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Call Report – June 1, 2021

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Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

5/25/2021 – 5/31/2021

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 Jonathan Brohn Salem LC
Stillwater MN
Christ the Rock LC
Farmington NM
Missionary
4/25/2021
Rev Gary Koschnitzke Retired Christ LC
Big Bend WI
Pastor
5/4/2021
Rev Jason Strong Light of the World LC
Fairbanks AK
Good Shepherd LC
West Bend WI
Associate Pastor
5/9/2021
Dr Mark Paustian Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Northwestern Publishing House
Vice President of Publishing
5/10/2021
Rev John Boggs Divine Savior LC-West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach FL
Immanuel LC
Greenville WI
Associate Pastor
5/12/2021
Rev Joshua Hanson Christ LC
Lodi CA
Emmanuel LC
Owatonna MN
Pastor
5/12/2021
Rev Jacob Behnken Good Shepherd LC
Midland MI
Salem LC
Loretto MN
Associate Pastor
5/16/2021
Rev Marcus Schulz Emanuel LC
New London WI
Ministry of Christian Giving
Christian Giving Counselor; Michigan & North Atlantic Districts
5/18/2021
Rev Chad Walta Christ LC
Milwaukee WI
Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; Religion Department
5/22/2021
Rev Chad Walta Christ LC
Milwaukee WI
St Paul LC
Saint James MN
Pastor
5/23/2021
Rev Lincoln Albrecht River of Life LC
Goodyear AZ
Christ LC
Eden Prairie MN
Pastor
5/23/2021
Rev David Barkow Christ the Lord LC
Cottage Grove MN
Bethany LC – Lynndale Campus
Appleton WI
Associate Pastor
5/23/2021
Rev Thomas Westra Beautiful Savior LC
Cincinnati OH
Trinity LC
Waukesha WI
Associate Pastor
5/23/2021
Rev Nathanael Scharf St Paul’s LC
New Ulm MN
Grace LC
Tucson AZ
Pastor
5/23/2021
Rev Paul Bowe Gethsemane LC
Oklahoma City OK
Good Shepherd LC
Midland TX
Pastor
5/23/2021
Rev Frederic Berger St Paul’s LC
Plymouth NE
Our Savior LC
Grafton WI
Associate Pastor
5/23/2021
Rev Jeffrey Schmidt Emanuel LC
Flint MI
St Paul LC
Mauston WI
Associate Pastor
5/23/2021
Rev Nathanael Scharf St Paul’s LC
New Ulm MN
Prince of Peace LC
Salt Lake City UT
Associate Pastor
5/23/2021
Rev Timothy Satorius Grace LC
Falls Church VA
Calvary LC
Canyon Country CA
Pastor
5/23/2021
Rev Stephen Lehmann Mt Olive LC
Iron Mountain MI
Brooklyn LC
Brooklyn Park MN
Pastor
5/25/2021
Rev Dr Timothy Bourman Sure Foundation LC
Woodside NY
Zion LC
Lansing MI
Pastor
5/26/2021
Rev Thadeus Flitter Zion LC
Valentine NE
St Paul’s LC
Franklin WI
Associate Pastor
5/26/2021
Rev Daniel Reich Trinity LC
Lake City MN
First LC
Aurora NE
Pastor
5/27/2021
Rev Jeremy Cares Shepherd of the Plains LC
Lubbock TX
New Mission – Parrish FL
Lakewood Ranch FL
Missionary
5/27/2021
Rev Paul Meier Immanuel LC
Neenah WI
St John LC
Goodhue MN
Pastor
5/30/2021
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mrs Kellie Prins   Trinity LS
Nicollet MN
Teacher; Grades 3-4
5/3/2021
Mrs Sarah Habben   Mt Calvary Early Childhood Ministry
Flagstaff AZ
ECM Director & Teacher
5/16/2021
Mrs Kristen Hillmann St John-St James LS
Reedsville WI
St John-St James LS
Reedsville WI
Teacher; Principal Release Time Teacher, Less-Than-Half-Time Call
5/16/2021
Mrs Carol Campbell Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
ECM Teacher; Half-Time, Provisional Call
5/16/2021
Mrs Pamela Brudos   Illinois Lutheran Elementary School
Crete IL
Teacher; Grade 4, One-Year Call
5/18/2021
Mr Andrew Fink   Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Residential Life Supervisor, Part-Time Instructor
5/19/2021
Mrs Meg Schuessler Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Art, Provisional Call
5/19/2021
Mrs Amber Zoellner St Lucas LS
Milwaukee WI
Holy Cross LS
Madison WI
Teacher; Grade 6 HR, Science/STEM
5/20/2021
Mrs Heidi Williams Little Lambs Learning Center
Danube MN
Little Lambs Learning Center
Danube MN
ECM Director; Half-Time, One-Year Call
5/20/2021
Mrs Kayla Becker   Cross of Christ LS
Coon Rapids MN
Teacher; Grades 1-2
5/23/2021
Mr Timothy Torgerson Trinity-St Luke Clark St Campus
Watertown WI
St Matthew’s LS
Oconomowoc WI
Teacher; Grade 6, Social Studies, Coaching
5/23/2021
Mrs Erin LaPointe   St Paul LS
Fort Atkinson WI
Teacher; Grades 1-2, One-Year Call
5/23/2021
Ms Stephanie Sennhenn   St Paul LS
Fort Atkinson WI
ECM Teacher; 4K, Provisional Call
5/23/2021
Mrs Kayla Becker   Ascension Lutheran Preschool
Plymouth MN
ECM Teacher; 4K
5/23/2021
Mrs Tina Callaway   St Paul LS
Algoma WI
Teacher; Grades 1-2
5/23/2021
Mrs Heidi Borgwardt   Redeemer LS
Fond du Lac WI
Teacher; Grades 7-8, Half-Time Call
5/23/2021
Ms Jane Gaulke St Matthew’s LS
Stoddard WI
Teacher; Grades 3-5, Provisional Call
5/23/2021
Mrs Stephanie Ehlke   Redeemer LS
Fond du Lac WI
ECM Director; Moms & Tots Director, One-Year, Half-Time Call
5/23/2021
Mrs Eileen Draper Carlsbad Christian Academy
Carlsbad CA
Carlsbad Christian Academy
Carlsbad CA
Teacher; Kindergarten, One-Year Call
5/23/2021
Mrs Jennifer Hackbarth Salem Preschool
Woodbury MN
First LS
La Crosse WI
ECM Director
5/24/2021
Mrs Tamara Melott Ascension Lutheran Preschool
Plymouth MN
First LS
La Crosse WI
Teacher; Kindergarten
5/24/2021
Mrs Amy Steiner   Grace LS
Oshkosh WI
Teacher; Grade 5-8 Dept. Math, Grade 6 HR, One-Year, Provisional Call
5/25/2021
Mrs Katherine Hosbach Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School
Jackson WI
Trinity LS
West Bend WI
Teacher; Grades 3-4
5/25/2021
Mrs Hope Loescher Morning Star LS
Jackson WI
St Paul LS
Appleton WI
Teacher; Grade 1, One-Year Call
5/25/2021
Mrs Jill Dolan   Riverview LS
Appleton WI
Teacher; Grades 3-4, One-Year Call
5/26/2021
Mrs Elaina Mercier Bethlehem LS
Hortonville WI
Trinity-St Luke Western Ave Campus
Watertown WI
Teacher; Half-Time Call
5/26/2021
Mrs Kathrine Wordell   Divine Savior Academy – Santa Rita Ranch
Liberty Hill TX
Teacher; Grade 5
5/26/2021
Miss Allison Bovee Bethlehem LC
Menomonee Falls WI
Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
Teacher; Grade 4, One-Year Call
5/27/2021
Mrs Laura Stangl   Trinity-St Luke Clark St Campus
Watertown WI
Teacher; Grade 5, One-Year Call
5/30/2021


CALLS ACCEPTED

Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mrs Rachel Neumann St Paul LS
Tomah WI
St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Teacher; Administrative Leave Teacher, Grades 7-8, One-Year, Half-Time Call
5/10/2021
Mrs Kaylee Swanson   Michigan Lutheran Seminary
Saginaw MI
Teacher; English Language Arts Instructor
5/20/2021
Mrs Colleen Gentele Christ LS
Eagle River WI
Christ LS
Eagle River WI
Teacher; Grades 2-4, One-Year Call
5/25/2021
Mr Craig Kiecker Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Principal; One-Year Call
5/26/2021
Mrs Kristine Pufahl Christ LS
Big Bend WI
Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Teacher; Upper Grades, One-Year Call
5/26/2021
Mrs Amber Frelitz St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Christ-St John’s LS
West Salem WI
Teacher; Upper Grades Administrative Release Time Teacher, Half-Time, One-Year Call
5/26/2021
Mrs Beth Weed   David’s Star LS
Jackson WI
Teacher; Grade 4, Technology, One-Year Call
5/27/2021
Mr Matthew Meitner First LS
La Crosse WI
First LS
La Crosse WI
Principal; Grades 5-6
5/27/2021
Mrs Elizabeth Malliet   St John’s LS
Burlington WI
Teacher; Grade 2, One-Year, Provisional Call
5/27/2021
Mrs Mary Naumann   Trinity LS
Kiel WI
Teacher; Grades 1-2, One-Year, Half-Time Call
5/28/2021
Mr Ryan Plath   St Croix Lutheran Academy
West Saint Paul MN
Teacher; Dorm Supervisor, Lower-Level Math
5/28/2021
Mrs Amy Grulke Our Savior LS
Grafton WI
Trinity LS
Waukesha WI
ECM Teacher
5/29/2021
Mrs Beth Rathje Redeemer LS
Fond du Lac WI
Teacher; Grades 7-8, Full-Time Call
5/29/2021
Mrs Sarah Gabb St Paul First LS
North Hollywood CA
Building Blocks Christian Academy
Los Angeles CA
ECM Teacher; Half-Time Call
5/31/2021


ASSIGNMENT

Teachers   Assignment Date assigned
Mrs Sarah Krueger   Mt Olive LS
Overland Park KS
Teacher; Grades 5-8
5/20/2021
Miss Moriah Poehlman   Martin Luther LS
Oshkosh WI
Teacher; Grade 2, One-Year Assignment
5/22/2021
Mrs Jazzmin Kasper   Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 4, One-Year Assignment
5/25/2021
Mrs Rachel Christie   St Paul LS
Beverly Hills FL
Teacher; Grade 2, One-Year Assignment
5/27/2021
Miss Dana Pietrzyk   Christ Alone LS
Thiensville WI
Teacher; Grades 1-2
5/30/2021


CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Duane Schmeichel Lamb of God LC
Madison AL
Fairview LC
Milwaukee WI
Pastor
5/27/2021
Rev Daniel Schmidt St Matthew’s LC
Oconomowoc WI
Resurrection LC
Rochester MN
Associate Pastor; Coordinating Pastor
5/29/2021
Rev Daniel Lange Light of Life LC
Covington WA
Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
5/29/2021
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Call Report – May 24, 2021

NPH new hymnal

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

5/18/2021 – 5/24/2021

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

NOTE: Due to the upcoming holiday, the next call report will be posted on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. 


NO DECISION REPORTED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date issued
Rev Jonathan Brohn Salem LC
Stillwater MN
Christ the Rock LC
Farmington NM
Missionary
4/25/2021
Rev Daniel Lange Light of Life LC
Covington WA
Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
5/2/2021
Rev Daniel Schmidt St Matthew’s LC
Oconomowoc WI
Resurrection LC
Rochester MN
Associate Pastor; Coordinating Pastor
5/2/2021
Rev Gary Koschnitzke Retired Christ LC
Big Bend WI
Pastor
5/4/2021
Rev Duane Schmeichel Lamb of God LC
Madison AL
Fairview LC
Milwaukee WI
Pastor
5/8/2021
Rev Jason Strong Light of the World LC
Fairbanks AK
Good Shepherd LC
West Bend WI
Associate Pastor
5/9/2021
Dr Mark Paustian Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Northwestern Publishing House
Vice President of Publishing
5/10/2021
Rev John Boggs Divine Savior LC-West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach FL
Immanuel LC
Greenville WI
Associate Pastor
5/12/2021
Rev Joshua Hanson Christ LC
Lodi CA
Emmanuel LC
Owatonna MN
Pastor
5/12/2021
Rev Jacob Behnken Good Shepherd LC
Midland MI
Salem LC
Loretto MN
Associate Pastor
5/16/2021
Rev Marcus Schulz Emanuel LC
New London WI
Ministry of Christian Giving
Christian Giving Counselor; Michigan & North Atlantic Districts
5/18/2021
Rev Chad Walta Christ LC
Milwaukee WI
Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; Religion Department
5/22/2021
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mrs Sarah Gabb St Paul First LS
North Hollywood CA
Building Blocks Christian Academy
Los Angeles CA
ECM Teacher; Half-Time Call
4/11/2021
Mrs Rachel Neumann St Paul LS
Tomah WI
St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Teacher; Administrative Leave, Grades 7-8, One-Year Call
4/20/2021
Mrs Kellie Prins Trinity LS
Nicollet MN
Teacher; Grades 3-4
5/3/2021
Mrs Amy Grulke Our Savior LS
Grafton WI
Trinity LS
Waukesha WI
ECM Teacher
5/10/2021
Mrs Amber Frelitz St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Christ-St John’s LS
West Salem WI
Teacher; Upper Grades Administrative Release-Time Teacher, Half-Time, One-Year Call
5/11/2021
Mr Ryan Plath St Croix Lutheran Academy
West Saint Paul MN
Teacher; Dorm Supervisor, Lower-Level Math
5/15/2021
Mrs Sarah Habben Mt Calvary Early Childhood Ministry
Flagstaff AZ
ECM Director & Teacher
5/16/2021
Mrs Kristen Hillmann St John-St James LS
Reedsville WI
St John-St James LS
Reedsville WI
Teacher; Principal Release-Time Teacher, Less-Than-Half-Time Call
5/16/2021
Mrs Kristine Pufahl Christ LS
Big Bend WI
Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Teacher; Upper Grades, One-Year Call
5/16/2021
Mr Craig Kiecker Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Principal; One-Year Call
5/16/2021
Mrs Carol Campbell Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
ECM Teacher; Half-Time, Provisional Call
5/16/2021
Mrs Pamela Brudos Illinois Lutheran Elementary School
Crete IL
Teacher; Grade 4, One-Year Call
5/18/2021
Mrs Mary Naumann Trinity LS
Kiel WI
Teacher; Grades 1 & 2, One-Year, Half-Time, Provisional Call
5/18/2021
Mr Andrew Fink Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Residential Life Supervisor, Part-Time Instructor
5/19/2021
Mrs Meg Schuessler Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Art, Provisional Call
5/19/2021
Mrs Elizabeth Malliet St John’s LS
Burlington WI
Teacher; Grade 2, One-Year, Provisional Call
5/20/2021
Mrs Beth Weed David’s Star LS
Jackson WI
Teacher; Grade 4, Technology, One-Year Call
5/20/2021
Mrs Amber Zoellner St Lucas LS
Milwaukee WI
Holy Cross LS
Madison WI
Teacher; Grade 6 HR, Science/STEM
5/20/2021
Mrs Heidi Williams Little Lambs Learning Center
Danube MN
Little Lambs Learning Center
Danube MN
ECM Director; Half-Time, One-Year Call
5/20/2021
Mrs Kayla Becker Cross of Christ LS
Coon Rapids MN
Teacher; Grades 1-2
5/23/2021
Mr Timothy Torgerson Trinity-St Luke Clark St Campus
Watertown WI
St Matthew’s LS
Oconomowoc WI
Teacher; Grade 6, Social Studies, Coaching
5/23/2021
Mrs Erin LaPointe St Paul LS
Fort Atkinson WI
Teacher; Grades 1-2, One-Year Call
5/23/2021
Ms Stephanie Sennhenn St Paul LS
Fort Atkinson WI
ECM Teacher; 4K, Provisional Call
5/23/2021
Mrs Kayla Becker Ascension Lutheran Preschool
Plymouth MN
ECM Teacher; 4K
5/23/2021
Mrs Tina Callaway St Paul LS
Algoma WI
Teacher; Grades 1-2
5/23/2021
Mrs Beth Rathje Redeemer LS
Fond du Lac WI
Teacher; Grades 7-8, Full-Time Call
5/23/2021
Mrs Heidi Borgwardt Redeemer LS
Fond du Lac WI
Teacher; Grades 7-8, Half-Time Call
5/23/2021
Mrs Stephanie Ehlke Redeemer LS
Fond du Lac WI
ECM Director; Moms & Tots Director, One-Year, Half-Time Call
5/23/2021


CALLS ACCEPTED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev W Jeffrey Gunn CrossWalk Lutheran Ministries
Laveen AZ
Amazing Love LC
Frankfort IL
Associate Pastor
5/18/2021
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Ms Evodia Noel Grace LS
Woodlands Saint George
ECM Teacher; Kindergarten
5/7/2021
Mrs Ashley Boushek Divine Savior Academy – Sienna
Missouri City TX
Teacher; Grade 2
5/16/2021
Mrs Ashley Olson Mt Olive LS
Mankato MN
Teacher; Grade 3, One-Year, Provisional Call
5/16/2021
Mrs Kristal Fillner Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
Teacher; Grade 8, One-Year Call
5/19/2021
Mrs Kristin Schultz Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Nursing Faculty, Half-Time, Provisional Call
5/19/2021
Mrs Michele Bayer Pilgrim LS
Mesa AZ
Pilgrim LS
Mesa AZ
Teacher; Half-Time, One-Year Call, Principal Release-Time, Teacher Aide
5/23/2021
Mrs Emily Grunwald Luther Preparatory School
Watertown WI
Professor; Mathematics
5/23/2021


ASSIGNMENT

 

Teachers Assignment Date assigned
Miss Brittany Denn Mt Olive LS
Mankato MN
Teacher; Grade 3, Coaching
5/17/2021
Mrs Anna Gartner Abiding Word LS
Houston TX
Teacher; Grades 3-4
5/20/2021
Mrs Jessica Kluball Beautiful Savior LS
Grove City OH
Teacher; Grades 1-2
5/21/2021
Miss Moriah Poehlman Martin Luther LS
Oshkosh WI
Teacher
5/22/2021
Mrs Brittany Steinfeldt St Paul LS
Columbus OH
Teacher; Grades 1-2
5/24/2021


CALLS DECLINED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Allen Kirschbaum Spirit of Life LC
Caledonia MI
New Mission
Amarillo TX
Pastor
5/10/2021
Rev Nathan Strutz Resurrection LC
Verona WI
Salem LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
5/18/2021
Rev Matthew Brown Abiding Word LC
Houston TX
Star of Bethlehem LC
New Berlin WI
Associate Pastor
5/19/2021
Rev Steven Gabb Hope LC
Los Angeles CA
Christ the Vine LC
Temecula CA
Pastor
5/19/2021
Rev Frank Italiano Jr Trinity LC
Crete IL
St Paul’s LC
New Ulm MN
Associate Pastor
5/20/2021
Rev Michael Kampman St Paul LC
North Fond du Lac WI
Christ LC
Marshall MN
Pastor
5/20/2021
Rev Jonathan Kehl Crown of Life LC
New Orleans LA
Prince of Peace LC
Salt Lake City UT
Associate Pastor
5/21/2021
Rev Thomas Glende Beautiful Savior LC
Fayetteville NC
Native American Administrative Committee
Missionary; Native Christian Counselor
5/22/2021
Rev Dale Hella St Peter LC
Juneau WI
St Martin LC
Rapid River MI
Pastor
5/23/2021
Rev Benjamin Schmudlach First LC
La Crosse WI
St Peter LC
Monticello MN
Pastor
5/23/2021
Rev Benjamin Zahn Amazing Grace LC
Myrtle Beach SC
Morning Star LC
Jackson WI
Associate Pastor
5/24/2021
Teachers Current call New call Date declined
Mrs Megan Dills St Marcus LS – Main Campus K4 – Gr 8
Milwaukee WI
Mount Lebanon LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 2
5/1/2021
Mrs Dawn Harting Scarville LS
Scarville IA
Teacher; Kindergarten-Grade 8
5/24/2021


CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

 

Pastors Home church Death date
Rev Jerrold Dalke St Luke LC
Mount Vernon WA
5/10/2021
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Call Report – May 17, 2021

NPH new hymnal

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

5/11/2021 – 5/17/2021

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 W Gunn CrossWalk Lutheran Ministries
Laveen AZ
Amazing Love LC
Frankfort IL
Associate Pastor
3/23/2021
Rev Frank Italiano Jr Trinity LC
Crete IL
St Paul’s LC
New Ulm MN
Associate Pastor
4/10/2021
Rev Allen Kirschbaum Spirit of Life LC
Caledonia MI
New Mission
Amarillo TX
Pastor
4/11/2021
Rev Jonathan Kehl Crown of Life LC
New Orleans LA
Prince of Peace LC
Salt Lake City UT
Associate Pastor
4/18/2021
Rev Dale Hella St Peter LC
Juneau WI
St Martin LC
Rapid River MI
Pastor
4/18/2021
Rev Steven Gabb Hope LC
Los Angeles CA
Christ the Vine LC
Temecula CA
Pastor
4/21/2021
Rev Thomas Glende Beautiful Savior LC
Fayetteville NC
Native American Administrative Committee
Missionary; Native Christian Counselor
4/21/2021
Rev Michael Kampman St Paul LC
North Fond du Lac WI
Christ LC
Marshall MN
Pastor
4/25/2021
Rev Jonathan Brohn Salem LC
Stillwater MN
Christ the Rock LC
Farmington NM
Missionary
4/25/2021
Rev Benjamin Zahn Amazing Grace LC
Myrtle Beach SC
Morning Star LC
Jackson WI
Associate Pastor
4/27/2021
Rev Benjamin Schmudlach First LC
La Crosse WI
St Peter LC
Monticello MN
Pastor
5/2/2021
Rev Daniel Lange Light of Life LC
Covington WA
Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
5/2/2021
Rev Nathan Strutz Resurrection LC
Verona WI
Salem LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
5/2/2021
Rev Daniel Schmidt St Matthew’s LC
Oconomowoc WI
Resurrection LC
Rochester MN
Associate Pastor; Coordinating Pastor
5/2/2021
Rev Matthew Brown Abiding Word LC
Houston TX
Star of Bethlehem LC
New Berlin WI
Associate Pastor
5/4/2021
Rev Gary Koschnitzke Retired Christ LC
Big Bend WI
Pastor
5/4/2021
Rev Duane Schmeichel Lamb of God LC
Madison AL
Fairview LC
Milwaukee WI
Pastor
5/8/2021
Rev Jason Strong Light of the World LC
Fairbanks AK
Good Shepherd LC
West Bend WI
Associate Pastor
5/9/2021
Dr Mark Paustian Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Northwestern Publishing House
Vice President of Publishing
5/10/2021
Rev John Boggs Divine Savior LC-West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach FL
Immanuel LC
Greenville WI
Associate Pastor
5/12/2021
Rev Joshua Hanson Christ LC
Lodi CA
Emmanuel LC
Owatonna MN
Pastor
5/12/2021
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Ms Evodia Noel   Grace LS
Woodlands Saint George
ECM Teacher; Kindergarten
4/5/2021
Mrs Sarah Gabb St Paul First LS
North Hollywood CA
Building Blocks Christian Academy
Los Angeles CA
ECM Teacher; Half-Time Call
4/11/2021
Mrs Megan Dills St Marcus LS – Main Campus K4 – Gr 8
Milwaukee WI
Mount Lebanon LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 2
4/11/2021
Mrs Rachel Neumann St Paul LS
Tomah WI
St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Teacher; Administrative Leave, Grades 7-8, One-Year Call
4/20/2021
Mrs Ashley Olson   Mt Olive LS
Mankato MN
Teacher; Grade 3, One-Year, Provisional Call
4/26/2021
Mrs Ashley Boushek   Divine Savior Academy – Sienna
Missouri City TX
Teacher; Grade 2
4/27/2021
Mrs Kristin Schultz   Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Nursing Faculty, Half-Time, Provisional Call
5/1/2021
Mrs Kellie Prins   Trinity LS
Nicollet MN
Teacher; Grades 3-4
5/3/2021
Mrs Amy Grulke Our Savior LS
Grafton WI
Trinity LS
Waukesha WI
ECM Teacher
5/10/2021
Mrs Amber Frelitz St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Christ-St John’s LS
West Salem WI
Teacher; Upper Grades Administrative Release-Time Teacher, Half-Time, One-Year Call
5/11/2021
Mrs Emily Grunwald   Luther Preparatory School
Watertown WI
Professor; Mathematics
5/13/2021
Mr Ryan Plath   St Croix Lutheran Academy
West Saint Paul MN
Teacher; Dorm Supervisor, Lower-Level Math
5/15/2021
Mrs Sarah Habben   Mt Calvary Early Childhood Ministry
Flagstaff AZ
ECM Director & Teacher
5/16/2021
Mrs Kristen Hillmann St John-St James LS
Reedsville WI
St John-St James LS
Reedsville WI
Teacher; Principal Release-Time Teacher, Less-Than-Half-Time Call
5/16/2021
Mrs Kristine Pufahl Christ LS
Big Bend WI
Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Teacher; Upper Grades, One-Year Call
5/16/2021
Mr Craig Kiecker Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Principal; One-Year Call
5/16/2021
Mrs Carol Campbell Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
ECM Teacher; Provisional Call
5/16/2021
Mrs Dawn Harting   Scarville LS
Scarville IA
Teacher; Kindergarten-Grade 8
5/16/2021


CALLS ACCEPTED

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Prof Michael Otterstatter Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Beautiful Savior LC
Summerville SC
Pastor
5/15/2021
Rev Timothy Bode Abiding Savior LC
Elk River MN
St John LC
Mukwonago WI
Associate Pastor
5/15/2021
Rev Mark Kaesmeyer Cross of Christ LC
Coon Rapids MN
West Lutheran High School
Plymouth MN
Development Director; Director of Mission Advancement
5/16/2021
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mr Thomas Strauss   St Peter LS
Helenville WI
ECM Teacher; 4K/5K, One-Year, Provisional Call
4/14/2021
Ms Lindsay Schneider   St Paul Lutheran Pre-Kindergarten
Muskego WI
ECM Teacher; 4K, One-Year, Provisional Call
4/28/2021
Mrs Kristine Westra   Bethlehem LS
Hortonville WI
ECM Director; One-year Call
5/10/2021
Mrs Stephanie Lamas   St John LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Extended Learning Teacher, Half-Time Call
5/12/2021
Mr Richard Holz   Holy Cross LS
Madison WI
Teacher; Grade 8, Athletic Director, Provisional Call
5/12/2021
Ms Kylene Gilbert   Redeemer LS
Tucson AZ
Teacher; Grade 2, Half-Time, One-Year, Provisional Call
5/12/2021
Mrs Amanda Bergemann   Good Shepherd Lutheran Academy
Downers Grove IL
Teacher; Kindergarten
5/14/2021
Mr Samuel Schlicht   Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grades 5-6, English Language Arts
5/14/2021
Mrs Kellsie Wasser Trinity LS
Nicollet MN
Trinity LS
Nicollet MN
ECM Teacher; One-Year Call
5/15/2021
Mrs Melanie Achey   Peace LS
Kissimmee FL
Teacher; Grades 3-4
5/16/2021
Ms Kaylee Grube   St Jacobi LS
Greenfield WI
Teacher; Grade 4, One-Year, Provisional Call
5/16/2021
Mr James Flegel   Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee WI
Director of Cultural Diversity; Provisional Call
5/16/2021


CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Stephen Schmiel Faith Evangelical LC
Prior Lake MN
Our Savior LC
Grafton WI
Associate Pastor
5/10/2021
Rev Mark Kahrs Calvary LC
Glenwood MN
St Paul LC
Roscoe SD
St John LC
Bowdle SD
Pastor
5/11/2021
Rev Dustin Blumer Amazing Love LC
Frankfort IL
Mt Olive LC
Overland Park KS
Pastor
5/12/2021
Rev John Paustian Zion LC
Morgan MN
St John LC
Burlington WI
Associate Pastor
5/13/2021
Rev Matthew Vik St Paul’s LC
Fort Atkinson WI
Brooklyn LC
Brooklyn Park MN
Pastor
5/13/2021
Rev Bryan Prell Petra LC
Sauk Rapids MN
Reformation LC
Dousman WI
Pastor
5/14/2021
Rev Benjamin Radtke St Martin’s LC
Watertown SD
Zion LC
Monroe MI
Associate Pastor
5/14/2021
Rev M John Derme Shepherd of the Mountains LC
Reno NV
St John LC
Mukwonago WI
Associate Pastor
5/14/2021
Rev Kyle Bitter St John LC
Wauwatosa WI
Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; Religion Department
5/14/2021
Rev Michael Willitz Lord of Love LC
Deforest WI
St John LC
Goodhue MN
Pastor
5/14/2021
Rev Jason Jobs St John LC
Markesan WI
Grace LC
Dakota MN
Trinity (Wilson Twp) LC
Winona MN
Pastor
5/15/2021
Rev Mark Schutz Hope LC
Spearfish SD
St Lucas LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
5/15/2021
Rev Joshua Odell St John LC
Phelps WI
Christ LC
Eagle River WI
St Paul LC
Saint James MN
Pastor
5/15/2021
Rev David Backus Eternal Love LC
Appleton WI
Shepherd of Peace LC
Norfolk NE
Pastor
5/15/2021
Rev Peter Sulzle St John LC
Redwood Falls MN
St Paul LC
Livonia MI
Associate Pastor
5/16/2021
Rev Joel Schwartz Peace LC
Trinity FL
Timothy LC
Saint Louis Park MN
Pastor
5/16/2021
Teachers Current call New call Date declined
Mr Jeremy Thiesfeldt   St Paul LS
Algoma WI
Principal; Grades 6-8
5/10/2021
Mrs Cindy Thiesfeldt Redeemer LS
Fond du Lac WI
St Paul LS
Algoma WI
Teacher; Grades 1-2
5/10/2021
Mrs Shana Beyersdorf   Our Savior LS
Grafton WI
Teacher; Primary Grades, One-Year, Provisional Call
5/11/2021
Mr Jacob Beilke   Trinity LS
Belle Plaine MN
Principal; Grades 7-8, One-Year Call
5/11/2021
Miss Kimberly Ehlke Trinity LS
Caledonia WI
Crown of Life Christian Academy
Fort Myers FL
Teacher; Grades 3-4
5/12/2021
Mrs Erin LaPointe   St John LS
Watertown WI
ECM Teacher; Half-Time Call
5/13/2021


RESIGNED

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Ms Susan Keller Christ Alone LS
Thiensville WI
6/30/2021
Mrs Tamara Melott Ascension Lutheran Preschool
Plymouth MN
6/30/2021
Mrs Jennifer Hackbarth Salem Preschool
Woodbury MN
6/30/2021
Mrs Sarah Barai St Marcus LS – Main Campus K4 – Gr 8
Milwaukee WI
6/30/2021
Ms Stephanie Kudek Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
6/30/2021
Mrs Megan Dills St Marcus LS – Main Campus K4 – Gr 8
Milwaukee WI
6/30/2021


RETIREMENT

Pastors Current call Date retired
Rev Richard Kogler Gift Planning Counselor-AzCa
Phoenix AZ
12/31/2021

 

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Call Report – May 10, 2021

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Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

5/4/2021 – 5/10/2021

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 W Gunn CrossWalk Lutheran Ministries
Laveen AZ
Amazing Love LC
Frankfort IL
Associate Pastor
3/23/2021
Rev Frank Italiano Jr Trinity LC
Crete IL
St Paul’s LC
New Ulm MN
Associate Pastor
4/10/2021
Rev Benjamin Radtke St Martin’s LC
Watertown SD
Zion LC
Monroe MI
Associate Pastor
4/11/2021
Rev Mark Kaesmeyer Cross of Christ LC
Coon Rapids MN
West Lutheran High School
Plymouth MN
Development Director; Director of Mission Advancement
4/11/2021
Rev Allen Kirschbaum Spirit of Life LC
Caledonia MI
New Mission
Amarillo TX
Pastor
4/11/2021
Rev John Paustian Zion LC
Morgan MN
St John LC
Burlington WI
Associate Pastor
4/12/2021
Rev Mark Schutz Hope LC
Spearfish SD
St Lucas LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
4/14/2021
Rev Mark Kahrs Calvary LC
Glenwood MN
St Paul LC
Roscoe SD
St John LC
Bowdle SD
Pastor
4/14/2021
Rev David Backus Eternal Love LC
Appleton WI
Shepherd of Peace LC
Norfolk NE
Pastor
4/15/2021
Rev Kyle Bitter St John LC
Wauwatosa WI
Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; Religion Department
4/17/2021
Rev Stephen Schmiel Faith Evangelical LC
Prior Lake MN
Our Savior LC
Grafton WI
Associate Pastor
4/18/2021
Rev Joel Schwartz Peace LC
Trinity FL
Timothy LC
Saint Louis Park MN
Pastor
4/18/2021
Rev Joshua Odell St John LC
Phelps WI
Christ LC
Eagle River WI
St Paul LC
Saint James MN
Pastor
4/18/2021
Rev Michael Willitz Lord of Love LC
Deforest WI
St John LC
Goodhue MN
Pastor
4/18/2021
Rev Matthew Vik St Paul’s LC
Fort Atkinson WI
Brooklyn LC
Brooklyn Park MN
Pastor
4/18/2021
Rev Dustin Blumer Amazing Love LC
Frankfort IL
Mt Olive LC
Overland Park KS
Pastor
4/18/2021
Rev Jonathan Kehl Crown of Life LC
New Orleans LA
Prince of Peace LC
Salt Lake City UT
Associate Pastor
4/18/2021
Rev Dale Hella St Peter LC
Juneau WI
St Martin LC
Rapid River MI
Pastor
4/18/2021
Rev Jason Jobs St John LC
Markesan WI
Grace LC
Dakota MN
Trinity (Wilson Twp) LC
Winona MN
Pastor
4/19/2021
Rev Timothy Bode Abiding Savior LC
Elk River MN
St John LC
Mukwonago WI
Associate Pastor
4/20/2021
Rev M John Derme Shepherd of the Mountains LC
Reno NV
St John LC
Mukwonago WI
Associate Pastor
4/20/2021
Prof Michael Otterstatter Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Beautiful Savior LC
Summerville SC
Pastor
4/20/2021
Rev Steven Gabb Hope LC
Los Angeles CA
Christ the Vine LC
Temecula CA
Pastor
4/21/2021
Rev Thomas Glende Beautiful Savior LC
Fayetteville NC
Native American Administrative Committee
Missionary; Native Christian Counselor
4/21/2021
Rev Michael Kampman St Paul LC
North Fond du Lac WI
Christ LC
Marshall MN
Pastor
4/25/2021
Rev Bryan Prell Petra LC
Sauk Rapids MN
Reformation LC
Dousman WI
Pastor
4/25/2021
Rev Jonathan Brohn Salem LC
Stillwater MN
Christ the Rock LC
Farmington NM
Missionary
4/25/2021
Rev Peter Sulzle St John LC
Redwood Falls MN
St Paul LC
Livonia MI
Associate Pastor
4/27/2021
Rev Benjamin Zahn Amazing Grace LC
Myrtle Beach SC
Morning Star LC
Jackson WI
Associate Pastor
4/27/2021
Rev Benjamin Schmudlach First LC
La Crosse WI
St Peter LC
Monticello MN
Pastor
5/2/2021
Rev Daniel Lange Light of Life LC
Covington WA
Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
5/2/2021
Rev Nathan Strutz Resurrection LC
Verona WI
Salem LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
5/2/2021
Rev Daniel Schmidt St Matthew’s LC
Oconomowoc WI
Resurrection LC
Rochester MN
Associate Pastor; Coordinating Pastor
5/2/2021
Rev Matthew Brown Abiding Word LC
Houston TX
Star of Bethlehem LC
New Berlin WI
Associate Pastor
5/4/2021
Rev Gary Koschnitzke Retired Christ LC
Big Bend WI
Pastor
5/4/2021
Rev Duane Schmeichel Lamb of God LC
Madison AL
Fairview LC
Milwaukee WI
Pastor
5/8/2021
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Ms Evodia Noel   Grace LS
Woodlands Saint George
ECM Teacher; Kindergarten
4/5/2021
Mrs Sarah Gabb St Paul First LS
North Hollywood CA
Building Blocks Christian Academy
Los Angeles CA
ECM Teacher; Half-Time Call
4/11/2021
Mrs Megan Dills St Marcus LS – Main Campus K4 – Gr 8
Milwaukee WI
Mount Lebanon LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 2
4/11/2021
Ms Kylene Gilbert   Redeemer LS
Tucson AZ
Teacher; Grade 2, Half-Time, One-Year, Provisional Call
4/11/2021
Mr Samuel Schlicht   Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grades 5-6, ELA
4/13/2021
Mrs Shana Beyersdorf   Our Savior LS
Grafton WI
Teacher; Primary Grades, One-Year, Provisional Call
4/14/2021
Miss Kimberly Ehlke Trinity LS
Caledonia WI
Crown of Life Christian Academy
Fort Myers FL
Teacher; Grades 3-4
4/14/2021
Mr Richard Holz   Holy Cross LS
Madison WI
Teacher; Grade 8, Athletic Director, Provisional Call
4/15/2021
Mrs Rachel Neumann St Paul LS
Tomah WI
St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Teacher; Administrative Leave, Grades 7-8, One Year Call
4/20/2021
Ms Lindsay Schneider   St Paul Lutheran Pre-Kindergarten
Muskego WI
ECM Teacher; 4K, One-Year, Provisional Call
4/21/2021
Mrs Ashley Olson   Mt Olive LS
Mankato MN
Teacher; Grade 3, One-Year, Provisional Call
4/26/2021
Mrs Ashley Boushek   Divine Savior Academy – Sienna
Missouri City TX
Teacher; Grade 2
4/27/2021
Mrs Erin LaPointe   St John LS
Watertown WI
ECM Teacher; Half-Time Call
4/29/2021
Mrs Kristin Schultz   Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Nursing Faculty, Half-Time, Provisional Call
5/1/2021
Mr James Flegel   Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee WI
Director of Cultural Diversity, Provisional Call
5/1/2021
Mr Jeremy Thiesfeldt   St Paul LS
Algoma WI
Principal; Grades 6-8
5/2/2021
Mrs Cindy Thiesfeldt Redeemer LS
Fond du Lac WI
St Paul LS
Algoma WI
Teacher; Grades 1-2
5/2/2021
Mrs Kristine Westra   Bethlehem LS
Hortonville WI
ECM Director; One-year Call
5/2/2021
Mrs Kellie Prins   Trinity LS
Nicollet MN
Teacher; Grades 3-4
5/3/2021
Mrs Kellsie Wasser Trinity LS
Nicollet MN
Trinity LS
Nicollet MN
ECM Teacher; EC Teacher, One-Year Call
5/3/2021
Mrs Melanie Achey   Peace LS
Kissimmee FL
Teacher; Grades 3-4
5/5/2021
Mr Jacob Beilke   Trinity LS
Belle Plaine MN
Principal; Grades 7-8, One-Year Call
5/9/2021


CALLS ACCEPTED

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Micah Koelpin Good Shepherd LC
Beloit WI
New Mission
West San Antonio TX
Pastor
5/1/2021
Rev Jonathan Kehren Jerusalem LC
Morton Grove IL
Ministry of Christian Giving
Christian Giving Counselor; Western Wisconsin District
5/9/2021
Rev Jonathan Hackbarth Salem LC
Woodbury MN
St John’s LC
Sparta WI
Associate Pastor
5/9/2021
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mrs Kelly Raabe St John LS
Mukwonago WI
St John LS
Mukwonago WI
Teacher; Kindergarten; Provisional Call
4/20/2021
Mrs Rosanna Mulske St Paul LS
Menomonie WI
St Paul LS
Menomonie WI
ECM Teacher; Half-Time, Provisional Call
4/30/2021
Mrs Kristin Watson Precious Lambs Preschool
Rochester MN
Divine Savior Academy – Sienna
Missouri City TX
Teacher; Kindergarten
5/2/2021
Mrs Jane Petoskey St Stephen LS
Adrian MI
St Stephen LS
Adrian MI
ECM Teacher; Call made Permanent
5/5/2021
Mrs Beth Vertz Zion LS
Egg Harbor WI
St Paul LS
Algoma WI
Teacher; Kindergarten, One-Year Call
5/6/2021
Mrs Rebecca Lange Immanuel Lutheran Preschool
Findlay OH
Holy Trinity LS
Okauchee WI
ECM Director
5/6/2021
Mrs Katrina Brohn Morning Star LS
Jackson WI
Bloomington LS
Bloomington MN
Teacher; Upper Grades Dept.
5/7/2021
Mrs Kendra Lund Little Lambs Early Childhood Center
Sault Ste. Marie MI
Little Lambs Early Childhood Center
Sault Ste. Marie MI
ECM Director & Teacher
5/7/2021
Miss Rebeca Barclay Immanuel LC
Sault Sainte Marie MI
Little Lambs Early Childhood Center
Sault Ste. Marie MI
ECM Teacher; One-Year, Provisional Call
5/7/2021
Mrs Beth Kramp Redeemer LS
Fond du Lac WI
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Preschool
Menasha WI
ECM Teacher
5/8/2021
Ms Kirsten Gullerud   St Paul LS
Appleton WI
Teacher; Guided Studies Teacher, Half-Time, Grades K-8, Provisional Call
5/8/2021
Mrs Ashley Hepner   St Paul LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Grade 4, Spanish
5/9/2021


CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev John Hering Divine Peace LC
Garland TX
Commission on Congregational Counseling
Pastor; Counselor
5/3/2021
Rev Scott Bergemann New Life LC
Kenosha WI
Christ LC
Eden Prairie MN
Pastor
5/6/2021
Rev Paul Fritz St John LC
Fremont WI
St Paul LC
Round Lake Park IL
Pastor
5/6/2021
Rev Darin Warnecke St John LC
Sturgis MI
St Paul’s LC
Franklin WI
Associate Pastor
5/6/2021
Rev Zachary Pudlo Crown of Life LC
West Saint Paul MN
Trinity LC
Kaukauna WI
Pastor
5/7/2021
Rev Matthew Scharf Hope LC
Manhattan KS
Bethany LC – Lynndale Campus
Appleton WI
Associate Pastor
5/7/2021
Rev Jonathan Scharf Abiding Grace LC
Covington GA
Trinity LC
Waukesha WI
Associate Pastor
5/8/2021
Rev Silas Schmitzer St Matthew LC
Stoddard WI
Water of Life LC – Racine Campus
Racine WI
5/8/2021
    Water of Life LC – Caledonia Campus
Racine WI
Associate Pastor
 
Rev David Frey Living Word LC
Mission Viejo CA
Calvary LC
Bellevue WA
Pastor
5/8/2021
Teachers Current call New call Date declined
Mr Joseph Shiery St John LS
Bay City MI
Abiding Word LS
Houston TX
Teacher; Grade 3
4/18/2021
Mrs Lindsay Voeltner St Peter LS
Weyauwega WI
Barre Patch Christian Childcare
La Crosse WI
ECM Director
4/26/2021
Dr Ryan Rathje St Croix Lutheran Academy
West Saint Paul MN
Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Professor; Education & Director of Field Experiences
4/28/2021
Mr Luke Beilke Ascension LS and Preschool
Sarasota FL
Shepherd LS
Albuquerque NM
Principal; Grades 4-5
4/30/2021
Mrs Tammie Kassulke St Mark’s LS
Watertown WI
St Paul LS
Beverly Hills FL
Teacher; Grade 2
5/1/2021
Mr Timothy Kassulke St Mark’s LS
Watertown WI
St Paul LS
Beverly Hills FL
Teacher; Grade 8
5/1/2021
Mrs Andrea Spanovich   Samuel LS
Marshall MN
ECM Director & Teacher
5/3/2021
Mr Brian Mensching Cross of Christ LS
Coon Rapids MN
St John’s LS
Burlington WI
Principal; Grades 7-8
5/5/2021
Mrs Erin Mensching Cross of Christ LS
Coon Rapids MN
St John’s LS
Burlington WI
Teacher; Grade 2, Music
5/5/2021
Mr Jonathan Biedenbender Mt Calvary-Grace LS
La Crosse WI
Trinity LS
Marshfield WI
Principal; Grades 6-8
5/6/2021
Mr Eric Brown Christ the King Academy
Palm Coast FL
Grace Christian Academy
Falls Church VA
Principal
5/6/2021
Mrs Janell Brown Christ the King Academy
Palm Coast FL
Grace Christian Academy
Falls Church VA
Teacher; Kindergarten
5/6/2021
Mrs Heather Biedenbender Mt Calvary-Grace LS
La Crosse WI
Trinity LS
Marshfield WI
Teacher; Kindergarten
5/6/2021
Mrs Nicole Steenbock   St Paul LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Grade 3
5/6/2021
Mr Kurt Maciejczak Salem LS
Milwaukee WI
Trinity LS
Belle Plaine MN
Principal; Grades 7-8
5/7/2021
Mr Ryan Loberger Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
St Paul LS
Green Bay WI
Principal
5/7/2021
Mrs Alison Kolander Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Delray Beach FL
MLC Early Childhood Learning Center
New Ulm MN
ECM Director
5/7/2021
Mr Justin Ohm Crown of Life LS
West Saint Paul MN
St Philip LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 8
5/9/2021
Mr Kevin Zimmerman   Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
Teacher; Lower-Level Science, Coaching
5/9/2021
Mr Ryan Plath   Holy Trinity Lutheran Academy
New Hope MN
Teacher; Grades 7-8, One-Year Call, STEM, Athletic Director
5/9/2021
Mr Paul Braun Good Shepherd LS
West Bend WI
Holy Cross LS
Madison WI
Teacher; Grade 6, Technology
5/9/2021


RESIGNED

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mr Dennis Leckwee Kingdom Prep Lutheran High School
Wauwatosa WI
6/30/2021
Mrs Alissa Schroeder Trinity-St Luke Western Ave Campus
Watertown WI
6/30/2021


CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

Pastors Home church Death date
Rev Ralph Waack St John LC
Manitowoc WI
5/6/2021


RETIREMENT

Teachers Current call Date retired
Mr Marc Meihack Bethany LS
Kenosha WI
6/30/2021

 

 

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Call Report – May 3, 2021

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Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

4/27/2021 – 5/3/2021

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 W Gunn CrossWalk Lutheran Ministries
Laveen AZ
Amazing Love LC
Frankfort IL
Associate Pastor
3/23/2021
Rev Micah Koelpin Good Shepherd LC
Beloit WI
New Mission
San Antonio TX
Pastor
4/8/2021
 Rev Matthew Scharf Hope LC
Manhattan KS
Bethany LC – Lynndale Campus
Appleton WI
Associate Pastor
4/8/2021
Rev Jonathan Hackbarth Salem LC
Woodbury MN
St John’s LC
Sparta WI
Associate Pastor
4/8/2021
Rev Jonathan Kehren Jerusalem LC
Morton Grove IL
Ministry of Christian Giving
Christian Giving Counselor; Western Wisconsin District
4/8/2021
Rev John Hering Divine Peace LC
Garland TX
Commission on Congregational Counseling
Pastor; Counselor
4/8/2021
Rev Scott Bergemann New Life LC
Kenosha WI
Christ LC
Eden Prairie MN
Pastor
4/10/2021
Rev Frank Italiano Jr Trinity LC
Crete IL
St Paul’s LC
New Ulm MN
Associate Pastor
4/10/2021
Rev Benjamin Radtke St Martin’s LC
Watertown SD
Zion LC
Monroe MI
Associate Pastor
4/11/2021
Rev Zachary Pudlo Crown of Life LC
West Saint Paul MN
Trinity LC
Kaukauna WI
Pastor
4/11/2021
Rev Mark Kaesmeyer Cross of Christ LC
Coon Rapids MN
West Lutheran High School
Plymouth MN
Development Director; Director of Mission Advancement
4/11/2021
Rev Jonathan Scharf Abiding Grace LC
Covington GA
Trinity LC
Waukesha WI
Associate Pastor
4/11/2021
Rev Allen Kirschbaum Spirit of Life LC
Caledonia MI
New Mission
Amarillo TX
Pastor
4/11/2021
Rev John Paustian Zion LC
Morgan MN
St John LC
Burlington WI
Associate Pastor
4/12/2021
Rev Darin Warnecke St John LC
Sturgis MI
St Paul’s LC
Franklin WI
Associate Pastor
4/13/2021
Rev Mark Schutz Hope LC
Spearfish SD
St Lucas LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
4/14/2021
Rev Paul Fritz St John LC
Fremont WI
St Paul LC
Round Lake Park IL
Pastor
4/14/2021
Rev Mark Kahrs Calvary LC
Glenwood MN
St Paul LC
Roscoe SD
St John LC
Bowdle SD
Pastor
4/14/2021
Rev David Backus Eternal Love LC
Appleton WI
Shepherd of Peace LC
Norfolk NE
Pastor
4/15/2021
Rev David Frey Living Word LC
Mission Viejo CA
Calvary LC
Bellevue WA
Pastor
4/15/2021
Rev Kyle Bitter St John LC
Wauwatosa WI
Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; Religion Department
4/17/2021
Rev Stephen Schmiel Faith Evangelical LC
Prior Lake MN
Our Savior LC
Grafton WI
Associate Pastor
4/18/2021
Rev Joel Schwartz Peace LC
Trinity FL
Timothy LC
Saint Louis Park MN
Pastor
4/18/2021
Rev Joshua Odell St John LC
Phelps WI
Christ LC
Eagle River WI
St Paul LC
Saint James MN
Pastor
4/18/2021
Rev Michael Willitz Lord of Love LC
Deforest WI
St John LC
Goodhue MN
Pastor
4/18/2021
Rev Matthew Vik St Paul’s LC
Fort Atkinson WI
Brooklyn LC
Brooklyn Park MN
Pastor
4/18/2021
Rev Dustin Blumer Amazing Love LC
Frankfort IL
Mt Olive LC
Overland Park KS
Pastor
4/18/2021
Rev Jonathan Kehl Crown of Life LC
New Orleans LA
Prince of Peace LC
Salt Lake City UT
Associate Pastor
4/18/2021
Rev Dale Hella St Peter LC
Juneau WI
St Martin LC
Rapid River MI
Pastor
4/18/2021
Rev Jason Jobs St John LC
Markesan WI
Grace LC
Dakota MN
Trinity (Wilson Twp) LC
Winona MN
Pastor
4/19/2021
Rev Silas Schmitzer St Matthew LC
Stoddard WI
Water of Life LC – Racine Campus &
Caledonia Campus
Racine WI
Associate Pastor
4/19/2021
Rev Timothy Bode Abiding Savior LC
Elk River MN
St John LC
Mukwonago WI
Associate Pastor
4/20/2021
Rev M John Derme Shepherd of the Mountains LC
Reno NV
St John LC
Mukwonago WI
Associate Pastor
4/20/2021
Prof Michael Otterstatter Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Beautiful Savior LC
Summerville SC
Pastor
4/20/2021
Rev Steven Gabb Hope LC
Los Angeles CA
Christ the Vine LC
Temecula CA
Pastor
4/21/2021
Rev Thomas Glende Beautiful Savior LC
Fayetteville NC
Native American Administrative Committee
Missionary; Native Christian Counselor
4/21/2021
Rev Michael Kampman St Paul LC
North Fond du Lac WI
Christ LC
Marshall MN
Pastor
4/25/2021
Rev Bryan Prell Petra LC
Sauk Rapids MN
Reformation LC
Dousman WI
Pastor
4/25/2021
Rev Jonathan Brohn Salem LC
Stillwater MN
Christ the Rock LC
Farmington NM
Missionary
4/25/2021
Rev Peter Sulzle St John LC
Redwood Falls MN
St Paul LC
Livonia MI
Associate Pastor
4/27/2021
Rev Benjamin Zahn Amazing Grace LC
Myrtle Beach SC
Morning Star LC
Jackson WI
Associate Pastor
4/27/2021
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mr Luke Beilke Ascension LS and Preschool
Sarasota FL
Shepherd LS
Albuquerque NM
Principal; Grades 4-5
3/21/2021
Mrs Rosanna Mulske St Paul LS
Menomonie WI
St Paul LS
Menomonie WI
ECM Teacher; Half Time, Provisional Call
3/24/2021
Mr Joseph Shiery St John LS
Bay City MI
Abiding Word LS
Houston TX
Teacher; Grade 3
3/28/2021
Ms Evodia Noel Grace LS
Woodlands Saint George
ECM Teacher; Kindergarten
4/5/2021
Mrs Alison Kolander Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Delray Beach FL
MLC Early Childhood Learning Center
New Ulm MN
ECM Director
4/8/2021
Mrs Lindsay Voeltner St Peter LS
Weyauwega WI
Barre Patch Christian Childcare
La Crosse WI
ECM Director
4/11/2021
Mr Eric Brown Christ the King Academy
Palm Coast FL
Grace Christian Academy
Falls Church VA
Principal
4/11/2021
Mrs Sarah Gabb St Paul First LS
North Hollywood CA
Building Blocks Christian Academy
Los Angeles CA
ECM Teacher; Half-Time Call
4/11/2021
Mr Timothy Kassulke St Mark’s LS
Watertown WI
St Paul LS
Beverly Hills FL
Teacher; Grade 8
4/11/2021
Mrs Tammie Kassulke St Mark’s LS
Watertown WI
St Paul LS
Beverly Hills FL
Teacher; Grade 2
4/11/2021
Mrs Megan Dills St Marcus LS – Main Campus K4 – Gr 8
Milwaukee WI
Mount Lebanon LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 2
4/11/2021
Mrs Rebecca Lange Immanuel Lutheran Preschool
Findlay OH
Holy Trinity LS
Okauchee WI
ECM Director
4/11/2021
Mr Kurt Maciejczak Salem LS
Milwaukee WI
Trinity LS
Belle Plaine MN
Principal; Grades 7-8
4/11/2021
Ms Kylene Gilbert Redeemer LS
Tucson AZ
Teacher; Grade 2, Half-Time, One-Year, Provisional Call
4/11/2021
Mrs Andrea Spanovich Samuel LS
Marshall MN
ECM Director & Teacher
4/12/2021
Mr Brian Mensching Cross of Christ LS
Coon Rapids MN
St John’s LS
Burlington WI
Principal; Grades 7-8
4/12/2021
Mrs Erin Mensching Cross of Christ LS
Coon Rapids MN
St John’s LS
Burlington WI
Teacher; Grade 2, Music
4/12/2021
Mrs Beth Kramp Redeemer LS
Fond du Lac WI
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Preschool
Menasha WI
ECM Teacher
4/13/2021
Mr Samuel Schlicht Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grades 5-6, ELA
4/13/2021
Mrs Heather Biedenbender Mt Calvary-Grace LS
La Crosse WI
Trinity LS
Marshfield WI
Teacher; Kindergarten
4/14/2021
Mrs Shana Beyersdorf Our Savior LS
Grafton WI
Teacher; Primary Grades
4/14/2021
Mr Jonathan Biedenbender Mt Calvary-Grace LS
La Crosse WI
Trinity LS
Marshfield WI
Principal; Grades 6-8
4/14/2021
Dr Ryan Rathje St Croix Lutheran Academy
West Saint Paul MN
Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Professor; Education & Director of Field Experiences
4/14/2021
Miss Kimberly Ehlke Trinity LS
Caledonia WI
Crown of Life Christian Academy
Fort Myers FL
Teacher; Grades 3-4
4/14/2021
Mr Ryan Loberger Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
St Paul LS
Green Bay WI
Principal
4/15/2021
Mr Richard Holz Holy Cross LS
Madison WI
Teacher; Grade 8, Athletic Director, Provisional Call
4/15/2021
Mrs Ashley Hepner St Paul LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Grade 4, Spanish
4/15/2021
Mrs Nicole Steenbock St Paul LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Grade 3
4/15/2021
Mr Paul Braun Good Shepherd LS
West Bend WI
Holy Cross LS
Madison WI
Teacher; Grade 6, Technology
4/15/2021
Mr Justin Ohm Crown of Life LS
West Saint Paul MN
St Philip LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 8
4/15/2021
Mr Kevin Zimmerman Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
Teacher; Lower-Level Science, Coaching
4/15/2021
Mrs Jane Petoskey St Stephen LS
Adrian MI
St Stephen LS
Adrian MI
ECM Teacher; Call made Permanent
4/19/2021
Mrs Rachel Neumann St Paul LS
Tomah WI
St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Teacher; Administrative Leave, Grades 7-8, One-Year Call
4/20/2021
Mrs Kelly Raabe St John LS
Mukwonago WI
St John LS
Mukwonago WI
Teacher; Kindergarten, Provisional Call
4/20/2021
Ms Lindsay Schneider St Paul Lutheran Pre-Kindergarten
Muskego WI
ECM Teacher; 4K, One-Year, Provisional Call
4/21/2021
Mrs Janell Brown Christ the King Academy
Palm Coast FL
Grace Christian Academy
Falls Church VA
Teacher; Kindergarten
4/25/2021
Mrs Ashley Olson Mt Olive LS
Mankato MN
Teacher; Grade 3, One-Year, Provisional Call
4/26/2021
Ms Kirsten Gullerud St Paul LS
Appleton WI
Teacher; Guided Studies Teacher, Half-Time, Grades K-8, Provisional Call
4/27/2021
Mrs Erin LaPointe St John LS
Watertown WI
ECM Teacher; Half-Time Call
4/29/2021
Mrs Kendra Lund Little Lambs Early Childhood Center
Sault Ste. Marie MI
Little Lambs Early Childhood Center
Sault Ste. Marie MI
ECM Director & Teacher
4/29/2021
Miss Rebeca Barclay Immanuel LC
Sault Sainte Marie MI
Little Lambs Early Childhood Center
Sault Ste. Marie MI
ECM Teacher; One-Year, Provisional Call
4/29/2021
Mr Jeremy Thiesfeldt St Paul LS
Algoma WI
Principal; Grades 6-8
5/2/2021
Mrs Beth Vertz Zion LS
Egg Harbor WI
St Paul LS
Algoma WI
Teacher; Kindergarten, One-Year Call
5/2/2021
Mrs Cindy Thiesfeldt Redeemer LS
Fond du Lac WI
St Paul LS
Algoma WI
Teacher; Grades 1-2
5/2/2021
Mrs Kristine Westra Bethlehem LS
Hortonville WI
ECM Director; One-year Call
5/2/2021


CALLS
ACCEPTED

 

Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mrs Bethany Parsons St Paul LS
Green Bay WI
St Paul LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Extended Learning (Special Ed), Full-Time, Call made Permanent
4/25/2021
Mrs Sarah McElroy Riverview LS
Appleton WI
ECM Teacher; Half-Time Call
4/27/2021
Mr Daniel Whitney Risen Savior LS
Mankato MN
Principal; Grades 7-8, One-Year Call
4/28/2021
Miss Judith Thrams St Mark LS
Citrus Heights CA
Bay Pines LS
Seminole FL
Teacher; Grades 1-2
4/28/2021
Mrs Christina Johnson First LS
La Crosse WI
First LS
La Crosse WI
ECM Teacher; 3K, One-Year Call
4/28/2021
Mr Thomas Stob Zion LS
Denver CO
Salem LS
Stillwater MN
Teacher; Grades 3-4, Athletic Director
4/28/2021
Mrs Elisabeth Arnold Michigan Lutheran Seminary
Saginaw MI
Teacher; Art, Art History, One-Year, Half-Time Call
4/29/2021
Mr Gary Gray Arizona Lutheran Academy
Phoenix AZ
Peace LS
Hartford WI
Teacher; Grade 8, Middle School Math & Science, One-Year Call
4/29/2021
Mr Steven White St Paul LS
South Haven MI
Peace LS
Sun Prairie WI
Principal; Grade 8
4/29/2021
Mrs Laura Montez Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Delray Beach FL
Principal; Grade 4
4/30/2021
Mrs Natalie Thiel Lord of Life LS
Thornton CO
Teacher; Grades 1-2
5/2/2021


CALLS DECLINED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Andrew Schroer Redeemer LC
Edna TX
Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
Associate Pastor
4/10/2021
Rev Allen Kirschbaum Spirit of Life LC
Caledonia MI
Good Shepherd LC
West Bend WI
Associate Pastor
4/27/2021
Rev Tony Hansen Great Plains Lutheran High School
Watertown SD
Trinity LC
Jenera OH
Associate Pastor
4/28/2021
Rev Mark Tiefel Emanuel LC
New London WI
Christ LC
Big Bend WI
Pastor
4/29/2021
Rev Caleb Bassett Redeemer LC
Fallbrook CA
Northwestern Publishing House
Vice President of Publishing
4/29/2021
Rev Aaron Jensen St Stephen LC
Adrian MI
First LC
Aurora NE
Pastor
4/29/2021
Rev Tyler Shinnick Martin Luther LC
Neenah WI
Salem LC
Loretto MN
Associate Pastor
4/30/2021
Rev Micah Koelpin Good Shepherd LC
Beloit WI
Abiding Hope LC
Ocala FL
Pastor
4/30/2021
Rev Micah Koelpin Good Shepherd LC
Beloit WI
Calvary LC
Canyon Country CA
Pastor
4/30/2021
Rev Robert Krueger Immanuel LC
Findlay OH
Ministry of Christian Giving
Christian Giving Counselor; Michigan & North Atlantic Districts
5/1/2021
Rev Nathan Buege Victory of the Lamb LC
Katy TX
Gethsemane LC
Davenport IA
Pastor
5/1/2021
Rev Jason Liebenow St Paul LC
Tipler WI
St Mark’s LC
Iron River MI
St John’s LC
Florence WI
St John LC &
Emanuel LC
Fairfax MN
Pastor
5/1/2021
Rev Andrew Schroeder California Lutheran High School
Wildomar CA
Winnebago Lutheran Academy
Fond du Lac WI
Pastor; Religion Teacher & Chairman
5/2/2021
Teachers Current call New call Date declined
Mr Kevin Needham St Paul’s LS
Saginaw MI
Christ LS
Eagle River WI
Principal; Principal, Grades 5-8
4/16/2021
Mrs Pamela Perry Salem LS
Owosso MI
Trinity LS
Jenera OH
Teacher; Grades 1-2
4/22/2021
Mr Anthony Perry Salem LS
Owosso MI
Trinity LS
Jenera OH
Principal; Grades 7-8
4/22/2021
Mr Christopher Maki St Croix Lutheran Academy
West Saint Paul MN
Mount Lebanon LS   Grades 5 – 8
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 8, Dept. Math
4/22/2021
Mrs Bethany Babinec St John LS
Watertown WI
St Paul LS
Menomonie WI
Teacher; Kindergarten
4/24/2021
Miss Deborah Schultz Emanuel Lutheran Preschool
Tawas City MI
Peace LS
Livonia MI
ECM Director & Lead Teacher
4/26/2021
Ms Autumn Tietz St Paul LS
Menomonie WI
Teacher; Grade 1, One-Year, Provisional Call
4/26/2021
Mrs Sarah Lofsness St John LS
Libertyville IL
Zion LS
Denver CO
ECM Director
4/27/2021
Mrs Erin Becker St Paul’s LS
Saginaw MI
Teacher; Grade 2, Athletics, Less-Than-Half-Time Call
4/27/2021
Mrs Crystal Kesting Emanuel LS
New London WI
St Paul Lutheran Child Center
Winneconne WI
ECM Teacher; 4K Lead
4/27/2021
Mr Erick Schalo St Peter LS
Weyauwega WI
David’s Star LS
Jackson WI
Teacher; Grade 4, Technology Coordinator
4/28/2021
Mr Scott Sievert Illinois Lutheran Elementary School
Crete IL
St Paul LS
Algoma WI
Principal; Grades 6-8
4/29/2021
Mr David Backus St John LS
Manitowoc WI
Emmanuel LS
Tempe AZ
Principal
4/29/2021
Mr Timothy Vogel Shepherd of the Hills LS
La Mesa CA
St John LS
Saginaw MI
Principal; Grades 5-8
4/29/2021
Mr Bradley Gurgel St Peter LS
Saint Peter MN
Peace LS
Livonia MI
Principal; Grades 7-8
4/29/2021
Miss Heather Schmidt St Paul LS
Franklin WI
Garden Homes LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 3
4/29/2021
Mr Tyler Morgan Divine Savior Academy – Sienna
Missouri City TX
Garden Homes LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 7
4/29/2021
Mr Joel Plocher Holy Trinity LS
Des Moines WA
Illinois Lutheran High School
Crete IL
Teacher; Grades 7-9, 11 – Science, Technology
4/30/2021
Mrs Laura Pufahl Trinity LS
Waukesha WI
First German LS
Manitowoc WI
ECM Director & Teacher
4/30/2021
Mrs Kelli Plocher Holy Trinity LS
Des Moines WA
Illinois Lutheran Elementary School
Crete IL
Teacher; Kindergarten
4/30/2021
Mr Casey Pufahl Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
First German LS
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; Grades 5-6, Music
4/30/2021
Mrs Rachel Markgraf Prairie LS Lower Site
Gibbon MN
Ascension LS and Preschool
Sarasota FL
Teacher; Grades 1-2
4/30/2021
Mr Nathan Deering Lord of Life LS
Thornton CO
St Matthew’s LS
Stoddard WI
Teacher; Grades 3-5
4/30/2021
Mr Scott Nerby St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Mt Olive LS
Overland Park KS
Teacher; Grades 5-8
5/1/2021
Mr Joel Lauber Good Shepherd LS
Omaha NE
Our Savior’s LS
Zion IL
Principal; Grades 6-8
5/1/2021
Mr Jonathan Ross Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
Luther Preparatory School
Watertown WI
Professor; Mathematics
5/1/2021
Mr John Kaesmeyer Christ the Lord LS
Brookfield WI
Bethany LS
Port Orchard WA
Teacher; Vice-Principal, Athletic Director, 5-6 homeroom, 3-8 Departmentalized
5/2/2021
Mr Kurt Steffen St Paul LS
Muskego WI
St Paul LS
Beverly Hills FL
Teacher; Grade 6
5/2/2021
Mr Scott Nerby St Paul LS
Tomah WI
St Paul LS
Tomah WI
Principal; Half-Time Grades 5-6, Half-Time Principal
5/2/2021
Mr Timothy Hemling Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
Parkland LS
Tacoma WA
Teacher; Grades 7-8 Homeroom, Grades 5-8 Dept. Language Arts & History
5/2/2021
Mrs Christine Rindfleisch St John LS
Wauwatosa WI
Salem LS
Stillwater MN
Teacher; Grades 5-6 Homeroom, Grades 5-8, Dept., Technology Director
5/2/2021


RESIGNED

 

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mrs Jennifer Neumann Redeemer LS
Fond du Lac WI
6/30/2021


CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

 

Pastors Home church Death date
Rev Edward Lindemann St Paul LC
Ixonia WI
4/29/2021


RETIREMENT

 

Teachers Current call Date retired
Mrs Doris Winkel Grace Lutheran Preschool
Muskegon MI
5/31/2021

 

 

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