor
1/2/2021
Rev Paul Waldschmidt Peace LC
Hartford WI
Salem LC
Loretto MN
Associate Pastor
1/3/2021
Rev Eric Schroeder St John LC
Wauwatosa WI
Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Professor; Theology & history
1/3/2021
Rev Daniel Waldschmidt St John LC
Burlington WI
Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Professor; Greek
1/3/2021
Rev Paul Schupmann St John’s LC
Juneau WI
St Peter’s LC
Fond du Lac WI
Associate Pastor
1/3/2021
Rev Jason Hacker Grace LC
Waukesha WI
St Paul’s LC
New Ulm MN
Associate Pastor
1/3/2021
Rev Jason Free Christ the Lord LC
Brookfield WI
St Paul LC
Bangor WI
Pastor
1/3/2021
Rev Benjamin Berger St Paul LC
Winneconne WI
St John LC
Redwood Falls MN
Associate Pastor
1/3/2021
Rev Benjamin Ehlers Trinity LC
Temple TX
Bethany LC – Lynndale Campus
Appleton WI
Associate Pastor
1/3/2021
Rev Paul Schupmann St John’s LC
Juneau WI
St Paul LC
Mauston WI
Associate Pastor
1/3/2021
Rev Todd Engel St John LC
Red Wing MN
Trinity LC
Jenera OH
Associate Pastor
1/3/2021
Rev Nathan Kassulke Grace LC
Tucson AZ
Prince of Peace LC
Salt Lake City UT
Associate Pastor
1/3/2021
Rev Harland Goetzinger III Redemption LC
Watertown NY
Beautiful Savior LC
Grove City OH
Pastor
1/3/2021
Rev Nathaniel Walther Grace LC
Minot ND
First LC
Aurora NE
Pastor
1/3/2021
Rev Jonathan Learman St Peter LC
Theresa WI
Christ LC
Marshall MN
Pastor
1/3/2021
Rev Christopher Ewings Faith LC
Anchorage AK
Shepherd of the Hills LC
Tucson AZ
Pastor
1/4/2021
Rev Titus Buelow St Paul LC
Clintonville WI
St Peter LC
Helenville WI
Pastor
1/5/2021
Rev Joel Naumann St Mark LC
Eau Claire WI
Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; Religion Department
1/6/2021
Rev Matthew Scharf Hope LC
Manhattan KS
Beautiful Savior LC
Summerville SC
Pastor
1/6/2021
Rev Craig Born Risen Savior LC
Navarre FL
Trinity LC
Union Grove WI
Pastor
1/7/2021
Rev Jesse Johnston Mt Calvary LC
Menasha WI
First LC
Racine WI
Associate Pastor
1/7/2021
Rev Matthew Kuske St Paul LC
Lomira WI
Immanuel LC
Woodville WI
Pastor
1/10/2021
Rev Harland Goetzinger III Redemption LC
Watertown NY
St John’s on the Hillside LC
Milwaukee WI
Pastor
1/10/2021
Rev Daniel Naumann Grace LC
Prairie du Chien WI
Trinity LC
Marshfield WI
Pastor
1/10/2021
Rev James Douglas Grace LC
Charlotte NC
Our Savior LC
Strongsville OH
Pastor
1/10/2021
Rev Aaron Boehm Shepherd of the Hills LC
La Mesa CA
Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
1/10/2021
Rev Bradley Pearson St James LC
Prairie du Sac WI
Our Savior LC
Kasson MN
Pastor
1/10/2021
Rev Andrew Schultz St John (Barre Mills) LC
La Crosse WI
Christ LC
Eden Prairie MN
Pastor
1/10/2021
Rev Wayne Shevey Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee WI
Salem LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
1/10/2021
Rev Peter Kesting Zion LC
Fremont WI
St John LC
Goodhue MN
Pastor
1/10/2021
Rev Benjamin Foxen Cross of Glory LC
Peoria AZ
Abiding Hope LC
Ocala FL
Pastor
1/10/2021
Rev Souksamay Phetsanghane Luther Preparatory School
Watertown WI
Peace LC
Isabel SD
St Paul LC
McIntosh SD
Christ LC
Morristown SD
Christ LC
Bison SD
Pastor
1/10/2021
Rev Russell Wilke III St Paul LC
Mauston WI
St Paul LC
Saint James MN
Pastor
1/10/2021
Rev Brad Krause Fox Valley Lutheran High School
Appleton WI
Christ the Rock LC
Farmington NM
Missionary
1/10/2021
Rev Dean Biebert Shepherd of the Hills LC
Inver Grove Heights MN
Trinity LC
Omak WA
Pastor
1/10/2021
Rev Timothy Wahl Morning Star LC
Jackson WI
St John’s LC
Sparta WI
Youth Associate Pastor
1/10/2021
Rev Edward Ungemach III Faith LC
Antioch IL
St John’s LC
Sparta WI
Outreach Associate Pastor
1/10/2021
Rev Timothy Wahl Morning Star LC
Jackson WI
St Paul’s First LC
North Hollywood CA
Pastor
1/10/2021
Rev Ethan Cherney Our Savior LC
Pomona CA
Bethel LC
Menasha WI
Associate Pastor
1/11/2021
Rev Matthew Rothe The Way LC
Fredericksburg VA
Amazing Love LC
Frankfort IL
Associate Pastor
1/12/2021
Rev Matthew Schoell St Matthew LC
Winona MN
Trinity LC
Kaukauna WI
Pastor
1/12/2021
Rev Chadwick Graham Grace LC
Oshkosh WI
Reformation LC
Dousman WI
Pastor
1/12/2021
Rev Ethan Cherney Our Savior LC
Pomona CA
St Paul’s LC
Franklin WI
Associate Pastor
1/13/2021
Rev Peter Wells St Mark’s LC
Watertown WI
Prince of Peace LC
Flower Mound TX
Pastor
1/13/2021
Rev Luke Myslik Zion LC
Peshtigo WI
Emanuel LC &
St John LC
Fairfax MN
Pastor
1/13/2021
Rev James Heffner St John LC
Two Rivers WI &
Mishicot WI
Trinity (Wilson Twp) LC
Winona MN
Grace LC
Dakota MN
Pastor
1/13/2021
Rev Tony Hansen Great Plains Lutheran High School
Watertown SD
St Paul LC
Roscoe SD
St John LC
Bowdle SD
Pastor
1/13/2021
Rev Patrick Freese Trinity LC
Abita Springs LA
Shepherd of Peace LC
Norfolk NE
Pastor
1/13/2021
Rev Peter Wells St Mark’s LC
Watertown WI
Cross of Christ LC
Las Cruces NM
Pastor
1/13/2021
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Miss Heather Schmidt St Paul LS
Franklin WI
Divine Savior Academy – Santa Rita Ranch
Liberty Hill TX
Teacher; Grade 4
12/2/2020
Mr Christopher Avery St John’s LS
Burlington WI
Christ Our Redeemer LS
Aurora CO
Principal; Grades 4-7, Athletic Director
12/6/2020
Mrs Barbara Stelter St John LS
Fox Lake WI
St John LS
Fox Lake WI
ECM Teacher; 3-4K, Call made Permanent
12/14/2020
Ms Laurel Coates Trinity LS
Waco NE
St Mark Little Lions Preschool
Salina KS
ECM Teacher
12/20/2020
Mr Jacob Biebert St Matthew LS
Spokane WA
Immanuel LS
Medford WI
Principal; Grades TBD
12/20/2020
Ms Cathy Wilson Waucousta LS
Campbellsport WI
Teacher; 4K & 5K
12/20/2020
Miss Cassandra Schwark Trinity LS
Aberdeen SD
Reformation LS
San Diego CA
Teacher; Grades 1-2, Music
12/27/2020
Mr Scott Georgson Good Shepherd LS
Sioux Falls SD
St Lucas LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grades 6-8, STEM
12/27/2020
Mrs Hannah Kuhn St John LS
Libertyville IL
Kingdom Prep Lutheran High School
Wauwatosa WI
Teacher; English
12/29/2020
Mr Shelton Daniels Kingdom Prep Lutheran High School
Wauwatosa WI
Teacher; History, Social Studies
12/29/2020
Mr Timothy Raddatz St John LS
Wrightstown WI
St John LS
Red Wing MN
Principal; Grades 6-8
1/3/2021
Mr Jon Kulhanek Bay Pines LS
Seminole FL
Garden Homes LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 7
1/3/2021
Miss Faith Scheer Christ the Lord LS
Brookfield WI
St Peter’s LS
Fond du Lac WI
Teacher; Grade 1
1/3/2021
Mrs Anne Drewa Good Shepherd LS
West Bend WI
Little Lambs Learning Center
Duluth MN
ECM Teacher
1/3/2021
Mr Joel Lauber Good Shepherd LS
Omaha NE
Divine Grace LS
Lake Orion MI
Principal; Grades 3-4 or 5-8
1/3/2021
Mr Eric Brown Christ the King Academy
Palm Coast FL
Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Professor; Education & Director of Field Experiences
1/3/2021
Mr Paul Ihde St Paul LS
Stevensville MI
Grace LS
Oshkosh WI
Principal; Grades 7-8
1/3/2021
Miss Maralee Mindock Peace LS
Hartford WI
Teacher; K-8 Music, Choir
1/3/2021
Mr Daniel Roemhildt St Peter’s LS
Sturgeon Bay WI
Trinity-St Luke Clark St Campus
Watertown WI
Teacher; Grade 8, Vice Principal, Tech
1/3/2021
Mr Ryan Roth Peace LS
Livonia MI
Trinity LS
Jenera OH
Principal; Grades 7-8
1/3/2021
Mrs Christine Rindfleisch St John LS
Wauwatosa WI
Westside Christian School
Middleton WI
Teacher; Grades 5-8 ELA
1/3/2021
Mr Chad Marohn St Paul LS
Howards Grove WI
Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Principal
1/3/2021
Miss Mollie Dorn Mt Calvary LS
Redding CA
Cross of Christ LS
Coon Rapids MN
ECM Teacher; Assistant Director & Lead Teacher
1/3/2021
Mrs Michelle Roth Zion LS
Monroe MI
Trinity LS
Jenera OH
Teacher; Kindergarten
1/3/2021
Mr Joel Burmeister St Croix Lutheran Academy
West Saint Paul MN
Peridot-Our Savior’s LS
Peridot AZ
Teacher; Grade 6
1/4/2021
Dr John Kolander Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee WI
SEW Praesidium
Waukesha WI
Administrator; Superintendent of Schools for the Southeastern Wisconsin District
1/4/2021
Mrs Jill Hagen St Peter LS
Appleton WI
Teacher; Grade 7, 5-8 Language Arts
1/4/2021
Mr Steven Vasold Luther Preparatory School
Watertown WI
Northland Lutheran High School
Mosinee WI
Teacher; Grade 12 – Science, Coaching
1/4/2021
Mrs Tamara Perushek St Peter LS
Appleton WI
St Peter LS
Appleton WI
Teacher; Grade 2, 1 Year-Call, Provisional
1/4/2021
Mr Jeremiah Schmiege Sola Fide Academy
Lawrenceville GA
Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Delray Beach FL
Principal; Grade 4
1/5/2021
Mrs Laura Schaper St John LS
Dakota MN
St Paul LS
Onalaska WI
Teacher; Grade 2
1/5/2021
Mr Zachary Seeger Abiding Peace Academy
Simpsonville SC
Grace Christian Academy
Falls Church VA
Principal
1/6/2021
Mr Neil Neumann St Stephen LS
Adrian MI
St Jacobi LS
Greenfield WI
Teacher; Grade 6, Music, Organ, Choir
1/6/2021
Mr William Hinz St John’s LS
Pardeeville WI
Christ LS
Eagle River WI
Principal; Grades 4-6
1/6/2021
Mr Christopher Olson Christ LS
North Saint Paul MN
St Jacobi LS
Greenfield WI
Teacher; Grades 7-8, Athletic Director
1/6/2021
Mrs Eve Headrick Christ LS
Eagle River WI
ECM Teacher; One-Year, Half-Time, Provisional Call
1/6/2021
Mr Landon Zacharyasz Mount Olive LS
Appleton WI
St Croix Lutheran Academy
West Saint Paul MN
Director & Principal
1/7/2021
Mr Timothy Mueller Jr Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
California Lutheran High School
Wildomar CA
President; Superintendent
1/7/2021
Mr Joel Kramer Fox Valley Lutheran High School
Appleton WI
St Croix Lutheran Academy
West Saint Paul MN
Teacher; Grades 9-12 Religion, Athletic Director
1/7/2021
Ms Anna Wiechmann St Marcus LS – Main Campus K4 – Gr 8
Milwaukee WI
St Croix Lutheran Academy
West Saint Paul MN
Teacher; Grades 9-12 English
1/7/2021
Mrs Mary Rathje Wisconsin LS-Early Childhood Campus (K4-2)
Racine WI
Wisconsin LS-Early Childhood Campus (K4-2)
Racine WI
Teacher; Grade 2
1/7/2021
Mr Jeffrey Roloff St Jacobi LS
Greenfield WI
Great Plains Lutheran High School
Watertown SD
Director of Mission Advancement
1/9/2021
Mr Ryan Loberger Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
St Paul First LS
North Hollywood CA
Principal
1/10/2021
Miss Charlotte Huebner Divine Grace LS
Lake Orion MI
Holy Trinity LS
Des Moines WA
Teacher; Grade 1
1/10/2021
Ms Roseanne Millner God’s Treasures Child Care
Winthrop MN
Peace LS
Livonia MI
ECM Director; Lead Teacher
1/10/2021
Miss Kristy Lendt Trinity LS
Aberdeen SD
Little Lambs of Peace Preschool
Eagle River AK
ECM Teacher; Lead Teacher
1/10/2021
Miss Rachel Petermann Trinity LS
Kiel WI
Morning Star LS
Jackson WI
Teacher; Grade 3, Music
1/10/2021
Mr Michael Wisniewski Trinity LS
Marshfield WI
Bethany LS
Hustisford WI
Principal; Grades 5-8
1/10/2021
Mr Casey De Frain St Mark’s LS
Watertown WI
Trinity LS
Waukesha WI
Teacher; Grade 8, Upper Grades PE & Science
1/10/2021
Mrs Elizabeth Gumm Trinity LS
Caledonia WI
St Paul LS
Columbus OH
Teacher; Grades 1-2
1/10/2021
Ms Denise Bloomquist Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
St John LS
Waterloo WI
Teacher; Kindergarten, Organ
1/10/2021
Miss Jennifer Hunt Gethsemane LS
Omaha NE
Christ LS
Big Bend WI
Teacher; Kindergarten, School Music Ministry Coordinator
1/10/2021
Mrs Jodi Murphy Pilgrim LS
Menomonee Falls WI
Good Shepherd’s LS
West Allis WI
Teacher; Grades 1-2, Piano
1/10/2021
Mrs Catherine Sonntag St Matthew LS
Janesville WI
Crown of Life LS
Warren MI
ECM Director & Teacher, Youth Music Coordinator
1/10/2021
Mr Craig Sonntag St Matthew LS
Janesville WI
Crown of Life LS
Warren MI
Teacher; Upper Grades, Technology, Coaching
1/10/2021
Mr Phillip Rehberger St Paul LS
Appleton WI
Peace LS
Kissimmee FL
Principal; Grades 5-8, Departmentalized
1/10/2021
Mr Joseph Shiery St John LS
Bay City MI
Resurrection LS
Aurora IL
Teacher; Grades 4-5
1/10/2021
Mr David Backus St John LS
Manitowoc WI
St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Principal; Grades 7-8
1/10/2021
Mrs Claire Rehberger St Paul LS
Appleton WI
Peace LS
Kissimmee FL
Teacher; Grades 3-4
1/10/2021
Prof Brent Archer Luther Preparatory School
Watertown WI
Arizona Lutheran Academy
Phoenix AZ
Teacher; Grade 11, Athletics, Coaching, Technology, Science
1/11/2021
Mrs Amber Zoellner St Lucas LS
Milwaukee WI
Lakeside Lutheran High School
Lake Mills WI
Teacher; Grade 9 – Physical Science and introductory-level Mathematics
1/11/2021
Mr Michael Haugly Great Plains Lutheran High School
Watertown SD
Christ-St Peter LS-West Campus
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 7
1/11/2021
Mr YoungKwang Kim Huron Valley Lutheran High School
Westland MI
Arizona Lutheran Academy
Phoenix AZ
Teacher; Grades 11-12, Soccer, Math
1/11/2021
Mr Cameron Ausen Lakeside Lutheran High School
Lake Mills WI
Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
Teacher; Grade 7, Coaching
1/11/2021
Mr Seth Fitzsimmons St Paul LS
Muskego WI
St Peter LS
Appleton WI
Principal
1/11/2021
Miss Kathryn Gut Shepherd of the Valley LS
Westminster CO
Gethsemane LS
Omaha NE
ECM Teacher; 3 & 4 year-olds
1/11/2021
Mrs Heidi Groth Christ-St John’s LS
West Salem WI
St Paul LS
Algoma WI
Teacher; Grades 1-2
1/11/2021
Mr Seth Zimmermann Riverview LS
Appleton WI
St Paul LS
Algoma WI
Principal; Grades 6-8
1/11/2021
Mr Dane Mattes Northdale Christian Academy
Tampa FL
Bloomington LS
Bloomington MN
Principal; Grade 8 Literature
1/12/2021
Mr Anthony Norrick Peace LS
Kissimmee FL
Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School
New Ulm MN
Teacher; Learning Coordinator
1/12/2021
Mrs Michelle Dressel Risen Savior LS
Mankato MN
CrossLife Christian Academy
Pflugerville TX
ECM Teacher; Lead Preschool Teacher
1/13/2021
Ms Justine Smith Peace LS
Kissimmee FL
CrossLife Christian Academy
Pflugerville TX
Teacher; Kindergarten
1/13/2021
Mrs Natalie Borgwardt MLC Early Childhood Learning Center
New Ulm MN
Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; 4K
1/14/2021
Mrs Sarah Myers St Mark LS
Green Bay WI
Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grades 5-6, ELA
1/14/2021
Mr Aaron Trimmer Our Savior LS
Grafton WI
Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grades 7- 8, Science
1/14/2021
Mr Edwin Fredrich Grace LS
Glendale AZ
Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grades 5-6, Science
1/14/2021
Mrs Jennifer Trimmer St Lucas LS
Kewaskum WI
Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 2
1/14/2021
Mr Jared Brennan Grace LS
Oshkosh WI
St Paul LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Grades 7-8
1/14/2021
Ms Kristen Miller St Paul LS
Muskego WI
St Paul LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Grade 3
1/14/2021
Mr Joshua Schoeneck Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School
Jackson WI
Evergreen Lutheran High School
Tacoma WA
Principal; Religion
1/14/2021
Mr David Roekle Good Shepherd Lutheran Academy
Downers Grove IL
Carlsbad Christian Academy
Carlsbad CA
Principal; Upper Grades
1/14/2021
Miss Lacey Waters Bloomington LS
Bloomington MN
Carlsbad Christian Academy
Carlsbad CA
Teacher; Middle Grades
1/14/2021
Mrs Nicole Cottman St Philip LS
Milwaukee WI
Risen Savior LS – East Campus
Milwaukee WI
Teacher
1/17/2021
Mrs Erin Pflughoeft Risen Savior LS – East Campus
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 4
1/17/2021
Mrs Anna Wendt First German LS
Manitowoc WI
St Paul’s LS
Saginaw MI
Teacher; Grade 2, Athletics/Coaching
1/17/2021
Mrs Melissa Borchardt Trinity LS
Bay City MI
Faith LS
Anchorage AK
ECM Director & Teacher
1/17/2021
Mrs Jennifer Kellermann Good Shepherd LS
Midland MI
Trinity Lutheran Preschool
Belle Plaine MN
ECM Teacher
1/17/2021
Mr George Kellermann Good Shepherd LS
Midland MI
Trinity LS
Belle Plaine MN
Principal; Grades 7-8
1/17/2021
Miss Olivia Knudsen Prairie LS Lower Site
Gibbon MN
Crown of Life LS
West Saint Paul MN
Teacher; Grade 1, Choir
1/17/2021
Mrs Kayla Wilkins Trinity LS
Marshfield WI
Zion LS
Valentine NE
Teacher; Grades K-3
1/17/2021
Mr Philip Krueger Word of Life LS
Milwaukee WI
Mt Calvary LS
Redding CA
Principal; Grades 6-8
1/17/2021
Mrs Meghan Mache Garden Homes LS
Milwaukee WI
Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
Teacher; Grade 1
1/17/2021
Mr Mark Hesse St Lucas LS
Kewaskum WI
Petra LS
Sauk Rapids MN
Principal; Grades 3-8
1/17/2021
Miss Sandra O’Laire St Marcus LS – Main Campus K4 – Gr 8
Milwaukee WI
Bay Pines LS
Seminole FL
Teacher; Grades 1-2
1/17/2021


CALLS ACCEPTED

 

Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mr Jarrod Pfarr St Peter LS
Appleton WI
St Peter LS
Appleton WI
Assistant Principal
1/11/2021
Mrs Melissa Botero St Paul First LS
North Hollywood CA
Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
Teacher; Grade 2
1/11/2021
Mrs Heidi Wendland Mount Olive LS
Appleton WI
ECM Teacher; 4 year-olds
1/13/2021
Mrs Allison Hoffmann Bethany Lutheran Preschool
Saginaw MI
Bethany Lutheran Preschool
Saginaw MI
ECM Director & Teacher
1/14/2021
Mr Aaron Schwartz Peace LS
Livonia MI
St Paul LS
Rapid City SD
Principal; Grades 7-8
1/15/2021
Mr Benjamin Raddatz Shepherd LS
Albuquerque NM
St Peter’s LS
Fond du Lac WI
Principal; Grade 6 (Half-Time Teaching)
1/16/2021


CALLS DECLINED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev James Skorzewski Christ the Rock LC
Hutto TX
Zion LC
Lansing MI
Pastor
1/12/2021
Rev Andrew Fix St John LC
Lannon WI
Beautiful Saviour LC
Carlsbad CA
Pastor
1/13/2021
Rev Aaron Strong Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
Christ the King LC
Tulsa OK
Pastor
1/16/2021
Rev Kurtis Wetzel Cross of Christ LC
Boise ID
Peace LC
Chandler AZ
Pastor
1/16/2021
Teachers Current call New call Date declined
Mrs Rebekah Fincham Gethsemane LS
Omaha NE
Beautiful Savior LS
Grove City OH
ECM Director & Teacher
1/12/2021
Mr Nicholas Raith Grace LC
Saint Joseph MI
Bethany LS
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; Grade 7, Choir, Music
1/12/2021
Ms Bethany Ehlert Trusting Hearts Preschool
Manitowoc WI
Little Lions Child Care
Marathon WI
ECM Director
1/13/2021
Mrs Joy Dorn St John LS
Lewiston MN
Bethany LS
Port Orchard WA
Teacher; Grades 1-2, Music
1/13/2021
Miss Cheryl Henckel Little Lambs Childcare Center
West Bend WI
First LS
La Crosse WI
ECM Director
1/14/2021
Miss Jessica Neumann St John LS
Mukwonago WI
Lord of Life LS
Thornton CO
Teacher; Grades 1-2
1/14/2021
Mr Philip Ewerdt New Hope Lutheran Academy
West Melbourne FL
St John’s LS
Two Rivers WI
Teacher; Grades 5-6, Athletic Director
1/14/2021
Mr Nathan Bitter St Mark LS
Bemidji MN
St John LS
Fox Lake WI
Principal; Grades 6-8
1/16/2021
Mr Daniel Johnson Mount Lebanon LS
Milwaukee WI
Mt Calvary LS
Waukesha WI
Principal; Grades 6, 7, or 8
1/16/2021
Mr Brad Schaper Luther High School
Onalaska WI
Kingdom Prep Lutheran High School
Wauwatosa WI
Teacher; Science
1/18/2021


RESIGNED

 

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mrs Kathy Hoffman St Paul LS
Saint James MN
6/30/2021
Ms Sonja Olson Zion LS
South Milwaukee WI
6/30/2021


CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

 

Pastors Home church Death date
Rev Philip Schwerin Faith LC
Russellville AR
12/25/2020
Teachers Home church Death date
Dr Polly Browne King Of Grace LC
Golden Valley MN
12/28/2020


RETIREMENT

 

Pastors Current call Date retired
Rev Paul Johnston Faith LC
Anderson CA
6/30/2021
Teachers Current call Date retired
Mrs Julie Beach St John LS
Dakota MN
6/30/2021
Staff Ministers Current call Date retired
Mrs Sandra Bartsch St John LS
Milwaukee WI
6/30/2021
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Call Report – January 11, 2021

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

1/5/2021 – 1/11/2021

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 Andrew Fix St John LC
Lannon WI
Beautiful Saviour LC
Carlsbad CA
Pastor
12/11/2020
Rev Kent Holz Beautiful Savior LC
Clarksville TN
Commission on Congregational Counseling
Congregational Counselor
12/18/2020
Rev Joseph Koelpin Resurrection LC
Rochester MN
Faith LC
Tyler TX
Pastor
1/2/2021
Rev Keith Siverly St Mark LC
Mankato MN
Kingdom Prep Lutheran High School
Wauwatosa WI
Pastor
1/2/2021
Rev Harland Goetzinger III Redemption LC
Watertown NY
Good Shepherd LC
South Attleboro MA
Pastor
1/2/2021
Rev Paul Waldschmidt Peace LC
Hartford WI
Salem LC
Loretto MN
Associate Pastor
1/3/2021
Rev Eric Schroeder St John LC
Wauwatosa WI
Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Professor; Theology & history
1/3/2021
Rev Daniel Waldschmidt St John LC
Burlington WI
Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Professor; Greek
1/3/2021
Rev Paul Schupmann St John’s LC
Juneau WI
St Peter’s LC
Fond du Lac WI
Associate Pastor
1/3/2021
Rev Jason Hacker Grace LC
Waukesha WI
St Paul’s LC
New Ulm MN
Associate Pastor
1/3/2021
Rev Jason Free Christ the Lord LC
Brookfield WI
St Paul LC
Bangor WI
Pastor
1/3/2021
Rev Benjamin Berger St Paul LC
Winneconne WI
St John LC
Redwood Falls MN
Associate Pastor
1/3/2021
Rev Benjamin Ehlers Trinity LC
Temple TX
Bethany LC – Lynndale Campus
Appleton WI
Associate Pastor
1/3/2021
Rev Paul Schupmann St John’s LC
Juneau WI
St Paul LC
Mauston WI
Associate Pastor
1/3/2021
Rev Todd Engel St John LC
Red Wing MN
Trinity LC
Jenera OH
Associate Pastor
1/3/2021
Rev Nathan Kassulke Grace LC
Tucson AZ
Prince of Peace LC
Salt Lake City UT
Associate Pastor
1/3/2021
Rev Kurtis Wetzel Cross of Christ LC
Boise ID
Peace LC
Chandler AZ
Pastor
1/3/2021
Rev Harland Goetzinger III Redemption LC
Watertown NY
Beautiful Savior LC
Grove City OH
Pastor
1/3/2021
Rev Nathaniel Walther Grace LC
Minot ND
First LC
Aurora NE
Pastor
1/3/2021
Rev Jonathan Learman St Peter LC
Theresa WI
Christ LC
Marshall MN
Pastor
1/3/2021
Rev Christopher Ewings Faith LC
Anchorage AK
Shepherd of the Hills LC
Tucson AZ
Pastor
1/4/2021
Rev Titus Buelow St Paul LC
Clintonville WI
St Peter LC
Helenville WI
Pastor
1/5/2021
Rev Aaron Strong Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
Christ the King LC
Tulsa OK
Pastor
1/5/2021
Rev James Skorzewski Christ the Rock LC
Hutto TX
Zion LC
Lansing MI
Pastor
1/5/2021
Rev Matthew Scharf Hope LC
Manhattan KS
Beautiful Savior LC
Summerville SC
Pastor
1/6/2021
Rev Craig Born Risen Savior LC
Navarre FL
Trinity LC
Union Grove WI
Pastor
1/7/2021
Rev Jesse Johnston Mt Calvary LC
Menasha WI
First LC
Racine WI
Associate Pastor
1/7/2021
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Miss Heather Schmidt St Paul LS
Franklin WI
Divine Savior Academy – Santa Rita Ranch
Liberty Hill TX
Teacher; Grade 4
12/2/2020
Mr Christopher Avery St John’s LS
Burlington WI
Christ Our Redeemer LS
Aurora CO
Principal; Grades 4-7, Athletic Director
12/6/2020
Miss Cheryl Henckel Little Lambs Childcare Center
West Bend WI
First LS
La Crosse WI
ECM Director
12/13/2020
Mr Aaron Schwartz Peace LS
Livonia MI
St Paul LS
Rapid City SD
Principal; Grades 7-8
12/13/2020
Mr Philip Ewerdt New Hope Lutheran Academy
West Melbourne FL
St John’s LS
Two Rivers WI
Teacher; Grades 5-6, Athletic Director
12/13/2020
Mrs Melissa Botero St Paul First LS
North Hollywood CA
Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
Teacher; Grade 2
12/14/2020
Mrs Barbara Stelter St John LS
Fox Lake WI
St John LS
Fox Lake WI
ECM Teacher; 3-4K, Call made Permanent
12/14/2020
Mr Nathan Bitter St Mark LS
Bemidji MN
St John LS
Fox Lake WI
Principal; Grades 6-8
12/14/2020
Miss Jessica Neumann St John LS
Mukwonago WI
Lord of Life LS
Thornton CO
Teacher; Grades 1-2
12/20/2020
Ms Laurel Coates Trinity LS
Waco NE
St Mark Little Lions Preschool
Salina KS
ECM Teacher
12/20/2020
Mr Jacob Biebert St Matthew LS
Spokane WA
Immanuel LS
Medford WI
Principal; Grades TBD
12/20/2020
Ms Cathy Wilson   Waucousta LS
Campbellsport WI
Teacher; 4K & 5K
12/20/2020
Mrs Allison Hoffmann Bethany Lutheran Preschool
Saginaw MI
Bethany Lutheran Preschool
Saginaw MI
ECM Director & Teacher
12/20/2020
Mrs Rebekah Fincham Gethsemane LS
Omaha NE
Beautiful Savior LS
Grove City OH
ECM Director & Teacher
12/21/2020
Mr Daniel Johnson Mount Lebanon LS
Milwaukee WI
Mt Calvary LS
Waukesha WI
Principal; Grades 6, 7, or 8
12/21/2020
Mr Nicholas Raith Grace LC
Saint Joseph MI
Bethany LS
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; Grade 7, Choir, Music
12/21/2020
Ms Bethany Ehlert Trusting Hearts Preschool
Manitowoc WI
Little Lions Child Care
Marathon WI
ECM Director
12/22/2020
Mrs Heidi Wendland   Mount Olive LS
Appleton WI
ECM Teacher; 4-year-olds
12/22/2020
Mrs Joy Dorn St John LS
Lewiston MN
Bethany LS
Port Orchard WA
Teacher; Grades 1-2, Music
12/27/2020
Miss Cassandra Schwark Trinity LS
Aberdeen SD
Reformation LS
San Diego CA
Teacher; Grades 1-2, Music
12/27/2020
Mr Scott Georgson Good Shepherd LS
Sioux Falls SD
St Lucas LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grades 6-8, STEM
12/27/2020
Mrs Hannah Kuhn St John LS
Libertyville IL
Kingdom Prep Lutheran High School
Wauwatosa WI
Teacher; English
12/29/2020
Mr Brad Schaper Luther High School
Onalaska WI
Kingdom Prep Lutheran High School
Wauwatosa WI
Teacher; Science
12/29/2020
Mr Shelton Daniels   Kingdom Prep Lutheran High School
Wauwatosa WI
Teacher; History, Social Studies
12/29/2020
Mr Timothy Raddatz St John LS
Wrightstown WI
St John LS
Red Wing MN
Principal; Grades 6-8
1/3/2021
Mr Jon Kulhanek Bay Pines LS
Seminole FL
Garden Homes LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 7
1/3/2021
Miss Faith Scheer Christ the Lord LS
Brookfield WI
St Peter’s LS
Fond du Lac WI
Teacher; Grade 1
1/3/2021
Mrs Anne Drewa Good Shepherd LS
West Bend WI
Little Lambs Learning Center
Duluth MN
ECM Teacher
1/3/2021
Mr Joel Lauber Good Shepherd LS
Omaha NE
Divine Grace LS
Lake Orion MI
Principal; Grades 3-4 or 5-8
1/3/2021
Mr Eric Brown Christ the King Academy
Palm Coast FL
Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Professor; Education & Director of Field Experiences
1/3/2021
Mr Paul Ihde St Paul LS
Stevensville MI
Grace LS
Oshkosh WI
Principal; Grades 7-8
1/3/2021
Miss Maralee Mindock   Peace LS
Hartford WI
Teacher; K-8 Music, Choir
1/3/2021
Mr Daniel Roemhildt St Peter’s LS
Sturgeon Bay WI
Trinity-St Luke Clark St Campus
Watertown WI
Teacher; Grade 8, Vice Principal, Tech
1/3/2021
Mr Ryan Roth Peace LS
Livonia MI
Trinity LS
Jenera OH
Principal; Grades 7-8
1/3/2021
Mrs Christine Rindfleisch St John LS
Wauwatosa WI
Westside Christian School
Middleton WI
Teacher; Grades 5-8 ELA
1/3/2021
Mr Chad Marohn St Paul LS
Howards Grove WI
Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Principal
1/3/2021
Miss Mollie Dorn Mt Calvary LS
Redding CA
Cross of Christ LS
Coon Rapids MN
ECM Teacher; Assistant Director & Lead Teacher
1/3/2021
Mrs Michelle Roth Zion LS
Monroe MI
Trinity LS
Jenera OH
Teacher; Kindergarten
1/3/2021
Mr Benjamin Raddatz Shepherd LS
Albuquerque NM
St Peter’s LS
Fond du Lac WI
Principal; Grade 6 (Half-Day)
1/3/2021
Mr Joel Burmeister St Croix Lutheran Academy
West Saint Paul MN
Peridot-Our Savior’s LS
Peridot AZ
Teacher; Grade 6
1/4/2021
Dr John Kolander Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee WI
SEW Praesidium
Waukesha WI
Administrator; Superintendent of Schools for the Southeastern Wisconsin District
1/4/2021
Mrs Jill Hagen   St Peter LS
Appleton WI
Teacher; Grade 7, 5-8 Language Arts
1/4/2021
Mr Steven Vasold Luther Preparatory School
Watertown WI
Northland Lutheran High School
Mosinee WI
Teacher; Grade 12 – Science, Coaching
1/4/2021
Mrs Tamara Perushek St Peter LS
Appleton WI
St Peter LS
Appleton WI
Teacher; Grade 2, 1 Year-Call, Provisional Call
1/4/2021
Mr Jeremiah Schmiege Sola Fide Academy
Lawrenceville GA
Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Delray Beach FL
Principal; Grade 4
1/5/2021
Mrs Laura Schaper St John LS
Dakota MN
St Paul LS
Onalaska WI
Teacher; Grade 2
1/5/2021
Mr Zachary Seeger Abiding Peace Academy
Simpsonville SC
Grace Christian Academy
Falls Church VA
Principal
1/6/2021
Mr Neil Neumann St Stephen LS
Adrian MI
St Jacobi LS
Greenfield WI
Teacher; Grade 6, Music, Organ, Choir
1/6/2021
Mr William Hinz St John’s LS
Pardeeville WI
Christ LS
Eagle River WI
Principal; Grades 4-6
1/6/2021
Mr Christopher Olson Christ LS
North Saint Paul MN
St Jacobi LS
Greenfield WI
Teacher; Grades 7-8, Athletic Director
1/6/2021
Mrs Eve Headrick   Christ LS
Eagle River WI
ECM Teacher; One-Year, Half-Time, Provisional Call
1/6/2021
Mr Landon Zacharyasz Mount Olive LS
Appleton WI
St Croix Lutheran Academy
West Saint Paul MN
Director & Principal
1/7/2021
Mr Timothy Mueller Jr Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
California Lutheran High School
Wildomar CA
Superintendent
1/7/2021
Mr Joel Kramer Fox Valley Lutheran High School
Appleton WI
St Croix Lutheran Academy
West Saint Paul MN
Teacher; Grades 9-12 Religion, Athletic Director
1/7/2021
Ms Anna Wiechmann St Marcus LS – Main Campus K4 – Gr 8
Milwaukee WI
St Croix Lutheran Academy
West Saint Paul MN
Teacher; Grades 9-12 English
1/7/2021
Mrs Mary Rathje Wisconsin LS-Early Childhood Campus (K4-2)
Racine WI
Wisconsin LS-Early Childhood Campus (K4-2)
Racine WI
Teacher; Grade 2
1/7/2021
Mr Ryan Loberger Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
St Paul First LS
North Hollywood CA
Principal
1/10/2021
Miss Charlotte Huebner Divine Grace LS
Lake Orion MI
Holy Trinity LS
Des Moines WA
Teacher; Grade 1
1/10/2021
Ms Roseanne Millner God’s Treasures Child Care
Winthrop MN
Peace LS
Livonia MI
ECM Director; Lead Teacher
1/10/2021
Miss Kristy Lendt Trinity LS
Aberdeen SD
Little Lambs of Peace Preschool
Eagle River AK
ECM Teacher; Lead Teacher
1/10/2021
Miss Rachel Petermann Trinity LS
Kiel WI
Morning Star LS
Jackson WI
Teacher; Grade 3, Music
1/10/2021
Mr Michael Wisniewski Trinity LS
Marshfield WI
Bethany LS
Hustisford WI
Principal; Grades 5-8
1/10/2021
Mr Casey De Frain St Mark’s LS
Watertown WI
Trinity LS
Waukesha WI
Teacher; Grade 8, Upper Grades PE & Science
1/10/2021
Mrs Elizabeth Gumm Trinity LS
Caledonia WI
St Paul LS
Columbus OH
Teacher; Grades 1-2
1/10/2021
Ms Denise Bloomquist Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
St John LS
Waterloo WI
Teacher; Kindergarten, Organ
1/10/2021
Miss Jennifer Hunt Gethsemane LS
Omaha NE
Christ LS
Big Bend WI
Teacher; Kindergarten, School Music Ministry Coordinator
1/10/2021
Mrs Jodi Murphy Pilgrim LS
Menomonee Falls WI
Good Shepherd’s LS
West Allis WI
Teacher; Grades 1-2, Piano
1/10/2021
Mrs Catherine Sonntag St Matthew LS
Janesville WI
Crown of Life LS
Warren MI
ECM Director & Teacher, Youth Music Coordinator
1/10/2021
Mr Craig Sonntag St Matthew LS
Janesville WI
Crown of Life LS
Warren MI
Teacher; Upper Grades, Technology, Coaching
1/10/2021
Mr Phillip Rehberger St Paul LS
Appleton WI
Peace LS
Kissimmee FL
Principal; Grades 5-8, Departmentalized
1/10/2021
Mr Joseph Shiery St John LS
Bay City MI
Resurrection LS
Aurora IL
Teacher; Grades 4-5
1/10/2021
Mr David Backus St John LS
Manitowoc WI
St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Principal; Grades 7-8
1/10/2021
Mrs Claire Rehberger St Paul LS
Appleton WI
Peace LS
Kissimmee FL
Teacher; Grades 3-4
1/10/2021


CALLS ACCEPTED

Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mr Christopher Luebke   Emanuel LS
New London WI
Teacher; Grade 6, Vice Principal
1/6/2021
Miss Kristine Krug St Paul LS
Beverly Hills FL
St Mark LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Grade 1
1/8/2021
Mr Eric Duve St Paul LS
Bangor WI
Eastside LS
Madison WI
Teacher; Grade 4
1/8/2021
Mrs Sandy Mayhew   St John LS
Pigeon MI
Teacher; Lower Grades
1/9/2021
Mrs Jessica Welke Divine Peace LS
Largo MD
New Hope Lutheran Academy
West Melbourne FL
Teacher; Grades 1-2
1/9/2021
Mr Jonathan Rosenow Risen Savior LS
Milwaukee WI
St Marcus LS – Harambee Campus – K4 – Gr 2
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; 5-year-old Kindergarten
1/9/2021


ASSIGNMENT

Teachers   Assignment Date assigned
Mr Lucas Thooft   St John’s LS
Sparta WI
Teacher; Grades 3-4, Assignment
1/10/2021


CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Benjamin Kratz Our Savior LC
Birmingham AL
St John LC
Mukwonago WI
Associate Pastor
1/5/2021
Rev David Naumann St Paul LC
Saginaw MI
St Martin’s LC
Watertown SD
Associate Pastor
1/6/2021
Rev William Mayhew New Salem LC
Sebewaing MI
Trinity LC
Winner SD
Pastor
1/8/2021
Rev Brock Groth St Mark’s LC
Citrus Heights CA
Ascension LC
Moorhead MN
St Paul’s LC
Valley City ND
Pastor
1/9/2021
Rev Jay Bickelhaupt Apostles LC
Billings MT
New mission
West San Antonio TX
Pastor
1/11/2021
Teachers Current call New call Date declined
Mr Daniel Busch Good Shepherd LS
Burton MI
Redeemer LS
Tucson AZ
Principal
1/4/2021
Mr Luke Beilke Ascension LS and Preschool
Sarasota FL
Mt Calvary LS
Redding CA
Principal; Grades 6-8
1/6/2021
Mrs Kirsten Duin Peace LS
Sun Prairie WI
MLC Early Childhood Learning Center
New Ulm MN
ECM Teacher; Infant
1/6/2021
Mr Christopher Mundstock Peridot-Our Savior’s LS
Peridot AZ
St Marcus LS – Main Campus K4 – Gr 8
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Middle School Word of God
1/6/2021
Mr Christopher Luebke   Mount Olive LS
Appleton WI
Teacher; Grade 8, General Computer
1/7/2021
Mr Ian Watson Resurrection LS
Rochester MN
St Mark’s LS
Watertown WI
Teacher; Grade 8, Upper Grades English
1/7/2021
Ms Katrina Buchholz Mount Lebanon LS
Milwaukee WI
Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 9, English Foundations
1/7/2021
Mr Jared Christensen St Paul LS
Saint James MN
St Paul LS
Ixonia WI
Principal; Grades 5-6
1/8/2021
Miss Meredith Milbrath Risen Savior LS
Mankato MN
Abiding Peace Academy
Simpsonville SC
Teacher; Flex Grades 2-6
1/8/2021
Mr Craig Kiecker Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Petra LS
Sauk Rapids MN
Principal; Upper Grades
1/9/2021
Mrs Bethany Babinec St John LS
Watertown WI
Zion LS
Columbus WI
Teacher; Grades 1-2
1/9/2021
Mrs Megan Allard St John LS
Neillsville WI
Carlsbad Christian Academy
Carlsbad CA
Teacher; Elementary Grades
1/9/2021
Mr Michael Allard St John LS
Neillsville WI
Carlsbad Christian Academy
Carlsbad CA
Principal; Upper Grades
1/9/2021
Miss Amanda Ehrenberg St Paul LS
South Haven MI
Zion LS
Denver CO
ECM Director
1/10/2021
Mr Adam Igl St John’s LS
Newburg WI
First German LS
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; Grades 5-6, Choir, Worship Music
1/10/2021
Mrs Jillian Igl Peace LS
Hartford WI
First German LS
Manitowoc WI
ECM Director & Teacher
1/10/2021


RESIGNED

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mrs Stephanie Larson Zion Lutheran Preschool
Mobridge SD
6/30/2021


CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

Teachers Home church Death date
Mr Kurt Mueller Mt Calvary LC
Flagstaff AZ
1/3/2021


RETIREMENT

Pastors Current call Date retired
Rev Richard Zahn Winnebago Lutheran Academy
Fond du Lac WI
6/30/2021
Rev John Gawrisch Star of Bethlehem LC
New Berlin WI
6/30/2021
Teachers Current call Date retired
Prof Robert Huebner Luther Preparatory School
Watertown WI
6/30/2021
Mrs Barbara Zahn Winnebago Lutheran Academy
Fond du Lac WI
6/30/2021
Mrs Lisa Dunsmoor Christ LS
Eagle River WI
6/30/2021
Staff Ministers Current call Date retired
Mr Thomas Hering Our Savior LC
Grafton WI
6/30/2021
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Call Report – January 4, 2021

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

12/29/2020 – 1/4/2021

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 Brock Groth St Mark’s LC
Citrus Heights CA
Ascension LC
Moorhead MN
St Paul’s LC
Valley City ND
Pastor
12/5/2020
Rev Benjamin Kratz Our Savior LC
Birmingham AL
St John LC
Mukwonago WI
Associate Pastor
12/6/2020
Rev David Naumann St Paul LC
Saginaw MI
St Martin’s LC
Watertown SD
Associate Pastor
12/6/2020
Rev William Mayhew New Salem LC
Sebewaing MI
Trinity LC
Winner SD
Pastor
12/9/2020
Rev Jay Bickelhaupt Apostles LC
Billings MT
New mission
West San Antonio TX
Pastor
12/10/2020
Rev Andrew Fix St John LC
Lannon WI
Beautiful Saviour LC
Carlsbad CA
Pastor
12/11/2020
Rev Kent Holz Beautiful Savior LC
Clarksville TN
Commission on Congregational Counseling
Congregational Counselor
12/18/2020
Rev Keith Siverly St Mark LC
Mankato MN
Kingdom Prep Lutheran High School
Wauwatosa WI
Pastor
1/2/2021
Rev Harland Goetzinger III Redemption LC
Watertown NY
Good Shepherd LC
South Attleboro MA
Pastor
1/2/2021
Rev Kurtis Wetzel Cross of Christ LC
Boise ID
Peace LC
Chandler AZ
Pastor
1/3/2021
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mr Luke Beilke Ascension LS and Preschool
Sarasota FL
Mt Calvary LS
Redding CA
Principal; Grades 6-8
11/29/2020
Miss Heather Schmidt St Paul LS
Franklin WI
Divine Savior Academy – Santa Rita Ranch
Liberty Hill TX
Teacher; Grade 4
12/2/2020
Miss Kristine Krug St Paul LS
Beverly Hills FL
St Mark LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Grade 1
12/6/2020
Mr Christopher Avery St John’s LS
Burlington WI
Christ Our Redeemer LS
Aurora CO
Principal; Grades 4-7, Athletic Director
12/6/2020
Mr Craig Kiecker Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Petra LS
Sauk Rapids MN
Principal; Upper Grades
12/8/2020
Mrs Kirsten Duin Peace LS
Sun Prairie WI
MLC Early Childhood Learning Center
New Ulm MN
ECM Teacher; Infant
12/10/2020
Miss Cheryl Henckel Little Lambs Childcare Center
West Bend WI
First LS
La Crosse WI
ECM Director
12/13/2020
Mr Eric Duve St Paul LS
Bangor WI
Eastside LS
Madison WI
Teacher; Grade 4
12/13/2020
Mrs Bethany Babinec St John LS
Watertown WI
Zion LS
Columbus WI
Teacher; Grades 1-2
12/13/2020
Mr Aaron Schwartz Peace LS
Livonia MI
St Paul LS
Rapid City SD
Principal; Grades 7-8
12/13/2020
Mr Philip Ewerdt New Hope Lutheran Academy
West Melbourne FL
St John’s LS
Two Rivers WI
Teacher; Grades 5-6, Athletic Director
12/13/2020
Miss Meredith Milbrath Risen Savior LS
Mankato MN
Abiding Peace Academy
Simpsonville SC
Teacher; Flex Grades 2-6
12/13/2020
Mrs Melissa Botero St Paul First LS
North Hollywood CA
Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
Teacher; Grade 2
12/14/2020
Mrs Barbara Stelter St John LS
Fox Lake WI
St John LS
Fox Lake WI
ECM Teacher; 3-4K, Permanent Call
12/14/2020
Mr Nathan Bitter St Mark LS
Bemidji MN
St John LS
Fox Lake WI
Principal; Grades 6-8
12/14/2020
Mr Christopher Luebke Emanuel LS
New London WI
Teacher; Grade 6, Vice Principal
12/14/2020
Mr Jared Christensen St Paul LS
Saint James MN
St Paul LS
Ixonia WI
Principal; Grades 5-6
12/14/2020
Mr Jonathan Rosenow Risen Savior LS
Milwaukee WI
St Marcus LS – Harambee Campus – K4 – Gr 2
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; 5K
12/15/2020
Mr Christopher Mundstock Peridot-Our Savior’s LS
Peridot AZ
St Marcus LS – Main Campus K4 – Gr 8
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Middle School Word of God
12/15/2020
Mr Michael Allard St John LS
Neillsville WI
Carlsbad Christian Academy
Carlsbad CA
Principal; Upper Grades
12/17/2020
Mrs Megan Allard St John LS
Neillsville WI
Carlsbad Christian Academy
Carlsbad CA
Teacher; Elementary Grades
12/17/2020
Ms Katrina Buchholz Mount Lebanon LS
Milwaukee WI
Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 9, English Foundations
12/18/2020
Mrs Sandy Mayhew St John LS
Pigeon MI
Teacher; Lower Grades
12/20/2020
Mr Daniel Busch Good Shepherd LS
Burton MI
Redeemer LS
Tucson AZ
Principal
12/20/2020
Miss Jessica Neumann St John LS
Mukwonago WI
Lord of Life LS
Thornton CO
Teacher; Grades 1-2
12/20/2020
Ms Laurel Coates Trinity LS
Waco NE
St Mark Little Lions Preschool
Salina KS
ECM Teacher
12/20/2020
Miss Amanda Ehrenberg St Paul LS
South Haven MI
Zion LS
Denver CO
ECM Director
12/20/2020
Mrs Jessica Welke Divine Peace LS
Largo MD
New Hope Lutheran Academy
West Melbourne FL
Teacher; Grades 1-2
12/20/2020
Mr Jacob Biebert St Matthew LS
Spokane WA
Immanuel LS
Medford WI
Principal; Grades TBD
12/20/2020
Ms Cathy Wilson Waucousta LS
Campbellsport WI
Teacher; 4K & 5K
12/20/2020
Mrs Allison Hoffmann Bethany Lutheran Preschool
Saginaw MI
Bethany Lutheran Preschool
Saginaw MI
ECM Director & Teacher
12/20/2020
Mr Ian Watson Resurrection LS
Rochester MN
St Mark’s LS
Watertown WI
Teacher; Grade 8, Upper Grades English
12/21/2020
Mrs Rebekah Fincham Gethsemane LS
Omaha NE
Beautiful Savior LS
Grove City OH
ECM Director & Teacher
12/21/2020
Mrs Jillian Igl Peace LS
Hartford WI
First German LS
Manitowoc WI
ECM Director & Teacher
12/21/2020
Mr Adam Igl St John’s LS
Newburg WI
First German LS
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; Grades 5-6, Choir, Worship Music
12/21/2020
Mr Daniel Johnson Mount Lebanon LS
Milwaukee WI
Mt Calvary LS
Waukesha WI
Principal; Grades 6, 7, or 8
12/21/2020
Mr Nicholas Raith Grace LC
Saint Joseph MI
Bethany LS
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; Grade 7, Choir, Music
12/21/2020
Mr Christopher Luebke Mount Olive LS
Appleton WI
Teacher; Grade 8, General Computer
12/22/2020
Ms Bethany Ehlert Trusting Hearts Preschool
Manitowoc WI
Little Lions Child Care
Marathon WI
ECM Director
12/22/2020
Mrs Heidi Wendland Mount Olive LS
Appleton WI
ECM Teacher; 4-year-olds
12/22/2020
Mrs Joy Dorn St John LS
Lewiston MN
Bethany LS
Port Orchard WA
Teacher; Grades 1-2, Music
12/27/2020
Miss Cassandra Schwark Trinity LS
Aberdeen SD
Reformation LS
San Diego CA
Teacher; Grades 1-2, Music
12/27/2020
Mr Scott Georgson Good Shepherd LS
Sioux Falls SD
St Lucas LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grades 6-8, STEM
12/27/2020
Mrs Hannah Kuhn St John LS
Libertyville IL
Kingdom Prep Lutheran High School
Wauwatosa WI
Teacher; English
12/29/2020
Mr Brad Schaper Luther High School
Onalaska WI
Kingdom Prep Lutheran High School
Wauwatosa WI
Teacher; Science
12/29/2020
Mr Shelton Daniels Kingdom Prep Lutheran High School
Wauwatosa WI
Teacher; History, Social Studies
12/29/2020
Mr Timothy Raddatz St John LS
Wrightstown WI
St John LS
Red Wing MN
Principal; Grades 6-8
1/3/2021
Mr Jon Kulhanek Bay Pines LS
Seminole FL
Garden Homes LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 7
1/3/2021
Miss Faith Scheer Christ the Lord LS
Brookfield WI
St Peter’s LS
Fond du Lac WI
Teacher; Grade 1
1/3/2021
Mrs Anne Drewa Good Shepherd LS
West Bend WI
Little Lambs Learning Center
Duluth MN
ECM Teacher
1/3/2021
Mr Joel Lauber Good Shepherd LS
Omaha NE
Divine Grace LS
Lake Orion MI
Principal; Grades 3-4 or 5-8
1/3/2021
Mr Eric Brown Christ the King School
Palm Coast FL
Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Professor; Education & Director of Field Experiences
1/3/2021
Mr Paul Ihde St Paul LS
Stevensville MI
Grace LS
Oshkosh WI
Principal; Grades 7-8
1/3/2021
Miss Maralee Mindock Peace LS
Hartford WI
Teacher; K-8 Music, Choir
1/3/2021
Mr Daniel Roemhildt St Peter’s LS
Sturgeon Bay WI
Trinity-St Luke Clark St Campus
Watertown WI
Teacher; Grade 8, Vice Principal, Tech
1/3/2021
Mr Ryan Roth Peace LS
Livonia MI
Trinity LS
Jenera OH
Principal; Grades 7-8
1/3/2021
Mrs Christine Rindfleisch St John LS
Wauwatosa WI
Westside Christian School
Middleton WI
Teacher; Grades 5-8 ELA
1/3/2021
Mr Chad Marohn St Paul LS
Howards Grove WI
Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Principal
1/3/2021
Miss Mollie Dorn Mt Calvary LS
Redding CA
Cross of Christ LS
Coon Rapids MN
ECM Teacher; Assistant Director & Lead Teacher
1/3/2021
Mrs Michelle Roth Zion LS
Monroe MI
Trinity LS
Jenera OH
Teacher; Kindergarten
1/3/2021
Mr Benjamin Raddatz Shepherd LS
Albuquerque NM
St Peter’s LS
Fond du Lac WI
Principal; Grade 6 (Half-Day)
1/3/2021


CALLS ACCEPTED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Andrew Schmidt (ELS) Bethany Lutheran College
Mankato MN
St Paul’s LC
North Mankato MN
Associate Pastor
1/1/2021
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mrs Kristin Watson Precious Lambs Preschool
Rochester MN
Precious Lambs Preschool
Rochester MN
ECM Teacher; Call made Year-Round
12/9/2020
Mrs Jodi Bailey Reformation LS
San Diego CA
Reformation LS
San Diego CA
Teacher; Grades 5-6, Release-Time Call
12/23/2020
Mrs Stephnie Marquez Arizona Lutheran Academy
Phoenix AZ
Arizona Lutheran Academy
Phoenix AZ
Teacher; Art, Half-Time, One-Year, Provisional Call
12/29/2020
Mrs Mandy Elseth Little Lambs Christian Preschool
West Fargo ND
St Martin’s LS
Watertown SD
ECM Director
12/30/2020
Mrs Stacey Aguilar Concord Lutheran Academy
Temecula CA
Cross of Glory LS
Peoria AZ
Teacher; Grades 3-4
1/1/2021
Mrs Jenny Pufahl Faith LS
Fond du Lac WI
Teacher; Grade 3
1/1/2021
Miss Sarah Rautenberg Building Blocks Christian Academy
Los Angeles CA
CrossLife Christian Academy
Pflugerville TX
ECM Teacher; 3-year-olds
1/3/2021
Mr David Schulz St Stephen LS
Beaver Dam WI
St Stephen LS
Beaver Dam WI
Principal; Grade 5 & 5-8 Math
1/3/2021


ASSIGNMENT

 

Teachers Assignment Date assigned
Miss Ella Loersch St John LS
Peshtigo WI
Teacher; Grades 3-5, Limited Duration Call, Semester 2
12/28/2020


CALLS
DECLINED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Keegan Dowling Abiding Word LC
Orleans ON
St John’s LC
Sparta WI
Youth Associate Pastor
12/22/2020
Rev Evan Chartrand Luther Preparatory School
Watertown WI
New Mission
Amarillo TX
Pastor
12/29/2020
Rev Randall Ott Zion LC
Greenleaf WI
St Paul LC
Roscoe SD
St John LC
Bowdle SD
Pastor
12/31/2020
Rev Scott Schultz Cross of Christ LC
Portage WI
Good Shepherd LC
Midland TX
Pastor
1/1/2021
Rev Jason Baldwin Hope LC
Saint Charles MI
Emanuel LC &
St John LC
Fairfax MN
Pastor
1/2/2021
Rev Luke Tembreull Beautiful Savior LC
Corvallis OR
Reformation LC
Dousman WI
Pastor
1/2/2021
Rev Alexander Groth Beautiful Savior LC
Cincinnati OH
St Paul LC
North Fond du Lac WI
Associate Pastor
1/2/2021
Rev Brian Pechman Risen Savior LC
Pooler GA
Messiah LC
Nampa ID
Pastor
1/3/2021
Teachers Current call New call Date declined
Mrs Rebecca Toepel St Peter Lutheran Preschool
Modesto CA
CrossLife Christian Academy
Pflugerville TX
ECM Teacher; 3-year-olds
12/11/2020
Miss Cassandra Krug Lord of Life LS
Friendswood TX
CrossLife Christian Academy
Pflugerville TX
Teacher; Kindergarten
12/27/2020
Miss Elizabeth Henke Risen Savior Christian Academy
Pooler GA
Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
Teacher; Grade 1
12/29/2020
Mr Mark Kutz St John LS
Dakota MN
St Peter’s LS
Fond du Lac WI
Principal; Grade 6 (Half-Day)
12/30/2020
Miss Karen Luehring Shepherd of the Valley LS
Westminster CO
Crown of Life LS
West Saint Paul MN
Teacher; Grade 1, Choir
12/30/2020
Mr Scott Beyersdorf David’s Star LS
Jackson WI
St Paul LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Grades 7-8
1/1/2021
Mrs Shana Beyersdorf St Paul LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Grade 3, Spanish
1/1/2021
Ms Melissa Hanson Holy Trinity Lutheran Academy – Child Care
New Hope MN
Little Lambs Learning Center
Mandan ND
ECM Director
1/1/2021
Mr Nathan Schultz Peace LS
Hartford WI
Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
Principal; Math
1/1/2021
Miss Deborah Buelow First LS
Elkhorn WI
Zion LS
Valentine NE
Teacher; Grades K-3
1/2/2021
Miss Kathleen VanOrman Sola Fide Academy
Lawrenceville GA
Bay Pines LS
Seminole FL
Teacher; Grades 1-2
1/2/2021
Mrs Ashley Steinmetz Shepherd of the Valley LS
Menasha WI
Trinity Lutheran Preschool
Belle Plaine MN
ECM Teacher
1/2/2021
Mr Jacob Steinmetz Shepherd of the Valley LS
Menasha WI
Trinity LS
Belle Plaine MN
Principal; Grades 7-8
1/2/2021
Mrs Amanda Ofstie Little Lambs Learning Center
Mandan ND
Jesus Loves Me Learning Center
North Mankato MN
ECM Teacher
1/2/2021
Dr Benjamin Troge Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
Evergreen Lutheran High School
Tacoma WA
Principal; Religion
1/3/2021
Mrs Andrea Hahm Holy Trinity Lutheran Academy
New Hope MN
Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School
New Ulm MN
Teacher; Learning Coordinator
1/3/2021
Mrs Emily Seeber Salem LS
Milwaukee WI
Holy Cross LS (ELS)
Madison WI
Teacher; Grade 6
1/4/2021


RESIGNED

 

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Miss Holly Marquardt Westside Christian School
Middleton WI
12/31/2020


RETIREMENT

 

Teachers Current call Date retired
Mr James Hussman St Paul LS
Algoma WI
6/30/2021
Mr Emil Schuh St Peter’s LS
Fond du Lac WI
6/30/2021
Mrs Lori Miller St Paul LS
Algoma WI
6/30/2021

 

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Call Report – December 28, 2020

 

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

12/22/2020 – 12/28/2020

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 Randall Ott Zion LC
Greenleaf WI
St Paul LC
Roscoe SD
St John LC
Bowdle SD
Pastor
11/24/2020
Rev Andrew Schmidt (ELS) Bethany Lutheran College
Mankato MN
St Paul’s LC
North Mankato MN
Associate Pastor
11/29/2020
Rev Alexander Groth Beautiful Savior LC
Cincinnati OH
St Paul LC
North Fond du Lac WI
Associate Pastor
11/29/2020
Rev Evan Chartrand Luther Preparatory School
Watertown WI
New Mission
Amarillo TX
Pastor
11/30/2020
Rev Brock Groth St Mark’s LC
Citrus Heights CA
Ascension LC
Moorhead MN
St Paul’s LC
Valley City ND
Pastor
12/5/2020
Rev Keegan Dowling Abiding Word LC
Orleans ON Canada
St John’s LC
Sparta WI
Youth Associate Pastor
12/6/2020
Rev Benjamin Kratz Our Savior LC
Birmingham AL
St John LC
Mukwonago WI
Associate Pastor
12/6/2020
Rev Jason Baldwin Hope LC
Saint Charles MI
Emanuel LC &
St John LC
Fairfax MN
Pastor
12/6/2020
Rev Brian Pechman Risen Savior LC
Pooler GA
Messiah LC
Nampa ID
Pastor
12/6/2020
Rev David Naumann St Paul LC
Saginaw MI
St Martin’s LC
Watertown SD
Associate Pastor
12/6/2020
Rev Luke Tembreull Beautiful Savior LC
Corvallis OR
Reformation LC
Dousman WI
Pastor
12/8/2020
Rev William Mayhew New Salem LC
Sebewaing MI
Trinity LC
Winner SD
Pastor
12/9/2020
Rev Scott Schultz Cross of Christ LC
Portage WI
Good Shepherd LC
Midland TX
Pastor
12/10/2020
Rev Jay Bickelhaupt Apostles LC
Billings MT
New mission
West San Antonio TX
Pastor
12/10/2020
Rev Andrew Fix St John LC
Lannon WI
Beautiful Saviour LC
Carlsbad CA
Pastor
12/11/2020
Rev Kent Holz Beautiful Savior LC
Clarksville TN
Commission on Congregational Counseling
Congregational Counselor
12/18/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mrs Stephnie Marquez Arizona Lutheran Academy
Phoenix AZ
Arizona Lutheran Academy
Phoenix AZ
Teacher; Art, Half-Time, One-Year, Provisional Call
11/16/2020
Miss Cassandra Krug Lord of Life LS
Friendswood TX
CrossLife Christian Academy
Pflugerville TX
Teacher; Kindergarten
11/18/2020
Mrs Rebecca Toepel St Peter Lutheran Preschool
Modesto CA
CrossLife Christian Academy
Pflugerville TX
ECM Teacher; 3-year-olds
11/18/2020
Miss Sarah Rautenberg Building Blocks Christian Academy
Los Angeles CA
CrossLife Christian Academy
Pflugerville TX
ECM Teacher; 3-year-olds
11/18/2020
Mr Scott Beyersdorf David’s Star LS
Jackson WI
St Paul LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Grades 7-8
11/24/2020
Mrs Shana Beyersdorf St Paul LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Grade 3, Spanish
11/24/2020
Miss Deborah Buelow First LS
Elkhorn WI
Zion LS
Valentine NE
Teacher; Grades K-3
11/29/2020
Mr Luke Beilke Ascension LS and Preschool
Sarasota FL
Mt Calvary LS
Redding CA
Principal; Grades 6-8
11/29/2020
Miss Heather Schmidt St Paul LS
Franklin WI
Divine Savior Academy – Santa Rita Ranch
Liberty Hill TX
Teacher; Grade 4
12/2/2020
Miss Elizabeth Henke Risen Savior Christian Academy
Pooler GA
Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
Teacher; Grade 1
12/6/2020
Mr Nathan Schultz Peace LS
Hartford WI
Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
Principal; Math
12/6/2020
Mr David Schulz St Stephen LS
Beaver Dam WI
St Stephen LS
Beaver Dam WI
Principal; Grade 5 & 5-8 Math
12/6/2020
Miss Karen Luehring Shepherd of the Valley LS
Westminster CO
Crown of Life LS
West Saint Paul MN
Teacher; Grade 1, Choir
12/6/2020
Mr Mark Kutz St John LS
Dakota MN
St Peter’s LS
Fond du Lac WI
Principal; Grade 6 (Half-Day)
12/6/2020
Miss Kristine Krug St Paul LS
Beverly Hills FL
St Mark LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Grade 1
12/6/2020
Mrs Mandy Elseth Little Lambs Christian Preschool
West Fargo ND
St Martin’s LS
Watertown SD
ECM Director
12/6/2020
Mrs Ashley Steinmetz Shepherd of the Valley LS
Menasha WI
Trinity Lutheran Preschool
Belle Plaine MN
ECM Teacher
12/6/2020
Mr Jacob Steinmetz Shepherd of the Valley LS
Menasha WI
Trinity LS
Belle Plaine MN
Principal; Grades 7-8
12/6/2020
Mr Christopher Avery St John’s LS
Burlington WI
Christ Our Redeemer LS
Aurora CO
Principal; Grades 4-7, Athletic Director
12/6/2020
Mrs Amanda Ofstie Little Lambs Learning Center
Mandan ND
Jesus Loves Me Learning Center
North Mankato MN
ECM Teacher
12/8/2020
Mr Craig Kiecker Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Petra LS
Sauk Rapids MN
Principal; Upper Grades
12/8/2020
Mrs Kirsten Duin Peace LS
Sun Prairie WI
MLC Early Childhood Learning Center
New Ulm MN
ECM Teacher; Infant
12/10/2020
Miss Cheryl Henckel Little Lambs Childcare Center
West Bend WI
First LS
La Crosse WI
ECM Director
12/13/2020
Miss Kathleen VanOrman Sola Fide Academy
Lawrenceville GA
Bay Pines LS
Seminole FL
Teacher; Grades 1-2
12/13/2020
Mr Eric Duve St Paul LS
Bangor WI
Eastside LS
Madison WI
Teacher; Grade 4
12/13/2020
Mrs Bethany Babinec St John LS
Watertown WI
Zion LS
Columbus WI
Teacher; Grades 1-2
12/13/2020
Mrs Jenny Pufahl Faith LS
Fond du Lac WI
Teacher; Grade 3
12/13/2020
Mr Aaron Schwartz Peace LS
Livonia MI
St Paul LS
Rapid City SD
Principal; Grades 7-8
12/13/2020
Mr Philip Ewerdt New Hope Lutheran Academy
West Melbourne FL
St John’s LS
Two Rivers WI
Teacher; Grades 5-6, Athletic Director
12/13/2020
Miss Meredith Milbrath Risen Savior LS
Mankato MN
Abiding Peace Academy
Simpsonville SC
Teacher; Flex Grades 2-6
12/13/2020
Mrs Melissa Botero St Paul First LS
North Hollywood CA
Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
Teacher; Grade 2
12/14/2020
Mrs Barbara Stelter St John LS
Fox Lake WI
St John LS
Fox Lake WI
ECM Teacher; 3-4K, Call made Permanent
12/14/2020
Ms Melissa Hanson Holy Trinity Lutheran Academy – Child Care
New Hope MN
Little Lambs Learning Center
Mandan ND
ECM Director
12/14/2020
Mr Nathan Bitter St Mark LS
Bemidji MN
St John LS
Fox Lake WI
Principal; Grades 6-8
12/14/2020
Mr Christopher Luebke Emanuel LS
New London WI
Teacher; Grade 6, Vice Principal
12/14/2020
Mr Jared Christensen St Paul LS
Saint James MN
St Paul LS
Ixonia WI
Principal; Grades 5-6
12/14/2020
Dr Benjamin Troge Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
Evergreen Lutheran High School
Tacoma WA
Principal; Religion
12/14/2020
Mr Jonathan Rosenow Risen Savior LS
Milwaukee WI
St Marcus LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; 5K
12/15/2020
Mr Christopher Mundstock Peridot-Our Savior’s LS
Peridot AZ
St Marcus LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Middle School Word of God
12/15/2020
Mrs Emily Seeber Salem LS
Milwaukee WI
Holy Cross LS
Madison WI
Teacher; Grade 6 (ELS)
12/17/2020
Mr Michael Allard St John LS
Neillsville WI
Carlsbad Christian Academy
Carlsbad CA
Principal; Upper Grades
12/17/2020
Mrs Megan Allard St John LS
Neillsville WI
Carlsbad Christian Academy
Carlsbad CA
Teacher; Elementary Grades
12/17/2020
Ms Katrina Buchholz Mount Lebanon LS
Milwaukee WI
Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 9, English Foundations
12/18/2020
Mrs Sandy Mayhew St John LS
Pigeon MI
Teacher; Lower Grades
12/20/2020
Mr Daniel Busch Good Shepherd LS
Burton MI
Redeemer LS
Tucson AZ
Principal
12/20/2020
Miss Jessica Neumann St John LS
Mukwonago WI
Lord of Life LS
Thornton CO
Teacher; Grades 1-2
12/20/2020
Ms Laurel Coates Trinity LS
Waco NE
St Mark Little Lions Preschool
Salina KS
ECM Teacher
12/20/2020
Miss Amanda Ehrenberg St Paul LS
South Haven MI
Zion LS
Denver CO
ECM Director
12/20/2020
Mrs Jessica Welke Divine Peace LS
Largo MD
New Hope Lutheran Academy
West Melbourne FL
Teacher; Grades 1-2
12/20/2020
Mr Jacob Biebert St Matthew LS
Spokane WA
Immanuel LS
Medford WI
Principal; Grades TBD
12/20/2020
Ms Cathy Wilson Waucousta LS
Campbellsport WI
Teacher; 4K & 5K
12/20/2020
Mrs Stacey Aguilar Concord Lutheran Academy
Temecula CA
Cross of Glory LS
Peoria AZ
Teacher; Grades 3-4
12/20/2020
Mrs Allison Hoffmann Bethany Lutheran Preschool
Saginaw MI
Bethany Lutheran Preschool
Saginaw MI
ECM Director & Teacher
12/20/2020
Mr Ian Watson Resurrection LS
Rochester MN
St Mark’s LS
Watertown WI
Teacher; Grade 8, Upper Grades English
12/21/2020
Mrs Rebekah Fincham Gethsemane LS
Omaha NE
Beautiful Savior LS
Grove City OH
ECM Director & Teacher
12/21/2020
Mrs Jillian Igl Peace LS
Hartford WI
First German LS
Manitowoc WI
ECM Director & Teacher
12/21/2020
Mr Adam Igl St John’s LS
Newburg WI
First German LS
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; Grades 5-6, Choir, Worship Music
12/21/2020
Mrs Andrea Hahm Holy Trinity Lutheran Academy
New Hope MN
Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School
New Ulm MN
Teacher; Learning Coordinator
12/21/2020
Mr Daniel Johnson Mount Lebanon LS
Milwaukee WI
Mt Calvary LS
Waukesha WI
Principal; Grades 6, 7, or 8
12/21/2020
Mr Nicholas Raith Grace LC
Saint Joseph MI
Bethany LS
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; Grade 7, Choir, Music
12/21/2020
Mr Christopher Luebke Mount Olive LS
Appleton WI
Teacher; Grade 8, General Computer
12/22/2020
Ms Bethany Ehlert Trusting Hearts Preschool
Manitowoc WI
Little Lions Child Care
Marathon WI
ECM Director
12/22/2020
Mrs Heidi Wendland Mount Olive LS
Appleton WI
ECM Teacher; 4-year-olds
12/22/2020
Mrs Joy Dorn St John LS
Lewiston MN
Bethany LS
Port Orchard WA
Teacher; Grades 1-2, Music
12/27/2020
Miss Cassandra Schwark Trinity LS
Aberdeen SD
Reformation LS
San Diego CA
Teacher; Grades 1-2, Music
12/27/2020


CALLS ACCEPTED

 

Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mrs Kristin Watson Precious Lambs Preschool
Rochester MN
Precious is the Child Preschool
Rochester MN
ECM Teacher; Call made Year-Round
12/9/2020
Mr Eric Paulsen St Matthew’s LS
Oconomowoc WI
Luther Preparatory School
Watertown WI
Professor of Mathematics
12/23/2020
Ms Denise Fletcher Grace LS
Saint Joseph MI
Teacher; Kindergarten, One-Year, Provisional Call
12/23/2020
Mrs Beth Plath St Paul LS
Beverly Hills FL
Teacher; Grade 6, Semester 2
12/24/2020
Mrs Marilee Nolte New Hope Lutheran Academy
West Melbourne FL
Teacher; Grades 1-2, Limited Duration, Semester 2
12/24/2020
Ms Claire Schimanski Friedens LS
Kenosha WI
Teacher; Grade 4, Semester 2
12/24/2020
Mrs Sarah Homan Reformation LS
San Diego CA
St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Teacher; Kindergarten, Music
12/26/2020
Mrs Amy Vannieuwenhoven St Matthew’s LS
Oconomowoc WI
St Matthew’s LS
Oconomowoc WI
Teacher; Grade 5, Call made Permanent
12/26/2020


ASSIGNMENT

 

Teachers Assignment Date assigned
Mr Ian Paulsen St John LS
Bay City MI
Principal; Grades 7 & 8, Permanent Assignment
12/27/2020


CALLS DECLINED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Richard Miller Redeemer LC
Scottville MI
Grace LC
Dakota MN
Trinity (Wilson Twp) LC
Winona MN
Pastor
12/18/2020
Rev Nathan Seiltz Multi-Language Productions Christ the Rock LC
Farmington NM
Missionary
12/23/2020
Rev Donald Schultz Lakeside Lutheran High School
Lake Mills WI
St James LC
Portage MI
Pastor
12/23/2020
Rev Joel Neumann Faith LC
Black River Falls WI
St John LC
Goodhue MN
Pastor
12/26/2020
Rev Stephen Apt Divine Savior LC-Liberty Hill
Liberty Hill TX
Shepherd of the Lakes LC
Linden MI
Pastor
12/26/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date declined
Mr Brett Baade Christ-St Peter LS-West Campus & East Campus
Milwaukee WI
Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Principal
12/21/2020
Mr Michael Hinds St Peter’s LS
Fond du Lac WI
David’s Star LS
Jackson WI
Teacher; Grade 4, Tech Director
12/23/2020
Mrs Heather Pagel Lamb of God LS
West Allis WI
Lamb of God LS
West Allis WI
Teacher; Grades 1 & 2, Call made Permanent
12/23/2020
Miss Kristin Mantey Cornerstone Early Learning Center
Hugo MN
Gethsemane LS
Omaha NE
ECM Teacher; 3 & 4-year-olds
12/24/2020
Miss Hannah Holzhueter Morrison Zion LS
Greenleaf WI
Trinity LS
Jenera OH
Teacher; Kindergarten
12/24/2020
Mrs Danielle Fetcenko St Paul LS
Onalaska WI
Crown of Life LS
Warren MI
ECM Director; Organ, Choir
12/26/2020
Mr Michael Fetcenko St Paul LS
Onalaska WI
Crown of Life LS
Warren MI
Teacher; Grades 5-8, Technology, Coaching
12/26/2020
Mr Michael Chappell Precious Lambs Preschool
Jacksonville FL
Leap of Faith Early Childhood Center
New Lisbon WI
ECM Director
12/27/2020


RESIGNED

 

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mrs Rebecca Fricke St Paul LS
Wonewoc WI
12/31/2020


CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

 

Pastors Home church Death date
Rev Philip Schwerin Faith LC
Russellville AR
12/25/2020


RETIREMENT

 

Teachers Current call Date retired
Miss Suzanne Geiger St Paul LS
Columbus OH
6/30/2021
Mr Mark Steiner Arizona Lutheran Academy
Phoenix AZ
6/30/2021
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Call Report – December 21, 2020

 

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

12/15/2020 – 12/21/2020

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 Randall Ott Zion LC
Greenleaf WI
St Paul LC
Roscoe SD
St John LC
Bowdle SD
Pastor
11/24/2020
Rev Andrew Schmidt (ELS) Bethany Lutheran College
Mankato MN
St Paul’s LC
North Mankato MN
Associate Pastor
11/29/2020
Rev Alexander Groth Beautiful Savior LC
Cincinnati OH
St Paul LC
North Fond du Lac WI
Associate Pastor
11/29/2020
Rev Joel Neumann Faith LC
Black River Falls WI
St John LC
Goodhue MN
Pastor
11/29/2020
Rev Nathan Seiltz Multi-Language Productions Christ the Rock LC
Farmington NM
Missionary
11/29/2020
Rev Richard Miller Redeemer LC
Scottville MI
Grace LC
Dakota MN
Trinity (Wilson Twp) LC
Winona MN
Pastor
11/30/2020
Rev Evan Chartrand Luther Preparatory School
Watertown WI
New Mission
Amarillo TX
Pastor
11/30/2020
Rev Donald Schultz Lakeside Lutheran High School
Lake Mills WI
St James LC
Portage MI
Pastor
12/1/2020
Rev Brock Groth St Mark’s LC
Citrus Heights CA
Ascension LC
Moorhead MN
St Paul’s LC
Valley City ND
Pastor
12/5/2020
Rev Keegan Dowling Abiding Word LC
Orleans ON Canada
St John’s LC
Sparta WI
Youth Associate Pastor
12/6/2020
Rev Benjamin Kratz Our Savior LC
Birmingham AL
St John LC
Mukwonago WI
Associate Pastor
12/6/2020
Rev Jason Baldwin Hope LC
Saint Charles MI
Emanuel LC &
St John LC
Fairfax MN
Pastor
12/6/2020
Rev Brian Pechman Risen Savior LC
Pooler GA
Messiah LC
Nampa ID
Pastor
12/6/2020
Rev David Naumann St Paul LC
Saginaw MI
St Martin’s LC
Watertown SD
Associate Pastor
12/6/2020
Rev Luke Tembreull Beautiful Savior LC
Corvallis OR
Reformation LC
Dousman WI
Pastor
12/8/2020
Rev Stephen Apt Divine Savior LC-Liberty Hill
Liberty Hill TX
Shepherd of the Lakes LC
Linden MI
Pastor
12/8/2020
Rev William Mayhew New Salem LC
Sebewaing MI
Trinity LC
Winner SD
Pastor
12/9/2020
Rev Scott Schultz Cross of Christ LC
Portage WI
Good Shepherd LC
Midland TX
Pastor
12/10/2020
Rev Jay Bickelhaupt Apostles LC
Billings MT
New mission
West San Antonio TX
Pastor
12/10/2020
Rev Andrew Fix St John LC
Lannon WI
Beautiful Saviour LC
Carlsbad CA
Pastor
12/11/2020
Rev Kent Holz Beautiful Savior LC
Clarksville TN
Commission on Congregational Counseling
Waukesha WI
Congregational Counselor
12/18/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mrs Stephnie Marquez Arizona Lutheran Academy
Phoenix AZ
Arizona Lutheran Academy
Phoenix AZ
Teacher; Art, Half-Time, One-Year, Provisional Call
11/16/2020
Miss Cassandra Krug Lord of Life LS
Friendswood TX
CrossLife Christian Academy
Pflugerville TX
Teacher; Kindergarten
11/18/2020
Mrs Rebecca Toepel St Peter Lutheran Preschool
Modesto CA
CrossLife Christian Academy
Pflugerville TX
ECM Teacher; 3-year-olds
11/18/2020
Miss Sarah Rautenberg Building Blocks Christian Academy
Los Angeles CA
CrossLife Christian Academy
Pflugerville TX
ECM Teacher; 3-year-olds
11/18/2020
Mr Michael Chappell Precious Lambs Preschool
Jacksonville FL
Leap of Faith Early Childhood Center
New Lisbon WI
ECM Director
11/22/2020
Miss Kristin Mantey Cornerstone Early Learning Center
Hugo MN
Gethsemane LS
Omaha NE
ECM Teacher; 3 & 4-year-olds
11/23/2020
Mr Scott Beyersdorf David’s Star LS
Jackson WI
St Paul LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Grades 7-8
11/24/2020
Mrs Shana Beyersdorf   St Paul LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Grade 3, Spanish
11/24/2020
Mrs Danielle Fetcenko St Paul LS
Onalaska WI
Crown of Life LS
Warren MI
ECM Director; Organ, Choir
11/29/2020
Mr Michael Fetcenko St Paul LS
Onalaska WI
Crown of Life LS
Warren MI
Teacher; Grades 5-8, Technology, Coaching
11/29/2020
Mr Brett Baade Christ-St Peter LS-West Campus &
East Campus
Milwaukee WI
Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Principal
11/29/2020
Miss Deborah Buelow First LS
Elkhorn WI
Zion LS
Valentine NE
Teacher; Grades K-3
11/29/2020
Mr Luke Beilke Ascension LS and Preschool
Sarasota FL
Mt Calvary LS
Redding CA
Principal; Grades 6-8
11/29/2020
Mr Eric Paulsen St Matthew’s LS
Oconomowoc WI
Luther Preparatory School
Watertown WI
Professor; Mathematics
11/30/2020
Mrs Heather Pagel Lamb of God LS
West Allis WI
Lamb of God LS
West Allis WI
Teacher; Grades 1 & 2, Call made Permanent
11/30/2020
Mrs Sarah Homan Reformation LS
San Diego CA
St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Teacher; Kindergarten, Music
12/1/2020
Miss Heather Schmidt St Paul LS
Franklin WI
Divine Savior Academy – Santa Rita Ranch
Liberty Hill TX
Teacher; Grade 4
12/2/2020
Miss Elizabeth Henke Risen Savior Christian Academy
Pooler GA
Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
Teacher; Grade 1
12/6/2020
Mr Nathan Schultz Peace LS
Hartford WI
Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
Principal; Math
12/6/2020
Mr David Schulz St Stephen LS
Beaver Dam WI
St Stephen LS
Beaver Dam WI
Principal; Grade 5 & 5-8 Math
12/6/2020
Mr Michael Hinds St Peter’s LS
Fond du Lac WI
David’s Star LS
Jackson WI
Teacher; Grade 4, Tech Director
12/6/2020
Miss Karen Luehring Shepherd of the Valley LS
Westminster CO
Crown of Life LS
West Saint Paul MN
Teacher; Grade 1, Choir
12/6/2020
Miss Hannah Holzhueter Morrison Zion LS
Greenleaf WI
Trinity LS
Jenera OH
Teacher; Kindergarten
12/6/2020
Mr Mark Kutz St John LS
Dakota MN
St Peter’s LS
Fond du Lac WI
Principal; Grade 6 (Half-Day)
12/6/2020
Miss Kristine Krug St Paul LS
Beverly Hills FL
St Mark LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Grade 1
12/6/2020
Mrs Mandy Elseth Little Lambs Christian Preschool
West Fargo ND
St Martin’s LS
Watertown SD
ECM Director
12/6/2020
Mrs Ashley Steinmetz Shepherd of the Valley LS
Menasha WI
Trinity Lutheran Preschool
Belle Plaine MN
ECM Teacher
12/6/2020
Mr Jacob Steinmetz Shepherd of the Valley LS
Menasha WI
Trinity LS
Belle Plaine MN
Principal; Grades 7-8
12/6/2020
Mr Christopher Avery St John’s LS
Burlington WI
Christ Our Redeemer LS
Aurora CO
Principal; Grades 4-7, Athletic Director
12/6/2020
Mrs Amanda Ofstie Little Lambs Learning Center
Mandan ND
Jesus Loves Me Learning Center
North Mankato MN
ECM Teacher
12/8/2020
Mr Craig Kiecker Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Petra LS
Sauk Rapids MN
Principal; Upper Grades
12/8/2020
Mrs Kirsten Duin Peace LS
Sun Prairie WI
MLC Early Childhood Learning Center
New Ulm MN
ECM Teacher; Infant
12/10/2020
Miss Cheryl Henckel Little Lambs Childcare Center
West Bend WI
First LS
La Crosse WI
ECM Director
12/13/2020
Miss Kathleen VanOrman Sola Fide Academy
Lawrenceville GA
Bay Pines LS
Seminole FL
Teacher; Grades 1-2
12/13/2020
Mrs Amy Vannieuwenhoven St Matthew’s LS
Oconomowoc WI
St Matthew’s LS
Oconomowoc WI
Teacher; Grade 5, Call made Permanent
12/13/2020
Mr Eric Duve St Paul LS
Bangor WI
Eastside LS
Madison WI
Teacher; Grade 4
12/13/2020
Mrs Bethany Babinec St John LS
Watertown WI
Zion LS
Columbus WI
Teacher; Grades 1-2
12/13/2020
Mrs Jenny Pufahl   Faith LS
Fond du Lac WI
Teacher; Grade 3
12/13/2020
Mr Aaron Schwartz Peace LS
Livonia MI
St Paul LS
Rapid City SD
Principal; Grades 7-8
12/13/2020
Mr Philip Ewerdt New Hope Lutheran Academy
West Melbourne FL
St John’s LS
Two Rivers WI
Teacher; Grades 5-6, Athletic Director
12/13/2020
Miss Meredith Milbrath Risen Savior LS
Mankato MN
Abiding Peace Academy
Simpsonville SC
Teacher; Flex Grades 2-6
12/13/2020
Mrs Melissa Botero St Paul First LS
North Hollywood CA
Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
Teacher; Grade 2
12/14/2020
Mrs Barbara Stelter St John LS
Fox Lake WI
St John LS
Fox Lake WI
ECM Teacher; 3-4K, Permanent Call
12/14/2020
Ms Melissa Hanson Holy Trinity Lutheran Academy – Child Care
New Hope MN
Little Lambs Learning Center
Mandan ND
ECM Director
12/14/2020
Mr Nathan Bitter St Mark LS
Bemidji MN
St John LS
Fox Lake WI
Principal; Grades 6-8
12/14/2020
Mr Christopher Luebke   Emanuel LS
New London WI
Teacher; Grade 6, Vice Principal
12/14/2020
Mr Jared Christensen St Paul LS
Saint James MN
St Paul LS
Ixonia WI
Principal; Grades 5-6
12/14/2020
Dr Benjamin Troge Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
Evergreen Lutheran High School
Tacoma WA
Principal; Religion
12/14/2020
Mr Jonathan Rosenow Risen Savior LS
Milwaukee WI
St Marcus LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; 5K
12/15/2020
Mr Christopher Mundstock Peridot-Our Savior’s LS
Peridot AZ
St Marcus LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Middle School Word of God
12/15/2020
Mrs Emily Seeber Salem LS
Milwaukee WI
Holy Cross LS (ELS)
Madison WI
Teacher; Grade 6
12/17/2020
Mr Michael Allard St John LS
Neillsville WI
Carlsbad Christian Academy
Carlsbad CA
Principal; Upper Grades
12/17/2020
Mrs Megan Allard St John LS
Neillsville WI
Carlsbad Christian Academy
Carlsbad CA
Teacher; Elementary Grades
12/17/2020
Ms Katrina Buchholz Mount Lebanon LS
Milwaukee WI
Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 9, English Foundations
12/18/2020
Mrs Sandy Mayhew   St John LS
Pigeon MI
Teacher; Grades K-2, Music
12/20/2020
Mr Daniel Busch Good Shepherd LS
Burton MI
Redeemer LS
Tucson AZ
Principal
12/20/2020
Miss Jessica Neumann St John LS
Mukwonago WI
Lord of Life LS
Thornton CO
Teacher; Grades 1-2
12/20/2020
Ms Laurel Coates Trinity LS
Waco NE
St Mark Little Lions Preschool
Salina KS
ECM Teacher
12/20/2020
Miss Amanda Ehrenberg St Paul LS
South Haven MI
Zion LS
Denver CO
ECM Director
12/20/2020
Mrs Jessica Welke Divine Peace LS
Largo MD
New Hope Lutheran Academy
West Melbourne FL
Teacher; Grades 1-2
12/20/2020
Ms Cathy Wilson   Waucousta LS
Campbellsport WI
Teacher; 4K & 5K
12/20/2020
Mrs Stacey Aguilar Concord Lutheran Academy
Temecula CA
Cross of Glory LS
Peoria AZ
Teacher; Grades 3-4
12/20/2020
Mrs Allison Hoffmann Bethany Lutheran Preschool
Saginaw MI
Bethany Lutheran Preschool
Saginaw MI
ECM Director & Teacher
12/20/2020
Mrs Marilee Nolte New Hope Lutheran Academy
West Melbourne FL
New Hope Lutheran Academy
West Melbourne FL
Teacher; Grades 1-2, Limited Duration, Semester 2
12/20/2020


CALLS ACCEPTED

Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mrs Anna Vogel Shepherd of the Hills LS
La Mesa CA
Shepherd of the Hills LS
La Mesa CA
Teacher; Grades 2-3, Limited Duration, Half-Time Call
11/20/2020
Mrs Jennifer Bunn St John LS
Wrightstown WI
Risen Savior LS
Milwaukee WI
ECM Teacher; K4
12/14/2020
Mr Seth Kock St Marcus LS
Milwaukee WI
St Marcus LS
Milwaukee WI
Director
12/15/2020
Mrs Carol Markgraf St John’s LS
Newburg WI
St John’s LS
Newburg WI
ECM Teacher; Preschool & Extended Learning Teacher, Call made Permanent
12/18/2020
Mr Seth Zoellner Trinity LS
Waukesha WI
Peace LS
Sun Prairie WI
Teacher; Grade 7, Science
12/18/2020
Mr Santiago Botero St Paul First LS
North Hollywood CA
Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
Teacher; Grade 8 – Math, Science, Coaching
12/18/2020
Mrs Nicole Tranberg Good Shepherd’s LS
West Allis WI
St Peter LS
Saint Peter MN
Teacher; Kindergarten, Music, Youth Choir
12/19/2020


ASSIGNMENT

Teachers   Assignment Date assigned
Mr Brent Schmidt   Divine Savior Academy – Santa Rita Ranch
Liberty Hill TX
Teacher; Grades 3-5
12/18/2020
Mr Gabriel Plocher   St John LS
Red Wing MN
Teacher; Grades 3-5, Limited Duration – Semester 2
12/18/2020
Mrs Abby Plocher   St Croix Lutheran Academy
West Saint Paul MN
Teacher; Grades 6-8, Limited Duration – Semester 2
12/18/2020


CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Timothy Gerbing Christ LC
Pewaukee WI
Christ LC
Eden Prairie MN
Pastor
12/14/2020
Rev Caleb Schoeneck Beautiful Savior LC
College Station TX
Good Shepherd LC
Cedar Rapids IA
Associate Pastor
12/15/2020
Rev Jon Tesch Trinity LC
Marinette WI
Faith LC
Harrison MI
St John LC
Clare MI
Pastor
12/18/2020
Rev John Berg Divinity LC
Saint Paul MN
St Paul LC
Mauston WI
Associate Pastor
12/18/2020
Rev Christian Winkel Redemption LC
Milwaukee WI
St John’s LC
Sparta WI
Outreach Associate Pastor
12/18/2020
Rev Scott Schwertfeger Zion LC
Arlington WI
Trinity LC
Kaukauna WI
Pastor
12/18/2020
Rev Timothy Rosenow St Paul LC
Prescott WI
Shepherd of Peace LC
Norfolk NE
Pastor
12/18/2020
Rev Brett Brauer Trinity LC
Watertown WI
Lutheran Institutional Ministry Association
Austin MN
Pastor
12/20/2020
Rev James Backus St Mark’s LC
Watertown WI
Abiding Hope LC
Ocala FL
Pastor
12/20/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date declined
Mr Andrew Danner St Paul LS
Plymouth NE
Grace LS
Oshkosh WI
Principal; Grades 7-8
12/14/2020
Mr Kevin Lorge St Matthew LS
Iron Ridge WI
Trinity LS
Jenera OH
Principal; Grades 7-8
12/15/2020
Mr David Rust St John LS &
Cornerstone Lutheran Network
Milwaukee WI
Peace LS
Kissimmee FL
Principal; Grades TBD
12/16/2020
Mr Peter Langebartels St Marcus LS
Milwaukee WI
Lakeside Lutheran High School
Lake Mills WI
Teacher; Grade 9 – Science, Math
12/16/2020
Miss Joanna Smith Trinity LS
Hoskins NE
Peridot-Our Savior’s LS
Peridot AZ
Teacher; Grade 6
12/17/2020
Mr Justin Gut Trinity LS
Waukesha WI
Northland Lutheran High School
Mosinee WI
Teacher; Grade 12 – Science, Coaching
12/18/2020
Mr Justin Wiechmann St Matthew’s LS
Oconomowoc WI
Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grades 7- 8, Science
12/18/2020
Mr Keith Bowe Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
SEW Praesidium
Waukesha WI
Administrator; Superintendent of Schools for the Southeastern Wisconsin District
12/20/2020
Mrs Carol Tetzlaff St Mark’s LS
Watertown WI
St Paul LS
Ixonia WI
Teacher; Grades 3-4
12/20/2020
Mr Nathan Gartner Mount Olive LS
Appleton WI
St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Principal; Grades 7-8
12/20/2020


RESIGNED

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mrs Holly Christianson St John LS
Red Wing MN
12/31/2020
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Call Report – December 14, 2020

 

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

12/8/2020 – 12/14/2020

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 Timothy Rosenow St Paul LC
Prescott WI
Shepherd of Peace LC
Norfolk NE
Pastor
11/18/2020
Rev James Backus St Mark’s LC
Watertown WI
Abiding Hope LC
Ocala FL
Pastor
11/19/2020
Rev Timothy Gerbing Christ LC
Pewaukee WI
Christ LC
Eden Prairie MN
Pastor
11/22/2020
Rev Caleb Schoeneck Beautiful Savior LC
College Station TX
Good Shepherd LC
Cedar Rapids IA
Associate Pastor
11/22/2020
Rev Scott Schwertfeger Zion LC
Arlington WI
Trinity LC
Kaukauna WI
Pastor
11/22/2020
Rev Brett Brauer Trinity LC
Watertown WI
Lutheran Institutional Ministry Association
Austin MN
Pastor
11/22/2020
Rev John Berg Divinity LC
Saint Paul MN
St Paul LC
Mauston WI
Associate Pastor
11/22/2020
Rev Randall Ott Zion LC
Greenleaf WI
St Paul LC
Roscoe SD
St John LC
Bowdle SD
Pastor
11/24/2020
Rev Andrew Schmidt (ELS) Bethany Lutheran College
Mankato MN
St Paul’s LC
North Mankato MN
Associate Pastor
11/29/2020
Rev Alexander Groth Beautiful Savior LC
Cincinnati OH
St Paul LC
North Fond du Lac WI
Associate Pastor
11/29/2020
Rev Joel Neumann Faith LC
Black River Falls WI
St John LC
Goodhue MN
Pastor
11/29/2020
Rev Nathan Seiltz Multi-Language Productions Christ the Rock LC
Farmington NM
Missionary
11/29/2020
Rev Jon Tesch Trinity LC
Marinette WI
Faith LC
Harrison MI
St John LC
Clare MI
Pastor
11/30/2020
Rev Richard Miller Redeemer LC
Scottville MI
Grace LC
Dakota MN
Trinity (Wilson Twp) LC
Winona MN
Pastor
11/30/2020
Rev Evan Chartrand Luther Preparatory School
Watertown WI
New Mission
Amarillo TX
Pastor
11/30/2020
Rev Donald Schultz Lakeside Lutheran High School
Lake Mills WI
St James LC
Portage MI
Pastor
12/1/2020
Rev Brock Groth St Mark’s LC
Citrus Heights CA
Ascension LC
Moorhead MN
St Paul’s LC
Valley City ND
Pastor
12/5/2020
Rev Keegan Dowling Abiding Word LC
Orleans ON Canada
St John’s LC
Sparta WI
Youth Associate Pastor
12/6/2020
Rev Benjamin Kratz Our Savior LC
Birmingham AL
St John LC
Mukwonago WI
Associate Pastor
12/6/2020
Rev Christian Winkel Redemption LC
Milwaukee WI
St John’s LC
Sparta WI
Outreach Associate Pastor
12/6/2020
Rev Jason Baldwin Hope LC
Saint Charles MI
Emanuel LC &
St John LC
Fairfax MN
Pastor
12/6/2020
Rev Brian Pechman Risen Savior LC
Pooler GA
Messiah LC
Nampa ID
Pastor
12/6/2020
Rev David Naumann St Paul LC
Saginaw MI
St Martin’s LC
Watertown SD
Associate Pastor
12/6/2020
Rev Luke Tembreull Beautiful Savior LC
Corvallis OR
Reformation LC
Dousman WI
Pastor
12/8/2020
Rev Stephen Apt Divine Savior LC-Liberty Hill
Liberty Hill TX
Shepherd of the Lakes LC
Linden MI
Pastor
12/8/2020
Rev William Mayhew New Salem LC
Sebewaing MI
Trinity LC
Winner SD
Pastor
12/9/2020
Rev Scott Schultz Cross of Christ LC
Portage WI
Good Shepherd LC
Midland TX
Pastor
12/10/2020
Rev Jay Bickelhaupt Apostles LC
Billings MT
New mission
West San Antonio TX
Pastor
12/10/2020
Rev Andrew Fix St John LC
Lannon WI
Beautiful Saviour LC
Carlsbad CA
Pastor
12/11/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mrs Jennifer Bunn St John LS
Wrightstown WI
Risen Savior LS
Milwaukee WI
ECM Teacher; K4
11/1/2020
Mrs Anna Vogel   Shepherd of the Hills LS
La Mesa CA
Teacher; Grades 2-3, Limited Duration, Half-Time Call
11/15/2020
Mrs Carol Markgraf St John’s LS
Newburg WI
St John’s LS
Newburg WI
ECM Teacher; Preschool & Extended Learning Teacher, Call made Permanent
11/15/2020
Mrs Stephnie Marquez Arizona Lutheran Academy
Phoenix AZ
Arizona Lutheran Academy
Phoenix AZ
Teacher; Art, Half-Time, One-Year, Provisional Call
11/16/2020
Mrs Carol Tetzlaff St Mark’s LS
Watertown WI
St Paul LS
Ixonia WI
Teacher; Grades 3-4
11/18/2020
Miss Cassandra Krug Lord of Life LS
Friendswood TX
CrossLife Christian Academy
Pflugerville TX
Teacher; Kindergarten
11/18/2020
Mrs Rebecca Toepel St Peter Lutheran Preschool
Modesto CA
CrossLife Christian Academy
Pflugerville TX
ECM Teacher; 3-year-olds
11/18/2020
Miss Sarah Rautenberg Building Blocks Christian Academy
Los Angeles CA
CrossLife Christian Academy
Pflugerville TX
ECM Teacher; 3-year-olds
11/18/2020
Mr Justin Wiechmann St Matthew’s LS
Oconomowoc WI
Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grades 7- 8, Science
11/19/2020
Mr Keith Bowe Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
SEW Praesidium
Administrator; Superintendent of Schools for the Southeastern Wisconsin District
11/19/2020
Mrs Nicole Tranberg Good Shepherd’s LS
West Allis WI
St Peter LS
Saint Peter MN
Teacher; Kindergarten, Music, Youth Choir
11/22/2020
Mr Andrew Danner St Paul LS
Plymouth NE
Grace LS
Oshkosh WI
Principal; Grades 7-8
11/22/2020
Mr Michael Chappell Precious Lambs Preschool
Jacksonville FL
Leap of Faith Early Childhood Center
New Lisbon WI
ECM Director
11/22/2020
Miss Kristin Mantey Cornerstone Early Learning Center
Hugo MN
Gethsemane LS
Omaha NE
ECM Teacher; 3 & 4-year-olds
11/23/2020
Mr Peter Langebartels St Marcus LS
Milwaukee WI
Lakeside Lutheran High School
Lake Mills WI
Teacher; Grade 9 – Science, Math
11/24/2020
Miss Joanna Smith Trinity LS
Hoskins NE
Peridot-Our Savior’s LS
Peridot AZ
Teacher; Grade 6
11/24/2020
Mr Scott Beyersdorf David’s Star LS
Jackson WI
St Paul LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Grades 7-8
11/24/2020
Mrs Shana Beyersdorf   St Paul LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Grade 3, Spanish
11/24/2020
Mr David Rust St John LS &
Cornerstone Lutheran Network
Milwaukee WI
Peace LS
Kissimmee FL
Principal; Grades TBD
11/29/2020
Mrs Danielle Fetcenko St Paul LS
Onalaska WI
Crown of Life LS
Warren MI
ECM Director; Organ, Choir
11/29/2020
Mr Michael Fetcenko St Paul LS
Onalaska WI
Crown of Life LS
Warren MI
Teacher; Grades 5-8, Technology, Coaching
11/29/2020
Mr Brett Baade Christ-St Peter LS-West & East Campus
Milwaukee WI
Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Principal
11/29/2020
Mr Seth Zoellner Trinity LS
Waukesha WI
Peace LS
Sun Prairie WI
Teacher; Grade 7, Science
11/29/2020
Miss Deborah Buelow First LS
Elkhorn WI
Zion LS
Valentine NE
Teacher; Grades K-3
11/29/2020
Mr Kevin Lorge St Matthew LS
Iron Ridge WI
Trinity LS
Jenera OH
Principal; Grades 7-8
11/29/2020
Mr Luke Beilke Ascension LS and Preschool
Sarasota FL
Mt Calvary LS
Redding CA
Principal; Grades 6-8
11/29/2020
Mr Justin Gut Trinity LS
Waukesha WI
Northland Lutheran High School
Mosinee WI
Teacher; Grade 12 – Science, Coaching
11/30/2020
Mr Santiago Botero St Paul First LS
North Hollywood CA
Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
Teacher; Grade 8 – Math, Science, Coaching
11/30/2020
Mr Eric Paulsen St Matthew’s LS
Oconomowoc WI
Luther Preparatory School
Watertown WI
Professor; Mathematics
11/30/2020
Mrs Heather Pagel Lamb of God LS
West Allis WI
Lamb of God LS
West Allis WI
Teacher; Grades 1 & 2, Call made Permanent
11/30/2020
Mr Nathan Gartner Mount Olive LS
Appleton WI
St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Principal; Grades 7-8
12/1/2020
Mrs Sarah Homan Reformation LS
San Diego CA
St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Teacher; Kindergarten, Music
12/1/2020
Miss Heather Schmidt St Paul LS
Franklin WI
Divine Savior Academy – Santa Rita Ranch
Liberty Hill TX
Teacher; Grade 4
12/2/2020
Miss Elizabeth Henke Risen Savior Christian Academy
Pooler GA
Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
Teacher; Grade 1
12/6/2020
Mr Nathan Schultz Peace LS
Hartford WI
Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
Principal; Math
12/6/2020
Mr David Schulz St Stephen LS
Beaver Dam WI
St Stephen LS
Beaver Dam WI
Principal; Grade 5 & 5-8 Math
12/6/2020
Mr Michael Hinds St Peter’s LS
Fond du Lac WI
David’s Star LS
Jackson WI
Teacher; Grade 4, Tech Director
12/6/2020
Miss Karen Luehring Shepherd of the Valley LS
Westminster CO
Crown of Life LS
West Saint Paul MN
Teacher; Grade 1, Choir
12/6/2020
Miss Hannah Holzhueter Morrison Zion LS
Greenleaf WI
Trinity LS
Jenera OH
Teacher; Kindergarten
12/6/2020
Mr Mark Kutz St John LS
Dakota MN
St Peter’s LS
Fond du Lac WI
Principal; Grade 6 (Half-Day)
12/6/2020
Miss Kristine Krug St Paul LS
Beverly Hills FL
St Mark LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Grade 1
12/6/2020
Mrs Mandy Elseth Little Lambs Christian Preschool
West Fargo ND
St Martin’s LS
Watertown SD
ECM Director
12/6/2020
Mrs Ashley Steinmetz Shepherd of the Valley LS
Menasha WI
Trinity Lutheran Preschool
Belle Plaine MN
ECM Teacher
12/6/2020
Mr Jacob Steinmetz Shepherd of the Valley LS
Menasha WI
Trinity LS
Belle Plaine MN
Principal; Grades 7-8
12/6/2020
Mr Christopher Avery St John’s LS
Burlington WI
Christ Our Redeemer LS
Aurora CO
Principal; Grades 4-7, Athletic Director
12/6/2020
Mrs Amanda Ofstie Little Lambs Learning Center
Mandan ND
Jesus Loves Me Learning Center
North Mankato MN
ECM Teacher
12/8/2020
Mr Craig Kiecker Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Petra LS
Sauk Rapids MN
Principal; Upper Grades
12/8/2020
Mrs Kirsten Duin Peace LS
Sun Prairie WI
MLC Early Childhood Learning Center
New Ulm MN
ECM Teacher; Infant
12/10/2020
Miss Cheryl Henckel Little Lambs Childcare Center
West Bend WI
First LS
La Crosse WI
ECM Director
12/13/2020
Miss Kathleen VanOrman Sola Fide Academy
Lawrenceville GA
Bay Pines LS
Seminole FL
Teacher; Grades 1-2
12/13/2020
Mrs Amy Vannieuwenhoven St Matthew’s LS
Oconomowoc WI
St Matthew’s LS
Oconomowoc WI
Teacher; Grade 5, Call made Permanent
12/13/2020
Mr Eric Duve St Paul LS
Bangor WI
Eastside LS
Madison WI
Teacher; Grade 4
12/13/2020
Mrs Bethany Babinec St John LS
Watertown WI
Zion LS
Columbus WI
Teacher; Grades 1-2
12/13/2020
Mrs Jenny Pufahl   Faith LS
Fond du Lac WI
Teacher; Grade 3
12/13/2020
Mr Aaron Schwartz Peace LS
Livonia MI
St Paul LS
Rapid City SD
Principal; Grades 7-8
12/13/2020
Mr Philip Ewerdt New Hope Lutheran Academy
West Melbourne FL
St John’s LS
Two Rivers WI
Teacher; Grades 5-6, Athletic Director
12/13/2020
Miss Meredith Milbrath Risen Savior LS
Mankato MN
Abiding Peace Academy
Simpsonville SC
Teacher; Flex Grades 2-6
12/13/2020


CALLS ACCEPTED

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Aaron Robinson Fairview LC
Milwaukee WI
Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Professor; English & Cultural Diversity Coordinator
12/6/2020
Rev Gary Pufahl Christ LC
Big Bend WI
Emmanuel LC
Tempe AZ
Lead Pastor
12/12/2020
Rev James Saatkamp St James LC
North Branch MI
Resurrection LC
Milwaukee WI
Pastor
12/12/2020
Rev Bradley Taylor Prince of Peace LC
Flower Mound TX
Christ LC
Pewaukee WI
Associate Pastor
12/13/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mrs Sarah Welsing   St Peter’s LS
Fond du Lac WI
Teacher; Grade 1
12/7/2020
Mrs Hannah Mueller Grace LS
Saint Joseph MI
Grace LS
Saint Joseph MI
ECM Director & Teacher
12/7/2020
Mrs Ruth Pahmeier Mount Olive LS
Appleton WI
Mount Olive LS
Appleton WI
Teacher; Upper Grades, Half-Time Call
12/7/2020
Mr Zachary Richie Little Lambs Learning Center
Duluth MN
Little Lambs Learning Center
Duluth MN
ECM Director
12/7/2020
Mr Ryan Kirchoff Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
Fox Valley Lutheran High School
Appleton WI
Teacher; Grades 9-12, English
12/8/2020
Mrs Amy Arguello Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
Principal
12/9/2020
Mr Kurtis Hoppe Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
Administrator
12/9/2020
Mr Joshua Wendt First German LS
Manitowoc WI
Michigan Lutheran Seminary
Saginaw MI
Professor; Music
12/9/2020
Mr Jared Matthies Trinity-St Luke Clark St Campus
Watertown WI
Crown of Life LS
West Saint Paul MN
Teacher; Grade 8
12/9/2020
Mrs Amanda Edwards Calvary Lutheran Preschool and Kindergarten
Bellevue WA
Peace LS
Sun Prairie WI
ECM Teacher; 4-year-olds
12/10/2020
Mrs Rebekah Jaeger   Mount Olive LS
Appleton WI
Teacher; Middle Grades
12/11/2020
Mrs Rachel Severeid Cross of Glory LS
Peoria AZ
Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Teacher; Grade 3, Drama, Choir
12/12/2020
Ms Sara Spencer   Bethany LS
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; 5-year-old Kindergarten
12/12/2020
Mr Paul Frisque St Jacobi LS
Greenfield WI
Christ the Lord LC
Brookfield WI
Director of Parish Music
12/13/2020
Mrs Erin Hulse St Croix Lutheran Academy
West Saint Paul MN
Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; English
12/14/2020
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date accepted
Mr Ryan Hulse St Croix Lutheran Academy
West Saint Paul MN
Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Administrator; Director of Mission Advancement
12/14/2020


CALLS
DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Prof David Scharf Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Peace LC
Chandler AZ
Pastor
12/7/2020
Rev David Karow St John LC
Rock Springs WI
St Peter LC
Helenville WI
Pastor
12/8/2020
Rev Brian Roloff Ascension LC
Plymouth MN
Good Shepherd LC
South Attleboro MA
Pastor
12/8/2020
Rev Paul Schulz Grace LC
Safford AZ
Peace LC
Isabel SD
St Paul LC
McIntosh SD
Christ LC
Morristown SD
Christ LC
Bison SD
Pastor
12/9/2020
Rev Adam Mueller Redeemer LC
Tucson AZ
St Paul’s LC
New Ulm MN
Associate Pastor
12/9/2020
Rev Michael Weigand Faith LC
Fond du Lac WI
St Paul LC
Bangor WI
Pastor
12/9/2020
Rev Andrew Luehring St John LC
Kaukauna WI
Christ LC
Marshall MN
Pastor
12/9/2020
Prof Andrew Naumann Michigan Lutheran Seminary
Saginaw MI
Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; Religion Department
12/9/2020
Rev Andrew Buschkopf Mountain of the Lord LC
Wausau WI
Beautiful Savior LC
La Porte IN
Pastor
12/10/2020
Rev William Dunn St Peter LC
Milwaukee WI
Cross of Christ LC
Las Cruces NM
Pastor
12/10/2020
Rev Timothy Henning St Lucas LC
Kewaskum WI
St John LC
Redwood Falls MN
Associate Pastor
12/11/2020
Rev Daniel Schroeder St Peter LC
Modesto CA
Salem LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
12/11/2020
Rev Walter Gawel IV Victory LC
Lexington KY
Beautiful Savior LC
Grove City OH
Pastor
12/11/2020
Rev Steven Lange Hope LC
Louisville KY
Beautiful Savior LC
Summerville SC
Pastor
12/12/2020
Rev Seth Scheuerlein St Luke’s LC
Grand Rapids MN
First LC
Aurora NE
Pastor
12/12/2020
Rev Matthew Frey Living Word LC
Montrose CO
Our Savior LC
Longmont CO
Pastor
12/12/2020
Rev Jonathan Bourman Peace LC
Aiken SC
Grace of God LC
Dix Hills NY
Pastor
12/12/2020
Rev Matthew Schaewe Faith LC
Sussex WI
Trinity LC
Jenera OH
Associate Pastor
12/13/2020
Rev Andrew Mueller Beautiful Savior LC
Las Vegas NV
Christ the King LC
Tulsa OK
Pastor
12/13/2020
Rev Keith Schleis Abiding Faith LC
Smyrna TN
Bethany LC – Lynndale Campus
Appleton WI
Associate Pastor
12/13/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date declined
Mr Jacob Rothe Mt Calvary LS
Redding CA
Risen Savior LS – East Campus
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 4
11/24/2020
Mrs Alissa Kiedrowski Trinity LS
Brillion WI
Waucousta LS
Campbellsport WI
Teacher; 4K & 5K
12/7/2020
Mr Matthew Augustine Zion LS
Chesaning MI
Christ LS
Eagle River WI
Principal; Grades 4-6
12/7/2020
Mrs Allison Byers St Paul LS
Lake Mills WI
Little Lions Child Care
Marathon WI
ECM Director
12/7/2020
Mr Colin Paustian Neenah LS (3-8)
Neenah WI
Arizona Lutheran Academy
Phoenix AZ
Teacher; Grade 11, Athletics, Coaching, Technology, Science
12/7/2020
Mrs Rebecca Briney St Paul LS
Plymouth NE
Peace LS
Livonia MI
ECM Director; Lead Teacher
12/8/2020
Mr Jacob Zimmermann St John LS
Fremont WI
Petra LS
Sauk Rapids MN
Principal
12/8/2020
Ms Sarah Jandron Emanuel LS
New London WI
Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; 4-year-old Kindergarten
12/8/2020
Mr Aaron Krause Bethany LS
Manitowoc WI
Mt Calvary LS
Waukesha WI
Principal; Grades 6, 7, or 8
12/8/2020
Mr David Fulton Grace LS
Oshkosh WI
St Jacobi LS
Greenfield WI
Teacher; Grades 7-8, Athletics, Coaching
12/10/2020
Mr Philip Hochmuth St John LS
Maribel WI
Cross of Glory LS
Washington MI
Principal; Grades 5-8
12/10/2020
Mr Darren Vogt St Mark LS
Citrus Heights CA
Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grades 5-6, Language Arts
12/10/2020
Ms Rachel Wendt Mount Lebanon LS
Milwaukee WI
Little Lambs of Peace Preschool
Eagle River AK
ECM Lead Teacher
12/10/2020
Mr Michael Koestler Shoreland Lutheran High School
Kenosha WI
Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Professor; Education & Director of Field Experiences
12/11/2020
Miss Deanna Rahn Wisconsin LS-Middle School (6-8)
Racine WI
St Paul LS
Onalaska WI
Teacher; Grade 2
12/11/2020
Mrs Megan Enstad Parkland LS
Tacoma WA
Bethany LS
Port Orchard WA
Teacher; Grades 1-2, Music
12/11/2020
Miss Catharyn Waggoner Our Savior’s LS
Zion IL
Cross of Christ LS
Coon Rapids MN
ECM Lead Teacher
12/11/2020
Mr David Wilson Immanuel LS
Manitowoc WI
Carlsbad Christian Academy
Carlsbad CA
Principal; Upper Grades
12/12/2020
Mr Bradley Gurgel St Peter LS
Saint Peter MN
Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Delray Beach FL
Principal; Grade 4
12/12/2020
Mr Zachariah Thooft Bethel LS
Bay City MI
Divine Grace LS
Lake Orion MI
Principal; Grades 3-4 or 5-8
12/12/2020
Mrs Rachel Severeid Cross of Glory LS
Peoria AZ
Cross of Glory LS
Peoria AZ
Teacher; Grades 3-4, Music, Call made Permanent
12/12/2020
Mrs Sarah Weber   Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 9, English, Coaching/Co-Curricular
12/13/2020
Mr Matthew Kanzenbach St Paul LS
Livonia MI
Bethany LS
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; Grade 7, Choir, Music
12/14/2020


RESIGNED

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Dr Michael Butzow Bloomington LS
Bloomington MN
12/31/2020
Mrs Katherine Wakefield St Bartholomew LS
Kawkawlin MI
12/31/2020
Mrs Beth Rathje St Paul LS
Beverly Hills FL
12/31/2020
Mrs Elizabeth Guse St Peter’s LS
Fond du Lac WI
12/31/2020
Miss Petra Thao Mount Olive LS
Appleton WI
6/30/2021
Mrs Anna Wendt First German LS
Manitowoc WI
6/30/2021


CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

Pastors Home church Death date
Prof em Lloyd Huebner Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
12/8/2020
Teachers Home church Death date
Miss Jane Wade Peace LC
Sun Prairie WI
12/7/2020
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Call Report – December 7, 2020

 

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

12/1/2020 – 12/7/2020

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 Gary Pufahl Christ LC
Big Bend WI
Emmanuel LC
Tempe AZ
Lead Pastor
11/1/2020
Rev Daniel Schroeder St Peter LC
Modesto CA
Salem LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
11/8/2020
Rev Walter Gawel IV Victory LC
Lexington KY
Beautiful Savior LC
Grove City OH
Pastor
11/8/2020
Rev Andrew Mueller Beautiful Savior LC
Las Vegas NV
Christ the King LC
Tulsa OK
Pastor
11/10/2020
Rev David Karow St John LC
Rock Springs WI
St Peter LC
Helenville WI
Pastor
11/11/2020
Prof David Scharf Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Peace LC
Chandler AZ
Pastor
11/11/2020
Rev William Dunn St Peter LC
Milwaukee WI
Cross of Christ LC
Las Cruces NM
Pastor
11/11/2020
Prof Andrew Naumann Michigan Lutheran Seminary
Saginaw MI
Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; Religion Department
11/14/2020
Rev Jonathan Bourman Peace LC
Aiken SC
Grace of God LC
Dix Hills NY
Pastor
11/15/2020
Rev James Saatkamp St James LC
North Branch MI
Resurrection LC
Milwaukee WI
Pastor
11/15/2020
Rev Adam Mueller Redeemer LC
Tucson AZ
St Paul’s LC
New Ulm MN
Associate Pastor
11/15/2020
Rev Seth Scheuerlein St Luke’s LC
Grand Rapids MN
First LC
Aurora NE
Pastor
11/15/2020
Rev Timothy Henning St Lucas LC
Kewaskum WI
St John LC
Redwood Falls MN
Associate Pastor
11/15/2020
Rev Timothy Rosenow St Paul LC
Prescott WI
Shepherd of Peace LC
Norfolk NE
Pastor
11/18/2020
Rev Paul Schulz Grace LC
Safford AZ
Peace LC
Isabel SD
St Paul LC
McIntosh SD
Christ LC
Morristown SD &
Bison SD
Pastor
11/18/2020
Rev James Backus St Mark’s LC
Watertown WI
Abiding Hope LC
Ocala FL
Pastor
11/19/2020
Rev Steven Lange Hope LC
Louisville KY
Beautiful Savior LC
Summerville SC
Pastor
11/19/2020
Rev Aaron Robinson Fairview LC
Milwaukee WI
Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Professor; English & Cultural Diversity Coordinator
11/19/2020
Rev Timothy Gerbing Christ LC
Pewaukee WI
Christ LC
Eden Prairie MN
Pastor
11/22/2020
Rev Caleb Schoeneck Beautiful Savior LC
College Station TX
Good Shepherd LC
Cedar Rapids IA
Associate Pastor
11/22/2020
Rev Scott Schwertfeger Zion LC
Arlington WI
Trinity LC
Kaukauna WI
Pastor
11/22/2020
Rev Matthew Frey Living Word LC
Montrose CO
Our Savior LC
Longmont CO
Pastor
11/22/2020
Rev Brett Brauer Trinity LC
Watertown WI
Lutheran Institutional Ministry Association
Austin MN
Pastor
11/22/2020
Rev Andrew Buschkopf Mountain of the Lord LC
Wausau WI
Beautiful Savior LC
La Porte IN
Pastor
11/22/2020
Rev Andrew Luehring St John LC
Kaukauna WI
Christ LC
Marshall MN
Pastor
11/22/2020
Rev Brian Roloff Ascension LC
Plymouth MN
Good Shepherd LC
South Attleboro MA
Pastor
11/22/2020
Rev John Berg Divinity LC
Saint Paul MN
St Paul LC
Mauston WI
Associate Pastor
11/22/2020
Rev Matthew Schaewe Faith LC
Sussex WI
Trinity LC
Jenera OH
Associate Pastor
11/23/2020
Rev Michael Weigand Faith LC
Fond du Lac WI
St Paul LC
Bangor WI
Pastor
11/23/2020
Rev Keith Schleis Abiding Faith LC
Smyrna TN
Bethany LC – Lynndale Campus
Appleton WI
Associate Pastor
11/24/2020
Rev Randall Ott Zion LC
Greenleaf WI
St Paul LC
Roscoe SD
St John LC
Bowdle SD
Pastor
11/24/2020
Rev Andrew Schmidt Bethany Lutheran College
Mankato MN
St Paul’s LC
North Mankato MN
Associate Pastor
11/29/2020
Rev Alexander Groth Beautiful Savior LC
Cincinnati OH
St Paul LC
North Fond du Lac WI
Associate Pastor
11/29/2020
Rev Joel Neumann Faith LC
Black River Falls WI
St John LC
Goodhue MN
Pastor
11/29/2020
Rev Nathan Seiltz Multi-Language Productions
Waukesha WI
Christ the Rock LC
Farmington NM
Missionary
11/29/2020
Rev Jon Tesch Trinity LC
Marinette WI
Faith LC
Harrison MI
St John LC
Clare MI
Pastor
11/30/2020
Rev Richard Miller Redeemer LC
Scottville MI
Grace LC
Dakota MN
Trinity (Wilson Twp) LC
Winona MN
Pastor
11/30/2020
Rev Evan Chartrand Luther Preparatory School
Watertown WI
New Mission
San Antonio TX
Missionary
11/30/2020
Rev Donald Schultz Lakeside Lutheran High School
Lake Mills WI
St James LC
Portage MI
Pastor
12/1/2020
Rev Bradley Taylor Prince of Peace LC
Flower Mound TX
Christ LC
Pewaukee WI
Associate Pastor
12/2/2020
Rev Brock Groth St Mark’s LC
Citrus Heights CA
Ascension LC
Moorhead MN
St Paul’s LC
Valley City ND
Pastor
12/5/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mrs Rachel Severeid Cross of Glory LS
Peoria AZ
Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Teacher; Grade 3, Drama, Choir
11/1/2020
Mrs Jennifer Bunn St John LS
Wrightstown WI
Risen Savior LS
Milwaukee WI
ECM Teacher; K4
11/1/2020
Mrs Alissa Kiedrowski Trinity LS
Brillion WI
Waucousta LS
Campbellsport WI
Teacher; 4K & 5K
11/8/2020
Miss Deanna Rahn Wisconsin LS-Middle School (6-8)
Racine WI
St Paul LS
Onalaska WI
Teacher; Grade 2
11/10/2020
Mrs Allison Byers St Paul LS
Lake Mills WI
Little Lions Child Care
Marathon WI
ECM Director
11/10/2020
Mr Zachariah Thooft Bethel LS
Bay City MI
Divine Grace LS
Lake Orion MI
Principal; Grades 3-4 or 5-8
11/10/2020
Mr Philip Hochmuth St John LS
Maribel WI
Cross of Glory LS
Washington MI
Principal; Grades 5-8
11/11/2020
Mrs Amy Arguello Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
Principal
11/11/2020
Mr Kurtis Hoppe Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
Administrator
11/11/2020
Miss Catharyn Waggoner Our Savior’s LS
Zion IL
Cross of Christ LS
Coon Rapids MN
ECM Lead Teacher
11/15/2020
Mrs Megan Enstad Parkland LS
Tacoma WA
Bethany LS
Port Orchard WA
Teacher; Grades 1-2, Music
11/15/2020
Mr Jared Matthies Trinity-St Luke Clark St Campus
Watertown WI
Crown of Life LS
West Saint Paul MN
Teacher; Grade 8
11/15/2020
Mrs Rachel Severeid Cross of Glory LS
Peoria AZ
Cross of Glory LS
Peoria AZ
Teacher; Grades 3-4, Music, Call made Permanent
11/15/2020
Mrs Anna Vogel   Shepherd of the Hills LS
La Mesa CA
Teacher; Grades 2-3, Limited Duration, Half-Time Call
11/15/2020
Mrs Carol Markgraf St John’s LS
Newburg WI
St John’s LS
Newburg WI
ECM Teacher; Preschool & Extended Learning Teacher, Call made Permanent
11/15/2020
Mr Colin Paustian Neenah LS (3-8)
Neenah WI
Arizona Lutheran Academy
Phoenix AZ
Teacher; Grade 11, Athletics, Coaching, Technology, Science
11/16/2020
Mr Aaron Krause Bethany LS
Manitowoc WI
Mt Calvary LS
Waukesha WI
Principal; Grades 6, 7, or 8
11/16/2020
Mrs Stephnie Marquez Arizona Lutheran Academy
Phoenix AZ
Arizona Lutheran Academy
Phoenix AZ
Teacher; Art, Half-Time, One-Year, Provisional Call
11/16/2020
Mr Ryan Kirchoff Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
Fox Valley Lutheran High School
Appleton WI
Teacher; Grades 9-12, English
11/17/2020
Mr David Wilson Immanuel LS
Manitowoc WI
Carlsbad Christian Academy
Carlsbad CA
Principal; Upper Grades
11/17/2020
Mr David Fulton Grace LS
Oshkosh WI
St Jacobi LS
Greenfield WI
Teacher; Grades 7-8, Athletics, Coaching
11/17/2020
Mrs Sarah Weber   Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 9, English, Coaching/Co-Curricular
11/18/2020
Mrs Carol Tetzlaff St Mark’s LS
Watertown WI
St Paul LS
Ixonia WI
Teacher; Grades 3-4
11/18/2020
Miss Cassandra Krug Lord of Life LS
Friendswood TX
CrossLife Christian Academy
Pflugerville TX
Teacher; Kindergarten
11/18/2020
Mrs Rebecca Toepel St Peter Lutheran Preschool
Modesto CA
CrossLife Christian Academy
Pflugerville TX
ECM Teacher; 3-year-olds
11/18/2020
Miss Sarah Rautenberg Building Blocks Christian Academy
Los Angeles CA
CrossLife Christian Academy
Pflugerville TX
ECM Teacher; 3-year-olds
11/18/2020
Ms Sarah Jandron Emanuel LS
New London WI
Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; 4K
11/19/2020
Mr Darren Vogt St Mark LS
Citrus Heights CA
Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grades 5-6, Language Arts
11/19/2020
Mr Justin Wiechmann St Matthew’s LS
Oconomowoc WI
Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grades 7- 8, Science
11/19/2020
Mr Matthew Augustine Zion LS
Chesaning MI
Christ LS
Eagle River WI
Principal; Grades 4-6
11/19/2020
Mr Jacob Zimmermann St John LS
Fremont WI
Petra LS
Sauk Rapids MN
Principal
11/19/2020
Mr Keith Bowe Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
SEW Praesidium
Administrator; Superintendent of Schools for the Southeastern Wisconsin District
11/19/2020
Mr Michael Koestler Shoreland Lutheran High School
Somers WI
Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Professor; Education & Director of Field Experiences
11/19/2020
Mr Paul Frisque St Jacobi LS
Greenfield WI
Christ the Lord LC
Brookfield WI
Director of Parish Music
11/22/2020
Mrs Rebecca Briney St Paul LS
Plymouth NE
Peace LS
Livonia MI
ECM Director; Lead Teacher
11/22/2020
Mrs Nicole Tranberg Good Shepherd’s LS
West Allis WI
St Peter LS
Saint Peter MN
Teacher; Kindergarten, Music, Youth Choir
11/22/2020
Mr Andrew Danner St Paul LS
Plymouth NE
Grace LS
Oshkosh WI
Principal; Grades 7-8
11/22/2020
Ms Rachel Wendt Mount Lebanon LS
Milwaukee WI
Little Lambs of Peace Preschool
Eagle River AK
ECM Lead Teacher
11/22/2020
Mr Michael Chappell Precious Lambs Preschool
Jacksonville FL
Leap of Faith Early Childhood Center
New Lisbon WI
ECM Director
11/22/2020
Miss Kristin Mantey Cornerstone Early Learning Center
Hugo MN
Gethsemane LS
Omaha NE
ECM Teacher; 3 & 4 year-olds
11/23/2020
Mr Peter Langebartels St Marcus LS
Milwaukee WI
Lakeside Lutheran High School
Lake Mills WI
Teacher; Grade 9 – Science, Math
11/24/2020
Miss Joanna Smith Trinity LS
Hoskins NE
Peridot-Our Savior’s LS
Peridot AZ
Teacher; Grade 6
11/24/2020
Mr Scott Beyersdorf David’s Star LS
Jackson WI
St Paul LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Grades 7-8
11/24/2020
Mrs Shana Beyersdorf   St Paul LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Grade 3, Spanish
11/24/2020
Mr Joshua Wendt First German LS
Manitowoc WI
Michigan Lutheran Seminary
Saginaw MI
Professor; Music
11/24/2020
Mrs Erin Hulse St Croix Lutheran Academy
West Saint Paul MN
Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; English
11/24/2020
Mr David Rust St John LS
Cornerstone Lutheran Network
Milwaukee WI
Peace LS
Kissimmee FL
Principal; Grades TBD
11/29/2020
Mrs Danielle Fetcenko St Paul LS
Onalaska WI
Crown of Life LS
Warren MI
ECM Director; Organ, Choir
11/29/2020
Mr Michael Fetcenko St Paul LS
Onalaska WI
Crown of Life LS
Warren MI
Teacher; Grades 5-8, Technology, Coaching
11/29/2020
Mr Brett Baade Christ-St Peter LS-West Campus & East Campus
Milwaukee WI
Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Principal
11/29/2020
Mr Seth Zoellner Trinity LS
Waukesha WI
Peace LS
Sun Prairie WI
Teacher; Grade 7, Science
11/29/2020
Miss Deborah Buelow First LS
Elkhorn WI
Zion LS
Valentine NE
Teacher; Grades K-3
11/29/2020
Ms Sara Spencer   Bethany LS
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; 5K
11/29/2020
Mr Kevin Lorge St Matthew LS
Iron Ridge WI
Trinity LS
Jenera OH
Principal; Grades 7-8
11/29/2020
Mr Luke Beilke Ascension LS and Preschool
Sarasota FL
Mt Calvary LS
Redding CA
Principal; Grades 6-8
11/29/2020
Mrs Amanda Edwards Calvary Lutheran Preschool and Kindergarten
Bellevue WA
Peace LS
Sun Prairie WI
ECM Teacher
11/29/2020
Mr Matthew Kanzenbach St Paul LS
Livonia MI
Bethany LC
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; Grade 7, Choir, Music
11/29/2020
Mr Zachary Richie Little Lambs Learning Center
Duluth MN
Little Lambs Learning Center
Duluth MN
ECM Director
11/29/2020
Mr Justin Gut Trinity LS
Waukesha WI
Northland Lutheran High School
Mosinee WI
Teacher; Grade 12 – Science, Coaching
11/30/2020
Mr Santiago Botero St Paul First LS
North Hollywood CA
Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
Teacher; Grade 8 – Math, Science, Coaching
11/30/2020
Mr Eric Paulsen St Matthew’s LS
Oconomowoc WI
Luther Preparatory School
Watertown WI
Professor; Mathematics
11/30/2020
Mrs Heather Pagel Lamb of God LS
West Allis WI
Lamb of God LS
West Allis WI
Teacher; Grades 1 & 2, Call made Permanent
11/30/2020
Mr Nathan Gartner Mount Olive LS
Appleton WI
St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Principal; Grades 7-8
12/1/2020
Mrs Sarah Homan Reformation LS
San Diego CA
St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Teacher; Kindergarten, Music
12/1/2020
Mr Bradley Gurgel St Peter LS
Saint Peter MN
Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Delray Beach FL
Principal; Grade 4
12/1/2020
Miss Heather Schmidt St Paul LS
Franklin WI
Divine Savior Academy – Santa Rita Ranch
Liberty Hill TX
Teacher; Grade 4
12/2/2020
Mrs Rebekah Jaeger   Mount Olive LS
Appleton WI
Teacher; Middle Grades
12/2/2020
Mrs Ruth Pahmeier Mount Olive LS
Appleton WI
Mount Olive LS
Appleton WI
Teacher; Upper Grades, Half-Time Call
12/2/2020
Miss Elizabeth Henke Risen Savior Christian Academy
Pooler GA
Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
Teacher; Grade 1
12/6/2020
Mr Nathan Schultz Peace LS
Hartford WI
Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
Principal; Math
12/6/2020
Mr David Schulz St Stephen LS
Beaver Dam WI
St Stephen LS
Beaver Dam WI
Principal; Grade 5 & 5-8 Math
12/6/2020
Mr Michael Hinds St Peter’s LS
Fond du Lac WI
David’s Star LS
Jackson WI
Teacher; Grade 4, Tech Director
12/6/2020
Miss Karen Luehring Shepherd of the Valley LS
Westminster CO
Crown of Life LS
West Saint Paul MN
Teacher; Grade 1, Choir
12/6/2020
Miss Hannah Holzhueter Morrison Zion LS
Greenleaf WI
Trinity LS
Jenera OH
Teacher; Kindergarten
12/6/2020
Mr Mark Kutz St John LS
Dakota MN
St Peter’s LS
Fond du Lac WI
Principal; Grade 6 (Half-Day)
12/6/2020
Miss Kristine Krug St Paul LS
Beverly Hills FL
St Mark LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Grade 1
12/6/2020
Mrs Ashley Steinmetz Shepherd of the Valley LS
Menasha WI
Trinity Lutheran Preschool
Belle Plaine MN
ECM Teacher
12/6/2020
Mr Jacob Steinmetz Shepherd of the Valley LS
Menasha WI
Trinity LS
Belle Plaine MN
Principal; Grades 7-8
12/6/2020
Mr Christopher Avery St John’s LS
Burlington WI
Christ Our Redeemer LS
Aurora CO
Principal; Grades 4-7, Athletic Director
12/6/2020
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date issued
Mr Ryan Hulse St Croix Lutheran Academy
West Saint Paul MN
Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Administrator; Director of Mission Advancement
11/21/2020


CALLS ACCEPTED

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Matthew Guse St Peter’s LC
Fond du Lac WI
Northdale LC
Tampa FL
Pastor
12/3/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mr Philip Punzel St Peter LS
Appleton WI
Luther High School
Onalaska WI
Principal
12/1/2020
Mrs Sherri Lueck   Holy Trinity LS
Des Moines WA
ECM Director; 4K Teacher
12/2/2020
Ms Rebecca Olson Westside Christian School
Middleton WI
Trinity LS
Waukesha WI
Teacher; Grade 6 & 5-8 Social Studies
12/3/2020
Mr Michael Schulz St Paul LS
Appleton WI
St Paul LS
Appleton WI
Teacher; Grade 4, Call made Permanent
12/4/2020
Miss Anne Russell   Risen Savior LS – East Campus
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 6
12/4/2020
Mr Andrew Aguilar California Lutheran High School
Wildomar CA
Cross of Glory LS
Peoria AZ
Principal; Grades 7-8
12/5/2020
Mr William Fuerstenau Bethany LS
Hustisford WI
Emanuel LS
New London WI
Principal
12/6/2020
Mrs Leah Gillespie   St Paul LS
Ixonia WI
Teacher; Kindergarten
12/7/2020


CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Steven Neumann Mt Zion LC
Kenosha WI
Our Savior LC
Kasson MN
Pastor
11/19/2020
Rev David Barkow Christ the Lord LC
Cottage Grove MN
St Martin’s LC
Watertown SD
Associate Pastor
11/20/2020
Rev Caleb Kurbis Living Savior LC
Asheville NC
Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
12/1/2020
Rev William Monday St Peter LC – North Campus
Appleton WI
Amazing Love LC
Frankfort IL
Associate Pastor
12/2/2020
Rev Joel McKenney St Paul LC
Algoma WI
Trinity LC
Union Grove WI
Pastor
12/2/2020
Rev Joshua Kesting St Paul LC
Neosho WI
Our Savior LC
Strongsville OH
Pastor
12/3/2020
Rev Nathan Sutton Our Savior LC
San Antonio TX
Beautiful Saviour LC
Carlsbad CA
Pastor
12/3/2020
Rev Wayne Laitinen Retired Hope LC
Portland MI
Pastor; Retirement Call
12/5/2020
Rev Jonathan Fischer Resurrection LC
Chesapeake VA
Resurrection LC
Rochester MN
Associate Pastor
12/5/2020
Rev Mark Westra Prince of Peace LC
Fairport NY
St Paul’s LC
Franklin WI
Associate Pastor
12/5/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date declined
Miss Rachel Petermann Trinity LS
Kiel WI
Holy Trinity LS
Des Moines WA
Teacher; Grade 1
11/27/2020
Mr Nathan Reich St Paul LS
Green Bay WI
St Paul First LS
North Hollywood CA
Principal
11/30/2020
Mrs Kayla Wilkins Trinity LS
Marshfield WI
Lord of Life LS
Thornton CO
Teacher
11/30/2020
Mrs Caitlin Bare Holy Trinity Lutheran Academy
New Hope MN
St Mark Little Lions Preschool
Salina KS
ECM Teacher
12/1/2020
Mr David Roekle Good Shepherd Lutheran Academy
Downers Grove IL
Immanuel LS
Medford WI
Principal; Grades TBD
12/3/2020
Mr Jonathan Beilke Grace LS
Saint Joseph MI
Evergreen Lutheran High School
Tacoma WA
Principal; Religion
12/4/2020
Miss Magdalena Petermann Bethany LS
Kenosha WI
Abiding Peace Academy
Simpsonville SC
Teacher; Flex Grades 2-6
12/4/2020
Mr Jacob Rothe Mt Calvary LS
Redding CA
Risen Savior LS – East Campus
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 4
12/4/2020
Mr Paul Kanzenbach St John LS
Milwaukee WI
Peace LS
Hartford WI
Teacher; K-8 Music, Choir
12/5/2020
Mr Jeffrey Dorn Shoreland Lutheran High School
Somers WI
Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School
New Ulm MN
Teacher; Learning Coordinator
12/6/2020
Mr Eric Fillner Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
St Paul LS
Ixonia WI
Principal; Grades 5-6
12/6/2020
Miss Lindsay Ernst Garden Homes LS
Milwaukee WI
Zion LS
Denver CO
ECM Director
12/6/2020


RESIGNED

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mrs Sara Makinen Wisconsin LS-Elementary School (3-5)
Racine WI
11/29/2020
Prof Kaitlyn Zupan Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee WI
12/31/2020
Mrs Brittany Babler Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
6/30/2021
Mrs Bethany Bauman Resurrection LS
Aurora IL
6/30/2021
Mrs Karla Haley St John LS
Waterloo WI
6/30/2021
Miss Stephanie Rockhoff Faith LS
Anchorage AK
6/30/2021
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Call Report – November 30, 2020

 

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

11/24/2020 – 11/30/2020

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 David Barkow Christ the Lord LC
Cottage Grove MN
St Martin’s LC
Watertown SD
Associate Pastor
10/25/2020
Rev Steven Neumann Mt Zion LC
Kenosha WI
Our Savior LC
Kasson MN
Pastor
11/1/2020
Rev Gary Pufahl Christ LC
Big Bend WI
Emmanuel LC
Tempe AZ
Lead Pastor
11/1/2020
Rev Mark Westra Prince of Peace LC
Fairport NY
St Paul’s LC
Franklin WI
Associate Pastor
11/4/2020
Rev Nathan Sutton Our Savior LC
San Antonio TX
Beautiful Saviour LC
Carlsbad CA
Pastor
11/4/2020
Rev Matthew Guse St Peter’s LC
Fond du Lac WI
Northdale LC
Tampa FL
Pastor
11/5/2020
Rev Joel McKenney St Paul LC
Algoma WI
Trinity LC
Union Grove WI
Pastor
11/8/2020
Rev Daniel Schroeder St Peter LC
Modesto CA
Salem LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
11/8/2020
Rev Caleb Kurbis Living Savior LC
Asheville NC
Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
11/8/2020
Rev Walter Gawel IV Victory LC
Lexington KY
Beautiful Savior LC
Grove City OH
Pastor
11/8/2020
Rev William Monday St Peter LC – North Campus
Appleton WI
Amazing Love LC
Frankfort IL
Associate Pastor
11/10/2020
Rev Andrew Mueller Beautiful Savior LC
Las Vegas NV
Christ the King LC
Tulsa OK
Pastor
11/10/2020
Rev David Karow St John LC
Rock Springs WI
St Peter LC
Helenville WI
Pastor
11/11/2020
Prof David Scharf Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Peace LC
Chandler AZ
Pastor
11/11/2020
Rev William Dunn St Peter LC
Milwaukee WI
Cross of Christ LC
Las Cruces NM
Pastor
11/11/2020
Rev Jonathan Fischer Resurrection LC
Chesapeake VA
Resurrection LC
Rochester MN
Associate Pastor
11/12/2020
Prof Andrew Naumann Michigan Lutheran Seminary
Saginaw MI
Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; Religion Department
11/14/2020
Rev Jonathan Bourman Peace LC
Aiken SC
Grace of God LC
Dix Hills NY
Pastor
11/15/2020
Rev James Saatkamp St James LC
North Branch MI
Resurrection LC
Milwaukee WI
Pastor
11/15/2020
Rev Joshua Kesting St Paul LC
Neosho WI
Our Savior LC
Strongsville OH
Pastor
11/15/2020
Rev Adam Mueller Redeemer LC
Tucson AZ
St Paul’s LC
New Ulm MN
Associate Pastor
11/15/2020
Rev Seth Scheuerlein St Luke’s LC
Grand Rapids MN
First LC
Aurora NE
Pastor
11/15/2020
Rev Timothy Henning St Lucas LC
Kewaskum WI
St John LC
Redwood Falls MN
Associate Pastor
11/15/2020
Rev Timothy Rosenow St Paul LC
Prescott WI
Shepherd of Peace LC
Norfolk NE
Pastor
11/18/2020
Rev Paul Schulz Grace LC
Safford AZ
Peace LC
Isabel SD
St Paul LC
McIntosh SD
Christ LC
Morristown SD
Christ LC
Bison SD
Pastor
11/18/2020
Rev James Backus St Mark’s LC
Watertown WI
Abiding Hope LC
Ocala FL
Pastor
11/19/2020
Rev Steven Lange Hope LC
Louisville KY
Beautiful Savior LC
Summerville SC
Pastor
11/19/2020
Rev Aaron Robinson Fairview LC
Milwaukee WI
Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Professor; English & Cultural Diversity Coordinator
11/19/2020
Rev Timothy Gerbing Christ LC
Pewaukee WI
Christ LC
Eden Prairie MN
Pastor
11/22/2020
Rev Caleb Schoeneck Beautiful Savior LC
College Station TX
Good Shepherd LC
Cedar Rapids IA
Associate Pastor
11/22/2020
Rev Scott Schwertfeger Zion LC
Arlington WI
Trinity LC
Kaukauna WI
Pastor
11/22/2020
Rev Matthew Frey Living Word LC
Montrose CO
Our Savior LC
Longmont CO
Pastor
11/22/2020
Rev Wayne Laitinen Retired Hope LC
Portland MI
Pastor; Retirement Call
11/22/2020
Rev Brett Brauer Trinity LC
Watertown WI
Lutheran Institutional Ministry Association
Austin MN
St John’s LC
Minneapolis MN
Pastor
11/22/2020
Rev Andrew Buschkopf Mountain of the Lord LC
Wausau WI
Beautiful Savior LC
La Porte IN
Pastor
11/22/2020
Rev Andrew Luehring St John LC
Kaukauna WI
Christ LC
Marshall MN
Pastor
11/22/2020
Rev Brian Roloff Ascension LC
Plymouth MN
Good Shepherd LC
South Attleboro MA
Pastor
11/22/2020
Rev John Berg Divinity LC
Saint Paul MN
St Paul LC
Mauston WI
Associate Pastor
11/22/2020
Rev Matthew Schaewe Faith LC
Sussex WI
Trinity LC
Jenera OH
Associate Pastor
11/23/2020
Rev Michael Weigand Faith LC
Fond du Lac WI
St Paul LC
Bangor WI
Pastor
11/23/2020
Rev Keith Schleis Abiding Faith LC
Smyrna TN
Bethany LC – Lynndale Campus
Appleton WI
Associate Pastor
11/24/2020
Rev Randall Ott Zion LC
Greenleaf WI
St John LC
Bowdle SD
Pastor
11/24/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mr Philip Punzel St Peter LS
Appleton WI
Luther High School
Onalaska WI
Principal
10/20/2020
Mr Michael Schulz St Paul LS
Appleton WI
St Paul LS
Appleton WI
Teacher; Grade 4
10/27/2020
Mrs Rachel Severeid Cross of Glory LS
Peoria AZ
Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Teacher; Grade 3, Drama, Choir
11/1/2020
Miss Anne Russell   Risen Savior LS – East Campus
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 6
11/1/2020
Mrs Jennifer Bunn St John LS
Wrightstown WI
Risen Savior LS
Milwaukee WI
ECM Teacher; K4
11/1/2020
Mr Nathan Reich St Paul LS
Green Bay WI
St Paul First LS
North Hollywood CA
Principal
11/1/2020
Mr Jacob Rothe Mt Calvary LS
Redding CA
Risen Savior LS – East Campus
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 4
11/1/2020
Mrs Alissa Kiedrowski Trinity LS
Brillion WI
Waucousta LS
Campbellsport WI
Teacher; 4K & 5K
11/8/2020
Mrs Kayla Wilkins Trinity LS
Marshfield WI
Lord of Life LS
Thornton CO
Teacher
11/8/2020
Ms Rebecca Olson Westside Christian School
Middleton WI
Trinity LS
Waukesha WI
Teacher; Grade 6 & 5-8 Social Studies
11/8/2020
Miss Deanna Rahn Wisconsin LS-Middle School (6-8)
Racine WI
St Paul LS
Onalaska WI
Teacher; Grade 2
11/10/2020
Mrs Allison Byers St Paul LS
Lake Mills WI
Little Lions Child Care
Marathon WI
ECM Director
11/10/2020
Mr Zachariah Thooft Bethel LS
Bay City MI
Divine Grace LS
Lake Orion MI
Principal; Grades 3-4 or 5-8
11/10/2020
Mrs Leah Gillespie   St Paul LS
Ixonia WI
Teacher; Kindergarten
11/11/2020
Mr Philip Hochmuth St John LS
Maribel WI
Cross of Glory LS
Washington MI
Principal; Grades 5-8
11/11/2020
Mrs Amy Arguello Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
Principal
11/11/2020
Mr Kurtis Hoppe Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
Administrator
11/11/2020
Mrs Sherri Lueck   Holy Trinity LS
Des Moines WA
ECM Director; 4K Teacher
11/15/2020
Miss Rachel Petermann Trinity LS
Kiel WI
Holy Trinity LS
Des Moines WA
Teacher; Grade 1
11/15/2020
Mr Paul Kanzenbach St John LS
Milwaukee WI
Peace LS
Hartford WI
Teacher; K-8 Music, Choir
11/15/2020
Miss Lindsay Ernst Garden Homes LS
Milwaukee WI
Zion LS
Denver CO
ECM Director
11/15/2020
Mrs Caitlin Bare Holy Trinity Lutheran Academy
New Hope MN
St Mark Little Lions Preschool
Salina KS
ECM Teacher
11/15/2020
Miss Catharyn Waggoner Our Savior’s LS
Zion IL
Cross of Christ LS
Coon Rapids MN
ECM Lead Teacher
11/15/2020
Mrs Megan Enstad Parkland LS
Tacoma WA
Bethany LS
Port Orchard WA
Teacher; Grades 1-2, Music
11/15/2020
Mr Jared Matthies Trinity-St Luke Clark St Campus
Watertown WI
Crown of Life LS
West Saint Paul MN
Teacher; Grade 8
11/15/2020
Mr David Roekle Good Shepherd Lutheran Academy
Downers Grove IL
Immanuel LS
Medford WI
Principal; Grades TBD
11/15/2020
Mr William Fuerstenau Bethany LS
Hustisford WI
Emanuel LS
New London WI
Principal
11/15/2020
Mr Andrew Aguilar California Lutheran High School
Wildomar CA
Cross of Glory LS
Peoria AZ
Principal; Grades 7-8
11/15/2020
Mrs Rachel Severeid Cross of Glory LS
Peoria AZ
Cross of Glory LS
Peoria AZ
Teacher; Grades 3-4, Music, Permanent Call
11/15/2020
Miss Magdalena Petermann Bethany LS
Kenosha WI
Abiding Peace Academy
Simpsonville SC
Teacher; Flex Grades 2-6
11/15/2020
Mrs Anna Vogel   Shepherd of the Hills LS
La Mesa CA
Teacher; Grades 2-3, Limited Duration, Half-Time Call
11/15/2020
Mrs Carol Markgraf St John’s LS
Newburg WI
St John’s LS
Newburg WI
ECM Teacher; Preschool & Extended Learning Teacher, Call made Permanent
11/15/2020
Mr Colin Paustian Neenah LS (3-8)
Neenah WI
Arizona Lutheran Academy
Phoenix AZ
Teacher; Grade 11, Athletics, Coaching, Technology, Science
11/16/2020
Mr Aaron Krause Bethany LS
Manitowoc WI
Mt Calvary LS
Waukesha WI
Principal; Grades 6, 7, or 8
11/16/2020
Mr Jeffrey Dorn Shoreland Lutheran High School
Somers WI
Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School
New Ulm MN
Teacher; Learning Coordinator
11/16/2020
Mrs Stephnie Marquez Arizona Lutheran Academy
Phoenix AZ
Arizona Lutheran Academy
Phoenix AZ
Teacher; Art, Half-Time, One-Year, Provisional Call
11/16/2020
Mr Ryan Kirchoff Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
Fox Valley Lutheran High School
Appleton WI
Teacher; Grades 9-12, English
11/17/2020
Mr David Wilson Immanuel LS
Manitowoc WI
Carlsbad Christian Academy
Carlsbad CA
Principal; Upper Grades
11/17/2020
Mr David Fulton Grace LS
Oshkosh WI
St Jacobi LS
Greenfield WI
Teacher; Grades 7-8, Athletics, Coaching
11/17/2020
Mrs Sarah Weber   Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 9, English, Coaching/Co-Curricular
11/18/2020
Mr Jonathan Beilke Grace LS
Saint Joseph MI
Evergreen Lutheran High School
Tacoma WA
Principal; Religion
11/18/2020
Mrs Carol Tetzlaff St Mark’s LS
Watertown WI
St Paul LS
Ixonia WI
Teacher; Grades 3-4
11/18/2020
Mr Eric Fillner Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
St Paul LS
Ixonia WI
Principal; Grades 5-6
11/18/2020
Miss Cassandra Krug Lord of Life LS
Friendswood TX
CrossLife Christian Academy
Pflugerville TX
Teacher; Kindergarten
11/18/2020
Mrs Rebecca Toepel St Peter Lutheran Preschool
Modesto CA
CrossLife Christian Academy
Pflugerville TX
ECM Teacher; 3-year-olds
11/18/2020
Miss Sarah Rautenberg Building Blocks Christian Academy
Los Angeles CA
CrossLife Christian Academy
Pflugerville TX
ECM Teacher; 3-year-olds
11/18/2020
Ms Sarah Jandron Emanuel LS
New London WI
Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; 4K
11/19/2020
Mr Darren Vogt St Mark LS
Citrus Heights CA
Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grades 5-6, Language Arts
11/19/2020
Mr Justin Wiechmann St Matthew’s LS
Oconomowoc WI
Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grades 7-8, Science
11/19/2020
Mr Matthew Augustine Zion LS
Chesaning MI
Christ LS
Eagle River WI
Principal; Grades 4-6
11/19/2020
Mr Jacob Zimmermann St John LS
Fremont WI
Petra LS
Sauk Rapids MN
Principal
11/19/2020
Mr Keith Bowe Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
SEW Praesidium
Waukesha WI
Administrator; Superintendent of Schools for the Southeastern Wisconsin District
11/19/2020
Mr Michael Koestler Shoreland Lutheran High School
Somers WI
Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Professor; Education & Director of Field Experiences
11/19/2020
Mr Paul Frisque St Jacobi LS
Greenfield WI
Christ the Lord LC
Brookfield WI
Director; Parish Music
11/22/2020
Mrs Rebecca Briney St Paul LS
Plymouth NE
Peace LS
Livonia MI
ECM Director; Lead Teacher
11/22/2020
Mrs Nicole Tranberg Good Shepherd’s LS
West Allis WI
St Peter LS
Saint Peter MN
Teacher; Kindergarten, Music, Youth Choir
11/22/2020
Mr Andrew Danner St Paul LS
Plymouth NE
Grace LS
Oshkosh WI
Principal; Grades 7-8
11/22/2020
Ms Rachel Wendt Mount Lebanon LS
Milwaukee WI
Little Lambs of Peace Preschool
Eagle River AK
ECM Lead Teacher
11/22/2020
Mr Michael Chappell Precious Lambs Preschool
Jacksonville FL
Leap of Faith Early Childhood Center
New Lisbon WI
ECM Director
11/22/2020
Miss Kristin Mantey Cornerstone Early Learning Center
Hugo MN
Gethsemane LS
Omaha NE
ECM Teacher; 3 & 4-year-olds
11/23/2020
Mr Peter Langebartels St Marcus LS
Milwaukee WI
Lakeside Lutheran High School
Lake Mills WI
Teacher; Grade 9 – Science, Math
11/24/2020
Miss Joanna Smith Trinity LS
Hoskins NE
Peridot-Our Savior’s LS
Peridot AZ
Teacher; Grade 6
11/24/2020
Mr Scott Beyersdorf David’s Star LS
Jackson WI
St Paul LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Grades 7-8
11/24/2020
Mrs Shana Beyersdorf   St Paul LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Grade 3, Spanish
11/24/2020
Mr Joshua Wendt First German LS
Manitowoc WI
Michigan Lutheran Seminary
Saginaw MI
Professor; Music
11/24/2020
Mrs Erin Hulse St Croix Lutheran Academy
West Saint Paul MN
Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; English
11/24/2020
Mr David Rust St John LS &
Cornerstone Lutheran Network
Milwaukee WI
Peace LS
Kissimmee FL
Principal; Grades TBD
11/29/2020
Mrs Danielle Fetcenko St Paul LS
Onalaska WI
Crown of Life LS
Warren MI
ECM Director; Organ, Choir
11/29/2020
Mr Michael Fetcenko St Paul LS
Onalaska WI
Crown of Life LS
Warren MI
Teacher; Grades 5-8, Technology, Coaching
11/29/2020
Mr Brett Baade Christ-St Peter LS-West & East Campus
Milwaukee WI
Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Principal
11/29/2020
Mr Seth Zoellner Trinity LS
Waukesha WI
Peace LS
Sun Prairie WI
Teacher; Grade 7, Science
11/29/2020
Miss Deborah Buelow First LS
Elkhorn WI
Zion LS
Valentine NE
Teacher; Grades K-3
11/29/2020
Ms Sara Spencer   Bethany LS
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; 5K
11/29/2020
Mr Kevin Lorge St Matthew LS
Iron Ridge WI
Trinity LS
Jenera OH
Principal; Grades 7-8
11/29/2020
Mr Luke Beilke Ascension LS and Preschool
Sarasota FL
Mt Calvary LS
Redding CA
Principal; Grades 6-8
11/29/2020
Mrs Amanda Edwards Calvary Lutheran Preschool and Kindergarten
Bellevue WA
Peace LS
Sun Prairie WI
ECM Teacher
11/29/2020
Mr Matthew Kanzenbach St Paul LS
Livonia MI
Bethany LC
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; Grade 7, Choir, Music
11/29/2020
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date issued
Mr Ryan Hulse St Croix Lutheran Academy
West Saint Paul MN
Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Administrator; Director of Mission Advancement
11/21/2020


CALLS ACCEPTED

Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mr Daniel Douglas Mt Olive LS
Overland Park KS
Risen Savior Christian Academy
Pooler GA
Teacher; Grades 5-6
11/23/2020
Mr Christopher Avila St John LS
Red Wing MN
Trinity LS
West Bend WI
Principal; Grades 7-8
11/23/2020
Mrs Katherine Douglas   Risen Savior Christian Academy
Pooler GA
ECM Teacher; One-Year, Three Quarter-Time, Provisional Call
11/23/2020
Mr Jay Selle Wisconsin LS-Middle School (6-8)
Racine WI
Wisconsin LS-Middle School (6-8)
Racine WI
Assistant Principal, Grade 7
11/23/2020
Mr Stephen Gurgel St Paul LS
Rapid City SD
West Lutheran High School
Plymouth MN
Teacher; Grades 9-12, History, Religion
11/24/2020
Mr Corey Pieper   St Paul LS
Wonewoc WI
Teacher; Grades 3-5, Athletic Director, One-Year, Provisional Call
11/24/2020
Mrs Ruth Schwark   Holy Trinity LS
Des Moines WA
Teacher; Grade 4, Coaching, Provisional Call
11/27/2020


CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Clinton Kreuziger Crown of Life LC
Marietta OH
Reformation LC
Dousman WI
Pastor
11/24/2020
Rev Brad Krause Fox Valley Lutheran High School
Appleton WI
Messiah LC
Nampa ID
Pastor
11/25/2020
Rev Adam Zimpelmann Good Shepherd LC
Fond du Lac WI
Zion LC
Lansing MI
Pastor
11/26/2020
Rev Timothy Spiegelberg Carbon Valley LC
Firestone CO
St Paul LC
Saint James MN
Pastor
11/27/2020
Rev John Bortulin St John LC
Mukwonago WI
St Paul’s First LC
North Hollywood CA
Pastor
11/27/2020
Rev Matthew Reis Trinity LC
Bangor MI
Emanuel LC &
St John LC
Fairfax MN
Pastor
11/27/2020
Rev Ryan Wolfe Redeemer LC
Mandan ND
Ascension LC
Moorhead MN
St Paul’s LC
Valley City ND
Pastor
11/28/2020
Rev Nathanael Brenner Holy Scripture LC
Fort Wayne IN
Faith LC
Tyler TX
Pastor
11/28/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date declined
Mr Ryan Wiechmann Northland Lutheran High School
Mosinee WI
Luther Preparatory School
Watertown WI
Professor; Mathematics
11/23/2020
Mrs Dorothy Grivno Crown of Life LS
Hubertus WI
Jesus Loves Me Learning Center
North Mankato MN
ECM Teacher
11/23/2020
Miss Rebecca Wagner Redeemer Learning Center
Tomahawk WI
Little Lambs Learning Center
Mandan ND
ECM Director
11/24/2020
Mr Andrew Baxter St Lucas LS
Milwaukee WI
Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Delray Beach FL
Principal; Grade 4
11/25/2020
Mr Michael Henning Jr Good Shepherd’s LS
West Allis WI
Trinity LS
Belle Plaine MN
Principal; Grades 7-8
11/28/2020
Mrs Carrie Henning St John LS
Wauwatosa WI
Trinity Lutheran Preschool
Belle Plaine MN
ECM Teacher
11/28/2020
Mrs Amy Lawonn St Luke LS
Oakfield WI
Zion LS
Columbus WI
Teacher; Grades 1-2
11/28/2020
Mr Karl Kuschel St Croix Lutheran Academy
West Saint Paul MN
Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grades 5-6, Science
11/28/2020


RESIGNED

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mrs Elisabeth Arnold St John LS
Peshtigo WI
12/31/2020
Mr Matthew Nottling St Mark’s LS
Watertown WI
12/31/2020


CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

Pastors Home church Death date
Rev Philip Mischke Timothy LC
Saint Louis Park MN
11/19/2020
Mr Robert Berg St Paul’s LC
New Ulm MN
11/24/2020
Rev Arthur Schupmann Divinity-Divine Charity LC
Whitefish Bay WI
11/24/2020


RETIREMENT

Pastors Current call Date retired
Rev Jonathan Rossman St John LC
Whitewater WI
4/11/2021
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Call Report – November 23, 2020

 

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

11/17/2020 – 11/23/2020

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 Adam Zimpelmann Good Shepherd LC
Fond du Lac WI
Zion LC
Lansing MI
Pastor
10/22/2020
Rev Brad Krause Fox Valley Lutheran High School
Appleton WI
Messiah LC
Nampa ID
Pastor
10/25/2020
Rev David Barkow Christ the Lord LC
Cottage Grove MN
St Martin’s LC
Watertown SD
Associate Pastor
10/25/2020
Rev Matthew Reis Trinity LC
Bangor MI
Emanuel LC &
St John LC
Fairfax MN
Pastor
10/29/2020
Rev Ryan Wolfe Redeemer LC
Mandan ND
Ascension LC
Moorhead MN
St Paul’s LC
Valley City ND
Pastor
10/31/2020
Rev Steven Neumann Mt Zion LC
Kenosha WI
Our Savior LC
Kasson MN
Pastor
11/1/2020
Rev Clinton Kreuziger Crown of Life LC
Marietta OH
Reformation LC
Dousman WI
Pastor
11/1/2020
Rev John Bortulin St John LC
Mukwonago WI
St Paul’s First LC
North Hollywood CA
Pastor
11/1/2020
Rev Gary Pufahl Christ LC
Big Bend WI
Emmanuel LC
Tempe AZ
Lead Pastor
11/1/2020
Rev Mark Westra Prince of Peace LC
Fairport NY
St Paul’s LC
Franklin WI
Associate Pastor
11/4/2020
Rev Nathan Sutton Our Savior LC
San Antonio TX
Beautiful Saviour LC
Carlsbad CA
Pastor
11/4/2020
Rev Nathanael Brenner Holy Scripture LC
Fort Wayne IN
Faith LC
Tyler TX
Pastor
11/4/2020
Rev Matthew Guse St Peter’s LC
Fond du Lac WI
Northdale LC
Tampa FL
Pastor
11/5/2020
Rev Joel McKenney St Paul LC
Algoma WI
Trinity LC
Union Grove WI
Pastor
11/8/2020
Rev Daniel Schroeder St Peter LC
Modesto CA
Salem LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
11/8/2020
Rev Caleb Kurbis Living Savior LC
Asheville NC
Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
11/8/2020
Rev Walter Gawel IV Victory LC
Lexington KY
Beautiful Savior LC
Grove City OH
Pastor
11/8/2020
Rev William Monday St Peter LC – North Campus
Appleton WI
Amazing Love LC
Frankfort IL
Associate Pastor
11/10/2020
Rev Andrew Mueller Beautiful Savior LC
Las Vegas NV
Christ the King LC
Tulsa OK
Pastor
11/10/2020
Rev David Karow St John LC
Rock Springs WI
St Peter LC
Helenville WI
Pastor
11/11/2020
Prof David Scharf Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Peace LC
Chandler AZ
Pastor
11/11/2020
Rev William Dunn St Peter LC
Milwaukee WI
Cross of Christ LC
Las Cruces NM
Pastor
11/11/2020
Rev Jonathan Fischer Resurrection LC
Chesapeake VA
Resurrection LC
Rochester MN
Associate Pastor
11/12/2020
Prof Andrew Naumann Michigan Lutheran Seminary
Saginaw MI
Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; Religion Department
11/14/2020
Rev Jonathan Bourman Peace LC
Aiken SC
Grace of God LC
Dix Hills NY
Pastor
11/15/2020
Rev James Saatkamp St James LC
North Branch MI
Resurrection LC
Milwaukee WI
Pastor
11/15/2020
Rev Joshua Kesting St Paul LC
Neosho WI
Our Savior LC
Strongsville OH
Pastor
11/15/2020
Rev Adam Mueller Redeemer LC
Tucson AZ
St Paul’s LC
New Ulm MN
Associate Pastor
11/15/2020
Rev Timothy Spiegelberg Carbon Valley LC
Firestone CO
St Paul LC
Saint James MN
Pastor
11/15/2020
Rev Seth Scheuerlein St Luke’s LC
Grand Rapids MN
First LC
Aurora NE
Pastor
11/15/2020
Rev Timothy Henning St Lucas LC
Kewaskum WI
St John LC
Redwood Falls MN
Associate Pastor
11/15/2020
Rev Timothy Rosenow St Paul LC
Prescott WI
Shepherd of Peace LC
Norfolk NE
Pastor
11/18/2020
Rev Paul Schulz Grace LC
Safford AZ
Peace LC
Isabel SD
St Paul LC
McIntosh SD
Christ LC
Morristown SD
Christ LC
Bison SD
Pastor
11/18/2020
Rev James Backus St Mark’s LC
Watertown WI
Abiding Hope LC
Ocala FL
Pastor
11/19/2020
Rev Steven Lange Hope LC
Louisville KY
Beautiful Savior LC
Summerville SC
Pastor
11/19/2020
Rev Aaron Robinson Fairview LC
Milwaukee WI
Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Professor; English & Cultural Diversity Coordinator
11/19/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mr Philip Punzel St Peter LS
Appleton WI
Luther High School
Onalaska WI
Principal
10/20/2020
Mr Stephen Gurgel St Paul LS
Rapid City SD
West Lutheran High School
Plymouth MN
Teacher; Grades 9-12, History, Religion
10/25/2020
Mr Christopher Avila St John LS
Red Wing MN
Trinity LS
West Bend WI
Principal; Grades 7-8
10/27/2020
Mr Corey Pieper St Paul LS
Wonewoc WI
Teacher; Grades 3-5, Athletic Director, One-Year, Provisional Call
10/27/2020
Mr Michael Schulz St Paul LS
Appleton WI
St Paul LS
Appleton WI
Teacher; Grade 4
10/27/2020
Mrs Rachel Severeid Cross of Glory LS
Peoria AZ
Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Teacher; Grade 3, Drama, Choir
11/1/2020
Miss Anne Russell Risen Savior LS – East Campus
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 6
11/1/2020
Mrs Jennifer Bunn St John LS
Wrightstown WI
Risen Savior LS
Milwaukee WI
ECM Teacher; K4
11/1/2020
Mr Nathan Reich St Paul LS
Green Bay WI
St Paul First LS
North Hollywood CA
Principal
11/1/2020
Mr Ryan Wiechmann Northland Lutheran High School
Mosinee WI
Luther Preparatory School
Watertown WI
Professor; Mathematics
11/1/2020
Mr Daniel Douglas Mt Olive LS
Overland Park KS
Risen Savior Christian Academy
Pooler GA
Teacher; Grades 5-6
11/1/2020
Mrs Katherine Douglas Risen Savior Christian Academy
Pooler GA
ECM Teacher; Three Quarter-Time, One-Year, Provisional Call
11/1/2020
Mrs Carrie Henning St John LS
Wauwatosa WI
Trinity Lutheran Preschool
Belle Plaine MN
ECM Teacher
11/1/2020
Mr Michael Henning Jr Good Shepherd’s LS
West Allis WI
Trinity LS
Belle Plaine MN
Principal; Grades 7-8
11/1/2020
Mr Jacob Rothe Mt Calvary LS
Redding CA
Risen Savior LS – East Campus
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 4
11/1/2020
Mr Andrew Baxter St Lucas LS
Milwaukee WI
Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Delray Beach FL
Principal; Grade 4
11/2/2020
Mrs Dorothy Grivno Crown of Life LS
Hubertus WI
Jesus Loves Me Learning Center
North Mankato MN
ECM Teacher
11/3/2020
Mrs Alissa Kiedrowski Trinity LS
Brillion WI
Waucousta LS
Campbellsport WI
Teacher; 4K & 5K
11/8/2020
Mrs Amy Lawonn St Luke LS
Oakfield WI
Zion LS
Columbus WI
Teacher; Grades 1-2
11/8/2020
Mrs Kayla Wilkins Trinity LS
Marshfield WI
Lord of Life LS
Thornton CO
Teacher
11/8/2020
Miss Rebecca Wagner Redeemer Learning Center
Tomahawk WI
Little Lambs Learning Center
Mandan ND
ECM Director
11/8/2020
Ms Rebecca Olson Westside Christian School
Middleton WI
Trinity LS
Waukesha WI
Teacher; Grade 6 & 5-8 Social Studies
11/8/2020
Miss Deanna Rahn Wisconsin LS-Middle School (6-8)
Racine WI
St Paul LS
Onalaska WI
Teacher; Grade 2
11/10/2020
Mrs Allison Byers St Paul LS
Lake Mills WI
Little Lions Child Care
Marathon WI
ECM Director
11/10/2020
Mr Zachariah Thooft Bethel LS
Bay City MI
Divine Grace LS
Lake Orion MI
Principal; Grades 3-4 or 5-8
11/10/2020
Mrs Leah Gillespie St Paul LS
Ixonia WI
Teacher; Kindergarten
11/11/2020
Mr Philip Hochmuth St John LS
Maribel WI
Cross of Glory LS
Washington MI
Principal; Grades 5-8
11/11/2020
Mrs Amy Arguello Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
Principal
11/11/2020
Mr Kurtis Hoppe Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
Administrator
11/11/2020
Mrs Sherri Lueck Holy Trinity LS
Des Moines WA
ECM Director; 4K Teacher
11/15/2020
Miss Rachel Petermann Trinity LS
Kiel WI
Holy Trinity LS
Des Moines WA
Teacher; Grade 1
11/15/2020
Mrs Ruth Schwark Holy Trinity LS
Des Moines WA
Teacher; Grade 4, Coaching
11/15/2020
Mr Paul Kanzenbach St John LS
Milwaukee WI
Peace LS
Hartford WI
Teacher; K-8 Music, Choir
11/15/2020
Miss Lindsay Ernst Garden Homes LS
Milwaukee WI
Zion LS
Denver CO
ECM Director
11/15/2020
Mrs Caitlin Bare Holy Trinity Lutheran Academy
New Hope MN
St Mark Little Lions Preschool
Salina KS
ECM Teacher
11/15/2020
Miss Catharyn Waggoner Our Savior’s LS
Zion IL
Cross of Christ LS
Coon Rapids MN
ECM Lead Teacher
11/15/2020
Mrs Megan Enstad Parkland LS
Tacoma WA
Bethany LS
Port Orchard WA
Teacher; Grades 1-2, Music
11/15/2020
Mr Jared Matthies Trinity-St Luke Clark St Campus
Watertown WI
Crown of Life LS
West Saint Paul MN
Teacher; Grade 8
11/15/2020
Mr David Roekle Good Shepherd Lutheran Academy
Downers Grove IL
Immanuel LS
Medford WI
Principal; Grades TBD
11/15/2020
Mr William Fuerstenau Bethany LS
Hustisford WI
Emanuel LS
New London WI
Principal
11/15/2020
Mr Andrew Aguilar California Lutheran High School
Wildomar CA
Cross of Glory LS
Peoria AZ
Principal; Grades 7-8
11/15/2020
Mrs Rachel Severeid Cross of Glory LS
Peoria AZ
Cross of Glory LS
Peoria AZ
Teacher; Grades 3-4, Music, Call Made Permanent
11/15/2020
Miss Magdalena Petermann Bethany LS
Kenosha WI
Abiding Peace Academy
Simpsonville SC
Teacher; Flex Grades 2-6
11/15/2020
Mrs Anna Vogel Shepherd of the Hills LS
La Mesa CA
Teacher; Grades 2-3, Limited Duration, Half-Time Call
11/15/2020
Mrs Carol Markgraf St John’s LS
Newburg WI
St John’s LS
Newburg WI
ECM Teacher; Preschool & Extended Learning Teacher, Call Made Permanent
11/15/2020
Mr Colin Paustian Neenah LS (3-8)
Neenah WI
Arizona Lutheran Academy
Phoenix AZ
Teacher; Grade 11, Athletics, Coaching, Technology, Science
11/16/2020
Mr Aaron Krause Bethany LS
Manitowoc WI
Mt Calvary LS
Waukesha WI
Principal; Grades 6, 7, or 8
11/16/2020
Mr Jeffrey Dorn Shoreland Lutheran High School
Somers WI
Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School
New Ulm MN
Teacher; Learning Coordinator
11/16/2020
Mrs Stephnie Marquez Arizona Lutheran Academy
Phoenix AZ
Arizona Lutheran Academy
Phoenix AZ
Teacher; Art, Half-Time, One-Year, Provisional Call
11/16/2020
Mr Ryan Kirchoff Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
Fox Valley Lutheran High School
Appleton WI
Teacher; Grades 9-12, English
11/17/2020
Mr David Wilson Immanuel LS
Manitowoc WI
Carlsbad Christian Academy
Carlsbad CA
Principal; Upper Grades
11/17/2020
Mr David Fulton Grace LS
Oshkosh WI
St Jacobi LS
Greenfield WI
Teacher; Grades 7-8, Athletics, Coaching
11/17/2020
Mr Jay Selle Wisconsin LS-Middle School (6-8)
Racine WI
Wisconsin LS-Middle School (6-8)
Racine WI
Assistant Principal; Grade 7
11/17/2020
Mrs Sarah Weber Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 9, English, Coaching/Co-Curricular
11/18/2020
Mr Jonathan Beilke Grace LS
Saint Joseph MI
Evergreen Lutheran High School
Tacoma WA
Principal; Religion
11/18/2020
Mrs Carol Tetzlaff St Mark’s LS
Watertown WI
St Paul LS
Ixonia WI
Teacher; Grades 3-4
11/18/2020
Mr Eric Fillner Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
St Paul LS
Ixonia WI
Principal; Grades 5-6
11/18/2020
Miss Cassandra Krug Lord of Life LS
Friendswood TX
CrossLife Christian Academy
Pflugerville TX
Teacher; Kindergarten
11/18/2020
Mrs Rebecca Toepel St Peter Lutheran Preschool
Modesto CA
CrossLife Christian Academy
Pflugerville TX
ECM Teacher; 3-year-olds
11/18/2020
Miss Sarah Rautenberg Building Blocks Christian Academy
Los Angeles CA
CrossLife Christian Academy
Pflugerville TX
ECM Teacher; 3-year-olds
11/18/2020
Ms Sarah Jandron Emanuel LS
New London WI
Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; 4K
11/19/2020
Mr Darren Vogt St Mark LS
Citrus Heights CA
Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grades 5-6, Language Arts
11/19/2020
Mr Karl Kuschel St Croix Lutheran Academy
West Saint Paul MN
Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grades 5-6, Science
11/19/2020
Mr Justin Wiechmann St Matthew’s LS
Oconomowoc WI
Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grades 7- 8, Science
11/19/2020
Mr Matthew Augustine Zion LS
Chesaning MI
Christ LS
Eagle River WI
Principal; Grades 4-6
11/19/2020
Mr Jacob Zimmermann St John LS
Fremont WI
Petra LS
Sauk Rapids MN
Principal
11/19/2020
Mr Keith Bowe Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
SEW Praesidium
Waukesha WI
Administrator; Superintendent of Schools for the Southeastern Wisconsin District
11/19/2020
Mr Michael Koestler Shoreland Lutheran High School
Somers WI
Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Professor; Education & Director of Field Experiences
11/19/2020
Mr Paul Frisque St Jacobi LS
Greenfield WI
Christ the Lord LC
Brookfield WI
Director; Parish Music
11/22/2020
Mrs Rebecca Briney St Paul LS
Plymouth NE
Peace LS
Livonia MI
ECM Director; Lead Teacher
11/22/2020
Mrs Nicole Tranberg Good Shepherd’s LS
West Allis WI
St Peter LS
Saint Peter MN
Teacher; Kindergarten, Music, Youth Choir
11/22/2020
Mr Andrew Danner St Paul LS
Plymouth NE
Grace LS
Oshkosh WI
Principal; Grades 7-8
11/22/2020
Ms Rachel Wendt Mount Lebanon LS
Milwaukee WI
Little Lambs of Peace Preschool
Eagle River AK
ECM Teacher; Lead Teacher
11/22/2020
Mr Michael Chappell Precious Lambs Preschool
Jacksonville FL
Leap of Faith Early Childhood Center
New Lisbon WI
ECM Director
11/22/2020
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date issued
Mr Ryan Hulse St Croix Lutheran Academy
West Saint Paul MN
Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Administrator; Director of Mission Advancement
11/21/2020


CALLS ACCEPTED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Matthew Arnold St Paul LC
Oconto Falls WI
St Luke LC
Vassar MI
Pastor
11/21/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mrs Nicole Grunwald Salem Preschool
Woodbury MN
Salem Preschool
Woodbury MN
ECM Teacher; Staff Minister
11/5/2020
Mr Christopher Arndt St Paul LS
Lake Mills WI
St Paul LS
Lake Mills WI
Teacher; Grade 6, Call Made Permanent
11/15/2020
Mr Lyle Timm St John LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher
11/18/2020
Mrs Christine Timm St John LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher
11/18/2020
Mr Kirk Schauland Emanuel LS
New London WI
Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School
New Ulm MN
Teacher; Grade 9, General Computer, Network Administrator, Coaching
11/19/2020
Mr David Ring Wisconsin LS-Middle School (6-8)
Racine WI
Wisconsin LS-Middle School (6-8)
Racine WI
Principal
11/22/2020
Mrs Nancy Ring Wisconsin LS-Middle School (6-8)
Racine WI
Wisconsin LS-Middle School (6-8)
Racine WI
Administrator; EC Campus Administrator, Teacher
11/22/2020
Mrs Mary Jones Shepherd of the Hills LS
La Mesa CA
Teacher; Grades 2-3, Limited Duration, Half-Time Call
11/23/2020
Mr Jeffrey Brown Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee WI
Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee WI
Assistant Professor; Computer Science
11/23/2020
Mrs Tova Brown Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee WI
Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee WI
Assistant Professor; Mathematics
11/23/2020


CALLS DECLINED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev James Buske Lighthouse Youth Center
Milwaukee WI
Trinity LC
Jenera OH
Associate Pastor
11/16/2020
Rev Mathew Pfeifer Lincoln Heights LC
Des Moines IA
Good Shepherd LC
South Attleboro MA
Pastor
11/16/2020
Rev Stephen Schamber Sr Holy Trinity LC
Wyoming MI
Trinity LC
Winner SD
Pastor
11/17/2020
Rev Thad Bitter Grace LC
Portland OR
St John’s LC
Sparta WI
Outreach Associate Pastor
11/18/2020
Rev Paul Schulz Risen Savior LC
Chula Vista CA
St John LC
Mukwonago WI
Associate Pastor
11/18/2020
Rev Daniel Lewig Trinity LC
Lime Ridge WI
St John LC
Hillpoint WI
St John LC
Goodhue MN
Pastor
11/18/2020
Rev Nathanael Scharf St Paul’s LC
New Ulm MN
Centennial LC
Milwaukee WI
Pastor
11/20/2020
Rev Dr Timothy Bourman Sure Foundation LC
Woodside NY
St John’s on the Hillside LC
Milwaukee WI
Pastor
11/20/2020
Rev Jared Oldenburg Eternal Rock LC
Castle Rock CO
Shepherd of the Lakes LC
Linden MI
Pastor
11/21/2020
Rev Jonathan Zimpelmann St John LC
Hastings MN
Grace LC
Dakota MN
Trinity (Wilson Twp) LC
Winona MN
Pastor
11/22/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date declined
Miss Angela Birner Crown of Life Christian Academy
Fort Myers FL
St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Teacher; Kindergarten, Music
11/16/2020
Miss Jessica Martinez St Philip LS
Milwaukee WI
David’s Star LS
Jackson WI
Teacher; Grade 4, Tech Director
11/17/2020
Mr Michael Wisniewski Trinity LS
Marshfield WI
Trinity LS
Jenera OH
Principal; Grades 7-8
11/18/2020
Mr Steven White St Paul LS
South Haven MI
St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Principal; Grades 7-8
11/18/2020
Ms Alison Wiedmann Good Shepherd Lutheran Academy
Deltona FL
St Mark LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Grade 1, Music
11/19/2020
Mr Philip Haefner Trinity LS
Bay City MI
St Peter’s LS
Fond du Lac WI
Principal; Grade 6 – Part-Time Call
11/19/2020
Mr Michael Marquardt St Croix Lutheran Academy
West Saint Paul MN
Michigan Lutheran Seminary
Saginaw MI
Professor; Music
11/20/2020
Mr Seth Zimmermann Riverview LS
Appleton WI
Mt Calvary LS
Redding CA
Principal
11/20/2020
Miss Sarah Krajewski Grace Lutheran Child Care
Charlotte NC
St Martin’s LS
Watertown SD
ECM Director
11/20/2020
Mr Kevin Bode Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Bethany LC
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; Grade 7, Choir, Music
11/22/2020
Miss Abby Mehlberg Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Delray Beach FL
Peace LS
Sun Prairie WI
ECM Teacher
11/22/2020
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date declined
Mr Brent Bitter Grace LC
Charlotte NC
Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Administrator; Director of Mission Advancement
11/17/2020


RESIGNED

 

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mrs Hannah Ewerdt New Hope Lutheran Academy
West Melbourne FL
11/16/2020
Mrs Rosanna Mulske St Paul LS
Menomonie WI
6/30/2021


CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

 

Pastors Home church Death date
Rev George Tiefel Jr Immanuel LC
South Lyon MI
11/17/2020


RETIREMENT

 

Teachers Current call Date retired
Mr Gary Bain West Lutheran High School
Plymouth MN
6/30/2021
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Call Report – November 16, 2020

 

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

11/10/2020 – 11/16/2020

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 Thad Bitter Grace LC
Portland OR
St John’s LC
Sparta WI
Outreach Associate Pastor
10/18/2020
Rev Adam Zimpelmann Good Shepherd LC
Fond du Lac WI
Zion LC
Lansing MI
Pastor
10/22/2020
Rev Matthew Arnold St Paul LC
Oconto Falls WI
St Luke LC
Vassar MI
Pastor
10/24/2020
Rev Paul Schulz Risen Savior LC
Chula Vista CA
St John LC
Mukwonago WI
Associate Pastor
10/25/2020
Rev Daniel Lewig Trinity LC
Lime Ridge WI
St John LC
Hillpoint WI
St John LC
Goodhue MN
Pastor
10/25/2020
Rev Brad Krause Fox Valley Lutheran High School
Appleton WI
Messiah LC
Nampa ID
Pastor
10/25/2020
Rev David Barkow Christ the Lord LC
Cottage Grove MN
St Martin’s LC
Watertown SD
Associate Pastor
10/25/2020
Rev James Buske Lighthouse Youth Center
Milwaukee WI
Trinity LC
Jenera OH
Associate Pastor
10/26/2020
Rev Mathew Pfeifer Lincoln Heights LC
Des Moines IA
Good Shepherd LC
South Attleboro MA
Pastor
10/27/2020
Rev Dr Timothy Bourman Sure Foundation LC
Woodside NY
St John’s on the Hillside LC
Milwaukee WI
Pastor
10/28/2020
Rev Jonathan Zimpelmann St John LC
Hastings MN
Grace LC
Dakota MN
Trinity (Wilson Twp) LC
Winona MN
Pastor
10/28/2020
Rev Stephen Schamber Sr Holy Trinity LC
Wyoming MI
Trinity LC
Winner SD
Pastor
10/28/2020
Rev Matthew Reis Trinity LC
Bangor MI
Emanuel LC &
St John LC
Fairfax MN
Pastor
10/29/2020
Rev Ryan Wolfe Redeemer LC
Mandan ND
Ascension LC
Moorhead MN
St Paul’s LC
Valley City ND
Pastor
10/31/2020
Rev Nathanael Scharf St Paul’s LC
New Ulm MN
Centennial LC
Milwaukee WI
Pastor
11/1/2020
Rev Steven Neumann Mt Zion LC
Kenosha WI
Our Savior LC
Kasson MN
Pastor
11/1/2020
Rev Clinton Kreuziger Crown of Life LC
Marietta OH
Reformation LC
Dousman WI
Pastor
11/1/2020
Rev John Bortulin St John LC
Mukwonago WI
St Paul’s First LC
North Hollywood CA
Pastor
11/1/2020
Rev Gary Pufahl Christ LC
Big Bend WI
Emmanuel LC
Tempe AZ
Lead Pastor
11/1/2020
Rev Jared Oldenburg Eternal Rock LC
Castle Rock CO
Shepherd of the Lakes LC
Linden MI
Pastor
11/2/2020
Rev Mark Westra Prince of Peace LC
Fairport NY
St Paul’s LC
Franklin WI
Associate Pastor
11/4/2020
Rev Nathan Sutton Our Savior LC
San Antonio TX
Beautiful Saviour LC
Carlsbad CA
Pastor
11/4/2020
Rev Nathanael Brenner Holy Scripture LC
Fort Wayne IN
Faith LC
Tyler TX
Pastor
11/4/2020
Rev Matthew Guse St Peter’s LC
Fond du Lac WI
Northdale LC
Tampa FL
Pastor
11/5/2020
Rev Joel McKenney St Paul LC
Algoma WI
Trinity LC
Union Grove WI
Pastor
11/8/2020
Rev Daniel Schroeder St Peter LC
Modesto CA
Salem LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
11/8/2020
Rev Caleb Kurbis Living Savior LC
Asheville NC
Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
11/8/2020
Rev Walter Gawel IV Victory LC
Lexington KY
Beautiful Savior LC
Grove City OH
Pastor
11/8/2020
Rev William Monday St Peter LC – North Campus
Appleton WI
Amazing Love LC
Frankfort IL
Associate Pastor
11/10/2020
Rev Andrew Mueller Beautiful Savior LC
Las Vegas NV
Christ the King LC
Tulsa OK
Pastor
11/10/2020
Rev David Karow St John LC
Rock Springs WI
St Peter LC
Helenville WI
Pastor
11/11/2020
Prof David Scharf Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Peace LC
Chandler AZ
Pastor
11/11/2020
Rev William Dunn St Peter LC
Milwaukee WI
Cross of Christ LC
Las Cruces NM
Pastor
11/11/2020
Rev Jonathan Fischer Resurrection LC
Chesapeake VA
Resurrection LC
Rochester MN
Associate Pastor
11/12/2020
Prof Andrew Naumann Michigan Lutheran Seminary
Saginaw MI
Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; Religion Department
11/14/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mr Kirk Schauland Emanuel LS
New London WI
Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School
New Ulm MN
Teacher; Grade 9, General Computer, Network Administrator, Coaching
10/15/2020
Mr Michael Wisniewski Trinity LS
Marshfield WI
Trinity LS
Jenera OH
Principal; Grades 7-8
10/18/2020
Mr Kevin Bode Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Bethany LC
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; Grade 7, Choir, Music
10/18/2020
Mr Philip Punzel St Peter LS
Appleton WI
Luther High School
Onalaska WI
Principal
10/20/2020
Mr Jeffrey Brown Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee WI
Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee WI
Assistant Professor; Computer Science
10/20/2020
Mrs Tova Brown Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee WI
Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee WI
Assistant Professor; Mathematics
10/20/2020
Mr Christopher Arndt St Paul LS
Lake Mills WI
St Paul LS
Lake Mills WI
Teacher; Grade 6, Call made permanent
10/20/2020
Miss Jessica Martinez St Philip LS
Milwaukee WI
David’s Star LS
Jackson WI
Teacher; Grade 4, Tech Director
10/25/2020
Miss Sarah Krajewski Grace Lutheran Child Care
Charlotte NC
St Martin’s LS
Watertown SD
ECM Director
10/25/2020
Ms Alison Wiedmann Good Shepherd Lutheran Academy
Deltona FL
St Mark LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Grade 1, Music
10/25/2020
Mrs Nicole Grunwald Salem Preschool
Woodbury MN
Salem Preschool
Woodbury MN
ECM Teacher; Staff Minister
10/25/2020
Mr Stephen Gurgel St Paul LS
Rapid City SD
West Lutheran High School
Plymouth MN
Teacher; Grades 9-12, History, Religion
10/25/2020
Mr Philip Haefner Trinity LS
Bay City MI
St Peter’s LS
Fond du Lac WI
Principal; Grade 6 – Part-Time Call
10/25/2020
Miss Abby Mehlberg Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Delray Beach FL
Peace LS
Sun Prairie WI
ECM Teacher
10/26/2020
Mr Christopher Avila St John LS
Red Wing MN
Trinity LS
West Bend WI
Principal; Grades 7-8
10/27/2020
Mr Corey Pieper   St Paul LS
Wonewoc WI
Teacher; Grades 3-5, Athletic Director, One-Year, Provisional Call
10/27/2020
Mr Steven White St Paul LS
South Haven MI
St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Principal; Grades 7-8
10/27/2020
Miss Angela Birner Crown of Life Christian Academy
Fort Myers FL
St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Teacher; Kindergarten, Music
10/27/2020
Mr Michael Schulz St Paul LS
Appleton WI
St Paul LS
Appleton WI
Teacher; Grade 4
10/27/2020
Mr Michael Marquardt St Croix Lutheran Academy
West Saint Paul MN
Michigan Lutheran Seminary
Saginaw MI
Professor of Music
10/29/2020
Mrs Rachel Severeid Cross of Glory LS
Peoria AZ
Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Teacher; Grade 3, Drama, Choir
11/1/2020
Miss Anne Russell   Risen Savior LS – East Campus
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 6
11/1/2020
Mrs Jennifer Bunn St John LS
Wrightstown WI
Risen Savior LS
Milwaukee WI
ECM Teacher; K4
11/1/2020
Mr Nathan Reich St Paul LS
Green Bay WI
St Paul First LS
North Hollywood CA
Principal
11/1/2020
Mr Seth Zimmermann Riverview LS
Appleton WI
Mt Calvary LS
Redding CA
Principal
11/1/2020
Mr Ryan Wiechmann Northland Lutheran High School
Mosinee WI
Luther Preparatory School
Watertown WI
Professor of Mathematics
11/1/2020
Mr Daniel Douglas Mt Olive LS
Overland Park KS
Risen Savior Christian Academy
Pooler GA
Teacher; Grades 5-6
11/1/2020
Mrs Katherine Douglas   Risen Savior Christian Academy
Pooler GA
ECM Teacher; One-Year, Three Quarter-Time, Provisional Call
11/1/2020
Mrs Carrie Henning St John LS
Wauwatosa WI
Trinity Lutheran Preschool
Belle Plaine MN
ECM Teacher
11/1/2020
Mr Michael Henning Jr Good Shepherd’s LS
West Allis WI
Trinity LS
Belle Plaine MN
Principal; Grades 7-8
11/1/2020
Mr Jacob Rothe Mt Calvary LS
Redding CA
Risen Savior LS – East Campus
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 4
11/1/2020
Mr Andrew Baxter St Lucas LS
Milwaukee WI
Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Delray Beach FL
Principal; Grade 4
11/2/2020
Mrs Dorothy Grivno Crown of Life LS
Hubertus WI
Jesus Loves Me Learning Center
North Mankato MN
ECM Teacher
11/3/2020
Mrs Alissa Kiedrowski Trinity LS
Brillion WI
Waucousta LS
Campbellsport WI
Teacher; 4K & 5K
11/8/2020
Mrs Amy Lawonn St Luke LS
Oakfield WI
Zion LS
Columbus WI
Teacher; Grades 1-2
11/8/2020
Mrs Kayla Wilkins Trinity LS
Marshfield WI
Lord of Life LS
Thornton CO
Teacher
11/8/2020
Miss Rebecca Wagner Redeemer Learning Center
Tomahawk WI
Little Lambs Learning Center
Mandan ND
ECM Director
11/8/2020
Ms Rebecca Olson Westside Christian School
Middleton WI
Trinity LS
Waukesha WI
Teacher; Grade 6 & 5-8 Social Studies
11/8/2020
Mr Lyle Timm   St John LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher
11/9/2020
Mrs Christine Timm   St John LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher
11/9/2020
Miss Deanna Rahn Wisconsin LS-Middle School (6-8)
Racine WI
St Paul LS
Onalaska WI
Teacher; Grade 2
11/10/2020
Mrs Allison Byers St Paul LS
Lake Mills WI
Little Lions Child Care
Marathon WI
ECM Director
11/10/2020
Mr Zachariah Thooft Bethel LS
Bay City MI
Divine Grace LS
Lake Orion MI
Principal; Grades 3-4 or 5-8
11/10/2020
Mrs Leah Gillespie   St Paul LS
Ixonia WI
Teacher; Kindergarten
11/11/2020
Mr Philip Hochmuth St John LS
Maribel WI
Cross of Glory LS
Washington MI
Principal; Grades 5-8
11/11/2020
Mrs Amy Arguello Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
Principal
11/11/2020
Mr Kurtis Hoppe Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
Administrator
11/11/2020
Mrs Sherri Lueck   Holy Trinity LS
Des Moines WA
ECM Director; 4K Teacher
11/15/2020
Miss Rachel Petermann Trinity LS
Kiel WI
Holy Trinity LS
Des Moines WA
Teacher; Grade 1
11/15/2020
Mrs Ruth Schwark   Holy Trinity LS
Des Moines WA
Teacher; Grade 4, Coaching
11/15/2020
Mr Paul Kanzenbach St John LS
Milwaukee WI
Peace LS
Hartford WI
Teacher; K-8 Music, Choir
11/15/2020
Miss Lindsay Ernst Garden Homes LS
Milwaukee WI
Zion LS
Denver CO
ECM Director
11/15/2020
Mrs Caitlin Bare Holy Trinity Lutheran Academy
New Hope MN
St Mark Little Lions Preschool
Salina KS
ECM Teacher
11/15/2020
Miss Catharyn Waggoner Our Savior’s LS
Zion IL
Cross of Christ LS
Coon Rapids MN
ECM Lead Teacher
11/15/2020
Mrs Megan Enstad Parkland LS
Tacoma WA
Bethany LS
Port Orchard WA
Teacher; Grades 1-2, Music
11/15/2020
Mr Jared Matthies Trinity-St Luke Clark St Campus
Watertown WI
Crown of Life LS
West Saint Paul MN
Teacher; Grade 8
11/15/2020
Mr David Roekle Good Shepherd Lutheran Academy
Downers Grove IL
Immanuel LS
Medford WI
Principal; Grades TBD
11/15/2020
Mr William Fuerstenau Bethany LS
Hustisford WI
Emanuel LS
New London WI
Principal
11/15/2020
Mr Andrew Aguilar California Lutheran High School
Wildomar CA
Cross of Glory LS
Peoria AZ
Principal; Grades 7-8
11/15/2020
Mrs Rachel Severeid Cross of Glory LS
Peoria AZ
Cross of Glory LS
Peoria AZ
Teacher; Grades 3-4, Music, Call made permanent
11/15/2020
Miss Magdalena Petermann Bethany LS
Kenosha WI
Abiding Peace Academy
Simpsonville SC
Teacher; Flex Grades 2-6
11/15/2020
Mrs Mary Jones   Shepherd of the Hills LS
La Mesa CA
Teacher; Grades 2-3, Limited Duration, Half-Time Call
11/15/2020
Mrs Anna Vogel   Shepherd of the Hills LS
La Mesa CA
Teacher; Grades 2-3, Limited Duration, Half-Time Call
11/15/2020
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date issued
Mr Brent Bitter Grace LC
Charlotte NC
Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Administrator; Director of Mission Advancement
10/25/2020


CALLS ACCEPTED

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Paul Lindhorst Great Plains Lutheran High School
Watertown SD
Ministry of Christian Giving
Christian Giving Counselor
11/12/2020
Rev Jeffrey Samelson Christ LC
Clarksville MD
Christian Life Resources
Hartford WI
Director of Ministry Advancement
11/15/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Miss Erin Keese MLC Early Childhood Learning Center
New Ulm MN
St Marcus LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Kindergarten
11/10/2020
Mr Matthew Foxen Fox Valley Lutheran High School
Appleton WI
Fox Valley Lutheran High School
Appleton WI
Director of Communications
11/12/2020
Mrs Carin Schmiel   Mt Olive Lutheran Preschool
Shakopee MN
ECM Director
11/13/2020
Mr Joseph Blum Garden Homes LS
Milwaukee WI
Fox Valley Lutheran High School
Appleton WI
Director of Admissions
11/15/2020
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date accepted
Mr Ryan Kummerow St John’s LC – Salem-Lowell Campus
Lowell WI
St John’s LC &
St John’s LC – Salem-Lowell Campus
Juneau WI &
St John’s LC – Horicon Campus
Horicon WI
Staff Minister; Two-Year, Less than Half-Time Call
11/9/2020


CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Thomas Westra Beautiful Savior LC
Cincinnati OH
Commission on Congregational Counseling
Congregational Counselor
11/7/2020
Rev Matthew Hennig Christ LC
North Saint Paul MN &
Hugo MN
Christ LC
Pewaukee WI
Associate Pastor
11/10/2020
Rev Ryan Cortright Our Redeemer LC
Madison WI
Bethel LC
Menasha WI
Associate Pastor
11/10/2020
Rev Jeffrey Mahnke St Peter LC – Schofield Campus
Schofield WI
Beautiful Savior LC
Summerville SC
Pastor
11/11/2020
Rev Gregory Lyon Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee WI
St Paul LC
Bangor WI
Pastor
11/11/2020
Rev Matthew Mueller Living Hope LC
Peoria IL
St Paul LC
North Fond du Lac WI
Associate Pastor
11/11/2020
Rev Paul White Loving Shepherd LC
Milwaukee WI
St Paul LC
Marshall WI
Pastor
11/12/2020
Rev Matthew Ewart NorthCross LC
Lakeville MN
St James LC
Portage MI
Pastor
11/12/2020
Rev Thadeus Flitter Zion LC
Valentine NE
Trinity LC
Omak WA
Pastor
11/12/2020
Rev Frederic Berger St Paul’s LC
Plymouth NE
Beautiful Savior LC
La Porte IN
Pastor
11/13/2020
Rev Steven Waldschmidt Christ Alone LC
Dardenne Prairie MO
Bethany LC – Lynndale Campus
Appleton WI
Associate Pastor
11/13/2020
Rev James Panning St Paul’s LC
Litchfield MN
Faith LC
Harrison MI
St John LC
Clare MI
Pastor
11/14/2020
Rev Jason Oakland Martin Luther LC
Neenah WI
First LC
Racine WI
Associate Pastor
11/14/2020
Rev Michael Kuschel St Matthew LC (Flora)
Renville MN &
Danube MN
Trinity LC
Marshfield WI
Pastor
11/14/2020
Rev David Parsons Holy Cross LC
Tucson AZ
Good Shepherd LC
Midland TX
Pastor
11/14/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date declined
Mr David Schulz St Stephen LS
Beaver Dam WI
Petra LS
Sauk Rapids MN
Principal
11/9/2020
Miss Jennifer Hunt Gethsemane LS
Omaha NE
CrossLife Christian Academy
Pflugerville TX
Teacher; Kindergarten
11/10/2020
Miss Kristy Lendt Trinity LS
Aberdeen SD
CrossLife Christian Academy
Pflugerville TX
ECM Teacher; 3-year-olds
11/10/2020
Mr Shawn Herkstroeter Faith LS
Fond du Lac WI
Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Professor; Education & Director of Field Experiences
11/11/2020
Mr Christopher Mueller St John LS
Watertown WI
Grace LS
Oshkosh WI
Principal; Grades 7-8
11/11/2020
Miss Charlotte Huebner Divine Grace LS
Lake Orion MI
Zion LS
Valentine NE
Teacher; Grades K-3
11/11/2020
Mr Timothy Schubkegel Good Shepherd LS
Sioux Falls SD
Peace LS
Kissimmee FL
Principal; Grades 5/6 or 7/8
11/12/2020
Miss Amanda Treder St John LS
Wauwatosa WI
Crown of Life LS
West Saint Paul MN
Teacher; Grade 1, Choir
11/12/2020
Mrs Katherine Brown St Paul LS
Norfolk NE
Crown of Life LS
Warren MI
ECM Director; Organ, Choir
11/12/2020
Miss Kathryn Gut Shepherd of the Valley LS
Westminster CO
First LS
La Crosse WI
ECM Director
11/12/2020
Mr Scott Brown St Paul LS
Norfolk NE
Crown of Life LS
Warren MI
Teacher; Grades 5-8
11/12/2020
Mr Kyle Raymond Peace LS
Sun Prairie WI
Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Principal
11/13/2020
Mrs Beth Ristow St Lucas LS
Milwaukee WI
St Paul LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Grade 3
11/13/2020
Mrs Elizabeth Gumm Trinity LS
Caledonia WI
Little Lambs of Peace Preschool
Eagle River AK
ECM Lead Teacher
11/14/2020
Miss Mollie Dorn Mt Calvary LS
Redding CA
Leap of Faith Early Childhood Center
New Lisbon WI
ECM Director
11/14/2020


RESIGNED

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Miss Megan Rabbers Bethany Lutheran Preschool
Saginaw MI
6/30/2021
Mr Wade Witzlsteiner St Jacobi LS
Greenfield WI
6/30/2021


CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

Pastors Home church Death date
Rev LeRoy Lothert St John’s LC
New Ulm MN
11/16/2020
Teachers Home church Death date
Ms Elizabeth Johnson St Matthew’s LC
Oconomowoc WI
11/14/2020


RETIREMENT

Teachers Current call Date retired
Mrs Susan Saatkamp St Jacobi LS
Greenfield WI
6/30/2021
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Call Report – November 9, 2020

 

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

11/3/2020 – 11/9/2020

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 Jeffrey Mahnke St Peter LC – Schofield Campus
Schofield WI
Beautiful Savior LC
Summerville SC
Pastor
10/7/2020
Rev Thomas Westra Beautiful Savior LC
Cincinnati OH
Commission on Congregational Counseling Congregational Counselor 10/7/2020
Rev Paul Lindhorst Great Plains Lutheran High School
Watertown SD
Ministry of Christian Giving
Christian Giving Counselor
10/8/2020
Rev Michael Kuschel St Matthew LC (Flora)
Renville MN &
Danube MN
Trinity LC
Marshfield WI
Pastor
10/11/2020
Rev Steven Waldschmidt Christ Alone LC
Dardenne Prairie MO
Bethany LC – Lynndale Campus
Appleton WI
Associate Pastor
10/12/2020
Rev Jeffrey Samelson Christ LC
Clarksville MD
Christian Life Resources
Hartford WI
Director of Ministry Advancement
10/16/2020
Rev Matthew Mueller Living Hope LC
Peoria IL
St Paul LC
North Fond du Lac WI
Associate Pastor
10/18/2020
Rev Gregory Lyon Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee WI
St Paul LC
Bangor WI
Pastor
10/18/2020
Rev Thadeus Flitter Zion LC
Valentine NE
Trinity LC
Omak WA
Pastor
10/18/2020
Rev Paul White Loving Shepherd LC
Milwaukee WI
St Paul LC
Marshall WI
Pastor
10/18/2020
Rev Thad Bitter Grace LC
Portland OR
St John’s LC
Sparta WI
Outreach Associate Pastor
10/18/2020
Rev Ryan Cortright Our Redeemer LC
Madison WI
Bethel LC
Menasha WI
Associate Pastor
10/19/2020
Rev Jason Oakland Martin Luther LC
Neenah WI
First LC
Racine WI
Associate Pastor
10/21/2020
Rev Matthew Ewart NorthCross LC
Lakeville MN
St James LC
Portage MI
Pastor
10/21/2020
Rev James Panning St Paul’s LC
Litchfield MN
Faith LC
Harrison MI
St John LC
Clare MI
Pastor
10/21/2020
Rev David Parsons Holy Cross LC
Tucson AZ
Good Shepherd LC
Midland TX
Pastor
10/21/2020
Rev Matthew Hennig Christ LC
North St Paul &
Hugo MN
Christ LC
Pewaukee WI
Associate Pastor
10/22/2020
Rev Adam Zimpelmann Good Shepherd LC
Fond du Lac WI
Zion LC
Lansing MI
Pastor
10/22/2020
Rev Matthew Arnold St Paul LC
Oconto Falls WI
St Luke LC
Vassar MI
Pastor
10/24/2020
Rev Paul Schulz Risen Savior LC
Chula Vista CA
St John LC
Mukwonago WI
Associate Pastor
10/25/2020
Rev Daniel Lewig Trinity LC
Lime Ridge WI
St John LC
Hillpoint WI
St John LC
Goodhue MN
Pastor
10/25/2020
Rev Brad Krause Fox Valley Lutheran High School
Appleton WI
Messiah LC
Nampa ID
Pastor
10/25/2020
Rev Frederic Berger St Paul’s LC
Plymouth NE
Beautiful Savior LC
La Porte IN
Pastor
10/25/2020
Rev David Barkow Christ the Lord LC
Cottage Grove MN
St Martin’s LC
Watertown SD
Associate Pastor
10/25/2020
Rev James Buske Lighthouse Youth Center
Milwaukee WI
Trinity LC
Jenera OH
Associate Pastor
10/26/2020
Rev Mathew Pfeifer Lincoln Heights LC
Des Moines IA
Good Shepherd LC
South Attleboro MA
Pastor
10/27/2020
Rev Dr Timothy Bourman Sure Foundation LC
Woodside NY
St John’s on the Hillside LC
Milwaukee WI
Pastor
10/28/2020
Rev Jonathan Zimpelmann St John LC
Hastings MN
Grace LC
Dakota MN
Trinity (Wilson Twp) LC
Winona MN
Pastor
10/28/2020
Rev Stephen Schamber Sr Holy Trinity LC
Wyoming MI
Trinity LC
Winner SD
Pastor
10/28/2020
Rev Matthew Reis Trinity LC
Bangor MI
Emanuel LC &
St John LC
Fairfax MN
Pastor
10/29/2020
Rev Ryan Wolfe Redeemer LC
Mandan ND
Ascension LC
Moorhead MN
St Paul’s LC
Valley City ND
Pastor
10/31/2020
Rev Nathanael Scharf St Paul’s LC
New Ulm MN
Centennial LC
Milwaukee WI
Pastor
11/1/2020
Rev Steven Neumann Mt Zion LC
Kenosha WI
Our Savior LC
Kasson MN
Pastor
11/1/2020
Rev Clinton Kreuziger Crown of Life LC
Marietta OH
Reformation LC
Dousman WI
Pastor
11/1/2020
Rev John Bortulin St John LC
Mukwonago WI
St Paul’s First LC
North Hollywood CA
Pastor
11/1/2020
Rev Gary Pufahl Christ LC
Big Bend WI
Emmanuel LC
Tempe AZ
Lead Pastor
11/1/2020
Rev Jared Oldenburg Eternal Rock LC
Castle Rock CO
Shepherd of the Lakes LC
Linden MI
Pastor
11/2/2020
Rev Mark Westra Prince of Peace LC
Fairport NY
St Paul’s LC
Franklin WI
Associate Pastor
11/4/2020
Rev Nathan Sutton Our Savior LC
San Antonio TX
Beautiful Saviour LC
Carlsbad CA
Pastor
11/4/2020
Rev Nathanael Brenner Holy Scripture LC
Fort Wayne IN
Faith LC
Tyler TX
Pastor
11/4/2020
Rev Matthew Guse St Peter’s LC
Fond du Lac WI
Northdale LC
Tampa FL
Pastor
11/5/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mr Shawn Herkstroeter Faith LS
Fond du Lac WI
Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Professor; Education & Director of field experiences
10/15/2020
Mrs Beth Ristow St Lucas LS
Milwaukee WI
St Paul LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Grade 3
10/15/2020
Mr Kirk Schauland Emanuel LS
New London WI
Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School
New Ulm MN
Teacher; Grade 9, General Computer, Network Administration, Athletics/Coaching
10/15/2020
Miss Jennifer Hunt Gethsemane LS
Omaha NE
CrossLife Christian Academy
Pflugerville TX
Teacher; Kindergarten
10/15/2020
Miss Kristy Lendt Trinity LS
Aberdeen SD
CrossLife Christian Academy
Pflugerville TX
ECM Teacher; 3-year-olds
10/15/2020
Mr Timothy Schubkegel Good Shepherd LS
Sioux Falls SD
Peace LS
Kissimmee FL
Principal; Grades 5/6 or 7/8
10/15/2020
Mr David Schulz St Stephen LS
Beaver Dam WI
Petra LS
Sauk Rapids MN
Principal
10/15/2020
Mrs Katherine Brown St Paul’s LC
Norfolk NE
Crown of Life LS
Warren MI
ECM Director; Organ, Choir
10/18/2020
Mr Scott Brown St Paul LS
Norfolk NE
Crown of Life LS
Warren MI
Teacher; Grades 5-8
10/18/2020
Mrs Elizabeth Gumm Trinity LS
Caledonia WI
Little Lambs of Peace Preschool
Eagle River AK
Lead ECM Teacher
10/18/2020
Mr Michael Wisniewski Trinity LS
Marshfield WI
Trinity LS
Jenera OH
Principal; Grades 7-8
10/18/2020
Mr Kyle Raymond Peace LS
Sun Prairie WI
Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Principal
10/18/2020
Mrs Kelli Baas Trinity LS
Brillion WI
Peace LS
Livonia MI
ECM Director; Lead Teacher
10/18/2020
Miss Amanda Treder St John LS
Wauwatosa WI
Crown of Life LS
West Saint Paul MN
Teacher; Grade 1, Choir
10/18/2020
Mr Kevin Bode Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Bethany LC
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; Grade 7, Choir, Music
10/18/2020
Miss Erin Keese MLC Early Childhood Learning Center
New Ulm MN
St Marcus LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher
10/19/2020
Mr Philip Punzel St Peter LS
Appleton WI
Luther High School
Onalaska WI
Principal
10/20/2020
Miss Kathryn Gut Shepherd of the Valley LS
Westminster CO
First LS
La Crosse WI
ECM Director
10/20/2020
Mr Joseph Blum Garden Homes LS
Milwaukee WI
Fox Valley Lutheran High School
Appleton WI
Director
10/20/2020
Mr Matthew Foxen Fox Valley Lutheran High School
Appleton WI
Fox Valley Lutheran High School
Appleton WI
Director
10/20/2020
Mr Jeffrey Brown Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee WI
Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee WI
Assistant Professor; Computer Science
10/20/2020
Mrs Tova Brown Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee WI
Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee WI
Assistant Professor; Mathematics
10/20/2020
Mr Christopher Arndt St Paul LS
Lake Mills WI
St Paul LS
Lake Mills WI
Teacher; Grade 6 – Call made Permanent
10/20/2020
Mr Christopher Mueller St John LS
Watertown WI
Grace LS
Oshkosh WI
Principal; Grades 7-8
10/25/2020
Miss Jessica Martinez St Philip LS
Milwaukee WI
David’s Star LS
Jackson WI
Teacher; Grade 4, Tech Director
10/25/2020
Miss Sarah Krajewski Grace Lutheran Child Care
Charlotte NC
St Martin’s LS
Watertown SD
ECM Director
10/25/2020
Ms Alison Wiedmann Good Shepherd Lutheran Academy
Deltona FL
St Mark LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Grade 1, Music
10/25/2020
Miss Charlotte Huebner Divine Grace LS
Lake Orion MI
Zion LS
Valentine NE
Teacher; Grades K-3
10/25/2020
Mrs Nicole Grunwald Salem Preschool
Woodbury MN
Salem Preschool
Woodbury MN
ECM Teacher; Staff Minister
10/25/2020
Mr Stephen Gurgel St Paul LS
Rapid City SD
West Lutheran High School
Plymouth MN
Teacher; Grades 9-12, History, Religion
10/25/2020
Mr Philip Haefner Trinity LS
Bay City MI
St Peter’s LS
Fond du Lac WI
Principal; Teacher Grade 6 – Part-Time Call
10/25/2020
Mrs Carin Schmiel   Mt Olive Lutheran Preschool
Shakopee MN
ECM Director
10/25/2020
Miss Abby Mehlberg Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Delray Beach FL
Peace LS
Sun Prairie WI
ECM Teacher
10/26/2020
Mr Christopher Avila St John LS
Red Wing MN
Trinity LS
West Bend WI
Principal; Grades 7-8
10/27/2020
Mr Corey Pieper   St Paul LS
Wonewoc WI
Teacher; Grades 3-5, Athletic Director, One-Year, Provisional Call
10/27/2020
Mr Steven White St Paul LS
South Haven MI
St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Principal; Grades 7-8
10/27/2020
Miss Angela Birner Crown of Life Christian Academy
Fort Myers FL
St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Teacher; Kindergarten, Music
10/27/2020
Mr Michael Schulz St Paul LS
Appleton WI
St Paul LS
Appleton WI
Teacher; Grade 4
10/27/2020
Mr Michael Marquardt St Croix Lutheran Academy
West Saint Paul MN
Michigan Lutheran Seminary
Saginaw MI
Professor of Music
10/29/2020
Miss Mollie Dorn Mt Calvary LS
Redding CA
Leap of Faith Early Childhood Center
New Lisbon WI
ECM Director
10/29/2020
Mrs Rachel Severeid Cross of Glory LS
Peoria AZ
Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Teacher; Grade 3, Drama, Choir
11/1/2020
Miss Anne Russell   Risen Savior LS – East Campus
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 6
11/1/2020
Mrs Jennifer Bunn St John LS
Wrightstown WI
Risen Savior LS
Milwaukee WI
ECM Teacher; K4
11/1/2020
Mr Nathan Reich St Paul LS
Green Bay WI
St Paul First LS
North Hollywood CA
Principal
11/1/2020
Mr Seth Zimmermann Riverview LS
Appleton WI
Mt Calvary LS
Redding CA
Principal
11/1/2020
Mr Ryan Wiechmann Northland Lutheran High School
Mosinee WI
Luther Preparatory School
Watertown WI
Professor of Mathematics
11/1/2020
Mr Daniel Douglas Mt Olive LS
Overland Park KS
Risen Savior Christian Academy
Pooler GA
Teacher; Grades 5-6
11/1/2020
Mrs Katherine Douglas   Risen Savior Christian Academy
Pooler GA
ECM Teacher; One-Year, Three Quarter-Time, Provisional Call
11/1/2020
Mrs Carrie Henning St John LS
Wauwatosa WI
Trinity Lutheran Preschool
Belle Plaine MN
ECM Teacher
11/1/2020
Mr Michael Henning Jr Good Shepherd’s LS
West Allis WI
Trinity LS
Belle Plaine MN
Principal; Grades 7-8
11/1/2020
Mr Jacob Rothe Mt Calvary LS
Redding CA
Risen Savior LS – East Campus
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 4
11/1/2020
Mr Andrew Baxter St Lucas LS
Milwaukee WI
Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Delray Beach FL
Principal; Grade 4
11/2/2020
Mrs Dorothy Grivno Crown of Life LS
Hubertus WI
Jesus Loves Me Learning Center
North Mankato MN
ECM Teacher
11/3/2020
Mrs Alissa Kiedrowski Trinity LS
Brillion WI
Waucousta LS
Campbellsport WI
Teacher; 4K & 5K
11/8/2020
Mrs Amy Lawonn St Luke LS
Oakfield WI
Zion LS
Columbus WI
Teacher; Grades 1-2
11/8/2020
Ms Rebecca Olson Westside Christian School
Middleton WI
Trinity LS
Waukesha WI
Teacher; Grade 6 & 5-8 Social Studies
11/8/2020
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date issued
Mr Brent Bitter Grace LC
Charlotte NC
Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Administrator; Director of Mission Advancement
10/25/2020
Mr Ryan Kummerow St. John’s LC – Salem-Lowell Campus
Lowell WI &
St John’s LC
Juneau WI
St John’s LC – Horicon Campus
Horicon WI
St John’s LC
Juneau WI
St. John’s LC – Salem-Lowell Campus
Lowell WI
Staff Minister; Less Than Half-Time, Two-Year Call
10/25/2020


CALLS ACCEPTED

Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mr Carl Manske St Peter’s LS
Fond du Lac WI
St Peter’s LS
Fond du Lac WI
Teacher; Grade 8, Athletic Director
11/2/2020
Mrs Lisa Uttech Christ the Lord LC
Brookfield WI
Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grades 10-12, Choir Director, General Music, Drama
11/3/2020
Mr Chuqee Fletcher Lighthouse Youth Center
Milwaukee WI
Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grades 10-12, Religion
11/8/2020
Mrs Katherine Voss St Peter LS
Saint Peter MN
St Peter LS
Saint Peter MN
Teacher; Grades 4-5, Call made Permanent
11/9/2020


CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Aaron Schulz St Paul’s LC
Menomonie WI
Northdale LC
Tampa FL
Pastor
10/28/2020
Rev Norbert Mielke III Ascension LC
Sarasota FL
Our Savior LC
Longmont CO
Pastor
11/6/2020
Rev Jason Strong Light of the World LC
Fairbanks AK
Cross of Christ LC
Las Cruces NM
Pastor
11/6/2020
Rev Jeremy Cares Shepherd of the Plains LC
Lubbock TX
St Paul LC
Saint James MN
Pastor
11/6/2020
Rev Jeremy Husby Peace LC
Hartford WI
St John’s LC
Sparta WI
Youth Associate Pastor
11/6/2020
Rev Aaron Duve Holy Redeemer LC
Port Huron MI
Immanuel LC
Woodville WI
Pastor
11/6/2020
Rev Scott Wolfram Divine Word LC
Plover WI
Trinity LC
Kaukauna WI
Pastor
11/7/2020
Rev Peter Korthals St Paul LC
Amherst NH
Beautiful Savior LC
South Portland ME
St Paul LC
Mauston WI
Associate Pastor
11/7/2020
Rev Luke Thompson St Paul LC
Ottawa ON Canada
Lutheran Institutional Ministry Association
Austin MN
St John’s LC
Minneapolis MN
Pastor
11/7/2020
Rev Joshua Hanson Christ LC
Lodi CA
First LC
Aurora NE
Pastor
11/9/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date declined
Mr Philip Stern Fox Valley Lutheran High School
Appleton WI
Emanuel LS
New London WI
Principal
11/3/2020
Mr Ryan Finkbeiner Mount Lebanon LS
Milwaukee WI
Cornerstone Lutheran Network
Milwaukee WI
Executive Director
11/5/2020
Mr Kaleb Buch St Luke LS
Oakfield WI
Cross of Glory LS
Peoria AZ
Principal; Grades 7-8
11/5/2020
Mr Daniel Busch Good Shepherd LS
Burton MI
Carlsbad Christian Academy
Carlsbad CA
Principal; Upper Grades
11/5/2020
Mr John Kaesmeyer Christ the Lord LS
Brookfield WI
Peridot-Our Savior’s LS
Peridot AZ
Teacher; Grade 7
11/6/2020
Mrs Jennifer Schopper Bethlehem LS-South
Menomonee Falls WI
Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School
New Ulm MN
Teacher; Learning Coordinator
11/8/2020
Mr Andrew Van Weele Lord of Life LS
Friendswood TX
St Stephen LS
Beaver Dam WI
Principal; Grade 5 & 5-8 History
11/8/2020
Mrs Amanda Harvey Peace LS
Hartford WI
Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
Teacher
11/8/2020
Mr Adam Harvey Garden Homes LS
Milwaukee WI
Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
Principal
11/8/2020
Mr Casey De Frain St Mark’s LS
Watertown WI
St Paul LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Grade 7-8
11/8/2020
Mr Jeremiah Schmiege Sola Fide Academy
Lawrenceville GA
Grace Christian Academy
Falls Church VA
Principal
11/8/2020
Mrs Amber Guthmiller St Martin’s LS
Watertown SD
Abiding Peace Academy
Simpsonville SC
Teacher; Flex Grades 2-6, Organ, Music
11/8/2020
Mr Jacob Biebert St Matthew LS
Spokane WA
Christ LS
Eagle River WI
Principal; Grades 4-6
11/8/2020
Mr Chuqee Fletcher Lighthouse Youth Center
Milwaukee WI
Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Professor; English and Cultural Diversity Coordinator
11/8/2020


RESIGNED

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mr Daniel Carran Trinity LS
Kiel WI
6/30/2021
Staff Ministers Current call Date resigned
Mr Stephen Pankow Little Lambs Learning Center
Danube MN
11/20/2020


CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

Pastors Home church Death date
Rev Roland Zimmermann Christ LC
Eagle River WI
11/4/2020
Teachers Home church Death date
Mr Franklin Kolander St Paul’s LC
Arlington MN
11/3/2020


RETIREMENT

Pastors Current call Date retired
Rev James Hoff St Paul LC
Livonia MI
5/23/2021

 

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Call Report – November 2, 2020

 

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

10/27/2020 – 11/2/2020

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
Our Savior LC
Longmont CO
Pastor
9/20/2020
Rev Scott Wolfram Divine Word LC
Plover WI
Trinity LC
Kaukauna WI
Pastor
10/4/2020
Rev Jeffrey Mahnke St Peter LC – Schofield Campus
Schofield WI
Beautiful Savior LC
Summerville SC
Pastor
10/7/2020
Rev Thomas Westra Beautiful Savior LC
Cincinnati OH
Commission on Congregational Counseling Congregational Counselor 10/7/2020
Rev Jason Strong Light of the World LC
Fairbanks AK
Cross of Christ LC
Las Cruces NM
Pastor
10/7/2020
Rev Paul Lindhorst Great Plains Lutheran High School
Watertown SD
Ministry of Christian Giving
Christian Giving Counselor
10/8/2020
Rev Michael Kuschel St Matthew LC (Flora)
Renville MN &
Danube MN
Trinity LC
Marshfield WI
Pastor
10/11/2020
Rev Aaron Schulz St Paul’s LC
Menomonie WI
Northdale LC
Tampa FL
Pastor
10/11/2020
Rev Peter Korthals St Paul LC
Amherst NH
Beautiful Savior LC
South Portland ME
St Paul LC
Mauston WI
Associate Pastor
10/11/2020
Rev Luke Thompson St Paul LC
Ottawa ON Canada
Lutheran Institutional Ministry Association
Austin MN
Pastor
10/11/2020
Rev Steven Waldschmidt Christ Alone LC
Dardenne Prairie MO
Bethany LC – Lynndale Campus
Appleton WI
Associate Pastor
10/12/2020
Rev Jeffrey Samelson Christ LC
Clarksville MD
Christian Life Resources
Hartford WI
Director of Ministry Advancement
10/16/2020
Rev Matthew Mueller Living Hope LC
Peoria IL
St Paul LC
North Fond du Lac WI
Associate Pastor
10/18/2020
Rev Jeremy Husby Peace LC
Hartford WI
St John’s LC
Sparta WI
Youth Associate Pastor
10/18/2020
Rev Gregory Lyon Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee WI
St Paul LC
Bangor WI
Pastor
10/18/2020
Rev Thadeus Flitter Zion LC
Valentine NE
Trinity LC
Omak WA
Pastor
10/18/2020
Rev Jeremy Cares Shepherd of the Plains LC
Lubbock TX
St Paul LC
Saint James MN
Pastor
10/18/2020
Rev Paul White Loving Shepherd LC
Milwaukee WI
St Paul LC
Marshall WI
Pastor
10/18/2020
Rev Aaron Duve Holy Redeemer LC
Port Huron MI
Immanuel LC
Woodville WI
Pastor
10/18/2020
Rev Thad Bitter Grace LC
Portland OR
St John’s LC
Sparta WI
Outreach Associate Pastor
10/18/2020
Rev Ryan Cortright Our Redeemer LC
Madison WI
Bethel LC
Menasha WI
Associate Pastor
10/19/2020
Rev Jason Oakland Martin Luther LC
Neenah WI
First LC
Racine WI
Associate Pastor
10/21/2020
Rev Matthew Ewart NorthCross LC
Lakeville MN
St James LC
Portage MI
Pastor
10/21/2020
Rev James Panning St Paul’s LC
Litchfield MN
Faith LC
Harrison MI
St John LC
Clare MI
Pastor
10/21/2020
Rev David Parsons Holy Cross LC
Tucson AZ
Good Shepherd LC
Midland TX
Pastor
10/21/2020
Rev Matthew Hennig Christ LC
North Saint Paul MN &
Hugo MN
Christ LC
Pewaukee WI
Associate Pastor
10/22/2020
Rev Adam Zimpelmann Good Shepherd LC
Fond du Lac WI
Zion LC
Lansing MI
Pastor
10/22/2020
Rev Matthew Arnold St Paul LC
Oconto Falls WI
St Luke LC
Vassar MI
Pastor
10/24/2020
Rev Paul Schulz Risen Savior LC
Chula Vista CA
St John LC
Mukwonago WI
Associate Pastor
10/25/2020
Rev Daniel Lewig Trinity LC
Lime Ridge WI
St John LC
Hillpoint WI
St John LC
Goodhue MN
Pastor
10/25/2020
Rev Frederic Berger St Paul’s LC
Plymouth NE
Beautiful Savior LC
La Porte IN
Pastor
10/25/2020
Rev David Barkow Christ the Lord LC
Cottage Grove MN
St Martin’s LC
Watertown SD
Associate Pastor
10/25/2020
Rev James Buske Lighthouse Youth Center
Milwaukee WI
Trinity LC
Jenera OH
Associate Pastor
10/26/2020
Rev Joshua Hanson Christ LC
Lodi CA
First LC
Aurora NE
Pastor
10/26/2020
Rev Mathew Pfeifer Lincoln Heights LC
Des Moines IA
Good Shepherd LC
South Attleboro MA
Pastor
10/27/2020
Rev Dr Timothy Bourman Sure Foundation LC
Woodside NY
St John’s on the Hillside LC
Milwaukee WI
Pastor
10/28/2020
Rev Jonathan Zimpelmann St John LC
Hastings MN
Grace LC
Dakota MN
Trinity (Wilson Twp) LC
Winona MN
Pastor
10/28/2020
Rev Stephen Schamber Sr Holy Trinity LC
Wyoming MI
Trinity LC
Winner SD
Pastor
10/28/2020
Rev Matthew Reis Trinity LC
Bangor MI
Emanuel LC &
St John LC
Fairfax MN
Pastor
10/29/2020
Rev Ryan Wolfe Redeemer LC
Mandan ND
Ascension LC
Moorhead MN
St Paul’s LC
Valley City ND
Pastor
10/31/2020
Rev Gary Pufahl Christ LC
Big Bend WI
Emmanuel LC
Tempe AZ
Lead Pastor
11/1/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mr Chuqee Fletcher Lighthouse Youth Center
Milwaukee WI
Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Professor; English & Cultural Diversity Coordinator
10/15/2020
Mr Shawn Herkstroeter Faith LS
Fond du Lac WI
Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Professor; Education & Director of field experiences
10/15/2020
Mr Jacob Biebert St Matthew LS
Spokane WA
Christ LS
Eagle River WI
Principal; Grades 4-6
10/15/2020
Mr Casey De Frain St Mark’s LS
Watertown WI
St Paul LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Grades 7-8
10/15/2020
Mrs Beth Ristow St Lucas LS
Milwaukee WI
St Paul LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Grade 3
10/15/2020
Mrs Lisa Uttech Christ the Lord LC
Brookfield WI
Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grades 10-12, Choir Director, General Music, Drama
10/15/2020
Mr Chuqee Fletcher Lighthouse Youth Center
Milwaukee WI
Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grades 10-12, Religion
10/15/2020
Mr Kirk Schauland Emanuel LS
New London WI
Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School
New Ulm MN
Teacher; Grade 9, General Computer, Network Admin, Athletics/Coaching
10/15/2020
Mr John Kaesmeyer Christ the Lord LS
Brookfield WI
Peridot-Our Savior’s LS
Peridot AZ
Teacher; Grade 7
10/15/2020
Miss Jennifer Hunt Gethsemane LS
Omaha NE
CrossLife Christian Academy
Pflugerville TX
Teacher; Kindergarten
10/15/2020
Miss Kristy Lendt Trinity LS
Aberdeen SD
CrossLife Christian Academy
Pflugerville TX
ECM Teacher; 3-year-olds
10/15/2020
Mr Timothy Schubkegel Good Shepherd LS
Sioux Falls SD
Peace LS
Kissimmee FL
Principal; Grades 5/6 or 7/8
10/15/2020
Mrs Jennifer Schopper Bethlehem LS-South
Menomonee Falls WI
Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School
New Ulm MN
Teacher; Learning Coordinator
10/15/2020
Mrs Amber Guthmiller St Martin’s LS
Watertown SD
Abiding Peace Academy
Simpsonville SC
Teacher; Flex Grades 2-6, Organ, Music
10/15/2020
Mr Kaleb Buch St Luke LS
Oakfield WI
Cross of Glory LS
Peoria AZ
Principal; Grades 7-8
10/15/2020
Mr Ryan Finkbeiner Mount Lebanon LS
Milwaukee WI
Cornerstone Lutheran Network
Milwaukee WI
Executive Director
10/15/2020
Mr David Schulz St Stephen LS
Beaver Dam WI
Petra LS
Sauk Rapids MN
Principal
10/15/2020
Mrs Katherine Brown St Paul’s LC
Norfolk NE
Crown of Life LS
Warren MI
ECM Director; Organ, Choir
10/18/2020
Mr Scott Brown St Paul LS
Norfolk NE
Crown of Life LS
Warren MI
Teacher; Grades 5-8
10/18/2020
Mr Philip Stern Fox Valley Lutheran High School
Appleton WI
Emanuel LS
New London WI
Principal
10/18/2020
Mr Andrew Van Weele Lord of Life LS
Friendswood TX
St Stephen LS
Beaver Dam WI
Principal; Grade 5 & 5-8 History
10/18/2020
Mrs Elizabeth Gumm Trinity LS
Caledonia WI
Little Lambs of Peace Preschool
Eagle River AK
ECM Lead Teacher
10/18/2020
Mr Michael Wisniewski Trinity LS
Marshfield WI
Trinity LS
Jenera OH
Principal; Grades 7-8
10/18/2020
Mr Kyle Raymond Peace LS
Sun Prairie WI
Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Principal
10/18/2020
Mr Jeremiah Schmiege Sola Fide Academy
Lawrenceville GA
Grace Christian Academy
Falls Church VA
Principal
10/18/2020
Mrs Kelli Baas Trinity LS
Brillion WI
Peace LS
Livonia MI
ECM Director; Lead Teacher
10/18/2020
Miss Amanda Treder St John LS
Wauwatosa WI
Crown of Life LS
West Saint Paul MN
Teacher; Grade 1, Choir
10/18/2020
Mr Kevin Bode Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Bethany LC
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; Grade 7, Choir, Music
10/18/2020
Mr Daniel Busch Good Shepherd LS
Burton MI
Carlsbad Christian Academy
Carlsbad CA
Principal; Upper Grades
10/18/2020
Miss Erin Keese MLC Early Childhood Learning Center
New Ulm MN
St Marcus LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher
10/19/2020
Mr Philip Punzel St Peter LS
Appleton WI
Luther High School
Onalaska WI
Principal
10/20/2020
Miss Kathryn Gut Shepherd of the Valley LS
Westminster CO
First LS
La Crosse WI
ECM Director
10/20/2020
Mrs Amanda Harvey Peace LS
Hartford WI
Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
Teacher
10/20/2020
Mr Adam Harvey Garden Homes LS
Milwaukee WI
Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
Principal
10/20/2020
Mr Joseph Blum Garden Homes LS
Milwaukee WI
Fox Valley Lutheran High School
Appleton WI
Director
10/20/2020
Mr Matthew Foxen Fox Valley Lutheran High School
Appleton WI
Fox Valley Lutheran High School
Appleton WI
Director
10/20/2020
Mr Jeffrey Brown Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee WI
Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee WI
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
10/20/2020
Mrs Tova Brown Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee WI
Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee WI
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
10/20/2020
Mr Christopher Arndt St Paul LS
Lake Mills WI
St Paul LS
Lake Mills WI
Teacher; Permanent – Grade 6
10/20/2020
Mr Christopher Mueller St John LS
Watertown WI
Grace LS
Oshkosh WI
Principal; Grades 7-8
10/25/2020
Miss Jessica Martinez St Philip LS
Milwaukee WI
David’s Star LS
Jackson WI
Teacher; Grade 4, Tech Director
10/25/2020
Miss Sarah Krajewski Grace Lutheran Child Care
Charlotte NC
St Martin’s LS
Watertown SD
ECM Director
10/25/2020
Ms Alison Wiedmann Good Shepherd Lutheran Academy
Deltona FL
St Mark LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Grade 1, Music
10/25/2020
Miss Charlotte Huebner Divine Grace LS
Lake Orion MI
Zion LS
Valentine NE
Teacher; Grades K-3
10/25/2020
Mrs Nicole Grunwald Salem Preschool
Woodbury MN
Salem Preschool
Woodbury MN
ECM Teacher; Staff Minister
10/25/2020
Mr Stephen Gurgel St Paul LS
Rapid City SD
West Lutheran High School
Plymouth MN
Teacher; Grades 9-12, History, Religion
10/25/2020
Mr Philip Haefner Trinity LS
Bay City MI
St Peter’s LS
Fond du Lac WI
Principal & Teacher, Grade 6, Part-Time Call
10/25/2020
Mrs Carin Schmiel   Mt Olive Lutheran Preschool
Shakopee MN
ECM Director
10/25/2020
Mr Carl Manske St Peter’s LS
Fond du Lac WI
St Peter’s LS
Fond du Lac WI
Teacher; Grade 8, Athletic Director
10/25/2020
Miss Abby Mehlberg Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Delray Beach FL
Peace LS
Sun Prairie WI
ECM Teacher
10/26/2020
Mr Christopher Avila St John LS
Red Wing MN
Trinity LS
West Bend WI
Principal; Grades 7-8
10/27/2020
Mr Corey Pieper   St Paul LS
Wonewoc WI
Teacher; Grades 3-5, Athletic Director, Provisional, One-Year Call
10/27/2020
Mr Steven White St Paul LS
South Haven MI
St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Principal; Grades 7-8
10/27/2020
Miss Angela Birner Crown of Life Christian Academy
Fort Myers FL
St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Teacher; Kindergarten, Music
10/27/2020
Mr Michael Marquardt St Croix Lutheran Academy
West Saint Paul MN
Michigan Lutheran Seminary
Saginaw MI
Professor of Music
10/29/2020
Miss Mollie Dorn Mt Calvary LS
Redding CA
Leap of Faith Early Childhood Center
New Lisbon WI
ECM Director
10/29/2020
Mrs Rachel Severeid Cross of Glory LS
Peoria AZ
Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Teacher; Grade 3, Drama, Choir
11/1/2020
Miss Anne Russell   Risen Savior LS – East Campus
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 6
11/1/2020
Mrs Jennifer Bunn St John LS
Wrightstown WI
Risen Savior LS
Milwaukee WI
ECM Teacher; K4
11/1/2020
Mr Nathan Reich St Paul LS
Green Bay WI
St Paul First LS
North Hollywood CA
Principal
11/1/2020
Mr Seth Zimmermann Riverview LS
Appleton WI
Mt Calvary LS
Redding CA
Principal
11/1/2020
Mr Ryan Wiechmann Northland Lutheran High School
Mosinee WI
Luther Preparatory School
Watertown WI
Professor of Mathematics
11/1/2020
Mr Daniel Douglas Mt Olive LS
Overland Park KS
Risen Savior Christian Academy
Pooler GA
Teacher; Grades 5-6
11/1/2020
Mrs Katherine Douglas   Risen Savior Christian Academy
Pooler GA
ECM Teacher; Provisional, Three Quarter-Time, One-Year Call
11/1/2020
Mrs Carrie Henning St John LS
Wauwatosa WI
Trinity Lutheran Preschool
Belle Plaine MN
ECM Teacher
11/1/2020
Mr Michael Henning Jr Good Shepherd’s LS
West Allis WI
Trinity LS
Belle Plaine MN
Principal; Grades 7-8
11/1/2020
Mr Jacob Rothe Mt Calvary LS
Redding CA
Risen Savior LS – East Campus
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 4
11/1/2020
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date issued
Mr Brent Bitter Grace LC
Charlotte NC
Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Administrator; Director of Mission Advancement
10/25/2020
Mr Ryan Kummerow St. John’s LC – Salem-Lowell Campus
Lowell WI &
Juneau WI
St John’s LC – Horicon Campus
Horicon WI &
Juneau WI &
LC – Salem-Lowell Campus
Lowell WI
Staff Minister; Less Than Half-Time, Two-Year-Call
10/25/2020


CALLS ACCEPTED

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Andrew Retberg Good Shepherd LC
The Woodlands TX
St John LC
Saginaw MI
Pastor
10/31/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mrs Jody Roberts St Martin’s LS
Watertown SD
St Martin’s LS
Watertown SD
ECM Assistant Director
10/30/2020


CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Mark Kock Retired Hope LC
Portland MI
Pastor; Retirement Call
10/29/2020
Rev Daniel Solofra CrossWalk Lutheran Ministries
Laveen AZ
Christ the King LC
Tulsa OK
Pastor
10/30/2020
Rev Mark Schewe St Peter LC
Clovis CA
Beautiful Savior LC
Grove City OH
Pastor
10/30/2020
Rev Stephen Daley St Paul LC
South Haven MI
St John LC
Redwood Falls MN
Associate Pastor
10/31/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date declined
Mr David Liebhard Mount Olive LS
Appleton WI
Arizona Lutheran Academy
Phoenix AZ
Teacher; Grade 11, Athletics, Coaching, Technology, Science
10/29/2020
Mr Christopher Hintz Christ the King LS
Bremerton WA
Evergreen Lutheran High School
Tacoma WA
Principal; Religion
10/30/2020


RESIGNED

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mrs Kirstin Collier Risen Savior Christian Academy
Pooler GA
6/30/2021


RETIREMENT

Teachers Current call Date retired
Mrs Lori Greschner Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
6/30/2021
Mrs Barbara Mantey Bethany LS
Port Orchard WA
6/30/2021
Mrs Linnette Fehr St Paul LS
Onalaska WI
6/30/2021
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Call Report – October 26, 2020

 

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

10/20/2020 – 10/26/2020

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
Our Savior LC
Longmont CO
Pastor
9/20/2020
Rev Mark Schewe St Peter LC
Clovis CA
Beautiful Savior LC
Grove City OH
Pastor
9/27/2020
Rev Daniel Solofra CrossWalk Lutheran Ministries
Laveen AZ
Christ the King LC
Tulsa OK
Pastor
10/1/2020
Rev Scott Wolfram Divine Word LC
Plover WI
Trinity LC
Kaukauna WI
Pastor
10/4/2020
Rev Andrew Retberg Good Shepherd LC
The Woodlands TX
St John LC
Saginaw MI
Pastor
10/5/2020
Rev Stephen Daley St Paul LC
South Haven MI
St John LC
Redwood Falls MN
Associate Pastor
10/5/2020
Rev Jeffrey Mahnke St Peter LC – Schofield Campus
Schofield WI
Beautiful Savior LC
Summerville SC
Pastor
10/7/2020
Rev Thomas Westra Beautiful Savior LC
Cincinnati OH
Commission on Congregational Counseling
Congregational Counselor
10/7/2020
Rev Jason Strong Light of the World LC
Fairbanks AK
Cross of Christ LC
Las Cruces NM
Pastor
10/7/2020
Rev Paul Lindhorst Great Plains Lutheran High School
Watertown SD
Ministry of Christian Giving
Christian Giving Counselor
10/8/2020
Rev Michael Kuschel St Matthew LC (Flora)
Renville MN &
Danube MN
Trinity LC
Marshfield WI
Pastor
10/11/2020
Rev Aaron Schulz St Paul’s LC
Menomonie WI
Northdale LC
Tampa FL
Pastor
10/11/2020
Rev Peter Korthals St Paul LC
Amherst NH
Beautiful Savior LC
South Portland ME
St Paul LC
Mauston WI
Associate Pastor
10/11/2020
Rev Luke Thompson St Paul LC
Ottawa ON Canada
Lutheran Institutional Ministry Association
Austin MN
Pastor
10/11/2020
Rev Steven Waldschmidt Christ Alone LC
Dardenne Prairie MO
Bethany LC – Lynndale Campus
Appleton WI
Associate Pastor
10/12/2020
Rev Jeffrey Samelson Christ LC
Clarksville MD
Christian Life Resources
Hartford WI
Director of Ministry Advancement
10/16/2020
Rev Matthew Mueller Living Hope LC
Peoria IL
St Paul LC
North Fond du Lac WI
Associate Pastor
10/18/2020
Rev Jeremy Husby Peace LC
Hartford WI
St John’s LC
Sparta WI
Youth Associate Pastor
10/18/2020
Rev Gregory Lyon Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee WI
St Paul LC
Bangor WI
Pastor
10/18/2020
Rev Thadeus Flitter Zion LC
Valentine NE
Trinity LC
Omak WA
Pastor
10/18/2020
Rev Jeremy Cares Shepherd of the Plains LC
Lubbock TX
St Paul LC
Saint James MN
Pastor
10/18/2020
Rev Paul White Loving Shepherd LC
Milwaukee WI
St Paul LC
Marshall WI
Pastor
10/18/2020
Rev Aaron Duve Holy Redeemer LC
Port Huron MI
Immanuel LC
Woodville WI
Pastor
10/18/2020
Rev Thad Bitter Grace LC
Portland OR
St John’s LC
Sparta WI
Outreach Associate Pastor
10/18/2020
Rev Mark Kock Retired Hope LC
Portland MI
Pastor; Retirement Call
10/18/2020
Rev Ryan Cortright Our Redeemer LC
Madison WI
Bethel LC
Menasha WI
Associate Pastor
10/19/2020
Rev Jason Oakland Martin Luther LC
Neenah WI
First LC
Racine WI
Associate Pastor
10/21/2020
Rev Matthew Ewart NorthCross LC
Lakeville MN
St James LC
Portage MI
Pastor
10/21/2020
Rev James Panning St Paul’s LC
Litchfield MN
Faith LC
Harrison MI
St John LC
Clare MI
Pastor
10/21/2020
Rev David Parsons Holy Cross LC
Tucson AZ
Good Shepherd LC
Midland TX
Pastor
10/21/2020
Rev Matthew Hennig Christ LC
North Saint Paul MN &
Hugo MN
Christ LC
Pewaukee WI
Associate Pastor
10/22/2020
Rev Adam Zimpelmann Good Shepherd LC
Fond du Lac WI
Zion LC
Lansing MI
Pastor
10/22/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mr Chuqee Fletcher Lighthouse Youth Center
Milwaukee WI
Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Professor; English & Cultural Diversity Coordinator
10/15/2020
Mr Shawn Herkstroeter Faith LS
Fond du Lac WI
Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Professor; Education & Director of Field Experiences
10/15/2020
Mr Jacob Biebert St Matthew LS
Spokane WA
Christ LS
Eagle River WI
Principal; Grades 4-6
10/15/2020
Mr Casey De Frain St Mark’s LS
Watertown WI
St Paul LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Grades 7-8
10/15/2020
Mrs Beth Ristow St Lucas LS
Milwaukee WI
St Paul LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Grade 3
10/15/2020
Mrs Lisa Uttech Christ the Lord LC
Brookfield WI
Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grades 10-12, Choir Director, General Music, Drama
10/15/2020
Mr Chuqee Fletcher Lighthouse Youth Center
Milwaukee WI
Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grades 10-12, Religion
10/15/2020
Mr Kirk Schauland Emanuel LS
New London WI
Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School
New Ulm MN
Teacher; Grade 9, General Computer, Network Admin, Athletics/Coaching
10/15/2020
Mr John Kaesmeyer Christ the Lord LS
Brookfield WI
Peridot-Our Savior’s LS
Peridot AZ
Teacher; Grade 7
10/15/2020
Miss Jennifer Hunt Gethsemane LS
Omaha NE
CrossLife Christian Academy
Pflugerville TX
Teacher; Kindergarten
10/15/2020
Miss Kristy Lendt Trinity LS
Aberdeen SD
CrossLife Christian Academy
Pflugerville TX
ECM Teacher; 3-Year-Olds
10/15/2020
Mr David Liebhard Mount Olive LS
Appleton WI
Arizona Lutheran Academy
Phoenix AZ
Teacher; Grade 11, Athletics, Coaching, Technology, Science
10/15/2020
Mr Timothy Schubkegel Good Shepherd LS
Sioux Falls SD
Peace LS
Kissimmee FL
Principal
10/15/2020
Mrs Jennifer Schopper Bethlehem LS-South
Menomonee Falls WI
Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School
New Ulm MN
Teacher; Learning Coordinator
10/15/2020
Mrs Amber Guthmiller St Martin’s LS
Watertown SD
Abiding Peace Academy
Simpsonville SC
Teacher; Flex Grades 2-6, Organ, Music
10/15/2020
Mr Kaleb Buch St Luke LS
Oakfield WI
Cross of Glory LS
Peoria AZ
Principal; Grades 7-8
10/15/2020
Mr Christopher Hintz Christ the King LS
Bremerton WA
Evergreen Lutheran High School
Tacoma WA
Principal; Religion
10/15/2020
Mr Ryan Finkbeiner Mount Lebanon LS
Milwaukee WI
Cornerstone Lutheran Network
Milwaukee WI
Executive Director
10/15/2020
Mr David Schulz St Stephen LS
Beaver Dam WI
Petra LS
Sauk Rapids MN
Principal
10/15/2020
Mrs Katherine Brown St Paul’s LC
Norfolk NE
Crown of Life LS
Warren MI
ECM Director; Organ, Choir
10/18/2020
Mr Scott Brown St Paul LS
Norfolk NE
Crown of Life LS
Warren MI
Teacher; Grades 5-8
10/18/2020
Mr Philip Stern Fox Valley Lutheran High School
Appleton WI
Emanuel LS
New London WI
Principal
10/18/2020
Mr Andrew Van Weele Lord of Life LS
Friendswood TX
St Stephen LS
Beaver Dam WI
Principal; Grade 5 & 5-8 History
10/18/2020
Mrs Elizabeth Gumm Trinity LS
Caledonia WI
Little Lambs of Peace Preschool
Eagle River AK
ECM Lead Teacher
10/18/2020
Mr Michael Wisniewski Trinity LS
Marshfield WI
Trinity LS
Jenera OH
Principal; Grades 7-8
10/18/2020
Mr Kyle Raymond Peace LS
Sun Prairie WI
Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Principal
10/18/2020
Mr Jeremiah Schmiege Sola Fide Academy
Lawrenceville GA
Grace Christian Academy
Falls Church VA
Principal
10/18/2020
Mrs Kelli Baas Trinity LS
Brillion WI
Peace LS
Livonia MI
ECM Director; Lead Teacher
10/18/2020
Miss Amanda Treder St John LS
Wauwatosa WI
Crown of Life LS
West Saint Paul MN
Teacher; Grade 1, Choir
10/18/2020
Mr Kevin Bode Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Bethany LC
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; Grade 7, Choir, Music
10/18/2020
Mr Daniel Busch Good Shepherd LS
Burton MI
Carlsbad Christian Academy
Carlsbad CA
Principal; Upper Grades
10/18/2020
Miss Erin Keese MLC Early Childhood Learning Center
New Ulm MN
St Marcus LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher
10/19/2020
Mr Philip Punzel St Peter LS
Appleton WI
Luther High School
Onalaska WI
Principal
10/20/2020
Miss Kathryn Gut Shepherd of the Valley LS
Westminster CO
First LS
La Crosse WI
ECM Director
10/20/2020
Mrs Amanda Harvey Peace LS
Hartford WI
Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
Teacher
10/20/2020
Mr Adam Harvey Garden Homes LS
Milwaukee WI
Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
Principal
10/20/2020
Mr Joseph Blum Garden Homes LS
Milwaukee WI
Fox Valley Lutheran High School
Appleton WI
Director
10/20/2020
Mr Matthew Foxen Fox Valley Lutheran High School
Appleton WI
Fox Valley Lutheran High School
Appleton WI
Director
10/20/2020
Mr Jeffrey Brown Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee WI
Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee WI
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
10/20/2020
Mrs Tova Brown Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee WI
Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee WI
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
10/20/2020
Mr Christopher Arndt St Paul LS
Lake Mills WI
St Paul LS
Lake Mills WI
Teacher; Permanent – Grade 6
10/20/2020
Mr Christopher Mueller St John LS
Watertown WI
Grace LS
Oshkosh WI
Principal; Grades 7-8
10/25/2020
Miss Jessica Martinez St Philip LS
Milwaukee WI
David’s Star LS
Jackson WI
Teacher; Grade 4, Tech Director
10/25/2020
Ms Alison Wiedmann Good Shepherd Lutheran Academy
Deltona FL
St Mark LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Grade 1, Music
10/25/2020
Miss Charlotte Huebner Divine Grace LS
Lake Orion MI
Zion LS
Valentine NE
Teacher; Grades K-3
10/25/2020
Mrs Nicole Grunwald Salem Preschool
Woodbury MN
Salem Preschool
Woodbury MN
ECM Teacher; Staff Minister
10/25/2020
Mr Stephen Gurgel St Paul LS
Rapid City SD
West Lutheran High School
Plymouth MN
Teacher; Grades 9-12, History, Religion
10/25/2020
Mr Philip Haefner Trinity LS
Bay City MI
St Peter’s LS
Fond du Lac WI
Principal; Teacher, Grade 6 – Part-Time Call
10/25/2020
Mrs Carin Schmiel   Mt Olive Lutheran Preschool
Shakopee MN
ECM Director
10/25/2020
Mr Carl Manske St Peter’s LS
Fond du Lac WI
St Peter’s LS
Fond du Lac WI
Teacher; Permanent – Grade 8, Athletic Director
10/25/2020
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date issued
Mr Brent Bitter Grace LC
Charlotte NC
Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Administrator; Director of Mission Advancement
10/25/2020


CALLS ACCEPTED

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Justin Dauck St Paul LC
Roscoe SD
St John LC
Bowdle SD
St Paul’s LC
Plymouth NE
Associate Pastor
10/22/2020
Rev Bart Brauer Emmanuel LC
Tempe AZ
Holy Trinity LC
Des Moines WA
Pastor
10/23/2020
Rev Gregory Hein Peace LC
Chandler AZ
Cross of Christ LC
Boise ID
Associate Pastor
10/24/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mrs Penny Adickes St Paul LS
Bangor WI
St Paul LS
Bangor WI
Teacher; Grades 1 & 2
10/21/2020
Mrs Amber Frelitz   St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Teacher; Upper Grades, Full-Time, One-Year Call
10/24/2020


CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Benjamin Schmudlach First LC
La Crosse WI
Trinity LC
Winner SD
Pastor
10/18/2020
Rev Benjamin Zahn Amazing Grace LC
Myrtle Beach SC
Our Savior LC
San Antonio TX
Pastor West San Antonio Mission
10/20/2020
Rev Philip Casmer Christ the Lord LC
Brookfield WI
Trinity LC
Jenera OH
Associate Pastor
10/21/2020
Rev Jacob Behnken Good Shepherd LC
Midland MI
Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
10/22/2020
Rev Dr Kenneth Fisher Jr Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
St Paul’s First LC
North Hollywood CA
Pastor
10/23/2020
Rev Glen Hieb Our Savior LC
Strongsville OH
Peace LC
Isabel SD
St Paul LC
McIntosh SD
Christ LC
Morristown SD
Christ LC
Bison SD
Pastor
10/24/2020
Rev Matthew Brown Abiding Word LC
Houston TX
Salem LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
10/24/2020
Rev Lincoln Albrecht River of Life LC
Goodyear AZ
Reformation LC
Dousman WI
Pastor
10/24/2020
Rev Stephen Kuehl Shepherd of Peace LC
Powell OH
St Paul’s LC
North Mankato MN
Associate Pastor
10/24/2020
Rev Stephen Koelpin Crown of Life LC
Yucaipa CA
Faith LC
Tyler TX
Pastor
10/24/2020
Rev Daniel Lange Light of Life LC
Covington WA
Good Shepherd LC
Cedar Rapids IA
Associate Pastor
10/25/2020


RESIGNED

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mrs Sarah Mose St Paul LS
Ixonia WI
6/30/2021


CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

Pastors Home church Death date
Rev Kenneth Lenz Bethlehem LC
Menomonee Falls WI
10/19/2020
Rev Wilbert Neumann Friedens LC
New Prague MN
10/22/2020
Prof em Daniel Deutschlander St Mark’s LC
Watertown WI
10/26/2020


RETIREMENT

Teachers Current call Date retired
Mr Douglas K Fillner Cross of Glory LS
Washington MI
6/30/2021
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Call Report – October 19, 2020

 

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

10/13/2020 – 10/19/2020

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 Bart Brauer Emmanuel LC
Tempe AZ
Holy Trinity LC
Des Moines WA
Pastor
9/11/2020
Rev Jacob Behnken Good Shepherd LC
Midland MI
Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
9/13/2020
Rev Gregory Hein Peace LC
Chandler AZ
Cross of Christ LC
Boise ID
Associate Pastor
9/13/2020
Rev Norbert Mielke III Ascension LC
Sarasota FL
Our Savior LC
Longmont CO
Pastor
9/20/2020
Rev Justin Dauck St Paul LC
Roscoe SD
St John LC
Bowdle SD
St Paul’s LC
Plymouth NE
Associate Pastor
9/20/2020
Rev Lincoln Albrecht River of Life LC
Goodyear AZ
Reformation LC
Dousman WI
Pastor
9/22/2020
Rev Stephen Koelpin Crown of Life LC
Yucaipa CA
Faith LC
Tyler TX
Pastor
9/23/2020
Rev Glen Hieb Our Savior LC
Strongsville OH
Peace LC
Isabel SD
St Paul LC
McIntosh SD
Christ LC
Morristown SD
Christ LC
Bison SD
Pastor
9/25/2020
Rev Mark Schewe St Peter LC
Clovis CA
Beautiful Savior LC
Grove City OH
Pastor
9/27/2020
Rev Daniel Lange Light of Life LC
Covington WA
Good Shepherd LC
Cedar Rapids IA
Associate Pastor
9/27/2020
Rev Philip Casmer Christ the Lord LC
Brookfield WI
Trinity LC
Jenera OH
Associate Pastor
9/27/2020
Rev Stephen Kuehl Shepherd of Peace LC
Powell OH
St Paul’s LC
North Mankato MN
Associate Pastor
9/27/2020
Rev Benjamin Schmudlach First LC
La Crosse WI
Trinity LC
Winner SD
Pastor
9/27/2020
Rev Dr Kenneth Fisher Jr Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
St Paul’s First LC
North Hollywood CA
Pastor
9/27/2020
Rev Benjamin Zahn Amazing Grace LC
Myrtle Beach SC
New Mission
San Antonio TX
Pastor
9/29/2020
Rev Daniel Solofra CrossWalk Lutheran Ministries
Laveen AZ
Christ the King LC
Tulsa OK
Pastor
10/1/2020
Rev Scott Wolfram Divine Word LC
Plover WI
Trinity LC
Kaukauna WI
Pastor
10/4/2020
Rev Andrew Retberg Good Shepherd LC
The Woodlands TX
St John LC
Saginaw MI
Pastor
10/5/2020
Rev Stephen Daley St Paul LC
South Haven MI
St John LC
Redwood Falls MN
Associate Pastor
10/5/2020
Rev Jeffrey Mahnke St Peter LC – Schofield Campus
Schofield WI
Beautiful Savior LC
Summerville SC
Pastor
10/7/2020
Rev Thomas Westra Beautiful Savior LC
Cincinnati OH
Commission on Congregational Counseling
Waukesha WI Congregational Counselor
10/7/2020
Rev Jason Strong Light of the World LC
Fairbanks AK
Cross of Christ LC
Las Cruces NM
Pastor
10/7/2020
Rev Paul Lindhorst Great Plains Lutheran High School
Watertown SD
Ministry of Christian Giving
Waukesha WI
Christian Giving Counselor
10/8/2020
Rev Michael Kuschel St Matthew LC (Flora)
Renville MN &
Danube MN
Trinity LC
Marshfield WI
Pastor
10/11/2020
Rev Aaron Schulz St Paul’s LC
Menomonie WI
Northdale LC
Tampa FL
Pastor
10/11/2020
Rev Peter Korthals St Paul LC
Amherst NH
Beautiful Savior LC
South Portland ME
St Paul LC
Mauston WI
Associate Pastor
10/11/2020
Rev Luke Thompson St Paul LC
Ottawa ON Canada
Lutheran Institutional Ministry Association
Austin MN
Pastor
10/11/2020
Rev Steven Waldschmidt Christ Alone LC
Dardenne Prairie MO
Bethany LC – Lynndale Campus
Appleton WI
Associate Pastor
10/12/2020
Rev Matthew Brown Abiding Word LC
Houston TX
Salem LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
10/13/2020
Rev Jeffrey Samelson Christ LC
Clarksville MD
Christian Life Resources
Slinger WI
Development Director
10/16/2020
Rev Mark Kock Retired Hope LC
Portland MI
Pastor; Retirement Call
10/18/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mrs Amber Frelitz St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Teacher; Upper Grades, Full-Time, One-Year Call
10/11/2020
Mr Chuqee Fletcher Lighthouse Youth Center
Milwaukee WI
Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Professor; English & cultural diversity coordinator
10/15/2020
Mr Shawn Herkstroeter Faith LS
Fond du Lac WI
Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Professor; Education & director of field experiences
10/15/2020
Mr Jacob Biebert St Matthew LS
Spokane WA
Christ LS
Eagle River WI
Principal; Grades 4-6
10/15/2020
Mr Casey De Frain St Mark’s LS
Watertown WI
St Paul LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Grades 7-8
10/15/2020
Mrs Beth Ristow St Lucas LS
Milwaukee WI
St Paul LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Grade 3
10/15/2020
Mrs Lisa Uttech Christ the Lord LC
Brookfield WI
Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grades 10-12, Choir Director, General Music, Drama
10/15/2020
Mr Chuqee Fletcher Lighthouse Youth Center
Milwaukee WI
Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grades 10-12, Religion
10/15/2020
Mr Kirk Schauland Emanuel LS
New London WI
Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School
New Ulm MN
Teacher; Grade 9, General Computer, Network Admin, Athletics/Coaching
10/15/2020
Mr John Kaesmeyer Christ the Lord LS
Brookfield WI
Peridot-Our Savior’s LS
Peridot AZ
Teacher; Grade 7
10/15/2020
Miss Jennifer Hunt Gethsemane LS
Omaha NE
CrossLife Christian Academy
Pflugerville TX
Teacher; Kindergarten
10/15/2020
Miss Kristy Lendt Trinity LS
Aberdeen SD
CrossLife Christian Academy
Pflugerville TX
ECM Teacher; 3-Year-Olds
10/15/2020
Mr David Liebhard Mount Olive LS
Appleton WI
Arizona Lutheran Academy
Phoenix AZ
Teacher; Grade 11, Athletics, Coaching, Technology, Science
10/15/2020
Mr Timothy Schubkegel Good Shepherd LS
Sioux Falls SD
Peace LS
Kissimmee FL
Principal
10/15/2020
Mrs Jennifer Schopper Bethlehem LS-South
Menomonee Falls WI
Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School
New Ulm MN
Teacher; Learning Coordinator
10/15/2020
Mrs Amber Guthmiller St Martin’s LS
Watertown SD
Abiding Peace Academy
Simpsonville SC
Teacher; Flex Grades 2-6, Organ, Music
10/15/2020
Mr Kaleb Buch St Luke LS
Oakfield WI
Cross of Glory LS
Peoria AZ
Principal; Grades 7-8
10/15/2020
Mr Christopher Hintz Christ the King LS
Bremerton WA
Evergreen Lutheran High School
Tacoma WA
Principal; Religion
10/15/2020
Mr Ryan Finkbeiner Mount Lebanon LS
Milwaukee WI
Cornerstone Lutheran Network
Milwaukee WI
Executive Director
10/15/2020
Mr David Schulz St Stephen LS
Beaver Dam WI
Petra LS
Sauk Rapids MN
Principal
10/15/2020
Mrs Katherine Brown St Paul’s LC
Norfolk NE
Crown of Life LS
Warren MI
ECM Director; Organ, Choir
10/18/2020
Mr Scott Brown St Paul LS
Norfolk NE
Crown of Life LS
Warren MI
Teacher; Grades 5-8
10/18/2020
Mr Philip Stern Fox Valley Lutheran High School
Appleton WI
Emanuel LS
New London WI
Principal
10/18/2020
Mr Andrew Van Weele Lord of Life LS
Friendswood TX
St Stephen LS
Beaver Dam WI
Principal; Grade 5 & 5-8 History
10/18/2020
Mrs Elizabeth Gumm Trinity LS
Caledonia WI
Little Lambs of Peace Preschool
Eagle River AK
Lead ECM Teacher
10/18/2020
Mr Michael Wisniewski Trinity LS
Marshfield WI
Trinity LS
Jenera OH
Principal; Grades 7-8
10/18/2020
Mr Kyle Raymond Peace LS
Sun Prairie WI
Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Principal
10/18/2020
Mr Jeremiah Schmiege Sola Fide Academy
Lawrenceville GA
Grace Christian Academy
Falls Church VA
Principal
10/18/2020
Mrs Kelli Baas Trinity LS
Brillion WI
Peace LS
Livonia MI
ECM Director; Lead Teacher
10/18/2020
Miss Amanda Treder St John LS
Wauwatosa WI
Crown of Life LS
West Saint Paul MN
Teacher; Grade 1, Choir
10/18/2020
Mr Kevin Bode Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Bethany LC
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; Grade 7, Choir, Music
10/18/2020
Mr Daniel Busch Good Shepherd LS
Burton MI
Carlsbad Christian Academy
Carlsbad CA
Principal; Upper Grades
10/18/2020


CALLS ACCEPTED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Wayne Uhlhorn Beautiful Saviour LC
Carlsbad CA
Board for Home Missions
Mission Counselor
10/17/2020
Rev Christopher Rathje Abiding Hope LC
Ocala FL
Redeemer LC
Fond du Lac WI
Associate Pastor
10/17/2020


ASSIGNMENT

 

Teachers Assignment Date assigned
Mrs Jeni Schleef Neenah LS (3-8)
Neenah WI
Teacher
10/15/2020


CALLS DECLINED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Joel Schwartz Peace LC
Trinity FL
Messiah LC
Nampa ID
Pastor
10/11/2020
Rev Jonathan Kehl Crown of Life LC
New Orleans LA
Resurrection LC
Milwaukee WI
Pastor
10/14/2020
Rev Stephen Schmiel Faith Evangelical LC
Prior Lake MN
Shepherd of Peace LC
Norfolk NE
Pastor
10/15/2020
Rev James Grabitske Trinity LC
Buffalo MN
St Paul LC
Montrose MN
St Luke LC
Vassar MI
Pastor
10/16/2020
Rev Joshua Odell St John LC
Phelps WI
Christ LC
Eagle River WI
Trinity (Wilson Twp) LC
Winona MN
Grace LC
Dakota MN
Pastor
10/16/2020
Rev Isaac Cherney Redeemer LC
Yakima WA
St Paul’s LC
Franklin WI
Associate Pastor
10/16/2020
Rev David Boettcher St John LC
Wetaskiwin AB Canada
Mighty Fortress LC
Red Deer AB Canada
Good Shepherd LC
South Attleboro MA
Pastor
10/18/2020


CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

 

Pastors Home church Death date
Rev LeRoy Martin Christ the King LC
Port Charlotte FL
10/12/2020


RETIREMENT

 

Pastors Current call Date retired
Rev Philip Strackbein One Latin America Team 12/31/2020
Teachers Current call Date retired
Mrs Martha Ellingboe St Mark LS
Green Bay WI
6/30/2021
Mr Robert Sawall St John LS
Milwaukee WI
6/30/2021
Mr Keith Bowe Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
6/30/2021
Mrs Beth Humann Holy Trinity LS
Des Moines WA
6/30/2021

 

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Call Report – October 12, 2020

 

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

10/6/2020 – 10/12/2020

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 Bart Brauer Emmanuel LC
Tempe AZ
Holy Trinity LC
Des Moines WA
Pastor
9/11/2020
Rev Christopher Rathje Abiding Hope LC
Ocala FL
Redeemer LC
Fond du Lac WI
Associate Pastor
9/13/2020
Rev Jacob Behnken Good Shepherd LC
Midland MI
Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
9/13/2020
Rev Joel Schwartz Peace LC
Trinity FL
Messiah LC
Nampa ID
Pastor
9/13/2020
Rev Gregory Hein Peace LC
Chandler AZ
Cross of Christ LC
Boise ID
Associate Pastor
9/13/2020
Rev Wayne Uhlhorn Beautiful Saviour LC
Carlsbad CA
Board for Home Missions
Mission Counselor
9/16/2020
Rev Jonathan Kehl Crown of Life LC
New Orleans LA
Resurrection LC
Milwaukee WI
Pastor
9/20/2020
Rev Isaac Cherney Redeemer LC
Yakima WA
St Paul’s LC
Franklin WI
Associate Pastor
9/20/2020
Rev Norbert Mielke III Ascension LC
Sarasota FL
Our Savior LC
Longmont CO
Pastor
9/20/2020
Rev Justin Dauck St Paul LC
Roscoe SD
St John LC
Bowdle SD
St Paul’s LC
Plymouth NE
Associate Pastor
9/20/2020
Rev Lincoln Albrecht River of Life LC
Goodyear AZ
Reformation LC
Dousman WI
Pastor
9/22/2020
Rev David Boettcher St John LC
Wetaskiwin AB Canada
Mighty Fortress LC
Red Deer AB Canada
Good Shepherd LC
South Attleboro MA
Pastor
9/22/2020
Rev Joshua Odell St John LC
Phelps WI
Christ LC
Eagle River WI
Trinity (Wilson Twp) LC
Winona MN
Grace LC
Dakota MN
Pastor
9/23/2020
Rev Stephen Koelpin Crown of Life LC
Yucaipa CA
Faith LC
Tyler TX
Pastor
9/23/2020
Rev Stephen Schmiel Faith Evangelical LC
Prior Lake MN
Shepherd of Peace LC
Norfolk NE
Pastor
9/23/2020
Rev James Grabitske Trinity LC
Buffalo MN
St Paul LC
Montrose MN
St Luke LC
Vassar MI
Pastor
9/24/2020
Rev Glen Hieb Our Savior LC
Strongsville OH
Peace LC
Isabel SD
St Paul LC
McIntosh SD
Christ LC
Morristown SD
Christ LC
Bison SD
Pastor
9/25/2020
Rev Mark Schewe St Peter LC
Clovis CA
Beautiful Savior LC
Grove City OH
Pastor
9/27/2020
Rev Daniel Lange Light of Life LC
Covington WA
Good Shepherd LC
Cedar Rapids IA
Associate Pastor
9/27/2020
Rev Philip Casmer Christ the Lord LC
Brookfield WI
Trinity LC
Jenera OH
Associate Pastor
9/27/2020
Rev Stephen Kuehl Shepherd of Peace LC
Powell OH
St Paul’s LC
North Mankato MN
Associate Pastor
9/27/2020
Rev Benjamin Schmudlach First LC
La Crosse WI
Trinity LC
Winner SD
Pastor
9/27/2020
Rev Dr Kenneth Fisher Jr Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
St Paul’s First LC
North Hollywood CA
Pastor
9/27/2020
Rev Benjamin Zahn Amazing Grace LC
Myrtle Beach SC
West San Antonio Mission
San Antonio TX
Pastor
9/29/2020
Rev Daniel Solofra CrossWalk Lutheran Ministries
Laveen AZ
Christ the King LC
Tulsa OK
Pastor
10/1/2020
Rev Scott Wolfram Divine Word LC
Plover WI
Trinity LC
Kaukauna WI
Pastor
10/4/2020
Rev Andrew Retberg Good Shepherd LC
The Woodlands TX
St John LC
Saginaw MI
Pastor
10/5/2020
Rev Stephen Daley St Paul LC
South Haven MI
St John LC
Redwood Falls MN
Associate Pastor
10/5/2020
Rev Jeffrey Mahnke St Peter LC – Schofield Campus
Schofield WI
Beautiful Savior LC
Summerville SC
Pastor
10/7/2020
Rev Thomas Westra Beautiful Savior LC
Cincinnati OH
Commission on Congregational Counseling
Waukesha WI
Congregational Counselor
10/7/2020
Rev Jason Strong Light of the World LC
Fairbanks AK
Cross of Christ LC
Las Cruces NM
Pastor
10/7/2020
Rev Paul Lindhorst Great Plains Lutheran High School
Watertown SD
Ministry of Christian Giving Office
Waukesha WI
Christian Giving Counselor
10/8/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mrs Amber Frelitz St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Teacher; Upper Grades, Full-Time, One-Year Call
10/11/2020


CALLS ACCEPTED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Derek Bartelt Christ the Vine LC
Temecula CA
First LC
Lake Geneva WI
Pastor
10/8/2020
Rev Keith Schreiner Christ LC
Marshall MN
St Paul’s LC
Cannon Falls MN
Pastor
10/10/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mrs Eileen Draper Carlsbad Christian Academy
Carlsbad CA
Carlsbad Christian Academy
Carlsbad CA
Teacher; Grade 3, One-Year Call
10/6/2020
Mrs Monica Thompson St Bartholomew LS
Kawkawlin MI
ECM Director & Preschool Teacher; Full-Time Call
10/6/2020


CALLS DECLINED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Nathan Strutz Resurrection LC
Verona WI
Our Savior LC
Kasson MN
Pastor
10/7/2020
Rev Mark Rohrback Redeemer LC
Cedarburg WI
Immanuel LC
Woodville WI
Pastor
10/8/2020
Rev Allen Kirschbaum Spirit of Life LC
Caledonia MI
St John’s on the Hillside LC
Milwaukee WI
Pastor
10/8/2020
Rev Silas Schmitzer St Matthew LC
Stoddard WI
Bethel LC
Menasha WI
Associate Pastor
10/9/2020
Rev Joshua Olson Shepherd of the Bay LC
Lusby MD
Trinity LC
Union Grove WI
Pastor
10/10/2020
Rev Paul Gunderson Trinity LC
Elkton SD
Emanuel LC &
St John LC
Fairfax MN
Pastor
10/10/2020
Rev Fred Schurman III Lord of Lords LC
Casper WY
St James LC
Portage MI
Pastor
10/10/2020
Rev Matthew Vik St Paul’s LC
Fort Atkinson WI
Shepherd of the Lakes LC
Linden MI
Pastor
10/10/2020
Rev Zachary Pudlo Crown of Life LC
West Saint Paul MN
Beautiful Savior LC
La Porte IN
Pastor
10/10/2020
Rev Mark Kahrs Calvary LC
Glenwood MN
St John LC
Goodhue MN
Pastor
10/10/2020


RESIGNED

 

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mr Nathanael Lindloff St Paul LS
Tomah WI
10/7/2020
Mrs Francesca Dopp Christ the King School
Palm Coast FL
11/13/2020
Mrs Megan Rodmyre Holy Trinity LS
Des Moines WA
12/31/2020
Miss Erin Keese MLC Early Childhood Learning Center
New Ulm MN
6/30/2021


CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

 

Pastors Home church Death date
Rev Dale Schulz Bethel LC
Bay City MI
10/7/2020
Teachers Home church Death date
Mr Donald Sebald St John LC
Wauwatosa WI
10/3/2020


RETIREMENT

 

Pastors Current call Date retired
Rev Thomas Rothe First LC
Prescott AZ
11/29/2020
Teachers Current call Date retired
Mr David Payne Fox Valley Lutheran High School
Appleton WI
6/30/2021
Mrs Luella Steil Waucousta LS
Campbellsport WI
6/30/2021
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Call Report – October 5, 2020

 

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

9/29/2020 – 10/5/2020

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 Derek Bartelt Christ the Vine LC
Temecula CA
First LC
Lake Geneva WI
Pastor
8/23/2020
Rev Paul Gunderson Trinity LC
Elkton SD
Emanuel LC &
St John LC
Fairfax MN
Pastor
9/3/2020
Rev Matthew Vik St Paul’s LC
Fort Atkinson WI
Shepherd of the Lakes LC
Linden MI
Pastor
9/8/2020
Rev Fred Schurman III Lord of Lords LC
Casper WY
St James LC
Portage MI
Pastor
9/9/2020
Rev Bart Brauer Emmanuel LC
Tempe AZ
Holy Trinity LC
Des Moines WA
Pastor
9/11/2020
Rev Christopher Rathje Abiding Hope LC
Ocala FL
Redeemer LC
Fond du Lac WI
Associate Pastor
9/13/2020
Rev Jacob Behnken Good Shepherd LC
Midland MI
Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
9/13/2020
Rev Joel Schwartz Peace LC
Trinity FL
Messiah LC
Nampa ID
Pastor
9/13/2020
Rev Gregory Hein Peace LC
Chandler AZ
Cross of Christ LC
Boise ID
Associate Pastor
9/13/2020
Rev Keith Schreiner Christ LC
Marshall MN
St Paul’s LC
Cannon Falls MN
Pastor
9/14/2020
Rev Silas Schmitzer St Matthew LC
Stoddard WI
Bethel LC
Menasha WI
Associate Pastor
9/14/2020
Rev Allen Kirschbaum Spirit of Life LC
Caledonia MI
St John’s on the Hillside LC
Milwaukee WI
Pastor
9/16/2020
Rev Wayne Uhlhorn Beautiful Saviour LC
Carlsbad CA
Board for Home Missions
Mission Counselor
9/16/2020
Rev Joshua Olson Shepherd of the Bay LC
Lusby MD
Trinity LC
Union Grove WI
Pastor
9/17/2020
Rev Jonathan Kehl Crown of Life LC
New Orleans LA
Resurrection LC
Milwaukee WI
Pastor
9/20/2020
Rev Isaac Cherney Redeemer LC
Yakima WA
St Paul’s LC
Franklin WI
Associate Pastor
9/20/2020
Rev Mark Kahrs Calvary LC
Glenwood MN
St John LC
Goodhue MN
Pastor
9/20/2020
Rev Nathan Strutz Resurrection LC
Verona WI
Our Savior LC
Kasson MN
Pastor
9/20/2020
Rev Norbert Mielke III Ascension LC
Sarasota FL
Our Savior LC
Longmont CO
Pastor
9/20/2020
Rev Zachary Pudlo Crown of Life LC
West Saint Paul MN
Beautiful Savior LC
La Porte IN
Pastor
9/20/2020
Rev Justin Dauck St Paul LC
Roscoe SD
St John LC
Bowdle SD
St Paul’s LC
Plymouth NE
Associate Pastor
9/20/2020
Rev Lincoln Albrecht River of Life LC
Goodyear AZ
Reformation LC
Dousman WI
Pastor
9/22/2020
Rev David Boettcher St John LC
Wetaskiwin AB Canada
Mighty Fortress LC
Red Deer AB Canada
Good Shepherd LC
South Attleboro MA
Pastor
9/22/2020
Rev Joshua Odell St John LC
Phelps WI
Christ LC
Eagle River WI
Trinity (Wilson Twp) LC
Winona MN
Grace LC
Dakota MN
Pastor
9/23/2020
Rev Stephen Koelpin Crown of Life LC
Yucaipa CA
Faith LC
Tyler TX
Pastor
9/23/2020
Rev Stephen Schmiel Faith Evangelical LC
Prior Lake MN
Shepherd of Peace LC
Norfolk NE
Pastor
9/23/2020
Rev James Grabitske Trinity LC
Buffalo MN
St Paul LC
Montrose MN
St Luke LC
Vassar MI
Pastor
9/24/2020
Rev Glen Hieb Our Savior LC
Strongsville OH
Peace LC
Isabel SD
St Paul LC
McIntosh SD
Christ LC
Morristown SD
Christ LC
Bison SD
Pastor
9/25/2020
Rev Mark Schewe St Peter LC
Clovis CA
Beautiful Savior LC
Grove City OH
Pastor
9/27/2020
Rev Daniel Lange Light of Life LC
Covington WA
Good Shepherd LC
Cedar Rapids IA
Associate Pastor
9/27/2020
Rev Philip Casmer Christ the Lord LC
Brookfield WI
Trinity LC
Jenera OH
Associate Pastor
9/27/2020
Rev Stephen Kuehl Shepherd of Peace LC
Powell OH
St Paul’s LC
North Mankato MN
Associate Pastor
9/27/2020
Rev Benjamin Schmudlach First LC
La Crosse WI
Trinity LC
Winner SD
Pastor
9/27/2020
Rev Dr Kenneth Fisher Jr Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
St Paul’s First LC
North Hollywood CA
Pastor
9/27/2020
Rev Mark Rohrback Redeemer LC
Cedarburg WI
Immanuel LC
Woodville WI
Pastor
9/28/2020
Rev Benjamin Zahn Amazing Grace LC
Myrtle Beach SC
Our Savior LC
San Antonio TX
West San Antonio
Mission Pastor
9/29/2020
Rev Daniel Solofra CrossWalk Lutheran Ministries
Laveen AZ
Christ the King LC
Tulsa OK
Pastor
10/1/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mrs Eileen Draper   Carlsbad Christian Academy
Carlsbad CA
Teacher; Grade 3, One-Year Call
9/14/2020
Mrs Monica Thompson   St Bartholomew LS
Kawkawlin MI
ECM Director & Preschool Teacher; Full-Time Call
9/14/2020


CALLS ACCEPTED

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Matthew Behmer Christ the King LC
Bell Gardens CA
One Latin America Team
Missionary
9/27/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Ms Elizabeth Kuschel   Word of Life LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grades 3 & 4, Limited Duration Call
10/2/2020


CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Mark Tiefel Emanuel LC
New London WI
Salem LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
9/28/2020
Rev Marcus Schulz Emanuel LC
New London WI
St Paul LC
Saint James MN
Pastor
9/29/2020
Rev Steven Gabb Hope LC
Los Angeles CA
Beautiful Savior LC
Summerville SC
Pastor
9/30/2020
Rev Stephen Lehmann Mt Olive LC
Iron Mountain MI
St John’s LC
Sparta WI
Associate Pastor
10/1/2020
Rev Jonathan Hackbarth Salem LC
Woodbury MN
Faith LC
Harrison MI
St John LC
Clare MI
Pastor
10/2/2020
Rev Mark Schutz Hope LC
Spearfish SD
St Martin’s LC
Watertown SD
Associate Pastor
10/4/2020


RESIGNED

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mrs Kristine Westra Beautiful Savior LS
Grove City OH
10/22/2020


RETIREMENT

Pastors Current call Date retired
Rev Jeffrey Mittelstadt Christ LC
North Saint Paul MN &
Hugo MN
10/31/2020
Teachers Current call Date retired
Mr Matthew Manthe Bethany LS
Manitowoc WI
6/30/2021
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Call Report – September 28, 2020

 

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

9/22/2020 – 9/28/2020

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 Matthew Behmer Christ the King LC
Bell Gardens CA
One Latin America Team
Missionary
8/17/2020
Rev Derek Bartelt Christ the Vine LC
Temecula CA
First LC
Lake Geneva WI
Pastor
8/23/2020
Rev Steven Gabb Hope LC
Los Angeles CA
Beautiful Savior LC
Summerville SC
Pastor
8/25/2020
Rev Mark Schutz Hope LC
Spearfish SD
St Martin’s LC
Watertown SD
Associate Pastor
8/30/2020
Rev Paul Gunderson Trinity LC
Elkton SD
Emanuel LC &
St John LC
Fairfax MN
Pastor
9/3/2020
Rev Matthew Vik St Paul’s LC
Fort Atkinson WI
Shepherd of the Lakes LC
Linden MI
Pastor
9/8/2020
Rev Fred Schurman III Lord of Lords LC
Casper WY
St James LC
Portage MI
Pastor
9/9/2020
Rev Bart Brauer Emmanuel LC
Tempe AZ
Holy Trinity LC
Des Moines WA
Pastor
9/11/2020
Rev Mark Tiefel Emanuel LC
New London WI
Salem LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
9/13/2020
Rev Marcus Schulz Emanuel LC
New London WI
St Paul LC
Saint James MN
Pastor
9/13/2020
Rev Christopher Rathje Abiding Hope LC
Ocala FL
Redeemer LC
Fond du Lac WI
Associate Pastor
9/13/2020
Rev Jacob Behnken Good Shepherd LC
Midland MI
Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
9/13/2020
Rev Joel Schwartz Peace LC
Trinity FL
Messiah LC
Nampa ID
Pastor
9/13/2020
Rev Gregory Hein Peace LC
Chandler AZ
Cross of Christ LC
Boise ID
Associate Pastor
9/13/2020
Rev Stephen Lehmann Mt Olive LC
Iron Mountain MI
St John’s LC
Sparta WI
Associate Pastor
9/13/2020
Rev Keith Schreiner Christ LC
Marshall MN
St Paul’s LC
Cannon Falls MN
Pastor
9/14/2020
Rev Silas Schmitzer St Matthew LC
Stoddard WI
Bethel LC
Menasha WI
Associate Pastor
9/14/2020
Rev Jonathan Hackbarth Salem LC
Woodbury MN
Faith LC
Harrison MI
St John LC
Clare MI
Pastor
9/14/2020
Rev Allen Kirschbaum Spirit of Life LC
Caledonia MI
St John’s on the Hillside LC
Milwaukee WI
Pastor
9/16/2020
Rev Wayne Uhlhorn Beautiful Saviour LC
Carlsbad CA
Board for Home Missions
Mission Counselor
9/16/2020
Rev Joshua Olson Shepherd of the Bay LC
Lusby MD
Trinity LC
Union Grove WI
Pastor
9/17/2020
Rev Jonathan Kehl Crown of Life LC
New Orleans LA
Resurrection LC
Milwaukee WI
Pastor
9/20/2020
Rev Isaac Cherney Redeemer LC
Yakima WA
St Paul’s LC
Franklin WI
Associate Pastor
9/20/2020
Rev Mark Kahrs Calvary LC
Glenwood MN
St John LC
Goodhue MN
Pastor
9/20/2020
Rev Nathan Strutz Resurrection LC
Verona WI
Our Savior LC
Kasson MN
Pastor
9/20/2020
Rev Norbert Mielke III Ascension LC
Sarasota FL
Our Savior LC
Longmont CO
Pastor
9/20/2020
Rev Zachary Pudlo Crown of Life LC
West Saint Paul MN
Beautiful Savior LC
La Porte IN
Pastor
9/20/2020
Rev Justin Dauck St Paul LC
Roscoe SD
St John LC
Bowdle SD
St Paul’s LC
Plymouth NE
Associate Pastor
9/20/2020
Rev Lincoln Albrecht River of Life LC
Goodyear AZ
Reformation LC
Dousman WI
Pastor
9/22/2020
Rev David Boettcher St John LC
Wetaskiwin AB Canada
Mighty Fortress LC
Red Deer AB Canada
Good Shepherd LC
South Attleboro MA
Pastor
9/22/2020
Rev Joshua Odell St John LC
Phelps WI
Christ LC
Eagle River WI
Trinity (Wilson Twp) LC
Winona MN
Grace LC
Dakota MN
Pastor
9/23/2020
Rev Stephen Koelpin Crown of Life LC
Yucaipa CA
Faith LC
Tyler TX
Pastor
9/23/2020
Rev Stephen Schmiel Faith Evangelical LC
Prior Lake MN
Shepherd of Peace LC
Norfolk NE
Pastor
9/23/2020
Rev James Grabitske Trinity LC
Buffalo MN
St Paul LC
Montrose MN
St Luke LC
Vassar MI
Pastor
9/24/2020
Rev Glen Hieb Our Savior LC
Strongsville OH
Peace LC
Isabel SD
St Paul LC
McIntosh SD
Christ LC
Morristown SD &
Bison SD
Pastor
9/25/2020
Rev Dr Kenneth Fisher Jr Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
St Paul’s First LC
North Hollywood CA
Pastor
9/27/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mrs Eileen Draper   Carlsbad Christian Academy
Carlsbad CA
Teacher; Grade 3, One-Year Call
9/14/2020
Mrs Monica Thompson   St Bartholomew LS
Kawkawlin MI
ECM Director & Preschool Teacher; Full-Time Call
9/14/2020


CALLS ACCEPTED

Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mrs Elizabeth Wilde Our Savior LS
Wausau WI
Our Savior LS
Wausau WI
ECM Teacher; One-Year, Less than Half-Time Call
9/10/2020


CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev James Borgwardt Redeemer LC
Fond du Lac WI
Good Shepherd LC
Midland TX
Pastor
9/20/2020
Rev Joel Tullberg Shepherd of the Hills LC
Lansing MI
First LC
Racine WI
Associate Pastor
9/24/2020
Rev Peter Janke East Asia Cross of Christ LC
Las Cruces NM
Pastor
9/24/2020
Rev Darin Warnecke St John LC
Sturgis MI
Ascension LC
Moorhead MN
St Paul’s LC
Valley City ND
Pastor
9/24/2020
Rev Michael Seifert Living Hope LC
Midlothian VA
Northdale LC
Tampa FL
Pastor
9/26/2020
Rev Scott Bergemann Mt Zion LC
Kenosha WI
Trinity LC
Marshfield WI
Pastor
9/26/2020
Rev Kirk Lahmann St John LC
Burlington WI
St John LC
Redwood Falls MN
Associate Pastor
9/26/2020
Rev Kyle Bitter St John LC
Wauwatosa WI
St Paul LC
Bangor WI
Pastor
9/26/2020
Rev Tyler Shinnick Martin Luther LC
Neenah WI
Trinity LC
Omak WA
Pastor
9/26/2020


RETIREMENT

Teachers Current call Date retired
Prof Leonard Proeber Michigan Lutheran Seminary
Saginaw MI
6/30/2021
Mrs Laurel Proeber Michigan Lutheran Seminary
Saginaw MI
6/30/2021
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Call Report – September 21, 2020

 

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

9/15/2020 – 9/21/2020

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 Scott Bergemann Mt Zion LC
Kenosha WI
Trinity LC
Marshfield WI
Pastor
8/16/2020
Rev Matthew Behmer Christ the King LC
Bell Gardens CA
One Latin America Team
Missionary
8/17/2020
Rev Derek Bartelt Christ the Vine LC
Temecula CA
First LC
Lake Geneva WI
Pastor
8/23/2020
Rev Steven Gabb Hope LC
Los Angeles CA
Beautiful Savior LC
Summerville SC
Pastor
8/25/2020
Rev Michael Seifert Living Hope LC
Midlothian VA
Northdale LC
Tampa FL
Pastor
8/27/2020
Rev Darin Warnecke St John LC
Sturgis MI
Ascension LC
Moorhead MN
St Paul’s LC
Valley City ND
Pastor
8/30/2020
Rev Mark Schutz Hope LC
Spearfish SD
St Martin’s LC
Watertown SD
Associate Pastor
8/30/2020
Rev Joel Tullberg Shepherd of the Hills LC
Lansing MI
First LC
Racine WI
Associate Pastor
9/1/2020
Rev Kyle Bitter St John LC
Wauwatosa WI
St Paul LC
Bangor WI
Pastor
9/1/2020
Rev Kirk Lahmann St John LC
Burlington WI
St John LC
Redwood Falls MN
Associate Pastor
9/1/2020
Rev James Borgwardt Redeemer LC
Fond du Lac WI
Good Shepherd LC
Midland TX
Pastor
9/1/2020
Rev Paul Gunderson Trinity LC
Elkton SD
Emanuel LC &
St John LC
Fairfax MN
Pastor
9/3/2020
Rev Tyler Shinnick Martin Luther LC
Neenah WI
Trinity LC
Omak WA
Pastor
9/7/2020
Rev Matthew Vik St Paul’s LC
Fort Atkinson WI
Shepherd of the Lakes LC
Linden MI
Pastor
9/8/2020
Rev Fred Schurman III Lord of Lords LC
Casper WY
St James LC
Portage MI
Pastor
9/9/2020
Rev Peter Janke East Asia Cross of Christ LC
Las Cruces NM
Pastor
9/9/2020
Rev Bart Brauer Emmanuel LC
Tempe AZ
Holy Trinity LC
Des Moines WA
Pastor
9/11/2020
Rev Mark Tiefel Emanuel LC
New London WI
Salem LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
9/13/2020
Rev Marcus Schulz Emanuel LC
New London WI
St Paul LC
Saint James MN
Pastor
9/13/2020
Rev Christopher Rathje Abiding Hope LC
Ocala FL
Redeemer LC
Fond du Lac WI
Associate Pastor
9/13/2020
Rev Jacob Behnken Good Shepherd LC
Midland MI
Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
9/13/2020
Rev Joel Schwartz Peace LC
Trinity FL
Messiah LC
Nampa ID
Pastor
9/13/2020
Rev Gregory Hein Peace LC
Chandler AZ
Cross of Christ LC
Boise ID
Associate Pastor
9/13/2020
Rev Stephen Lehmann Mt Olive LC
Iron Mountain MI
St John’s LC
Sparta WI
Associate Pastor
9/13/2020
Rev Keith Schreiner Christ LC
Marshall MN
St Paul’s LC
Cannon Falls MN
Pastor
9/14/2020
Rev Silas Schmitzer St Matthew LC
Stoddard WI
Bethel LC
Menasha WI
Associate Pastor
9/14/2020
Rev Jonathan Hackbarth Salem LC
Woodbury MN
Faith LC
Harrison MI
St John LC
Clare MI
Pastor
9/14/2020
Rev Allen Kirschbaum Spirit of Life LC
Caledonia MI
St John’s on the Hillside LC
Milwaukee WI
Pastor
9/16/2020
Rev Wayne Uhlhorn Beautiful Saviour LC
Carlsbad CA
Board for Home Missions
Mission Counselor
9/16/2020
Rev Joshua Olson Shepherd of the Bay LC
Lusby MD
Trinity LC
Union Grove WI
Pastor
9/17/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mrs Elizabeth Wilde Our Savior LS
Wausau WI
ECM Teacher; One-Year, Less than Half-Time Call
9/8/2020
Mrs Eileen Draper Carlsbad Christian Academy
Carlsbad CA
Teacher; Grade 3, One-Year Call
9/14/2020
Mrs Monica Thompson St Bartholomew LS
Kawkawlin MI
ECM Director & Preschool Teacher, Full-Time Call
9/14/2020


CALLS ACCEPTED

 

Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Ms Shannon Farley Grace Lutheran Child Learning Center
Sahuarita AZ
Grace Lutheran Child Learning Center
Sahuarita AZ
ECM Teacher; Provisional Call
9/6/2020


CALLS DECLINED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Justin Gran Emmanuel LC
Tempe AZ
St John’s LC
Sparta WI
Associate Pastor
9/15/2020
Rev Seth Dorn St Stephen LC
Beaver Dam WI
Zion LC
Lansing MI
Pastor
9/15/2020
Rev Caleb Bassett Redeemer LC
Fallbrook CA
Immanuel LC
Woodville WI
Pastor
9/15/2020
Rev Steven Prahl Foundation LC
Peyton CO
St Luke LC
Vassar MI
Pastor
9/18/2020
Rev Benjamin Radtke St Martin’s LC
Watertown SD
St Paul LC
Marshall WI
Pastor
9/18/2020
Rev Jonathan Kehren Jerusalem LC
Morton Grove IL
St Paul’s First LC
North Hollywood CA
Pastor
9/19/2020
Rev Bryant Laude Zion LC
Mobridge SD
St Jacobi LC
Glenham SD
Trinity LC
Jenera OH
Associate Pastor
9/19/2020


RESIGNED

 

Pastors Current call Date resigned
Mr Zachary Gebert Bethany LC – Lynndale Campus
Appleton WI
9/15/2020
Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mrs Traci Hummer Trinity LS
Jenera OH
6/30/2021


CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

 

Pastors Home church Death date
Rev Roy Hoenecke St Peter LC – Wausau Campus
Wausau WI
9/16/2020
Teachers Home church Death date
Mr Clyde Wobeck St Paul LC
Bangor WI
8/27/2020


RETIREMENT

 

Teachers Current call Date retired
Mr Randal Watts David’s Star LS
Jackson WI
6/30/2021
Mr John Campbell Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
6/30/2021
Mr Terrence Graf Petra LS
Sauk Rapids MN
6/30/2021
Mrs Jana Kogler Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
6/30/2021
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Call Report – September 14, 2020

 

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

9/8/2020 – 9/14/2020

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 Scott Bergemann Mt Zion LC
Kenosha WI
Trinity LC
Marshfield WI
Pastor
8/16/2020
Rev Matthew Behmer Christ the King LC
Bell Gardens CA
One Latin America Team
Missionary
8/17/2020
Rev Derek Bartelt Christ the Vine LC
Temecula CA
First LC
Lake Geneva WI
Pastor
8/23/2020
Rev Seth Dorn St Stephen LC
Beaver Dam WI
Zion LC
Lansing MI
Pastor
8/25/2020
Rev Steven Gabb Hope LC
Los Angeles CA
Beautiful Savior LC
Summerville SC
Pastor
8/25/2020
Rev Michael Seifert Living Hope LC
Midlothian VA
Northdale LC
Tampa FL
Pastor
8/27/2020
Rev Benjamin Radtke St Martin’s LC
Watertown SD
St Paul LC
Marshall WI
Pastor
8/30/2020
Rev Justin Gran Emmanuel LC
Tempe AZ
St John’s LC
Sparta WI
Associate Pastor
8/30/2020
Rev Bryant Laude Zion LC
Mobridge SD
St Jacobi LC
Glenham SD
Trinity LC
Jenera OH
Associate Pastor
8/30/2020
Rev Jonathan Kehren Jerusalem LC
Morton Grove IL
St Paul’s First LC
North Hollywood CA
Pastor
8/30/2020
Rev Darin Warnecke St John LC
Sturgis MI
Ascension LC
Moorhead MN
St Paul’s LC
Valley City ND
Pastor
8/30/2020
Rev Mark Schutz Hope LC
Spearfish SD
St Martin’s LC
Watertown SD
Associate Pastor
8/30/2020
Rev Caleb Bassett Redeemer LC
Fallbrook CA
Immanuel LC
Woodville WI
Pastor
8/31/2020
Rev Joel Tullberg Shepherd of the Hills LC
Lansing MI
First LC
Racine WI
Associate Pastor
9/1/2020
Rev Kyle Bitter St John LC
Wauwatosa WI
St Paul LC
Bangor WI
Pastor
9/1/2020
Rev Kirk Lahmann St John LC
Burlington WI
St John LC
Redwood Falls MN
Associate Pastor
9/1/2020
Rev James Borgwardt Redeemer LC
Fond du Lac WI
Good Shepherd LC
Midland TX
Pastor
9/1/2020
Rev Paul Gunderson Trinity LC
Elkton SD
Emanuel LC &
St John LC
Fairfax MN
Pastor
9/3/2020
Rev Steven Prahl Foundation LC
Peyton CO
St Luke LC
Vassar MI
Pastor
9/3/2020
Rev Tyler Shinnick Martin Luther LC
Neenah WI
Trinity LC
Omak WA
Pastor
9/7/2020
Rev Matthew Vik St Paul’s LC
Fort Atkinson WI
Shepherd of the Lakes LC
Linden MI
Pastor
9/8/2020
Rev Fred Schurman III Lord of Lords LC
Casper WY
St James LC
Portage MI
Pastor
9/9/2020
Rev Peter Janke East Asia Cross of Christ LC
Las Cruces NM
Pastor
9/9/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mrs Elizabeth Wilde   Our Savior LS
Wausau WI
ECM Teacher; One-Year, Less than Half-Time Call
9/8/2020


CALLS ACCEPTED

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Mark Swanson St Peter LC
Helenville WI
Trinity LC
Eugene OR
Pastor
9/5/2020
Rev Daniel Slaughter Zion LC
Monroe MI
Trinity LC
Belle Plaine MN
Associate Pastor
9/12/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mrs Erin Meissner Beautiful Savior LS
Grove City OH
Beautiful Savior LS
Grove City OH
ECM Teacher; One-Year, Full-Time, Provisional Call
8/26/2020
Mrs Kellsie Wasser Trinity LS
Nicollet MN
Trinity LS
Nicollet MN
ECM Teacher; One-Year, Half-Time, Provisional Call
8/30/2020


CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Gerhardt Juergens St John LC
Tappen ND
St Paul’s LC
Plymouth NE
Associate Pastor
9/12/2020
Rev Michael Neumann St Paul LC
Alexandria MN
Grace LC
Dakota MN
Trinity (Wilson Twp) LC
Winona MN
Pastor
9/12/2020
Rev Andrew Schroer Redeemer LC
Edna TX
Faith LC
Tyler TX
Pastor
9/12/2020
Rev Nathan Buege Victory of the Lamb LC
Katy TX
Christ the King LC
Tulsa OK
Pastor
9/12/2020
Rev Joshua Bodden Mt Calvary LC
Waukesha WI
St Paul’s LC
North Mankato MN
Associate Pastor
9/12/2020
Rev Brian Wrobel Zion LC
Gainesville FL
Christ LC
Pewaukee WI
Associate Pastor
9/12/2020
Rev Jason Liebenow St Paul LC
Tipler WI
St Mark’s LC
Iron River MI
St John’s LC
Florence WI
Beautiful Savior LC
La Porte IN
Pastor
9/12/2020


RESIGNED

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Miss Sarah Rigge St Croix Lutheran Academy
West Saint Paul MN
6/30/2020
Mr Adam Reinhard Little Lambs Learning Center
Duluth MN
9/6/2020
Miss Danielle Hall Zion LS
Rhinelander WI
6/30/2021


CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

Teachers Home church Death date
Mrs Lois Sell St Peter LC
Juneau WI
9/8/2020


RETIREMENT

Teachers Current call Date retired
Mr Gary Gray Arizona Lutheran Academy
Phoenix AZ
6/30/2021
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Call Report – September 7, 2020

 

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

9/1/2020 – 9/7/2020

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 Joshua Bodden Mt Calvary LC
Waukesha WI
St Paul’s LC
North Mankato MN
Associate Pastor
8/9/2020
Rev Daniel Slaughter Zion LC
Monroe MI
Trinity LC
Belle Plaine MN
Associate Pastor
8/9/2020
Rev Mark Swanson St Peter LC
Helenville WI
Trinity LC
Eugene OR
Pastor
8/9/2020
Rev Nathan Buege Victory of the Lamb LC
Katy TX
Christ the King LC
Tulsa OK
Pastor
8/12/2020
Rev Michael Neumann St Paul LC
Alexandria MN
Grace LC
Dakota MN
Trinity (Wilson Twp) LC
Winona MN
Pastor
8/13/2020
Rev Scott Bergemann Mt Zion LC
Kenosha WI
Trinity LC
Marshfield WI
Pastor
8/16/2020
Rev Jason Liebenow St Paul LC
Tipler WI
St Mark’s LC
Iron River MI
St John’s LC
Florence WI
Beautiful Savior LC
La Porte IN
Pastor
8/16/2020
Rev Matthew Behmer Christ the King LC
Bell Gardens CA
One Latin America Team
Missionary
8/17/2020
Rev Derek Bartelt Christ the Vine LC
Temecula CA
First LC
Lake Geneva WI
Pastor
8/23/2020
Rev Gerhardt Juergens St John LC
Tappen ND
St Paul’s LC
Plymouth NE
Associate Pastor
8/23/2020
Rev Seth Dorn St Stephen LC
Beaver Dam WI
Zion LC
Lansing MI
Pastor
8/25/2020
Rev Steven Gabb Hope LC
Los Angeles CA
Beautiful Savior LC
Summerville SC
Pastor
8/25/2020
Rev Andrew Schroer Redeemer LC
Edna TX
Faith LC
Tyler TX
Pastor
8/26/2020
Rev Brian Wrobel Zion LC
Gainesville FL
Christ LC
Pewaukee WI
Associate Pastor
8/27/2020
Rev Michael Seifert Living Hope LC
Midlothian VA
Northdale LC
Tampa FL
Pastor
8/27/2020
Rev Benjamin Radtke St Martin’s LC
Watertown SD
St Paul LC
Marshall WI
Pastor
8/30/2020
Rev Justin Gran Emmanuel LC
Tempe AZ
St John’s LC
Sparta WI
Associate Pastor
8/30/2020
Rev Bryant Laude Zion LC
Mobridge SD
St Jacobi LC
Glenham SD
Trinity LC
Jenera OH
Associate Pastor
8/30/2020
Rev Jonathan Kehren Jerusalem LC
Morton Grove IL
St Paul’s First LC
North Hollywood CA
Pastor
8/30/2020
Rev Darin Warnecke St John LC
Sturgis MI
Ascension LC
Moorhead MN
St Paul’s LC
Valley City ND
Pastor
8/30/2020
Rev Mark Schutz Hope LC
Spearfish SD
St Martin’s LC
Watertown SD
Associate Pastor
8/30/2020
Rev Caleb Bassett Redeemer LC
Fallbrook CA
Immanuel LC
Woodville WI
Pastor
8/31/2020
Rev Joel Tullberg Shepherd of the Hills LC
Lansing MI
First LC
Racine WI
Associate Pastor
9/1/2020
Rev Kyle Bitter St John LC
Wauwatosa WI
St Paul LC
Bangor WI
Pastor
9/1/2020
Rev Kirk Lahmann St John LC
Burlington WI
St John LC
Redwood Falls MN
Associate Pastor
9/1/2020
Rev James Borgwardt Redeemer LC
Fond du Lac WI
Good Shepherd LC
Midland TX
Pastor
9/1/2020
Rev Paul Gunderson Trinity LC
Elkton SD
Emanuel LC &
St John LC
Fairfax MN
Pastor
9/3/2020
Rev Steven Prahl Foundation LC
Peyton CO
St Luke LC
Vassar MI
Pastor
9/3/2020


CALLS ACCEPTED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Jeffrey Berg Martin Luther LC
Oshkosh WI
St Mark LC
Salina KS
Pastor
8/31/2020
Rev David Fleischmann Trinity LC
Kaukauna WI
Prince of Peace LC
Yuma AZ
Pastor
9/2/2020
Rev Jason Thiel St John LC
Hastings MN
Peace LC
Boulder CO
Pastor
9/4/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Miss Hannah Weide The Divine Savior School
Doral FL
The Divine Savior School
Doral FL
Teacher; Special Education – Ages 4-7, Full-Time, Provisional Call
6/18/2020


CALLS DECLINED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Jeffrey Berg Martin Luther LC
Oshkosh WI
Peace LC
Isabel SD
St Paul LC
McIntosh SD
Christ LC
Morristown SD
Christ LC
Bison SD
Pastor
8/31/2020
Rev Joshua Janke Risen Savior LC
Mc Farland WI
Shepherd of Peace LC
Norfolk NE
Pastor
8/31/2020
Rev Frederick Schleg Beautiful Savior LC
Everett WA
Our Savior LC
Kasson MN
Pastor
9/3/2020


RESIGNED

 

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mrs Donna Schulz Emmaus LS
Phoenix AZ
3/13/2020
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Call Report – August 31, 2020

 

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

8/25/2020 – 8/31/2020

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

NOTE: Due to the upcoming holiday, the next call report will be posted Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020.


NO DECISION REPORTED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date issued
Rev Joshua Janke Risen Savior LC
Mc Farland WI
Shepherd of Peace LC
Norfolk NE
Pastor
7/29/2020
Rev Jason Thiel St John LC
Hastings MN
Peace LC
Boulder CO
Pastor
8/1/2020
Rev David Fleischmann Trinity LC
Kaukauna WI
Prince of Peace LC
Yuma AZ
Pastor
8/5/2020
Rev Joshua Bodden Mt Calvary LC
Waukesha WI
St Paul’s LC
North Mankato MN
Associate Pastor
8/9/2020
Rev Daniel Slaughter Zion LC
Monroe MI
Trinity LC
Belle Plaine MN
Associate Pastor
8/9/2020
Rev Frederick Schleg Beautiful Savior LC
Everett WA
Our Savior LC
Kasson MN
Pastor
8/9/2020
Rev Mark Swanson St Peter LC
Helenville WI
Trinity LC
Eugene OR
Pastor
8/9/2020
Rev Jeffrey Berg Martin Luther LC
Oshkosh WI
St Mark LC
Salina KS
Pastor
8/10/2020
Rev Nathan Buege Victory of the Lamb LC
Katy TX
Christ the King LC
Tulsa OK
Pastor
8/12/2020
Rev Michael Neumann St Paul LC
Alexandria MN
Grace LC
Dakota MN
Trinity (Wilson Twp) LC
Winona MN
Pastor
8/13/2020
Rev Scott Bergemann Mt Zion LC
Kenosha WI
Trinity LC
Marshfield WI
Pastor
8/16/2020
Rev Jason Liebenow St Paul LC
Tipler WI
St Mark’s LC
Iron River MI
St John’s LC
Florence WI
Beautiful Savior LC
La Porte IN
Pastor
8/16/2020
Rev Matthew Behmer Christ the King LC
Bell Gardens CA
One Latin America Team
Missionary
8/17/2020
Rev Jeffrey Berg Martin Luther LC
Oshkosh WI
Peace LC
Isabel SD
St Paul LC
McIntosh SD
Christ LC
Morristown SD
Christ LC
Bison SD
Pastor
8/20/2020
Rev Derek Bartelt Christ the Vine LC
Temecula CA
First LC
Lake Geneva WI
Pastor
8/23/2020
Rev Gerhardt Juergens St John LC
Tappen ND
St Paul’s LC
Plymouth NE
Associate Pastor
8/23/2020
Rev Seth Dorn St Stephen LC
Beaver Dam WI
Zion LC
Lansing MI
Pastor
8/25/2020
Rev Steven Gabb Hope LC
Los Angeles CA
Beautiful Savior LC
Summerville SC
Pastor
8/25/2020
Rev Andrew Schroer Redeemer LC
Edna TX
Faith LC
Tyler TX
Pastor
8/26/2020
Rev Brian Wrobel Zion LC
Gainesville FL
Christ LC
Pewaukee WI
Associate Pastor
8/27/2020
Rev Michael Seifert Living Hope LC
Midlothian VA
Northdale LC
Tampa FL
Pastor
8/27/2020
Rev Jonathan Kehren Jerusalem LC
Morton Grove IL
St Paul’s First LC
North Hollywood CA
Pastor
8/30/2020


CALLS ACCEPTED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Daniel Lindner St John’s LC
Minneapolis MN
WELS Campus Ministry Mission Counselor 8/29/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mrs Jessica Trexler St Paul LS
Ixonia WI
St Paul LC
Ixonia WI
Teacher; ECM director, Provisional Call
5/17/2020
Ms Alicen Mills Divine Savior Academy – Santa Rita Ranch
Liberty Hill TX
Teacher; Kindergarten, Full-Time, One-Year Call
8/14/2020
Ms Emilee Tapani Green Valley Lutheran Preschool & Kindergarten
Henderson NV
ECM Teacher; Provisional
8/15/2020
Ms Nicole Birnbaum Green Valley Lutheran Preschool & Kindergarten
Henderson NV
Teacher; ECM Teacher, 3K, Less than Half-Time Call
8/15/2020
Mrs Bethany Parsons St Paul LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Extended Learning (Special Ed), One-Year, Three Quarter-Time Call
8/25/2020
Mrs Cathlyn Wilk Christ Alone LS
Thiensville WI
Teacher; Grade 5, Half-Time Call
8/31/2020
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date accepted
Mr Peter Nass St John LC
Manitowoc WI
Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Administrator; Director of Mission Advancement, Half-Time, Limited Duration Call
8/30/2020


CALLS DECLINED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Andrew Schwartz Christ the King LC
Bremerton WA
Faith LC
Tyler TX
Pastor
8/24/2020
Rev Timothy Glende St Peter LC – North Campus
Appleton WI
Shepherd of the Lakes LC
Linden MI
Pastor
8/25/2020
Rev Caleb Free Risen Savior LC
Lakewood Ranch FL
Trinity LC
Union Grove WI
Pastor
8/27/2020
Rev Paul Learman Divine Peace LC
Milwaukee WI
St Luke LC
Vassar MI
Pastor
8/27/2020
Rev Paul Biedenbender Christ LC
Denver CO
St Paul LC
Saint James MN
Pastor
8/28/2020
Rev Timothy Patoka Grace LC
Tucson AZ
Bethel LC
Menasha WI
Associate Pastor
8/28/2020
Rev Cody Hauch Trinity LC
Wabeno WI
Risen Savior LC
Mountain WI
Trinity LC
Omak WA
Pastor
8/29/2020
Rev Timothy Bode Abiding Savior LC
Elk River MN
Our Savior LC
Longmont CO
Pastor
8/30/2020
Rev Philip Moldenhauer Our Redeemer LC
Madison WI
Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
8/30/2020
Rev Nathan Moldenhauer Immanuel LC
Greenville WI
St Paul’s LC
Franklin WI
Associate Pastor
8/30/2020
Rev Gunnar Ledermann Divine Peace LC Rockwall
Rockwall TX
St John LC
Goodhue MN
Pastor
8/30/2020


RESIGNED

 

Pastors Current call Date resigned
Rev Paul Kuehn Salem LC
Loretto MN
9/30/2020


CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

 

Teachers Home church Death date
Mr Verlyn Fuhrmann St Luke LC
Little Chute WI
8/15/2020
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Call Report – August 24, 2020

 

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

8/18/2020 – 8/24/2020

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 Martin Valleskey Costa Maya Ministries Cross of Christ LC
Las Cruces NM
Pastor
6/30/2020
Rev Timothy Bode Abiding Savior LC
Elk River MN
Our Savior LC
Longmont CO
Pastor
7/18/2020
Rev Daniel Lindner St John’s LC
Minneapolis MN
WELS Campus Ministry Mission Counselor 7/29/2020
Rev Joshua Janke Risen Savior LC
Mc Farland WI
Shepherd of Peace LC
Norfolk NE
Pastor
7/29/2020
Rev Andrew Schwartz Christ the King LC
Bremerton WA
Faith LC
Tyler TX
Pastor
7/30/2020
Rev Jason Thiel St John LC
Hastings MN
Peace LC
Boulder CO
Pastor
8/1/2020
Rev Paul Biedenbender Christ LC
Denver CO
St Paul LC
Saint James MN
Pastor
8/2/2020
Rev Timothy Patoka Grace LC
Tucson AZ
Bethel LC
Menasha WI
Associate Pastor
8/3/2020
Rev Paul Learman Divine Peace LC
Milwaukee WI
St Luke LC
Vassar MI
Pastor
8/3/2020
Rev Nathan Moldenhauer Immanuel LC
Greenville WI
St Paul’s LC
Franklin WI
Associate Pastor
8/5/2020
Rev David Fleischmann Trinity LC
Kaukauna WI
Prince of Peace LC
Yuma AZ
Pastor
8/5/2020
Rev Caleb Free Risen Savior LC
Lakewood Ranch FL
Trinity LC
Union Grove WI
Pastor
8/6/2020
Rev Timothy Glende St Peter LC – North Campus
Appleton WI
Shepherd of the Lakes LC
Linden MI
Pastor
8/6/2020
Rev Joshua Bodden Mt Calvary LC
Waukesha WI
St Paul’s LC
North Mankato MN
Associate Pastor
8/9/2020
Rev Daniel Slaughter Zion LC
Monroe MI
Trinity LC
Belle Plaine MN
Associate Pastor
8/9/2020
Rev Frederick Schleg Beautiful Savior LC
Everett WA
Our Savior LC
Kasson MN
Pastor
8/9/2020
Rev Philip Moldenhauer Our Redeemer LC
Madison WI
Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
8/9/2020
Rev Mark Swanson St Peter LC
Helenville WI
Trinity LC
Eugene OR
Pastor
8/9/2020
Rev Jeffrey Berg Martin Luther LC
Oshkosh WI
St Mark LC
Salina KS
Pastor
8/10/2020
Rev Gunnar Ledermann Divine Peace LC Rockwall
Rockwall TX
St John LC
Goodhue MN
Pastor
8/12/2020
Rev Nathan Buege Victory of the Lamb LC
Katy TX
Christ the King LC
Tulsa OK
Pastor
8/12/2020
Rev Michael Neumann St Paul LC
Alexandria MN
Grace LC
Dakota MN
Trinity (Wilson Twp) LC
Winona MN
Pastor
8/13/2020
Rev Scott Bergemann Mt Zion LC
Kenosha WI
Trinity LC
Marshfield WI
Pastor
8/16/2020
Rev Jason Liebenow St Paul LC
Tipler WI
St Mark’s LC
Iron River MI
St John’s LC
Florence WI
Beautiful Savior LC
La Porte IN
Pastor
8/16/2020
Rev Cody Hauch Trinity LC
Wabeno WI
Risen Savior LC
Mountain WI
Trinity LC
Omak WA
Pastor
8/16/2020
Rev Matthew Behmer Christ the King LC
Bell Gardens CA
One Latin America Team
Missionary
8/17/2020
Rev Jeffrey Berg Martin Luther LC
Oshkosh WI
Peace LC
Isabel SD
St Paul LC
McIntosh SD
Christ LC
Morristown SD
Christ LC
Bison SD
Pastor
8/20/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Ms Emilee Tapani Green Valley LS
Henderson NV
Teacher; Provisional Call
7/26/2020
Ms Alicen Mills Divine Savior Academy – Santa Rita Ranch
Liberty Hill TX
Teacher; Kindergarten, Full-Time, One-Year Call
8/12/2020
Mrs Cathlyn Wilk Christ Alone LS
Thiensville WI
Teacher; Grade 5, Half-Time Call
8/17/2020


CALLS ACCEPTED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Jonathan Arndt Reformation LC
Dousman WI
St John’s LC
Newburg WI
Associate Pastor
8/16/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mrs Tracy Rabata Good Shepherd Preschool
Beaver Dam WI
Good Shepherd Preschool
Beaver Dam WI
ECM Teacher; 3K, Afternoon 4K Assistant
5/1/2020


CALLS
DECLINED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Joel Vogel St Mark LC
Lincoln NE
Immanuel LC
Woodville WI
Pastor
8/17/2020
Rev Daniel Westendorf Crown of Life LC
Warren MI
Beautiful Savior LC
Summerville SC
Pastor
8/18/2020
Rev David Rosenau St Mark LC
Leesburg FL
St Paul’s First LC
North Hollywood CA
Pastor
8/19/2020
Rev Mark Kom Crown of Life LC
West Saint Paul MN
Salem LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
8/21/2020
Rev Geoffrey Cortright Saviour of the Nations LC
Vancouver BC Canada
St James LC
Portage MI
Pastor
8/21/2020


RESIGNED

 

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mrs Megan Petersen St John LS
Wauwatosa WI
6/30/2020


RETIREMENT

 

Teachers Current call Date retired
Mrs Julie Dushane St Mark LS
Citrus Heights CA
7/31/2020
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Call Report – August 17, 2020

 

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

8/11/2020 – 8/17/2020

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 Martin Valleskey Costa Maya Ministries Cross of Christ LC
Las Cruces NM
Pastor
6/30/2020
Rev Jonathan Arndt Reformation LC
Dousman WI
St John’s LC
Newburg WI
Associate Pastor
7/12/2020
Rev Timothy Bode Abiding Savior LC
Elk River MN
Our Savior LC
Longmont CO
Pastor
7/18/2020
Rev David Rosenau St Mark LC
Leesburg FL
St Paul’s First LC
North Hollywood CA
Pastor
7/26/2020
Rev Joel Vogel St Mark LC
Lincoln NE
Immanuel LC
Woodville WI
Pastor
7/27/2020
Rev Mark Kom Crown of Life LC
West Saint Paul MN
Salem LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
7/27/2020
Rev Daniel Westendorf Crown of Life LC
Warren MI
Beautiful Savior LC
Summerville SC
Pastor
7/28/2020
Rev Geoffrey Cortright Saviour of the Nations LC
Vancouver BC Canada
St James LC
Portage MI
Pastor
7/28/2020
Rev Daniel Lindner St John’s LC
Minneapolis MN
WELS Campus Ministry Mission Counselor 7/29/2020
Rev Joshua Janke Risen Savior LC
Mc Farland WI
Shepherd of Peace LC
Norfolk NE
Pastor
7/29/2020
Rev Andrew Schwartz Christ the King LC
Bremerton WA
Faith LC
Tyler TX
Pastor
7/30/2020
Rev Jason Thiel St John LC
Hastings MN
Peace LC
Boulder CO
Pastor
8/1/2020
Rev Paul Biedenbender Christ LC
Denver CO
St Paul LC
Saint James MN
Pastor
8/2/2020
Rev Timothy Patoka Grace LC
Tucson AZ
Bethel LC
Menasha WI
Associate Pastor
8/3/2020
Rev Paul Learman Divine Peace LC
Milwaukee WI
St Luke LC
Vassar MI
Pastor
8/3/2020
Rev Nathan Moldenhauer Immanuel LC
Greenville WI
St Paul’s LC
Franklin WI
Associate Pastor
8/5/2020
Rev David Fleischmann Trinity LC
Kaukauna WI
Prince of Peace LC
Yuma AZ
Pastor
8/5/2020
Rev Caleb Free Risen Savior LC
Lakewood Ranch FL
Trinity LC
Union Grove WI
Pastor
8/6/2020
Rev Timothy Glende St Peter LC – North Campus
Appleton WI
Shepherd of the Lakes LC
Linden MI
Pastor
8/6/2020
Rev Joshua Bodden Mt Calvary LC
Waukesha WI
St Paul’s LC
North Mankato MN
Associate Pastor
8/9/2020
Rev Daniel Slaughter Zion LC
Monroe MI
Trinity LC
Belle Plaine MN
Associate Pastor
8/9/2020
Rev Frederick Schleg Beautiful Savior LC
Everett WA
Our Savior LC
Kasson MN
Pastor
8/9/2020
Rev Philip Moldenhauer Our Redeemer LC
Madison WI
Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
8/9/2020
Rev Mark Swanson St Peter LC
Helenville WI
Trinity LC
Eugene OR
Pastor
8/9/2020
Rev Gunnar Ledermann Divine Peace LC Rockwall
Rockwall TX
St John LC
Goodhue MN
Pastor
8/12/2020
Rev Nathan Buege Victory of the Lamb LC
Katy TX
Christ the King LC
Tulsa OK
Pastor
8/12/2020
Rev Michael Neumann St Paul LC
Alexandria MN
Grace LC
Dakota MN
Trinity (Wilson Twp) LC
Winona MN
Pastor
8/13/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Ms Emilee Tapani Green Valley LS
Henderson NV
Teacher; Kindergarten, Provisional Call
7/26/2020
Ms Alicen Mills Divine Savior Academy – Santa Rita Ranch
Liberty Hill TX
Teacher; Kindergarten, Full-Time, One-Year Call
8/12/2020


CALLS ACCEPTED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Joel Luetke St. John’s LC – Salem-Lowell Campus
Lowell WI
St John’s LC
Juneau WI
Pastor; One-Quarter Time, Retirement Call – 9 Months
8/11/2020
Rev Greg Pufahl Centennial LC
Milwaukee WI
Faith LC
Fond du Lac WI
Associate Pastor
8/11/2020
Rev Garrett Alford Christ LC
Eden Prairie MN
Goodview Trinity LC
Goodview MN
Pastor
8/12/2020
Rev Joseph Fricke St Paul LC
Mauston WI
Immanuel LC
Johnson Creek WI
Pastor
8/13/2020
Rev Dr Jeffrey Enderle Christ the Rock LC
Farmington NM
St John’s LC
Saint Clair MN
Pastor
8/15/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mrs Janelle Wolff Divine Savior Academy – Santa Rita Ranch
Liberty Hill TX
Divine Savior Academy – Santa Rita Ranch
Liberty Hill TX
Teacher; Grade 1
7/30/2020
Mrs Heather Pagel Lamb of God LS
West Allis WI
Lamb of God LS
West Allis WI
Teacher; Grades 1 & 2, One-Year Call
8/10/2020


CALLS DECLINED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Benjamin Zak St John LC
Milwaukee WI
St Martin’s LC
Watertown SD
Associate Pastor
8/9/2020
Rev Gregory Sitzman Emanuel Redeemer LC
Yale MI
Peace LC
Isabel SD
St Paul LC
McIntosh SD
Christ LC
Morristown SD
Christ LC
Bison SD
Pastor
8/14/2020
Rev M John Derme Shepherd of the Mountains LC
Reno NV
First LC
Racine WI
Associate Pastor
8/14/2020
Rev Jacob Scott Zion LC
Arlington WI
St John’s LC
Sparta WI
Associate Pastor
8/14/2020
Rev Steven Bode Zion LC
Allenton WI
First LC
Lake Geneva WI
Pastor
8/15/2020
Rev Jacob Haag Redeemer LC
Ann Arbor MI
St Paul LC
Bangor WI
Pastor
8/15/2020
Rev Brett Krause Zion LC
Denver CO
Northdale LC
Tampa FL
Pastor
8/16/2020


RESIGNED

 

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mr Galen Holzhueter Camp Croix
Danbury WI
8/9/2020
Miss Miranda Loduha Hope Lutheran Early Learning Center-Preschool
Manhattan KS
8/19/2020


CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

 

Pastors Home church Death date
Rev George Enderle Sanct Michaelis LC
Milwaukee WI
8/13/2020
Teachers Home church Death date
Mrs Jeanne Steinbrecher St Paul LC
Muskego WI
8/7/2020


RETIREMENT

 

Pastors Current call Date retired
Rev David Priebe Bay Pines LC
Seminole FL
8/16/2020
Rev Daniel Garbow St John LC
Saginaw MI
10/31/2020
Rev Bruce Hanneman St John LC
Hancock MN
6/30/2021
Teachers Current call Date retired
Mrs Debbie Baker-Griffiths Divine Grace LS
Lake Orion MI
8/31/2020
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Call Report – August 10, 2020

 

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

8/4/2020 – 8/10/2020

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 Martin Valleskey Costa Maya Ministries Cross of Christ LC
Las Cruces NM
Pastor
6/30/2020
Rev Greg Pufahl Centennial LC
Milwaukee WI
Faith LC
Fond du Lac WI
Associate Pastor
7/7/2020
Rev Steven Bode Zion LC
Allenton WI
First LC
Lake Geneva WI
Pastor
7/12/2020
Rev Jonathan Arndt Reformation LC
Dousman WI
St John’s LC
Newburg WI
Associate Pastor
7/12/2020
Rev Jacob Scott Zion LC
Arlington WI
St John’s LC
Sparta WI
Associate Pastor
7/12/2020
Rev Joseph Fricke St Paul LC
Mauston WI
Immanuel LC
Johnson Creek WI
Pastor
7/13/2020
Rev Gregory Sitzman Emanuel Redeemer LC
Yale MI
Peace LC
Isabel SD
St Paul LC
McIntosh SD
Christ LC
Morristown SD
Christ LC
Bison SD
Pastor
7/13/2020
Rev Timothy Bode Abiding Savior LC
Elk River MN
Our Savior LC
Longmont CO
Pastor
7/18/2020
Rev M John Derme Shepherd of the Mountains LC
Reno NV
First LC
Racine WI
Associate Pastor
7/19/2020
Rev Jeffrey Enderle Christ the Rock LC
Farmington NM
St John’s LC
Saint Clair MN
Pastor
7/19/2020
Rev Benjamin Zak St John LC
Milwaukee WI
St Martin’s LC
Watertown SD
Associate Pastor
7/19/2020
Rev Jacob Haag Redeemer LC
Ann Arbor MI
St Paul LC
Bangor WI
Pastor
7/22/2020
Rev Brett Krause Zion LC
Denver CO
Northdale LC
Tampa FL
Pastor
7/23/2020
Rev David Rosenau St Mark LC
Leesburg FL
St Paul’s First LC
North Hollywood CA
Pastor
7/26/2020
Rev Joel Luetke St. John’s LC – Salem-Lowell Campus
Lowell WI
St John’s LC
Juneau WI
St. John’s LC – Salem-Lowell Campus
Lowell WI
St John’s LC – Horicon Campus
Horicon WI
Pastor; One-Quarter Time, Retirement Call – 9 Months
7/26/2020
Rev Joel Vogel St Mark LC
Lincoln NE
Immanuel LC
Woodville WI
Pastor
7/27/2020
Rev Mark Kom Crown of Life LC
West Saint Paul MN
Salem LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
7/27/2020
Rev Daniel Westendorf Crown of Life LC
Warren MI
Beautiful Savior LC
Summerville SC
Pastor
7/28/2020
Rev Geoffrey Cortright Saviour of the Nations LC
Vancouver BC Canada
St James LC
Portage MI
Pastor
7/28/2020
Rev Daniel Lindner St John’s LC
Minneapolis MN
WELS Campus Ministry Mission Counselor
Pastor
7/29/2020
Rev Garrett Alford Christ LC
Eden Prairie MN
Goodview Trinity LC
Goodview MN
Pastor
7/29/2020
Rev Joshua Janke Risen Savior LC
Mc Farland WI
Shepherd of Peace LC
Norfolk NE
Pastor
7/29/2020
Rev Andrew Schwartz Christ the King LC
Bremerton WA
Faith LC
Tyler TX
Pastor
7/30/2020
Rev Jason Thiel St John LC
Hastings MN
Peace LC
Boulder CO
Pastor
8/1/2020
Rev Paul Biedenbender Christ LC
Denver CO
St Paul LC
Saint James MN
Pastor
8/2/2020
Rev Timothy Patoka Grace LC
Tucson AZ
Bethel LC
Menasha WI
Associate Pastor
8/3/2020
Rev Paul Learman Divine Peace LC
Milwaukee WI
St Luke LC
Vassar MI
Pastor
8/3/2020
Rev Nathan Moldenhauer Immanuel LC
Greenville WI
St Paul’s LC
Franklin WI
Associate Pastor
8/5/2020
Rev David Fleischmann Trinity LC
Kaukauna WI
Prince of Peace LC
Yuma AZ
Pastor
8/5/2020
Rev Caleb Free Risen Savior LC
Lakewood Ranch FL
Trinity LC
Union Grove WI
Pastor
8/6/2020
Rev Timothy Glende St Peter LC – North Campus
Appleton WI
Shepherd of the Lakes LC
Linden MI
Pastor
8/6/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Ms Emilee Tapani   Green Valley LS
Henderson NV
Teacher; Kindergarten, Provisional Call
7/26/2020
Mrs Janelle Wolff   Divine Savior Academy – Santa Rita Ranch
Liberty Hill TX
Teacher; Grade 1
7/29/2020
Mrs Heather Pagel   Lamb of God LS
West Allis WI
Teacher; Grades 1 & 2, One-Year Call
8/5/2020


CALLS
ACCEPTED

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Wayne Oblender St Mark’s LC
Sutton NE
First LC
Aurora NE
St Peter LC
Marshfield WI
Pastor
8/9/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mrs Lori Ehlke   St Paul LS
Onalaska WI
Teacher; Art & Science, Part-Time Call
7/31/2020
Mrs Elizabeth Boggs St John LS
Lannon WI
St John LS
Lannon WI
Teacher; Grades 3 & 4, Half-Time, One-Year Call
8/3/2020
Mr Christopher Arndt St Paul LS
Lake Mills WI
St Paul LS
Lake Mills WI
Teacher; Grade 6, One-Year Call
8/8/2020
Mrs Patricia Kapler   Beautiful Savior Lutheran Early Learning Center
Topeka KS
Curriculum & Spiritual Director
8/10/2020


ASSIGNMENT

Teachers   Assignment Date assigned
Miss Abigail Mleziva   St Marcus LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Art, One-Year Call
8/8/2020


CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Andrew Stuebs Living Word LC
Gray TN
Beautiful Savior LC
La Porte IN
Pastor
8/5/2020
Rev Jonathan Schroeder Faith LC
Sharpsburg GA
Luther High School
Onalaska WI
Principal
8/9/2020
Rev Daniel Foelske Trinity LC
Mount Carroll IL
St Peter LC
Savanna IL
Christ the Redeemer LC
Barre VT
Pastor
8/9/2020
Rev Jordan Ertl Atonement LC
Milwaukee WI
Ascension LC
Moorhead MN
St Paul’s LC
Valley City ND
Pastor
8/9/2020


RESIGNED

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mr John Ganey St Paul LS
Lake Mills WI
8/5/2020


RETIREMENT

Pastors Current call Date retired
Rev John Baumann St Paul’s LC
Cannon Falls MN
9/30/2020
Rev Donald Sutton St Paul’s LC
New Ulm MN
6/30/2021
Staff Ministers Current call Date retired
Mr Michael Schuessler Mt Lebanon LC
Milwaukee WI
8/31/2020
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Call Report – August 3, 2020

 

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

7/28/2020 – 8/3/2020

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 Martin Valleskey Costa Maya Ministries Cross of Christ LC
Las Cruces NM
Pastor
6/30/2020
Rev Daniel Foelske Trinity LC
Mount Carroll IL
St Peter LC
Savanna IL
Christ the Redeemer LC
Barre VT
Pastor
7/5/2020
Rev Greg Pufahl Centennial LC
Milwaukee WI
Faith LC
Fond du Lac WI
Associate Pastor
7/7/2020
Rev Steven Bode Zion LC
Allenton WI
First LC
Lake Geneva WI
Pastor
7/12/2020
Rev Jonathan Arndt Reformation LC
Dousman WI
St John’s LC
Newburg WI
Associate Pastor
7/12/2020
Rev Jacob Scott Zion LC
Arlington WI
St John’s LC
Sparta WI
Associate Pastor
7/12/2020
Rev Joseph Fricke St Paul LC
Mauston WI
Immanuel LC
Johnson Creek WI
Pastor
7/13/2020
Rev Gregory Sitzman Emanuel Redeemer LC
Yale MI
Peace LC
Isabel SD
St Paul LC
McIntosh SD
Christ LC
Morristown SD
Christ LC
Bison SD
Pastor
7/13/2020
Rev Jordan Ertl Atonement LC
Milwaukee WI
Ascension LC
Moorhead MN
St Paul’s LC
Valley City ND
Pastor
7/14/2020
Rev Jonathan Schroeder Faith LC
Sharpsburg GA
Luther High School
Onalaska WI
Principal
7/15/2020
Rev Timothy Bode Abiding Savior LC
Elk River MN
Our Savior LC
Longmont CO
Pastor
7/18/2020
Rev Wayne Oblender St Mark’s LC
Sutton NE
First LC
Aurora NE
St Peter LC
Marshfield WI
Pastor
7/19/2020
Rev M John Derme Shepherd of the Mountains LC
Reno NV
First LC
Racine WI
Associate Pastor
7/19/2020
Rev Andrew Stuebs Living Word LC
Gray TN
Beautiful Savior LC
La Porte IN
Pastor
7/19/2020
Rev Jeffrey Enderle Christ the Rock LC
Farmington NM
St John’s LC
Saint Clair MN
Pastor
7/19/2020
Rev Benjamin Zak St John LC
Milwaukee WI
St Martin’s LC
Watertown SD
Associate Pastor
7/19/2020
Rev Jacob Haag Redeemer LC
Ann Arbor MI
St Paul LC
Bangor WI
Pastor
7/22/2020
Rev Brett Krause Zion LC
Denver CO
Northdale LC
Tampa FL
Pastor
7/23/2020
Rev David Rosenau St Mark LC
Leesburg FL
St Paul’s First LC
North Hollywood CA
Pastor
7/26/2020
Rev Joel Luetke St. John’s LC – Salem-Lowell Campus
Lowell WI
St John’s LC
Juneau WI
St. John’s LC – Salem-Lowell Campus
Lowell WI
St John’s LC – Horicon Campus
Horicon WI
Pastor; One-Quarter Time, Retirement Call-9 months
7/26/2020
Rev Joel Vogel St Mark LC
Lincoln NE
Immanuel LC
Woodville WI
Pastor
7/27/2020
Rev Mark Kom Crown of Life LC
West Saint Paul MN
Salem LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
7/27/2020
Rev Daniel Westendorf Crown of Life LC
Warren MI
Beautiful Savior LC
Summerville SC
Pastor
7/28/2020
Rev Geoffrey Cortright Saviour of the Nations LC
Vancouver BC Canada
St James LC
Portage MI
Pastor
7/28/2020
Rev Daniel Lindner St John’s LC
Minneapolis MN
WELS Campus Ministry Mission Counselor
Pastor
7/29/2020
Rev Garrett Alford Christ LC
Eden Prairie MN
Goodview Trinity LC
Goodview MN
Pastor
7/29/2020
Rev Joshua Janke Risen Savior LC
McFarland WI
Shepherd of Peace LC
Norfolk NE
Pastor
7/29/2020
Rev Andrew Schwartz Christ the King LC
Bremerton WA
Faith LC
Tyler TX
Pastor
7/30/2020
Rev Jason Thiel St John LC
Hastings MN
Peace LC
Boulder CO
Pastor
8/1/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mrs Patricia Kapler Beautiful Savior Lutheran Early Learning Center
Topeka KS
Curriculum & Spiritual Director
6/28/2020
Mr Scott Nerby St Paul LS
Tomah WI
St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Principal; Interim, One-Year Call
6/28/2020
Mrs Rachel Neumann St Paul LS
Tomah WI
St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Teacher; Administrative Leave, One-Year Call
6/28/2020
Mrs Elizabeth Boggs St John LS
Lannon WI
Teacher; Grades 3 & 4, Half-Time, One-Year Call
7/14/2020
Ms Emilee Tapani Green Valley LS
Henderson NV
Teacher; Kindergarten, Provisional Call
7/26/2020
Mrs Janelle Wolff Divine Savior Academy – Santa Rita Ranch
Liberty Hill TX
Teacher; Grade 1
7/29/2020


CALLS ACCEPTED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Kevin Westra Beautiful Savior LC
Grove City OH
Bethlehem LC
Hortonville WI
Associate Pastor
8/1/2020
Rev Matthew Zimpelmann Cross of Christ LC
Boise ID
Immanuel LC
Manitowoc WI
Pastor
8/1/2020
Rev Thomas Voss Holy Trinity LC
Des Moines WA
Martin Luther LC
Oshkosh WI
Associate Pastor
8/2/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mrs Barbara Stelter St John LS
Fox Lake WI
St John LS
Fox Lake WI
ECM Teacher; Part-Time, One-Year Call
7/25/2020
Mr Zachary Unke Beautiful Saviour LS
Carlsbad CA
Beautiful Saviour LS
Carlsbad CA
Teacher; Grade 2, One-Year Call
7/31/2020
Mrs Amy Vannieuwenhoven St Matthew’s LS
Oconomowoc WI
Teacher; Grade 5, One-Year Call
8/1/2020
Mrs Karla Haley St John LS
Waterloo WI
Teacher; Kindergarten & Departmentalized Instruction, Half-Time Call
8/2/2020


ASSIGNMENT

 

Teachers Assignment Date assigned
Miss Heidi Kostrzewa Salem LS
Stillwater MN
Teacher; Grade 2, One-Year Assignment
7/31/2020


CALLS DECLINED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Paul Schupmann St John’s LC
Juneau WI
St Luke LC
Vassar MI
Pastor
7/29/2020
Rev Ryan Kolander Palabra de Vida
Detroit MI
Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
7/29/2020
Rev Bryan Prell Petra LC
Sauk Rapids MN
Trinity LC
Marshfield WI
Pastor
7/30/2020
Rev Timothy Shrimpton Gloria Dei LC
Belmont CA
Christ the King LC
Tulsa OK
Pastor
8/1/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date declined
Ms Melanie VandeKamp St John’s LS
Fox Lake WI
ECM Teacher; Part-Time, Provisional Call
7/8/2020
Miss Allison Bovee Lamb of God LS
West Allis WI
Teacher; Grades 1 & 2, One-Year Call
8/3/2020


RETIREMENT

 

Pastors Current call Date retired
Rev Jonathan Kruschel St John LC
Redwood Falls MN
8/2/2020


LIMITED LENGTH CALL EXPIRED

 

Teachers Current call Date effective
Mr Karl Mantzke St John’s LS
Sparta WI
6/30/2020
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Call Report – July 27, 2020

 

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

7/21/2020 – 7/27/2020

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

 

Correction: The 7/20/2020 call report incorrectly reported that Mrs. Karen Merseth is retiring from King of Grace, Golden Valley, Minn. She is not retiring. We apologize for the error.


NO DECISION REPORTED

Pastors Current call New call Date issued
Rev Thomas Voss Holy Trinity LC
Des Moines WA
Martin Luther LC
Oshkosh WI
Associate Pastor
6/7/2020
Rev Bryan Prell Petra LC
Sauk Rapids MN
Trinity LC
Marshfield WI
Pastor
6/28/2020
Rev Paul Schupmann St John’s LC
Juneau WI
St Luke LC
Vassar MI
Pastor
6/29/2020
Rev Martin Valleskey Costa Maya Ministries Cross of Christ LC
Las Cruces NM
Pastor
6/30/2020
Rev Ryan Kolander Palabra de Vida
Detroit MI
Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
7/1/2020
Rev Daniel Foelske Trinity LC
Mount Carroll IL
St Peter LC
Savanna IL
Christ the Redeemer LC
Barre VT
Pastor
7/5/2020
Rev Matthew Zimpelmann Cross of Christ LC
Boise ID
Immanuel LC
Manitowoc WI
Pastor
7/5/2020
Rev Greg Pufahl Centennial LC
Milwaukee WI
Faith LC
Fond du Lac WI
Associate Pastor
7/7/2020
Rev Kevin Westra Beautiful Savior LC
Grove City OH
Bethlehem LC
Hortonville WI
Associate Pastor
7/9/2020
Rev Timothy Shrimpton Gloria Dei LC
Belmont CA
Christ the King LC
Tulsa OK
Pastor
7/9/2020
Rev Steven Bode Zion LC
Allenton WI
First LC
Lake Geneva WI
Pastor
7/12/2020
Rev Jonathan Arndt Reformation LC
Dousman WI
St John’s LC
Newburg WI
Associate Pastor
7/12/2020
Rev Jacob Scott Zion LC
Arlington WI
St John’s LC
Sparta WI
Associate Pastor
7/12/2020
Rev Joseph Fricke St Paul LC
Mauston WI
Immanuel LC
Johnson Creek WI
Pastor
7/13/2020
Rev Gregory Sitzman Emanuel Redeemer LC
Yale MI
Peace LC
Isabel SD
St Paul LC
McIntosh SD
Christ LC
Morristown SD
Christ LC
Bison SD
Pastor
7/13/2020
Rev Jordan Ertl Atonement LC
Milwaukee WI
Ascension LC
Moorhead MN
St Paul’s LC
Valley City ND
Pastor
7/14/2020
Rev Jonathan Schroeder Faith LC
Sharpsburg GA
Luther High School
Onalaska WI
Principal
7/15/2020
Rev Timothy Bode Abiding Savior LC
Elk River MN
Our Savior LC
Longmont CO
Pastor
7/18/2020
Rev Wayne Oblender St Mark’s LC
Sutton NE
First LC
Aurora NE
St Peter LC
Marshfield WI
Pastor
7/19/2020
Rev M John Derme Shepherd of the Mountains LC
Reno NV
First LC
Racine WI
Associate Pastor
7/19/2020
Rev Andrew Stuebs Living Word LC
Gray TN
Beautiful Savior LC
La Porte IN
Pastor
7/19/2020
Rev Jeffrey Enderle Christ the Rock LC
Farmington NM
St John’s LC
Saint Clair MN
Pastor
7/19/2020
Rev Benjamin Zak St John LC
Milwaukee WI
St Martin’s LC
Watertown SD
Associate Pastor
7/19/2020
Rev Jacob Haag Redeemer LC
Ann Arbor MI
St Paul LC
Bangor WI
Pastor
7/22/2020
Rev Brett Krause Zion LC
Denver CO
Northdale LC
Tampa FL
Pastor
7/23/2020
Rev David Rosenau St Mark LC
Leesburg FL
St Paul’s First LC
North Hollywood CA
Pastor
7/26/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Ms Melanie VandeKamp   St. John LS
Fox Lake WI
ECM Teacher; Part Time, Provisional
6/20/2020
Mrs Patricia Kapler   Beautiful Savior Lutheran Early Learning Center
Topeka KS
Curriculum & Spiritual Director
6/28/2020
Mr Scott Nerby St Paul LS
Tomah WI
St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Principal; Interim, One Year Call
6/28/2020
Mrs Rachel Neumann St Paul LS
Tomah WI
St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Teacher; Administrative Leave, One Year Call
6/28/2020
Mrs Elizabeth Boggs   St John LS
Lannon WI
Teacher; Grades 3 & 4, Half Time, One Year Call
7/14/2020
Mrs Barbara Stelter   St John LS
Fox Lake WI
ECM Teacher; Part Time, One Year Call
7/15/2020
Mr Zachary Unke   Beautiful Saviour LS
Carlsbad CA
Teacher; Grade 2, One Year Call
7/23/2020
Miss Allison Bovee   Lamb of God LS
West Allis WI
Teacher; Grades 1 & 2, One Year Call
7/27/2020

CALLS ACCEPTED

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev John Werner Christ LC
Mindoro WI
Luther High School
Onalaska WI
Pastor; Instructor, Half Time, in addition to current call
7/23/2020
Rev David Meyer Good Shepherd LC
South Attleboro MA
St John’s LC
Oak Creek WI
Associate Pastor
7/25/2020
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date accepted
Mr Timothy Schultz   St John LC
Redwood Falls MN
Staff Minister; Less than Half Time
7/21/2020

ASSIGNMENT

Teachers   Assignment Date assigned
Mrs Hannah Arrowsmith   Westside Christian School
Middleton WI
Teacher; Middle Grades, One Year Assignment
7/24/2020

CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Paul Bader   Bethel LC
Galesville WI
Bethel LC
Arcadia WI
Associate Pastor; One year retirement call
7/12/2020
Rev Luis Acosta Risen Savior LC
Milwaukee WI
Bethel LC
Menasha WI
Associate Pastor
7/20/2020
Rev Aaron Schumann Faith LC
Pittsburg KS
Shepherd of the Lakes LC
Fenton MI
Pastor
7/22/2020
Rev Joshua Free Abiding Peace LC
Elgin IL
Our Savior LC
Kasson MN
Pastor
7/23/2020
Rev Benjamin Wessel Woodlawn LC
West Allis WI
St Paul LC
Marshall WI
Pastor
7/24/2020
Rev Jon Hadler St Matthew LC
Marathon WI
Prince of Peace LC
Yuma AZ
Pastor
7/25/2020
Rev Justin Pomije Our Savior LC
Gaylord MI
Hope LC
Indian River MI
Trinity LC
Eugene OR
Pastor
7/25/2020


CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

Pastors Home church Death date
Rev Gilbert Bunde   7/22/2020
Rev David Ponath St John LC
Stillwater MN
7/25/2020


RETIREMENT

Pastors Current call Date retired
Rev Jon Wolff St John LC
Caledonia MN
7/11/2021


LIMITED LENGTH CALL EXPIRED

Teachers Current call Date effective
Mrs Gretchen Asmus St John LS
Waterloo WI
6/30/2020
Mrs Katelyn Rathje St Marcus LS
Milwaukee WI
6/30/2020
Miss Andrea Witzel St Paul LS
Tomah WI
6/30/2020

 

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Call Report – July 20, 2020

 

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

7/14/2020 – 7/20/2020

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 Thomas Voss Holy Trinity LC
Des Moines WA
Martin Luther LC
Oshkosh WI
Associate Pastor
6/7/2020
Rev Benjamin Wessel Woodlawn LC
West Allis WI
St Paul LC
Marshall WI
Pastor
6/14/2020
Rev Paul Bader Retired Bethel LC
Galesville WI &
Arcadia WI
Associate Pastor; One-Year, Retirement Call
6/21/2020
Rev Joshua Free Abiding Peace LC
Elgin IL
Our Savior LC
Kasson MN
Pastor
6/21/2020
Rev Luis Acosta Risen Savior LC
Milwaukee WI
Bethel LC
Menasha WI
Associate Pastor
6/22/2020
Rev David Meyer Good Shepherd LC
South Attleboro MA
St John’s LC
Oak Creek WI
Associate Pastor
6/28/2020
Rev Bryan Prell Petra LC
Sauk Rapids MN
Trinity LC
Marshfield WI
Pastor
6/28/2020
Rev Paul Schupmann St John’s LC
Juneau WI
St Luke LC
Vassar MI
Pastor
6/29/2020
Rev Martin Valleskey Costa Maya Ministries Cross of Christ LC
Las Cruces NM
Pastor
6/30/2020
Rev Ryan Kolander Palabra de Vida
Detroit MI
Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
7/1/2020
Rev Aaron Schumann Faith LC
Pittsburg KS
Shepherd of the Lakes LC
Fenton MI
Pastor
7/1/2020
Rev Justin Pomije Our Savior LC
Gaylord MI
Hope LC
Indian River MI
Trinity LC
Eugene OR
Pastor
7/1/2020
Rev Jon Hadler St Matthew LC
Marathon WI
Prince of Peace LC
Yuma AZ
Pastor
7/1/2020
Rev Daniel Foelske Trinity LC
Mount Carroll IL
St Peter LC
Savanna IL
Christ the Redeemer LC
Barre VT
Pastor
7/5/2020
Rev Matthew Zimpelmann Cross of Christ LC
Boise ID
Immanuel LC
Manitowoc WI
Pastor
7/5/2020
Rev Greg Pufahl Centennial LC
Milwaukee WI
Faith LC
Fond du Lac WI
Associate Pastor
7/7/2020
Rev Kevin Westra Beautiful Savior LC
Grove City OH
Bethlehem LC
Hortonville WI
Associate Pastor
7/9/2020
Rev Timothy Shrimpton Gloria Dei LC
Belmont CA
Christ the King LC
Tulsa OK
Pastor
7/9/2020
Rev Steven Bode Zion LC
Allenton WI
First LC
Lake Geneva WI
Pastor
7/12/2020
Rev Jonathan Arndt Reformation LC
Dousman WI
St John’s LC
Newburg WI
Associate Pastor
7/12/2020
Rev Jacob Scott Zion LC
Arlington WI
St John’s LC
Sparta WI
Associate Pastor
7/12/2020
Rev Joseph Fricke St Paul LC
Mauston WI
Immanuel LC
Johnson Creek WI
Pastor
7/13/2020
Rev Gregory Sitzman Emanuel Redeemer LC
Yale MI
Peace LC
Isabel SD
St Paul LC
McIntosh SD
Christ LC
Morristown SD
Christ LC
Bison SD
Pastor
7/13/2020
Rev Jordan Ertl Atonement LC
Milwaukee WI
Ascension LC
Moorhead MN
St Paul’s LC
Valley City ND
Pastor
7/14/2020
Rev Jonathan Schroeder Faith LC
Sharpsburg GA
Luther High School
Onalaska WI
Principal
7/15/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Ms Melanie VandeKamp St. John’s LS
Fox Lake WI
ECM Teacher; Part-Time, Provisional Call
6/20/2020
Mrs Patricia Kapler Beautiful Savior Lutheran Early Learning Center
Topeka KS
Curriculum & Spiritual Director
6/28/2020
Mr Scott Nerby St Paul LS
Tomah WI
St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Principal; Interim, One-Year Call
6/28/2020
Mrs Rachel Neumann St Paul LS
Tomah WI
St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Teacher; Administrative Leave, One-Year Call
6/28/2020
Mrs Elizabeth Boggs St John LS
Lannon WI
Teacher; Grades 3 & 4, Half-Time, One-Year Call
7/14/2020
Mrs Barbara Stelter St John LS
Fox Lake WI
ECM Teacher; Part-Time, One-Year Call
7/15/2020


CALLS ACCEPTED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Daniel Schmidt Faith LC
Tyler TX
Faith LC
Excelsior MN
Pastor
7/13/2020
Rev Andrew Ewald St John LC
Clare MI
Faith LC
Harrison MI
Immanuel LC
Mosinee WI
Pastor
7/19/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mrs Jennifer Boll Holy Cross LS
Madison WI
Holy Cross LS
Madison WI
Teacher; Grade 6, One-Year Call
7/7/2020


ASSIGNMENT

 

Teachers Assignment Date assigned
Mrs Christina Kapellusch Christ-St Peter LS-West Campus
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Support Specialist, One-Year Assignment
7/16/2020


CALLS DECLINED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Kelly Huet St Andrew LC
Middleton WI
Goodview Trinity LC
Goodview MN
Pastor
7/14/2020
Rev Thomas Moldenhauer Our Saviour’s LC
Bismarck ND
Zion LC
Lansing MI
Pastor
7/15/2020
Rev Douglas Tomhave St Paul LC
Lake Mills WI
Northdale LC
Tampa FL
Pastor
7/16/2020
Rev Thomas Unke Shepherd of the Hills LC
Las Vegas NV
St James LC
Portage MI
Pastor
7/18/2020
Rev John Ehlers Cross of Glory LC
Peoria AZ
St Paul’s LC
North Mankato MN
Associate Pastor
7/18/2020
Rev Daniel Olson St Paul LC
Onalaska WI
St Paul’s LC
Franklin WI
Associate Pastor
7/18/2020
Rev Matthew Westra Living Promise LC
Morristown TN
St Paul’s First LC
North Hollywood CA
Pastor
7/18/2020
Rev Douglas Lange Ascension LC
Jacksonville NC
Beautiful Savior LC
Summerville SC
Pastor
7/18/2020
Rev Joel Russow Faith LC
Tallahassee FL
St Paul LC
Saint James MN
Pastor
7/18/2020
Rev Joseph Lindloff Hope LC
Irmo SC
Trinity LC
Union Grove WI
Pastor
7/18/2020
Rev Jonathan Zietlow Grace LC
Crivitz WI
Salem LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
7/19/2020


RESIGNED

 

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mr Christopher Arndt Siloah LS
Milwaukee WI
7/15/2020


CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

 

Pastors Home church Death date
Rev Jerome Braun Divine Savior LC-West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach FL
7/16/2020
Teachers Home church Death date
Mr David Nelson Salem LC
Milwaukee WI
7/1/2020


RETIREMENT

 

Pastors Current call Date retired
Rev Thomas Behnke St Paul LC
North Fond du Lac WI
12/31/2020
Teachers Current call Date retired
Ms Lynette Blievernicht Lamb of God LS
West Allis WI
7/20/2020
Mrs Karen Merseth King of Grace LS
Golden Valley MN
8/31/2020


LIMITED LENGTH CALL EXPIRED

 

Teachers Current call Date effective
Mrs Heidi Wendland Salem Preschool
Woodbury MN
5/31/2020

 

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Call Report – July 13, 2020

 

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

7/7/2020 – 7/13/2020

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 Thomas Voss Holy Trinity LC
Des Moines WA
Martin Luther LC
Oshkosh WI
Associate Pastor
6/7/2020
Rev Andrew Ewald St John LC
Clare MI
Faith LC
Harrison MI
Immanuel LC
Mosinee WI
Pastor
6/10/2020
Rev Douglas Tomhave St Paul LC
Lake Mills WI
Northdale LC
Tampa FL
Pastor
6/10/2020
Rev Daniel Schmidt Faith LC
Tyler TX
Faith LC
Excelsior MN
Pastor
6/10/2020
Rev John Ehlers Cross of Glory LC
Peoria AZ
St Paul’s LC
North Mankato MN
Associate Pastor
6/14/2020
Rev Benjamin Wessel Woodlawn LC
West Allis WI
St Paul LC
Marshall WI
Pastor
6/14/2020
Rev Matthew Westra Living Promise LC
Morristown TN
St Paul’s First LC
North Hollywood CA
Pastor
6/14/2020
Rev Joel Russow Faith LC
Tallahassee FL
St Paul LC
Saint James MN
Pastor
6/19/2020
Rev Paul Bader Retired Bethel LC
Galesville WI
Bethel LC
Arcadia WI
Associate Pastor; One-year retirement call
6/21/2020
Rev Joshua Free Abiding Peace LC
Elgin IL
Our Savior LC
Kasson MN
Pastor
6/21/2020
Rev Jonathan Zietlow Grace LC
Crivitz WI
Salem LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
6/22/2020
Rev Luis Acosta Risen Savior LC
Milwaukee WI
Bethel LC
Menasha WI
Associate Pastor
6/22/2020
Rev Douglas Lange Ascension LC
Jacksonville NC
Beautiful Savior LC
Summerville SC
Pastor
6/22/2020
Rev Thomas Moldenhauer Our Saviour’s LC
Bismarck ND
Zion LC
Lansing MI
Pastor
6/24/2020
Rev Kelly Huet St Andrew LC
Middleton WI
Goodview Trinity LC
Goodview MN
Pastor
6/24/2020
Rev David Meyer Good Shepherd LC
South Attleboro MA
St John’s LC
Oak Creek WI
Associate Pastor
6/28/2020
Rev Bryan Prell Petra LC
Sauk Rapids MN
Trinity LC
Marshfield WI
Pastor
6/28/2020
Rev Paul Schupmann St John’s LC
Juneau WI
St Luke LC
Vassar MI
Pastor
6/29/2020
Rev Thomas Unke Shepherd of the Hills LC
Las Vegas NV
St James LC
Portage MI
Pastor
6/30/2020
Rev Martin Valleskey Costa Maya Ministries Cross of Christ LC
Las Cruces NM
Pastor
6/30/2020
Rev Aaron Schumann Faith LC
Pittsburg KS
Shepherd of the Lakes LC
Fenton MI
Pastor
7/1/2020
Rev Justin Pomije Our Savior LC
Gaylord MI
Hope LC
Indian River MI
Trinity LC
Eugene OR
Pastor
7/1/2020
Rev Jon Hadler St Matthew LC
Marathon WI
Prince of Peace LC
Yuma AZ
Pastor
7/1/2020
Rev Ryan Kolander Palabra de Vida
Detroit MI
Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
7/2/2020
Rev Joseph Lindloff Hope LC
Irmo SC
Trinity LC
Union Grove WI
Pastor
7/2/2020
Rev Daniel Foelske Trinity LC
Mount Carroll IL
St Peter LC
Savanna IL
Christ the Redeemer LC
Barre VT
Pastor
7/5/2020
Rev Matthew Zimpelmann Cross of Christ LC
Boise ID
Immanuel LC
Manitowoc WI
Pastor
7/5/2020
Rev Greg Pufahl Centennial LC
Milwaukee WI
Faith LC
Fond du Lac WI
Associate Pastor
7/7/2020
Rev Daniel Olson St Paul LC
Onalaska WI
St Paul’s LC
Franklin WI
Associate Pastor
7/8/2020
Rev Kevin Westra Beautiful Savior LC
Grove City OH
Bethlehem LC
Hortonville WI
Associate Pastor
7/9/2020
Rev Timothy Shrimpton Gloria Dei LC
Belmont CA
Christ the King LC
Tulsa OK
Pastor
7/9/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mrs Jennifer Boll   Holy Cross LS
Madison WI
Teacher; Grade 6, One Year Call
6/18/2020
Ms Melanie VandeKamp   St John LS
Fox Lake WI
ECM teacher; Provisional, Part Time
6/20/2020
Mrs Patricia Kapler   Beautiful Savior Lutheran Early Learning Center
Topeka KS
Curriculum & Spiritual Director
6/28/2020


CALLS ACCEPTED

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Scott Muske St John LC
Fairfax MN
Emanuel LC
Fairfax MN
St Matthew LC
Freeland MI
Pastor
7/12/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mr Timothy Mueller Jr Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
Interim Principal and Development Director
7/7/2020
Mrs Dawn Riha Risen Savior Christian Academy
Pooler GA
Risen Savior Christian Academy
Pooler GA
ECM Teacher; Provisional, Part Time
7/8/2020
Mrs Tiffany Vanderhoof Pilgrim LS
Menomonee Falls WI
Pilgrim LS
Menomonee Falls WI
Teacher; Special Education, Part Time, One Year Call
7/13/2020

 

CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Daniel Naumann Grace LC
Prairie du Chien WI
First LC
Racine WI
Associate Pastor
7/9/2020
Rev Peter Martin Faith LC
Radcliff KY
St John’s LC
Saint Clair MN
Pastor
7/11/2020
Rev Noah Herrmann Calvary LC
Bellevue WA
Immanuel LC
Woodville WI
Pastor
7/11/2020


CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

Teachers Home church Death date
Mr Paul Zimmermann St John LC
Lake City MN
6/25/2020
Mr Robert Koepke Grace LC
Oshkosh WI
7/5/2020

 

 

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Call Report – July 6, 2020

 

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

6/23/2020 – 6/29/2020

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 Noah Herrmann Calvary LC
Bellevue WA
Immanuel LC
Woodville WI
Pastor
6/7/2020
Rev Thomas Voss Holy Trinity LC
Des Moines WA
Martin Luther LC
Oshkosh WI
Associate Pastor
6/7/2020
Rev Scott Muske St John LC
Fairfax MN
Emanuel LC
Fairfax MN
St John LC
Saginaw MI
St Matthew LC
Freeland MI
Pastor
6/9/2020
Rev Peter Martin Faith LC
Radcliff KY
St John’s LC
Saint Clair MN
Pastor
6/9/2020
Rev Andrew Ewald St John LC
Clare MI
Faith LC
Harrison MI
Immanuel LC
Mosinee WI
Pastor
6/10/2020
Rev Douglas Tomhave St Paul LC
Lake Mills WI
Northdale LC
Tampa FL
Pastor
6/10/2020
Rev Daniel Schmidt Faith LC
Tyler TX
Faith LC
Excelsior MN
Pastor
6/10/2020
Rev John Ehlers Cross of Glory LC
Peoria AZ
St Paul’s LC
North Mankato MN
Associate Pastor
6/14/2020
Rev Benjamin Wessel Woodlawn LC
West Allis WI
St Paul LC
Marshall WI
Pastor
6/14/2020
Rev Daniel Naumann Grace LC
Prairie du Chien WI
First LC
Racine WI
Associate Pastor
6/14/2020
Rev Matthew Westra Living Promise LC
Morristown TN
St Paul’s First LC
North Hollywood CA
Pastor
6/14/2020
Rev Joel Russow Faith LC
Tallahassee FL
St Paul LC
Saint James MN
Pastor
6/19/2020
Rev Paul Bader Retired Bethel LC
Galesville WI
Bethel LC
Arcadia WI
Associate Pastor; One year retirement call
6/21/2020
Rev Joshua Free Abiding Peace LC
Elgin IL
Our Savior LC
Kasson MN
Pastor
6/21/2020
Rev Jonathan Zietlow Grace LC
Crivitz WI
Salem LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
6/22/2020
Rev Luis Acosta Risen Savior LC
Milwaukee WI
Bethel LC
Menasha WI
Associate Pastor
6/22/2020
Rev Douglas Lange Ascension LC
Jacksonville NC
Beautiful Savior LC
Summerville SC
Pastor
6/22/2020
Rev Thomas Moldenhauer Our Saviour’s LC
Bismarck ND
Zion LC
Lansing MI
Pastor
6/24/2020
Rev Kelly Huet St Andrew LC
Middleton WI
Goodview Trinity LC
Goodview MN
Pastor
6/24/2020
Rev David Meyer Good Shepherd LC
South Attleboro MA
St John’s LC
Oak Creek WI
Associate Pastor
6/28/2020
Rev Bryan Prell Petra LC
Sauk Rapids MN
Trinity LC
Marshfield WI
Pastor
6/28/2020
Rev Paul Schupmann St John’s LC
Juneau WI
St Luke LC
Vassar MI
Pastor
6/29/2020
Rev Thomas Unke Shepherd of the Hills LC
Las Vegas NV
St James LC
Portage MI
Pastor
6/30/2020
Rev Martin Valleskey Costa Maya Ministries
Mahahual Quintana Roo
Cross of Christ LC
Las Cruces NM
Pastor
6/30/2020
Rev Aaron Schumann Faith LC
Pittsburg KS
Shepherd of the Lakes LC
Fenton MI
Pastor
7/1/2020
Rev Justin Pomije Our Savior LC
Gaylord MI
Hope LC
Indian River MI
Trinity LC
Eugene OR
Pastor
7/1/2020
Rev Jon Hadler St Matthew LC
Marathon WI
Prince of Peace LC
Yuma AZ
Pastor
7/1/2020
Rev Ryan Kolander Palabra de Vida
Detroit MI
Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
7/2/2020
Rev Joseph Lindloff Hope LC
Irmo SC
Trinity LC
Union Grove WI
Pastor
7/2/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mr Timothy Mueller Jr Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
Interim Principal and Development Director
6/1/2020
Mrs Jennifer Boll   Holy Cross LS
Madison WI
Teacher; Grade 6, One Year Call
6/18/2020
Ms. Melanie VandeKamp

 

 

  St. John LS
Fox Lake WI
ECM Teacher;
Provisional, Part Time
 

6/20/2020

Mrs Dawn Riha Risen Savior Christian Academy
Pooler GA
Risen Savior Christian Academy
Pooler GA
ECM Teacher;
Provisional, Part Time
6/21/2020
Mrs Patricia Kapler   Beautiful Savior Lutheran Early Learning Center
Topeka KS
Curriculum & Spiritual Director
6/28/2020


CALLS ACCEPTED

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Jeremy Laitinen St Mark LC
Salina KS
Shoreland Lutheran High School
Somers WI
Teacher; English and German
7/2/2020
Rev Thomas Engelbrecht Christ LC
Pewaukee WI
Christ Our Redeemer LC
Aurora CO
Pastor
7/5/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
 

Mr. Steven Thiesfeldt

 

  Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Teacher; Part Time
12/21/2019
Mrs Jessica Krause King of Kings LS
Maitland FL
King of Kings LS
Maitland FL
Teacher
6/30/2020
Mrs April Glodowski Trinity LS
Kiel WI
Trinity LS
Kiel WI
Teacher; Grades 7 & 8 Language Arts, Part Time
7/1/2020
Mrs Nicole Grunwald Salem Preschool
Woodbury MN
Salem Preschool
Woodbury MN
ECM Teacher
7/1/2020
 

Ms Rachel Ihlenfeldt

 

  Bay Pines LS
Seminole FL
Teacher; Emergency Call; One year call
7/1/2020
Ms Samantha Kiecker   Beautiful Savior LS
Carlsbad CA
Teacher; Emergency Call; One Year Call
7/2/2020
Mrs Kessia Boche St Matthew’s LS
Oconomowoc WI
St Matthew’s LS
Oconomowoc WI
Teacher; Grade 2
7/3/2020
Mr Ryan Roth Peace LS
Livonia MI
Peace LS
Livonia MI
Teacher; Grades 1 & 2, One Year Call
7/4/2020
Mrs Linda Schemenauer   Michigan Lutheran High School
Saint Joseph MI
Teacher; Math; One Year Call
 

7/6/2020

 

ASSIGNMENT

Teachers   Assignment Date assigned
Mrs Melissa Waterstradt   St Marcus LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 3
7/5/2020

 

CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Harland Goetzinger III Redemption LC
Watertown NY
Immanuel LC
Johnson Creek WI
Pastor
7/3/2020
Rev Jesse Johnston Mt Calvary LC
Menasha WI
St John’s LC
Newburg WI
Associate Pastor
7/3/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date declined
Mrs Emily Fink   Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
Teacher; Kindergarten, Provisional
6/30/2020

 

CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

Pastors Home church Death date
Rev Paul Huth St Peter LC
Weyauwega WI
6/25/2020
Teachers Home church Death date
Mr Frederic Heiderich Immanuel LC
Manitowoc WI
6/29/2020
Mr Howard Heup Mount Olive LC
Appleton WI
7/1/2020

 


RETIREMENT

Pastors Current call Date retired
Rev Mark Kock Resurrection LC
Milwaukee WI
8/31/2020


LIMITED LENGTH CALL EXPIRED

Teachers Current call Date effective
Mrs Erin Koschnitzke Lakeside Lutheran High School
Lake Mills WI
6/30/2020
Mrs Christa Crass Christ-St Peter LS-West Campus
Milwaukee WI
6/30/2020

 

POSITION ELIMINATED

Teachers Current call Date effective
Mrs Carol Green Shining Light Preschool
Maple Grove MN
6/30/2020

 

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Call Report – June 29, 2020

 

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

6/23/2020 – 6/29/2020

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 Thomas Engelbrecht Christ LC
Pewaukee WI
Christ Our Redeemer LC
Aurora CO
Pastor
6/6/2020
Rev Noah Herrmann Calvary LC
Bellevue WA
Immanuel LC
Woodville WI
Pastor
6/7/2020
Rev Thomas Voss Holy Trinity LC
Des Moines WA
Martin Luther LC
Oshkosh WI
Associate Pastor
6/7/2020
Rev Harland Goetzinger III Redemption LC
Watertown NY
Immanuel LC
Johnson Creek WI
Pastor
6/8/2020
Rev Jeremy Laitinen St Mark LC
Salina KS
Shoreland Lutheran High School
Somers WI
Teacher; English & German
6/8/2020
Rev Scott Muske St John LC &
Emanuel LC
Fairfax MN
St John LC
Saginaw MI
St Matthew LC
Freeland MI
Pastor
6/9/2020
Rev Peter Martin Faith LC
Radcliff KY
St John’s LC
Saint Clair MN
Pastor
6/9/2020
Rev Andrew Ewald St John LC
Clare MI
Faith LC
Harrison MI
Immanuel LC
Mosinee WI
Pastor
6/10/2020
Rev Douglas Tomhave St Paul LC
Lake Mills WI
Northdale LC
Tampa FL
Pastor
6/10/2020
Rev Daniel Schmidt Faith LC
Tyler TX
Faith LC
Excelsior MN
Pastor
6/10/2020
Rev Jesse Johnston Mt Calvary LC
Menasha WI
St John’s LC
Newburg WI
Associate Pastor
6/11/2020
Rev John Ehlers Cross of Glory LC
Peoria AZ
St Paul’s LC
North Mankato MN
Associate Pastor
6/14/2020
Rev Benjamin Wessel Woodlawn LC
West Allis WI
St Paul LC
Marshall WI
Pastor
6/14/2020
Rev Daniel Naumann Grace LC
Prairie du Chien WI
First LC
Racine WI
Associate Pastor
6/14/2020
Rev Matthew Westra Living Promise LC
Morristown TN
St Paul’s First LC
North Hollywood CA
Pastor
6/14/2020
Rev Joel Russow Faith LC
Tallahassee FL
St Paul LC
Saint James MN
Pastor
6/19/2020
Rev Paul Bader Retired Bethel LC
Galesville WI
Bethel LC
Arcadia WI
Associate Pastor; One-Year, Retirement Call
6/21/2020
Rev Joshua Free Abiding Peace LC
Elgin IL
Our Savior LC
Kasson MN
Pastor
6/21/2020
Rev Jonathan Zietlow Grace LC
Crivitz WI
Salem LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
6/22/2020
Rev Luis Acosta Risen Savior LC
Milwaukee WI
Bethel LC
Menasha WI
Associate Pastor
6/22/2020
Rev Douglas Lange Ascension LC
Jacksonville NC
Beautiful Savior LC
Summerville SC
Pastor
6/22/2020
Rev Thomas Moldenhauer Our Saviour’s LC
Bismarck ND
Zion LC
Lansing MI
Pastor
6/24/2020
Rev Kelly Huet St Andrew LC
Middleton WI
Goodview Trinity LC
Goodview MN
Pastor
6/24/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mr Timothy Mueller Jr Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
Interim Principal & Development Director
6/1/2020
Mrs Nicole Grunwald Little Lambs Preschool
Saint Paul Park MN
Salem Preschool
Woodbury MN
ECM Teacher
6/14/2020
Mrs Jennifer Boll St Stephen LS
Beaver Dam WI
Holy Cross LS
Madison WI
Teacher; Grade 6, One-Year Call
6/18/2020
Ms Melanie VandeKamp   St John’s LS
Fox Lake WI
ECM Teacher; Part-Time, Provisional Call
6/20/2020
Mrs Dawn Riha Risen Savior Christian Academy
Pooler GA
Risen Savior Christian Academy
Pooler GA
ECM Teacher; Part-Time, Provisional Call
6/21/2020
Mrs Linda Schemenauer   Michigan Lutheran High School
Saint Joseph MI
Teacher; Math, One-Year Call
6/24/2020
Mrs Emily Fink St Paul LS
Muskego WI
Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
Teacher; Kindergarten, Provisional Call
6/25/2020
Mr Ryan Roth Zion LS
Toledo OH
Peace LS
Livonia MI
Teacher; Grades 1 & 2, One-Year Call
6/25/2020
Mrs Jessica Krause   King of Kings LS
Maitland FL
Teacher
6/28/2020
Mrs Kessia Boche St Marcus LC
Milwaukee WI
St Matthew’s LS
Oconomowoc WI
Teacher; Grade 2
6/28/2020


CALLS ACCEPTED

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Kevin Boushek Beautiful Savior LC
La Porte IN
Divine Savior LC-Sienna Plantation
Missouri City TX
Pastor
6/18/2020
Rev Neil Birkholz Hong Kong Mission North American Asian Outreach Consultant 6/20/2020
Rev Douglas Engelbrecht Trinity LC
Neenah WI
Trinity LC
Neenah WI
Pastor; One-Year, Retirement Call
6/24/2020
Rev Philip Loescher Crown of Life LC
Cadillac MI
St John LC
Hemlock MI
Pastor
6/26/2020
Rev Edward Frey Jr Messiah LC
Nampa ID
WLCFS Christian Family Solutions
Germantown WI
Therapist & Associate Pastor for Mission Advancement
6/28/2020
Rev Jesse Stern Peace LC
Boulder CO
Bay Pines LC
Seminole FL
Pastor
6/28/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Ms Emily Menges   Grace Christian Academy
Falls Church VA
Teacher; 4K/5K, Provisional Call
5/17/2020
Mrs Kristi Bredendick Holy Cross LS
Madison WI
Lakeside Lutheran High School
Lake Mills WI
Teacher; Family & Consumer Science, Part-Time, One-Year Call
6/14/2020
Ms Sarah Herold   Little Lambs Preschool
Chesapeake VA
ECM Director; Lead Teacher, Provisional Call
6/14/2020
Mrs Angela Pechman Risen Savior Christian Academy
Pooler GA
Risen Savior Christian Academy
Pooler GA
ECM Teacher; Part-Time Call
6/21/2020
Mrs Shelly Coron   Lakeside Lutheran High School
Lake Mills WI
Teacher; Extended Learning Center
6/24/2020
Mrs Nina Koester   Kids Crossing Early Learning Center
Madison WI
ECM Director; One-Year Call
6/25/2020
Miss Hannah Gerbing   Kingdom Prep Lutheran High School
Wauwatosa WI
Teacher; Math
6/25/2020
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date accepted
Mr Randall Pahl St Paul LS
Wisconsin Rapids WI
St Paul LC
Wisconsin Rapids WI
Staff Minister; Part-Time, One-Year Call
6/26/2020


CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Mark Kaesmeyer Cross of Christ LC
Coon Rapids MN
Bethlehem LC
Hortonville WI
Associate Pastor
6/22/2020
Rev James Douglas Grace LC
Charlotte NC
Immanuel LC
Manitowoc WI
Pastor
6/25/2020
Rev Nathan Berg Eastside LC
Madison WI
First LC
Lake Geneva WI
Pastor
6/25/2020
Rev Timothy Wahl Morning Star LC
Jackson WI
St Peter LC
Marshfield WI
Pastor
6/26/2020
Rev Patrick Freese Trinity LC
Abita Springs LA
Prince of Peace LC
Yuma AZ
Pastor
6/26/2020
Prof Michael Otterstatter Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Christ the King LC
Tulsa OK
Pastor
6/27/2020
Rev Timothy Wilkens Southridge LC
Kennewick WA
Shepherd of Peace LC
Norfolk NE
Pastor
6/28/2020


RESIGNED

Pastors Current call Date resigned
Rev Peter Schmidt Bethlehem LC
Germantown WI
6/16/2020
Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mr Christopher Luebke East Fork LS
Whiteriver AZ
6/30/2020
Mrs Kathryn Luebke East Fork Lutheran High School
Whiteriver AZ
6/30/2020
Mrs Sarah Gierach West Lutheran High School
Plymouth MN
6/30/2020


CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

Pastors Home church Death date
Rev Eugene Kauffeld Holy Trinity LC
Okauchee WI
6/28/2020


RETIREMENT

Pastors Current call Date retired
Prof John Schmidt Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
6/30/2021
Prof James Pope Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
6/30/2021
Teachers Current call Date retired
Mrs Linda Krohn Risen Savior LS
Milwaukee WI
6/30/2020


LIMITED LENGTH CALL EXPIRED

Teachers Current call Date effective
Mrs Naomi Porth Pilgrim LS
Menomonee Falls WI
6/30/2020
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