New HR director at WELS

Mr. Dennis Maurer has been named director of Human Resources for WELS.

Maurer began serving at the WELS Center for Mission and Ministry in Waukesha, Wis., Oct. 1. He oversees the personnel functions for the synod and is responsible for the implementation of personnel policies, recruitment, compensation, benefits, performance management, and employee relations. Human Resources also serves as a resource to WELS congregations and to affiliated groups and entities. “I’m here to help with any day-to-day issue that may arise,” says Maurer. “I look forward to assisting our congregations and schools with their questions.”

The outgoing director of Human Resources, Mr. Todd Scott, accepted a similar position for Washington County in Wisconsin in July after two years of service to the synod.

Maurer has held senior human resources management positions the past 17 years for Rockwell Automation and Telsmith, Inc. He is excited to share his knowledge with the synod. “I couldn’t ask for a more worthwhile position in human resources than to support and assist the people who are serving our Lord,” says Maurer. “The synod, and my church in particular, has been very good to me and my family over the years, and the opportunity to serve my Lord in this position appeals to me greatly.”

Maurer, a member of St. John’s, Wauwatosa, Wis., is married (Lois) with four children: a son at UW-Madison; a son in his senior year at Wisconsin Lutheran High School; Milwaukee, Wis.; and nine-year-old twins, a boy and a girl.