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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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Call Report – June 22, 2020

 

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

6/16/2020 – 6/22/2020

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 Kevin Boushek Beautiful Savior LC
La Porte IN
Divine Savior LC-Sienna Plantation
Missouri City TX
Pastor
5/24/2020
Rev Patrick Freese Trinity LC
Abita Springs LA
Prince of Peace LC
Yuma AZ
Pastor
5/27/2020
Rev James Douglas Grace LC
Charlotte NC
Immanuel LC
Manitowoc WI
Pastor
5/31/2020
Rev Timothy Wahl Morning Star LC
Jackson WI
St Peter LC
Marshfield WI
Pastor
5/31/2020
Rev Mark Kaesmeyer Cross of Christ LC
Coon Rapids MN
Bethlehem LC
Hortonville WI
Associate Pastor
6/3/2020
Rev Timothy Wilkens Southridge LC
Kennewick WA
Shepherd of Peace LC
Norfolk NE
Pastor
6/3/2020
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 Nathan Berg Eastside LC
Madison WI
First LC
Lake Geneva 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 Philip Loescher Crown of Life LC
Cadillac MI
St John LC
Hemlock MI
Pastor
6/8/2020
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 and German
6/8/2020
Rev Neil Birkholz Hong Kong Mission Joint Mission Council
North American Asian Outreach Consultant
6/8/2020
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
Prof Michael Otterstatter Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Christ the King LC
Tulsa OK
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 Jesse Stern Peace LC
Boulder CO
Bay Pines LC
Seminole FL
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 Edward Frey Jr Messiah LC
Nampa ID
WLCFS Christian Family Solutions
Germantown WI
Pastor Therapist and Associate Pastor for Mission Advancement
6/12/2020
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
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Ms Emily Menges Grace Christian Academy
Falls Church VA
Teacher; K4/K5, Provisional
5/17/2020
Mrs Kristi Bredendick Holy Cross LS
Madison WI
Lakeside Lutheran High School
Lake Mills WI
Teacher; Family and Consumer Science, Part Time, One Year Call
5/29/2020
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 Nina Koester Kids Crossing Early Learning Center
Madison WI
ECM Director; One Year Call
6/11/2020
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
Mrs Angela Pechman Risen Savior Christian Academy
Pooler GA
Risen Savior Christian Academy
Pooler GA
ECM Teacher; Part Time
6/21/2020
Mrs Dawn Riha Risen Savior Christian Academy
Pooler GA
Risen Savior Christian Academy
Pooler GA
ECM Teacher; Provisional, Part Time
6/21/2020

 

CALLS ACCEPTED

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Kevin Hundley Ministry of Christian Giving Office
Waukesha WI
St John LC (Town of Lake Mills)
Waterloo WI
Pastor
6/18/2020
Rev Kevin Schnake Trinity LC
Omak WA
St Peter LC – Schofield Campus
Schofield WI
Pastor
6/20/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Miss Rachel Riediger Divine Savior Academy – Sienna Plantation
Missouri City TX
St John LS
Bay City MI
Teacher; Grades 5 & 6, One Year Call
5/27/2020
Mr Scott Raymond Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Provisional
6/4/2020
Miss Madeline Lange Divine Savior Lutheran Academy
Doral FL
Teacher; English, Provisional
6/5/2020
Mrs Denell Ciha St John LS
Manitowoc WI
St John LS
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; Kindergarten
6/14/2020
Mrs Jamie Bruckschen Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School
Jackson WI
Teacher; Computer Applications, One Year Call
6/16/2020
Mrs Colleen Gentele Christ LS
Eagle River WI
Christ LS
Eagle River WI
Teacher; Grades 2-4
6/17/2020
Mrs Sarah Mueller St Paul LS
Howards Grove WI
St Paul LS
Howards Grove WI
Teacher; Grades 3 & 4
6/18/2020
Mrs Rebecca Kruschel St John’s LS
Two Rivers WI
Teacher; Grades 3-8, Departmentalized, One Year Call
6/18/2020
Miss Maria Reese Trinity LS
Belle Plaine MN
Teacher; Grades 7 & 8, One Year Call
6/21/2020


ASSIGNMENTS

Teachers Assignment Date assigned
Miss Hannah Ruehrdanz Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; English, One Year Assignment
6/19/2020
Staff Ministers Assignment Date assigned
Mr Benjamin Ristow St Peter LC
Weyauwega WI
Staff Minister
6/17/2020

 


CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Neil Birkholz Hong Kong Mission Trinity LC
Eugene OR
Pastor
6/18/2020
Rev Benjamin Ehlers Trinity LC
Temple TX
Cross of Christ LC
Las Cruces NM
Pastor
6/18/2020
Rev Nathaniel Walther Grace LC
Minot ND
Trinity LC
Union Grove WI
Pastor
6/19/2020
Rev Aaron Strong Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
Shepherd of the Lakes LC
Fenton MI
Pastor
6/20/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date declined
Mrs Donna Machael Peace LS
Livonia MI
Teacher; Lower Grades, One Year Call
6/17/2020
Mrs Megan Seeger Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
Teacher; Kindergarten, Provisional
6/22/2020

 

RESIGNED

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mrs Melissa Heuer St Matthew’s LS
Oconomowoc WI
6/30/2020
Ms Katie Case Messiah’s Children Preschool
Nampa ID
6/30/2020
Mrs Monica Mlsna St Paul LS
Cannon Falls MN
6/30/2020
Mrs Mary Rixe St Marcus LS
Milwaukee WI
6/30/2020

 

CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

Teachers Home church Death date
Mrs Natalie Sebald St John’s LC
Oak Creek WI
6/13/2020

 

RETIREMENT

Teachers Current call Date retired
Prof Thomas Hunter Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
6/30/2021

 

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Call Report – June 15, 2020

 

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

6/9/2020 – 6/15/2020

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 Kevin Boushek Beautiful Savior LC
La Porte IN
Divine Savior LC-Sienna Plantation
Missouri City TX
Pastor
5/24/2020
Rev Kevin Hundley Ministry of Christian Giving St John LC (Town of Lake Mills)
Waterloo WI
Pastor
5/27/2020
Rev Patrick Freese Trinity LC
Abita Springs LA
Prince of Peace LC
Yuma AZ
Pastor
5/27/2020
Rev Nathaniel Walther Grace LC
Minot ND
Trinity LC
Union Grove WI
Pastor
5/28/2020
Rev Neil Birkholz Hong Kong Mission Trinity LC
Eugene OR
Pastor
5/31/2020
Rev James Douglas Grace LC
Charlotte NC
Immanuel LC
Manitowoc WI
Pastor
5/31/2020
Rev Timothy Wahl Morning Star LC
Jackson WI
St Peter LC
Marshfield WI
Pastor
5/31/2020
Rev Benjamin Ehlers Trinity LC
Temple TX
Cross of Christ LC
Las Cruces NM
Pastor
6/1/2020
Rev Kevin Schnake Trinity LC
Omak WA
St Peter LC – Schofield Campus
Schofield WI
Pastor
6/2/2020
Rev Mark Kaesmeyer Cross of Christ LC
Coon Rapids MN
Bethlehem LC
Hortonville WI
Associate Pastor
6/3/2020
Rev Timothy Wilkens Southridge LC
Kennewick WA
Shepherd of Peace LC
Norfolk NE
Pastor
6/3/2020
Rev Aaron Strong Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
Shepherd of the Lakes LC
Fenton MI
Pastor
6/4/2020
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 Nathan Berg Eastside LC
Madison WI
First LC
Lake Geneva 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 Philip Loescher Crown of Life LC
Cadillac MI
St John LC
Hemlock MI
Pastor
6/8/2020
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 Neil Birkholz Hong Kong Mission Joint Mission Council
North American Asian Outreach Consultant
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
Prof Michael Otterstatter Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Christ the King LC
Tulsa OK
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 Jesse Stern Peace LC
Boulder CO
Bay Pines LC
Seminole FL
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 Edward Frey Jr Messiah LC
Nampa ID
WLCFS Christian Family Solutions
Germantown WI
Therapist & Associate Pastor for Mission Advancement
6/12/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Ms Emily Menges   Grace Christian Academy
Falls Church VA
Teacher; K4/K5, Provisional Call
5/17/2020
Miss Rachel Riediger Divine Savior Academy – Sienna Plantation
Missouri City TX
St John LS
Bay City MI
Teacher; Grades 5 & 6, One-Year Call
5/26/2020
Mr Scott Raymond Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Provisional Call
5/28/2020
Mrs Kristi Bredendick Holy Cross LS
Madison WI
Lakeside Lutheran High School
Lake Mills WI
Teacher; Family & Consumer Science, Part-Time, One-Year Call
5/29/2020
Mrs Donna Machael   Peace LS
Livonia MI
Teacher; Lower Grades, One-Year Call
5/31/2020
Mrs Rebecca Kruschel   St John’s LS
Two Rivers WI
Teacher; Grades 3-8, Departmentalized, One-Year Call
5/31/2020
Mrs Megan Seeger   Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
Teacher; Kindergarten, Provisional Call
6/1/2020
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
Ms Madeline Lange   Divine Savior Academy
Doral FL
Teacher; English, Provisional Call
6/5/2020
Miss Maria Reese   Trinity LS
Belle Plaine MN
Teacher; Grades 7 & 8, One-Year Call
6/9/2020
Mrs Jamie Bruckschen   Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School
Jackson WI
Teacher; Computer Applications, One-Year Call
6/10/2020
Mrs Nina Koester   Kids Crossing Early Learning Center
Madison WI
ECM Director; One-Year Call
6/11/2020
Mrs Nicole Grunwald Little Lambs Preschool
Saint Paul Park MN
Salem Preschool
Woodbury MN
ECM Teacher
6/14/2020


CALLS ACCEPTED

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Paul Ziemer Military Services Committee
Brookfield WI
St John LC
Stillwater MN
Pastor; Retirement Call
6/10/2020
Rev Brian Doebler Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
King of Kings LC
Garden Grove CA
Pastor
6/12/2020
Rev Paul Kolander Green Valley LC
Henderson NV
The Springs LC
Sparks NV
Pastor
6/12/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mr Jack Murphy   Westside Christian School
Middleton WI
Teacher; Grades 5-8, Social Studies & Religion
6/10/2020
Mrs Laura Cook   Illinois Lutheran Elementary School
Crete IL
Teacher; Grade 1, Provisional Call
6/12/2020
Mrs Amanda Gronholz   Our Savior LS
Grafton WI
Teacher; Part-Time, One-Year Call
6/13/2020
Mrs Anna Bondow   Zion LS
Denver CO
ECM Teacher; Provisional Call
6/13/2020


CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev John Borgwardt Living Word LC
Waukesha WI
Goodview Trinity LC
Goodview MN
Pastor
6/10/2020
Rev Brian Doebler Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Beautiful Savior LC
Summerville SC
Pastor
6/11/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date declined
Dr Tammy Mielke   Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; English, One-Year Call
6/14/2020


CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

Teachers Home church Death date
Mr Roger Ehlke St Stephen LC
Fall River WI
6/8/2020


RETIREMENT

Pastors Current call Date retired
Rev Roy Hefti St Paul LC
Bangor WI
10/1/2020
Staff Ministers Current call Date retired
Mrs Kristine Metzger Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
6/30/2020
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Call Report – June 8, 2020

 

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

6/2/2020 – 6/8/2020

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 John Borgwardt Living Word LC
Waukesha WI
Goodview Trinity LC
Goodview MN
Pastor
5/6/2020
Rev Brian Doebler Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
King of Kings LC
Garden Grove CA
Pastor
5/16/2020
Rev Kevin Boushek Beautiful Savior LC
La Porte IN
Divine Savior LC-Sienna Plantation
Missouri City TX
Pastor
5/24/2020
Rev Brian Doebler Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Beautiful Savior LC
Summerville SC
Pastor
5/26/2020
Rev Paul Kolander Green Valley LC
Henderson NV
The Springs LC
Sparks NV
Pastor
5/26/2020
Rev Kevin Hundley Ministry of Christian Giving Office
Waukesha WI
St John LC (Town of Lake Mills)
Waterloo WI
Pastor
5/27/2020
Rev Patrick Freese Trinity LC
Abita Springs LA
Prince of Peace LC
Yuma AZ
Pastor
5/27/2020
Rev Paul Ziemer Military Services Committee
Brookfield WI
St John LC
Stillwater MN
Pastor; Retirement Call
5/27/2020
Rev Nathaniel Walther Grace LC
Minot ND
Trinity LC
Union Grove WI
Pastor
5/28/2020
Rev Neil Birkholz Hong Kong Mission Trinity LC
Eugene OR
Pastor
5/31/2020
Rev James Douglas Grace LC
Charlotte NC
Immanuel LC
Manitowoc WI
Pastor
5/31/2020
Rev Timothy Wahl Morning Star LC
Jackson WI
St Peter LC
Marshfield WI
Pastor
5/31/2020
Rev Benjamin Ehlers Trinity LC
Temple TX
Cross of Christ LC
Las Cruces NM
Pastor
6/1/2020
Rev Kevin Schnake Trinity LC
Omak WA
St Peter LC – Schofield Campus
Schofield WI
Pastor
6/2/2020
Rev Mark Kaesmeyer Cross of Christ LC
Coon Rapids MN
Bethlehem LC
Hortonville WI
Associate Pastor
6/3/2020
Rev Timothy Wilkens Southridge LC
Kennewick WA
Shepherd of Peace LC
Norfolk NE
Pastor
6/3/2020
Rev Aaron Strong Grace LC
Milwaukee WI
Shepherd of the Lakes LC
Fenton MI
Pastor
6/4/2020
Rev Thomas Engelbrecht Christ LC
Pewaukee WI
Christ Our Redeemer LC
Aurora CO
Pastor
6/6/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mrs Amanda Gronholz   Our Savior LS
Grafton WI
Teacher; Part-Time, One-Year Call
5/17/2020
Ms Emily Menges   Grace Christian Academy
Falls Church VA
Teacher; K4/K5, Provisional Call
5/17/2020
Dr Tammy Mielke   Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; English, One-Year Call
5/22/2020
Miss Rachel Riediger Divine Savior Academy – Sienna Plantation
Missouri City TX
St John LS
Bay City MI
Teacher; Grades 5 & 6, One-Year Call
5/26/2020
Mr Scott Raymond Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Provisional Call
5/28/2020
Mrs Kristi Bredendick Holy Cross LS
Madison WI
Lakeside Lutheran High School
Lake Mills WI
Teacher; Family & Consumer Science, Part-Time, One-Year Call
5/29/2020
Mrs Donna Machael   Peace LS
Livonia MI
Teacher; Lower Grades, One-Year Call
5/31/2020
Mrs Megan Seeger   Star of Bethlehem LS
New Berlin WI
Teacher; Kindergarten, Provisional Call
6/1/2020
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 Laura Cook   Illinois Lutheran Elementary School
Crete IL
Teacher; Grade 1, Provisional Call
6/4/2020
Ms Madeline Lange   Divine Savior Academy
Doral FL
Teacher; English, Provisional Call
6/5/2020
Mr Jack Murphy   Westside Christian Academy
Middleton WI
Teacher; Grade 5-8, Religion & Social Studies, Provisional Call
6/5/2020


CALLS ACCEPTED

Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mrs Cindy Rockwell   Redeemer LS
Tucson AZ
ECM Teacher; Half-Time, Provisional Call
5/11/2020
Mr Carl Manske Northland Lutheran High School
Mosinee WI
St Peter’s LS
Fond du Lac WI
Teacher; Grade 8, One-Year Call
6/1/2020
Mr Thomas McBryde   Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Dormitory Supervisor, Provisional Call
6/1/2020
Mrs Elizabeth Hagedorn Trinity LS
West Bend WI
Christ-St John’s LS
West Salem WI
Teacher; Grades 3 & 4
6/2/2020
Mr Ethan Jaeger   Northdale Christian Academy
Tampa FL
Teacher; Grades 3 & 4, Emergency Call
6/2/2020
Mrs Amy Preston   Trinity Lutheran Preschool
Caledonia WI
ECM Director
6/4/2020
Mrs Carly Balluch   St Mark Little Lions Preschool
Salina KS
ECM Teacher; One-Year Call
6/4/2020
Mr Josh Tietz   Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 8, Provisional Call
6/8/2020


CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Richard Miller Redeemer LC
Scottville MI
Shoreland Lutheran High School
Somers WI
Teacher; English & German
5/11/2020
Rev Christopher Ewings Faith LC
Anchorage AK
First LC
Racine WI
Associate Pastor
5/31/2020


RESIGNED

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mrs Tania Kopplin Calvary LS
Dallas TX
6/30/2020


CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

Pastors Home church Death date
Rev Carl Klein Rockwood LC
Manitowoc WI
6/1/2020


RETIREMENT

Pastors Current call Date retired
Rev Mark Cares Truth In Love Ministry
Nampa ID
9/30/2020


LIMITED LENGTH CALL EXPIRED

Teachers Current call Date effective
Mrs Jennifer Boll St Stephen LS
Beaver Dam WI
6/30/2020
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Call Report – June 1, 2020

 

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

5/26/2020 – 6/1/2020

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 Christopher Ewings Faith LC
Anchorage AK
First LC
Racine WI
Associate Pastor
4/29/2020
Rev John Borgwardt Living Word LC
Waukesha WI
Goodview Trinity LC
Goodview MN
Pastor
5/6/2020
Rev Richard Miller Redeemer LC
Scottville MI
Shoreland Lutheran High School
Somers WI
Teacher; English & German
5/11/2020
Rev Brian Doebler Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
King of Kings LC
Garden Grove CA
Pastor
5/16/2020
Rev Kevin Boushek Beautiful Savior LC
La Porte IN
Divine Savior LC-Sienna Plantation
Missouri City TX
Pastor
5/24/2020
Rev Brian Doebler Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Beautiful Savior LC
Summerville SC
Pastor
5/26/2020
Rev Paul Kolander Green Valley LC
Henderson NV
The Springs LC
Sparks NV
Pastor
5/26/2020
Rev Kevin Hundley Ministry of Christian Giving Office
Waukesha WI
St John LC (Town of Lake Mills)
Waterloo WI
Pastor
5/27/2020
Rev Patrick Freese Trinity LC
Abita Springs LA
Prince of Peace LC
Yuma AZ
Pastor
5/27/2020
Rev Paul Ziemer Military Services Committee
Brookfield WI
St John LC
Stillwater MN
Pastor; Retirement Call
5/27/2020
Rev Nathaniel Walther Grace LC
Minot ND
Trinity LC
Union Grove WI
Pastor
5/28/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Ms Cindy Rockwell   Our Redeemer LS
Tucson AZ
ECM Teacher; 4K, Half-Time, Provisional Call
4/29/2020
Ms Emily Menges Grace Christian Academy
Falls Church VA
Teacher; 4K/5K, Provisional Call
5/17/2020
Mrs Amanda Gronholz Our Savior LS
Grafton WI
Teacher; Part-Time, One-Year Call
5/17/2020
Mrs Elizabeth Hagedorn Trinity LS
West Bend WI
Christ-St John’s LS
West Salem WI
Teacher; Grades 3 & 4
5/19/2020
Mrs Amy Preston Trinity Lutheran Preschool
Caledonia WI
ECM Director
5/19/2020
Dr Tammy Mielke Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
Teacher; English, One-Year Call
5/22/2020
Mr Carl Manske Northland Lutheran High School
Mosinee WI
St Peter’s LS
Fond du Lac WI
Teacher; Grade 8, One-Year Call
5/24/2020
Miss Rachel Riediger Divine Savior Academy – Sienna Plantation
Missouri City TX
St John LS
Bay City MI
Teacher; Grades 5-6, One-Year Call
5/26/2020
Mr Scott Raymond Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Provisional Call
5/28/2020
Mr Josh Tietz Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 8, Provisional Call
5/28/2020
Mr Thomas J McBryde Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Dormitory Supervisor, Provisional Call
5/28/2020
Mrs Kristi Bredendick Holy Cross LS
Madison WI
Lakeside Lutheran High School
Lake Mills WI
Teacher; Family & Consumer Science, Part-Time, One-Year Call
5/29/2020
Mrs Donna Machael Peace LS
Livonia MI
Teacher; Lower Grades
5/31/2020


CALLS
ACCEPTED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Thomas Westendorf Retired Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School
New Ulm MN
Pastor; Religion Teacher, One-Year Call
5/28/2020
Rev Anthony Straseske Trinity (Wilson Twp) LC
Winona MN
Friedens LC
Randolph WI
Pastor
5/29/2020
Rev Brian Weinkauf Zion LC
Rhinelander WI
Redeemer LC
Tomahawk WI
Redeemer LC
Hastings NE
Pastor
6/1/2020
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mr Paul Heldman Immanuel LS
Medford WI
Immanuel LS
Medford WI
Principal; One-Year Call
5/13/2020
Ms Maria Boden-Benner St Paul’s LS
Moline IL
ECM Teacher; Provisional Call
5/18/2020
Ms Allison Grunke Building Blocks for Life
Cambridge MN
ECM teacher; One-Year Call
5/26/2020
Ms Samantha Evans St Marcus LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 4
5/26/2020
Mr Jonathan Hahm Our Savior LS
Grafton WI
Principal; Part-Time, One-Year Call
5/26/2020
Mr Jon Engelbrecht Luther High School
Onalaska WI
Luther High School
Onalaska WI
Principal; Interim, One-Year Call
5/26/2020
Mrs Katrina Brohn Morning Star LS
Jackson WI
Morning Star LS
Jackson WI
Teacher; Extended Learning Center, Half-Time, One-Year Call
5/27/2020
Mrs Lynette Olson Christ LS
North Saint Paul MN
ECM Teacher; Half-Time Call
5/28/2020
Mr James Wade Jr Pilgrim LS
Mesa AZ
East Fork LS
Whiteriver AZ
Teacher; Grade 6
5/29/2020
Miss Rachel Naumann St John LS
Montello WI
Fox Valley Lutheran High School
Appleton WI
Teacher; Student Services Instructor
5/31/2020


ASSIGNMENT

 

Teachers Assignment Date assigned
Mrs Lana Sprain Abiding Peace Academy
Simpsonville SC
ECM Teacher
5/16/2020
Mrs Ruth Nitz Christ Our Redeemer LS
Aurora CO
Teacher; Grades 3-5
5/16/2020
Miss Kaitlyn Solofra St Paul LS
Green Bay WI
Teacher; Grade 7 & 8
5/16/2020
Mrs Lydia Prange St Paul LS
Beverly Hills FL
Teacher
5/16/2020
Mrs Rebecca Wilkens Lord of Life LS
Thornton CO
Teacher
5/16/2020
Mrs Jeni Schleef Neenah LS (3-8)
Neenah WI
Teacher; Grade 6 & Spanish
5/16/2020
Mrs Miriam Schaewe Faith LS
Fond du Lac WI
Teacher; Grade 3
5/20/2020
Miss Carissa Friebe Little Lambs of Peace Preschool
Eagle River AK
ECM Teacher
5/22/2020
Miss Olivia Prost Jesus Loves Me Learning Center
North Mankato MN
ECM Teacher; One-Year Call
5/27/2020
Miss Megan Fury St Matthew’s LS
Oconomowoc WI
Assistant ECM Director
5/28/2020


CALLS DECLINED

 

Teachers Current call New call Date declined
Mrs Erin LaPointe Holy Cross LS
Madison WI
Teacher; Grade 6, One-Year Call
5/28/2020
Mr James Wade Jr Pilgrim LS
Mesa AZ
Cross of Glory LS &
Cross of Glory LC – Vistancia
Peoria AZ
Principal & Staff Minister
5/29/2020
Mr Phillip Scriver Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School
New Ulm MN
Trinity LS
Belle Plaine MN
Principal
5/29/2020
Mrs Carrie Schumacher Divine Savior Academy – Santa Rita Ranch
Liberty Hill TX
ECM Teacher
5/29/2020
Mrs Carrie Schumacher Kids Crossing Early Learning Center
Madison WI
ECM Director
5/29/2020
Mrs Marilee Nolte Grace LS
Yakima WA
Grace LS
Yakima WA
Staff Minister; Grades 1-5
6/1/2020


RESIGNED

 

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mrs Melanie Achey Salem Preschool
Woodbury MN
6/30/2020
Mrs Amy Vannieuwenhoven Northdale LS
Tampa FL
6/30/2020
Mrs Kaila Bink St John LS
Lannon WI
6/30/2020


CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

 

Pastors Home church Death date
Rev Robert Van Norstrand 5/23/2020
Prof Armin Schuetze Trinity LC
Watertown WI
5/27/2020
Staff Ministers Home church Death date
Mr Duane Anderson Open Bible LC
Oxford FL
5/26/2020


RETIREMENT

 

Pastors Current call Date retired
Rev Walter Davidson St Peter LC – Schofield Campus
Schofield WI
8/13/2020
Teachers Current call Date retired
Prof Paul Tess Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
6/30/2021
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