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Call Report – August 27, 2018

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

8/21/2018 – 8/27/2018

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

Note: Due to the upcoming holiday, the next call report will be posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

NO DECISION REPORTED

Pastors Current call New call Date issued
Rev Matthew Martz Lamb of God LC
Phoenix AZ
St Mark LC
Duncanville TX
Pastor
7/22/2018
Rev Joel Russow Faith LC
Tallahassee FL
Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Pastor; Admission Counselor
7/29/2018
Rev Thomas Westra Beautiful Savior LC
Cincinnati OH
Bethlehem LC
Menomonee Falls WI
Associate Pastor
7/29/2018
Rev Joel Jenswold Bethlehem LC
Hortonville WI
Lord of Love LC
De Forest WI
Associate Pastor
7/29/2018
Rev Nathan Kassulke Grace LC
Tucson AZ
Faith LC
Tacoma WA
Pastor
7/29/2018
Rev Mark Parsons Faith LC
Fond du Lac WI
New Mission
Brandon SD
Pastor
7/31/2018
Rev Richard Warnecke Christ LC
Pewaukee WI
Christ LC
Merrill WI
Pastor
8/5/2018
Rev Joel Thomford Zion LC
Chesaning MI
Immanuel LC
Buffalo MN
Pastor
8/5/2018
Rev Joel Schwartz Peace LC
Trinity FL
Grace LC
Oshkosh WI
Associate Pastor
8/5/2018
Rev David Frey Living Word LC
Mission Viejo CA
Peace LC
Wautoma WI
Pastor
8/5/2018
Rev George Swanson Shepherd LC
Albuquerque NM
Beautiful Savior LC
Bella Vista-Hiwasse AR
Pastor; Retirement Call
8/5/2018
Rev Michael Lindemann St John LC
Lewiston MN
Paradise Valley LC
Phoenix AZ
Pastor
8/6/2018
Rev Gary Kluball King of Kings LC
Clifton Park NY
Conference of Presidents
Pastor; Christian Giving Counselor
8/7/2018
Rev Matthew Westra Living Promise LC
Morristown TN
Ascension LC
Harrisburg PA
Pastor
8/8/2018
Rev Jason Baldwin Hope LC
Saint Charles MI
Michigan Lutheran Seminary
Saginaw MI
Pastor
8/9/2018
Rev Jeremy Husby Peace LC
Hartford WI
St Paul LC
Onalaska WI
Associate Pastor
8/12/2018
Rev Curt Grube Retired Emanuel LC
Forestville WI
Pastor; Retirement Call
8/12/2018
Rev Michael Sullivan Immanuel LC
Kewaunee WI
Divine Word LC
Nepean ON Canada
Pastor
8/12/2018
Rev Caleb Bassett Redeemer LC
Fallbrook CA
Bethlehem LC
Manassas VA
Pastor
8/12/2018
Rev Scott Schwertfeger Zion LC
Arlington WI
Grace LC
Tecumseh MI
Pastor
8/13/2018
Rev Aaron Boehm Shepherd of the Hills LC
La Mesa CA
Shoreland Lutheran High School
Somers WI
Pastor; Youth Ministry Director
8/13/2018
Rev Patrick Feldhus St John LC
Cornell WI
The Lutheran Home Hope Residence
Belle Plaine MN
Pastor; Jesus Cares Ministry Chaplain
8/14/2018
Rev Aaron Schumann Faith LC
Pittsburg KS
Lamb of God LC
Lafayette IN
Pastor
8/15/2018
Rev Philip Gurgel St John LC
Newark DE
Trinity LC
Waukesha WI
Pastor
8/19/2018
Rev Nathan Nass St Peter LC
Saint Peter MN
St Paul LC
Green Bay WI
Associate Pastor
8/19/2018
Rev Philip Gurgel St John LC
Newark DE
Riverview LC
Appleton WI
Associate Pastor
8/19/2018
Rev Gary Wong Retired Zion LC
New Ulm MN
Pastor; Retirement Call
8/19/2018
Rev Joel Voss Resurrection LC
Centerville OH
Peace LC
Loves Park IL
Pastor
8/19/2018
Rev Philip Bigelow St John LC
Hemlock MI
Zion LC
Olivia MN
Pastor
8/19/2018
Rev Peter Kesting Zion LC
Fremont WI
Peace LC
Milbank SD
St John LC
Summit SD
Pastor
8/19/2018
Rev Paul Vander Galien Salem LC
Lowell WI
St Paul LC
Stratford WI
Grace LC
Mosinee WI
Pastor
8/20/2018
Rev Jay Bickelhaupt Apostles LC
Billings MT
Immanuel LC
South Lyon MI
Pastor
8/21/2018
Rev David Rosenau St Mark LC
Leesburg FL
Good Shepherd LC
Cedar Rapids IA
Pastor
8/22/2018
Rev Kent Reeder Illumine LC
Rock Hill SC
Grace LC
Seattle WA
Pastor
8/22/2018
Rev Kirk Lahmann St John LC
Burlington WI
St John LC
Watertown WI
Associate Pastor
8/23/2018
Rev Joel Heckendorf Immanuel LC
Greenville WI
Light of the Valleys LC
Reno NV
Pastor
8/23/2018
Rev David Koelpin Living Savior LC
Littleton CO
New Mission
Joplin MO
Pastor
8/24/2018
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mr Christian Birsching   Siloah LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grades 5-6
8/12/2018
Ms Joy Pelke   St John LS
Westland MI
ECM Director; Provisional Call
8/12/2018
Mrs Naomi Evenson   Prairie LS
Gibbon MN
ECM Teacher; Less Than Half-Time Call
8/23/2018
Mrs Alexa Foelske   St John LS
Wrightstown WI
ECM Teacher; One-Year, Three Quarter-Time Call
8/26/2018
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date issued
Mr Kevin Walker Cross of Life LC
Mississauga ON Canada
Bethlehem LC
Germantown WI
ECM Director
7/29/2018
Ms Kristen Koepsell Cross of Christ LC
Boise ID
Christ the Lord LC
Cottage Grove MN
Staff Minister
7/29/2018
Mr Nathan Voss   St Paul LC
North Mankato MN
Staff Minister
8/16/2018
Mr Steven Millerman   CrossWalk Lutheran Ministries
Laveen AZ
Staff Minister; Director of Worship Arts
8/20/2018
Mr James Brandt   Pilgrim LC
Minneapolis MN
Development Director
8/26/2018


CALLS ACCEPTED

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Andrew Glende CRM Lighthouse Youth Center
Milwaukee WI
Pastor
8/16/2018
Rev Kevin Stellick Hong Kong Mission Nebraska Evangelical Lutheran High School
Waco NE
Campus Pastor
8/25/2018
Rev Seth Georgson Immanuel LC
Springerville AZ &
Taylor AZ
Martin Luther LC
Saint Louis MO
Pastor
8/25/2018
Rev Matthew Holtz Shepherd of the Hills LC
Greeley CO
St Paul LC
Appleton WI
Associate Pastor
8/26/2018
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mrs Jacqueline Unke   Water of Life LS
Las Vegas NV
ECM Teacher; Half-Time, Provisional Call
8/20/2018


CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Joshua Free Abiding Peace LC
Elgin IL
St Paul’s LC
Stevensville MI
Associate Pastor
8/18/2018
Rev Nathaniel Walther Grace LC
Minot ND
St John LC
Dowagiac MI
Pastor
8/21/2018
Rev Nathaniel Walther Grace LC
Minot ND
Zion LC
Hartland WI
Associate Pastor
8/22/2018
Rev Neil Birkholz Hong Kong Mission Grace LC
Vail AZ &
Benson AZ
Associate Pastor
8/23/2018
Rev Dustin Bergene Christ the Redeemer LC
Barre VT
Peace LC
Kokomo IN
Pastor
8/23/2018
Rev Neal Behm English LC
Viroqua WI
Holy Cross LC
Daggett MI
St Mark LC
Wallace MI
Pastor
8/23/2018
Rev Frank Rose Zion LC &
St John LC
Kingston WI
Amazing Grace LC
Panama City FL
Pastor
8/23/2018
Rev Mark Schutz Hope LC
Spearfish SD
Mt Olive LC
Suamico WI
Associate Pastor
8/24/2018
Rev Thomas Engelbrecht Christ LC
Pewaukee WI
Zion LC
Greenleaf WI
Associate Pastor
8/24/2018
Rev Frederick Voss Shepherd of the Hills LC
Anchorage AK
Trinity LC
El Paso TX
Pastor
8/25/2018
Rev John Borgwardt Living Word LC
Waukesha WI
St Mark LC
Eau Claire WI
Associate Pastor
8/25/2018
Rev Jonathan Bourman Peace LC
Aiken SC
Pilgrim LC
Menomonee Falls WI
Pastor
8/25/2018
Rev Stephen Helwig Gethsemane LC
Omaha NE
Trinity LC
Kiel WI
Pastor
8/26/2018
Rev Keegan Dowling Abiding Word LC
Orleans ON Canada
Apostles LC
San Jose CA
Associate Pastor
8/26/2018
Rev Abram Degner Christ the Lord LC
Houston TX
CrossWalk Lutheran Ministries
Laveen AZ
Pastor
8/26/2018


RESIGNED

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mrs Alexa Foelske Cross of Glory LS
Peoria AZ
7/22/2018
Mr Micah Foelske Cross of Glory LS
Peoria AZ
7/22/2018
Mrs Barbara Rubin-Speer Grace LS
Glendale AZ
8/23/2018


CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

Pastors Home church Death date
Rev David Sweet Rock of Ages LC
Payson AZ
8/23/2018
Teachers Home church Death date
Mrs Joyce Dallmann Reformation LC
San Diego CA
8/9/2018
Mrs Eleanor Mutterer Divine Word LC
Plover WI
8/20/2018


RETIREMENT

Pastors Current call Date retired
Rev Dennis Lemke St Peter LC
Weyauwega WI
10/31/2018
Teachers Current call Date retired
Mrs Judy Lemke St Peter LS
Weyauwega WI
6/30/2018


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Call Report – August 20, 2018

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

8/14/2018 – 8/20/2018

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

NO DECISION REPORTED

Pastors Current call New call Date issued
Rev Kevin Stellick Hong Kong Mission Nebraska Evangelical Lutheran High School
Waco NE
Campus Pastor
7/1/2018
Rev Keegan Dowling Abiding Word LC
Orleans ON Canada
Apostles LC
San Jose CA
Associate Pastor
7/15/2018
Rev Abram Degner Christ the Lord LC
Houston TX
CrossWalk Lutheran Ministries
Laveen AZ
Pastor
7/15/2018
Rev Mark Schutz Hope LC
Spearfish SD
Mt Olive LC
Suamico WI
Associate Pastor
7/17/2018
Rev Nathaniel Walther Grace LC
Minot ND
Zion LC
Hartland WI
Associate Pastor
7/18/2018
Rev Nathaniel Walther Grace LC
Minot ND
St John LC
Dowagiac MI
Pastor
7/18/2018
Rev Matthew Martz Lamb of God LC
Phoenix AZ
St Mark LC
Duncanville TX
Pastor
7/22/2018
Rev John Borgwardt Living Word LC
Waukesha WI
St Mark LC
Eau Claire WI
Associate Pastor
7/23/2018
Rev Joel Russow Faith LC
Tallahassee FL
Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Pastor; Admission Counselor
7/29/2018
Rev Stephen Helwig Gethsemane LC
Omaha NE
Trinity LC
Kiel WI
Pastor
7/29/2018
Rev Dustin Bergene Christ the Redeemer LC
Barre VT
Peace LC
Kokomo IN
Pastor
7/29/2018
Rev Thomas Westra Beautiful Savior LC
Cincinnati OH
Bethlehem LC
Menomonee Falls WI
Associate Pastor
7/29/2018
Rev Joel Jenswold Bethlehem LC
Hortonville WI
Lord of Love LC
De Forest WI
Associate Pastor
7/29/2018
Rev Matthew Holtz Shepherd of the Hills LC
Greeley CO
St Paul LC
Appleton WI
Associate Pastor
7/29/2018
Rev Nathan Kassulke Grace LC
Tucson AZ
Faith LC
Tacoma WA
Pastor
7/29/2018
Rev Frank Rose Zion LC &
St John LC
Kingston WI
Amazing Grace LC
Panama City FL
Pastor
7/30/2018
Rev Mark Parsons Faith LC
Fond du Lac WI
New Mission
Brandon SD
Pastor
7/31/2018
Rev Neal Behm English LC
Viroqua WI
Holy Cross LC
Daggett MI
St Mark LC
Wallace MI
Pastor
8/1/2018
Rev Seth Georgson Immanuel LC
Springerville AZ
Immanuel LC
Taylor AZ
Martin Luther LC
Saint Louis MO
Pastor
8/2/2018
Rev Richard Warnecke Christ LC
Pewaukee WI
Christ LC
Merrill WI
Pastor
8/5/2018
Rev Joel Thomford Zion LC
Chesaning MI
Immanuel LC
Buffalo MN
Pastor
8/5/2018
Rev Joel Schwartz Peace LC
Trinity FL
Grace LC
Oshkosh WI
Associate Pastor
8/5/2018
Rev David Frey Living Word LC
Mission Viejo CA
Peace LC
Wautoma WI
Pastor
8/5/2018
Rev Thomas Engelbrecht Christ LC
Pewaukee WI
Zion LC
Greenleaf WI
Associate Pastor
8/5/2018
Rev Neil Birkholz Hong Kong Mission Grace LC
Vail AZ &
Benson AZ
Associate Pastor
8/5/2018
Rev George Swanson Shepherd LC
Albuquerque NM
Beautiful Savior LC
Bella Vista-Hiwasse AR
Pastor; Retirement Call
8/5/2018
Rev Jonathan Bourman Peace LC
Aiken SC
Pilgrim LC
Menomonee Falls WI
Pastor
8/6/2018
Rev Michael Lindemann St John LC
Lewiston MN
Paradise Valley LC
Phoenix AZ
Pastor
8/6/2018
Rev Gary Kluball King of Kings LC
Clifton Park NY
Conference of Presidents
Christian Giving Counselor
8/7/2018
Rev Frederick Voss Shepherd of the Hills LC
Anchorage AK
Trinity LC
El Paso TX
Pastor
8/7/2018
Rev Matthew Westra Living Promise LC
Morristown TN
Ascension LC
Harrisburg PA
Pastor
8/8/2018
Rev Jason Baldwin Hope LC
Saint Charles MI
Michigan Lutheran Seminary
Saginaw MI
Pastor
8/9/2018
Rev Jeremy Husby Peace LC
Hartford WI
St Paul LC
Onalaska WI
Associate Pastor
8/12/2018
Rev Curt Grube Retired Emanuel LC
Forestville WI
Pastor; Retirement Call
8/12/2018
Rev Michael Sullivan Immanuel LC
Kewaunee WI
Divine Word LC
Nepean ON Canada
Pastor
8/12/2018
Rev Caleb Bassett Redeemer LC
Fallbrook CA
Bethlehem LC
Manassas VA
Pastor
8/12/2018
Rev Scott Schwertfeger Zion LC
Arlington WI
Grace LC
Tecumseh MI
Pastor
8/13/2018
Rev Aaron Boehm Shepherd of the Hills LC
La Mesa CA
Shoreland Lutheran High School
Somers WI
Pastor; Youth Ministry Director
8/13/2018
Rev Patrick Feldhus St John LC
Cornell WI
The Lutheran Home Hope Residence
Belle Plaine MN
Jesus Cares Ministry Chaplain
8/14/2018
Rev Aaron Schumann Faith LC
Pittsburg KS
Lamb of God LC
Lafayette IN
Pastor
8/15/2018
Mr Andrew Glende CRM Lighthouse Youth Center
Milwaukee WI
Pastor
8/15/2018
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mr Christian Birsching   Siloah LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grades 5-6
8/12/2018
Ms Joy Pelke   St John LS
Westland MI
ECM Director; Provisional Call
8/12/2018
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date issued
Mr Kevin Walker Cross of Life LC
Mississauga ON Canada
Bethlehem LC
Germantown WI
ECM Director
7/29/2018
Ms Kristen Koepsell Cross of Christ LC
Boise ID
Christ the Lord LC
Cottage Grove MN
Staff Minister
7/29/2018
Mr Nathan Voss   St Paul LC
North Mankato MN
Staff Minister
8/16/2018


CALLS ACCEPTED

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Nathan Wagenknecht Multi-Language Publications
El Paso TX
Faith LC
Anchorage AK
Associate Pastor
8/17/2018
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mrs Karen Mattek   Immanuel LS
Greenville WI
Teacher; Kindergarten, Limited Duration, Half-Time Call
8/15/2018
Mrs Meredith Heyn Immanuel LS
Greenville WI
Immanuel LS
Greenville WI
Teacher; Kindergarten, One-Year Call
8/15/2018
Mrs Katherine Horn   St Paul LS
Muskego WI
Teacher; Extended Learning Coordinator, One-Year, Part-Time Call
8/17/2018


CALLS DECLINED

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Jonathan Micheel Prince of Peace LC
Salt Lake City UT
Heritage LC
Gilbert AZ
Pastor
8/16/2018
Rev Steven Tews St Peter’s LC
Balaton MN
St John LC &
Trinity LC
Carson ND
Pastor
8/17/2018
Rev Joshua Free Abiding Peace LC
Elgin IL
St Paul’s LC
Stevensville MI
Associate Pastor
8/18/2018
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date declined
Mr Peter Wolfgramm Riverview LC
Appleton WI
Pilgrim LC
Minneapolis MN
Development Director
8/18/2018


RESIGNED

Pastors Current call Date resigned
Rev Dennis Reichow St John LC
Glencoe MN
9/10/2018
Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mrs Jaime Danner St Paul LS
Plymouth NE
6/30/2018
Mrs Naomi Johnson Prairie LS
Gibbon MN
8/17/2018


POSITION ELIMINATED

Teachers Current call Date effective
Mr James Brandt North Shore Christian Academy
Milwaukee WI
8/31/2018
Mrs Kimberly Gerlach North Shore Christian Academy
Milwaukee WI
8/31/2018


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Call Report – August 13, 2018

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

8/7/2018 – 8/13/2018

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

Note: From now on, deaths reported on the call report will only be for called workers who are actively serving at the time of their death or for those who have retired from active ministry. This reflects the current Yearbook policy set by the Conference of Presidents.


NO DECISION REPORTED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date issued
Rev Kevin Stellick Hong Kong Mission Nebraska Evangelical Lutheran High School
Waco NE
Campus Pastor
7/1/2018
Rev Jonathan Micheel Prince of Peace LC
Salt Lake City UT
Heritage LC
Gilbert AZ
Pastor
7/8/2018
Rev Nathan Wagenknecht Multi-Language Publications
El Paso TX
Faith LC
Anchorage AK
Associate Pastor
7/15/2018
Rev Keegan Dowling Abiding Word LC
Orleans ON Canada
Apostles LC
San Jose CA
Associate Pastor
7/15/2018
Rev Abram Degner Christ the Lord LC
Houston TX
CrossWalk Lutheran Ministries
Laveen AZ
Pastor
7/15/2018
Rev Joshua Free Abiding Peace LC
Elgin IL
St Paul’s LC
Stevensville MI
Associate Pastor
7/17/2018
Rev Mark Schutz Hope LC
Spearfish SD
Mt Olive LC
Suamico WI
Associate Pastor
7/17/2018
Rev Nathaniel Walther Grace LC
Minot ND
Zion LC
Hartland WI
Associate Pastor
7/18/2018
Rev Nathaniel Walther Grace LC
Minot ND
St John LC
Dowagiac MI
Pastor
7/18/2018
Rev Matthew Martz Lamb of God LC
Phoenix AZ
St Mark LC
Duncanville TX
Pastor
7/22/2018
Rev John Borgwardt Living Word LC
Waukesha WI
St Mark LC
Eau Claire WI
Associate Pastor
7/23/2018
Rev Steven Tews St Peter’s LC
Balaton MN
St John LC &
Trinity LC
Carson ND
Pastor
7/23/2018
Rev Joel Russow Faith LC
Tallahassee FL
Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Pastor; Admission Counselor
7/29/2018
Rev Stephen Helwig Gethsemane LC
Omaha NE
Trinity LC
Kiel WI
Pastor
7/29/2018
Rev Dustin Bergene Christ the Redeemer LC
Barre VT
Peace LC
Kokomo IN
Pastor
7/29/2018
Rev Thomas Westra Beautiful Savior LC
Cincinnati OH
Bethlehem LC
Menomonee Falls WI
Associate Pastor
7/29/2018
Rev Joel Jenswold Bethlehem LC
Hortonville WI
Lord of Love LC
De Forest WI
Associate Pastor
7/29/2018
Rev Matthew Holtz Shepherd of the Hills LC
Greeley CO
St Paul LC
Appleton WI
Associate Pastor
7/29/2018
Rev Nathan Kassulke Grace LC
Tucson AZ
Faith LC
Tacoma WA
Pastor
7/29/2018
Rev Frank Rose Zion LC &
St John LC
Kingston WI
Amazing Grace LC
Panama City FL
Pastor
7/30/2018
Rev Mark Parsons Faith LC
Fond du Lac WI
New Mission
Brandon SD
Pastor
7/31/2018
Rev Neal Behm English LC
Viroqua WI
Holy Cross LC
Daggett MI
St Mark LC
Wallace MI
Pastor
8/1/2018
Rev Seth Georgson Immanuel LC
Springerville AZ
Immanuel LC
Taylor AZ
Martin Luther LC
Saint Louis MO
Pastor
8/2/2018
Rev Richard Warnecke Christ LC
Pewaukee WI
Christ LC
Merrill WI
Pastor
8/5/2018
Rev Joel Thomford Zion LC
Chesaning MI
Immanuel LC
Buffalo MN
Pastor
8/5/2018
Rev Joel Schwartz Peace LC
Trinity FL
Grace LC
Oshkosh WI
Associate Pastor
8/5/2018
Rev David Frey Living Word LC
Mission Viejo CA
Peace LC
Wautoma WI
Pastor
8/5/2018
Rev Thomas Engelbrecht Christ LC
Pewaukee WI
Zion LC
Greenleaf WI
Associate Pastor
8/5/2018
Rev Neil Birkholz Hong Kong Mission Grace LC
Vail AZ &
Benson AZ
Associate Pastor
8/5/2018
Rev George Swanson Shepherd LC
Albuquerque NM
Beautiful Savior LC
Bella Vista-Hiwasse AR
Pastor; Retirement Call
8/5/2018
Rev Jonathan Bourman Peace LC
Aiken SC
Pilgrim LC
Menomonee Falls WI
Pastor
8/6/2018
Rev Michael Lindemann St John LC
Lewiston MN
Paradise Valley LC
Phoenix AZ
Pastor
8/6/2018
Rev Gary Kluball King of Kings LC
Clifton Park NY
Conference of Presidents
Christian Giving Counselor
8/7/2018
Rev Frederick Voss Shepherd of the Hills LC
Anchorage AK
Trinity LC
El Paso TX
Pastor
8/7/2018
Rev Matthew Westra Living Promise LC
Morristown TN
Ascension LC
Harrisburg PA
Pastor
8/8/2018
Rev Jason Baldwin Hope LC
Saint Charles MI
Michigan Lutheran Seminary
Saginaw MI
Pastor
8/9/2018
Rev Michael Sullivan Immanuel LC
Kewaunee WI
Divine Word LC
Nepean ON Canada
Pastor
8/12/2018
Rev Caleb Bassett Redeemer LC
Fallbrook CA
Bethlehem LC
Manassas VA
Pastor
8/12/2018
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mrs Katie Olson First LS
La Crosse WI
Teacher; Grades 5-6, One-Year, Part-Time Call
8/5/2018
Mr Christian Birsching Siloah LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grades 5-6
8/12/2018
Ms Joy Pelke St John LS
Westland MI
ECM Director; Provisional Call
8/12/2018
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date issued
Mr Kevin Walker Cross of Life LC
Mississauga ON Canada
Bethlehem LC
Germantown WI
ECM Director
7/29/2018
Mr Peter Wolfgramm Riverview LC
Appleton WI
Pilgrim LC
Minneapolis MN
Development Director
7/29/2018
Ms Kristen Koepsell Cross of Christ LC
Boise ID
Christ the Lord LC
Cottage Grove MN
Staff Minister
7/29/2018


CALLS ACCEPTED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Jonathan Bergemann Trinity LC
Woodbridge VA
Good Shepherd LC
Downers Grove IL
Pastor
8/9/2018
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Mrs Joanna Hafner Grace LS
Portland OR
Teacher; Grades 2-3, Provisional Call
8/7/2018
Mr Karl Mantzke St John’s LS
Sparta WI
Teacher; Departmentalized Classes, Part-Time Call
8/8/2018
Mrs Sarah Tonn St Paul LS
Muskego WI
Teacher; Grade 1, Half-Time, Provisional Call
8/9/2018
Mrs Sara Bauer Garden Homes LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grade 5, One-Year, Provisional Call
8/12/2018
Mrs Carrie Schumacher Garden Homes LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grades 5-6, Departmentalized, Part-Time Call
8/12/2018


CALLS DECLINED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Randall Siegel Apostles of Christ LC
Wauwatosa WI
Shepherd of the Hills LC
Fredericksburg TX
Pastor; Retirement Call
8/8/2018
Rev Michael Vogel St Paul LC
Calgary AB Canada
St John LC
Peshtigo WI
Pastor
8/8/2018
Rev Timothy Gauger Christ Our Savior LC
Rockford MI
St Peter LC
Weyauwega WI
Associate Pastor
8/9/2018
Rev Timothy Spiegelberg Carbon Valley LC
Firestone CO
Our Shepherd LC
Crown Point IN
Pastor
8/10/2018
Rev Jesse Stern Peace LC
Boulder CO
New Mission
Reno NV
Pastor
8/10/2018
Rev Harland Goetzinger III Redemption LC
Watertown NY
New Hope LC
West Melbourne FL
Pastor
8/10/2018
Rev Glenn Schwanke Peace LC
Houghton MI
Zion LC
Rhinelander WI
Associate Pastor
8/11/2018
Rev Nathan Buege Victory of the Lamb LC
Katy TX
Garden Homes LC
Milwaukee WI
Pastor
8/11/2018
Rev Aaron Bublitz Mt Lebanon LC
Milwaukee WI
New Mission
Joplin MO
Pastor
8/11/2018
Rev Matthew Ewart Bethlehem LC
Lakeville MN
Calvary LC
Sheboygan WI
Pastor
8/11/2018
Rev Paul Schupmann St John’s LC
Juneau WI
St Matthew’s LC
Niles IL
Pastor
8/11/2018
Rev Brian Diring Our Shepherd LC
Lancaster CA
Friendly Counselor
South Asia
8/11/2018
Rev Paul Meitner St Paul’s First LC
North Hollywood CA
Good Shepherd LC
Sioux Falls SD
Associate Pastor
8/12/2018


RESIGNED

 

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mrs Michelle Hagewood Divine Grace LS
Lake Orion MI
6/30/2018
Mrs Jessica Killinger Immanuel LS
Gibbon MN
7/31/2018
Mrs Carrie Schumacher Atonement LS
Milwaukee WI
7/31/2018
Ms Ashley McNair Garden Homes LS
Milwaukee WI
8/8/2018
Staff Ministers Current call Date resigned
Mr Daniel Krause St Mark LC
De Pere WI
8/30/2018


RETIREMENT

 

Teachers Current call Date retired
Miss Linda Martens St Paul LS
Muskego WI
6/30/2018
Mrs Karen Kehl Immanuel LS
Manitowoc WI
6/30/2019
Staff Ministers Current call Date retired
Mr Robert Garbe Centennial LC
Milwaukee WI
12/31/2018


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Call Report – August 6, 2018

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

7/31/2018 – 8/6/2018

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


NO DECISION REPORTED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date issued
Rev Jonathan Bergemann Trinity LC
Woodbridge VA
Good Shepherd LC
Downers Grove IL
Pastor
6/5/2018
Rev Kevin Stellick Hong Kong Mission Nebraska Evangelical Lutheran High School
Waco NE
Campus Pastor
7/1/2018
Rev Nathan Buege Victory of the Lamb LC
Katy TX
Garden Homes LC
Milwaukee WI
Pastor
7/8/2018
Rev Glenn Schwanke Peace LC
Houghton MI
Zion LC
Rhinelander WI
Associate Pastor
7/8/2018
Rev Randall Siegel Apostles of Christ LC
Wauwatosa WI
Shepherd of the Hills LC
Fredericksburg TX
Pastor; Retirement Call
7/8/2018
Rev Jonathan Micheel Prince of Peace LC
Salt Lake City UT
Heritage LC
Gilbert AZ
Pastor
7/8/2018
Rev Aaron Bublitz Mt Lebanon LC
Milwaukee WI
New Mission
Joplin MO
Pastor
7/10/2018
Rev Nathan Wagenknecht Multi-Language Publications
El Paso TX
Faith LC
Anchorage AK
Associate Pastor
7/15/2018
Rev Keegan Dowling Abiding Word LC
Orleans ON Canada
Apostles LC
San Jose CA
Associate Pastor
7/15/2018
Rev Harland Goetzinger III Redemption LC
Watertown NY
New Hope LC
West Melbourne FL
Pastor
7/15/2018
Rev Paul Schupmann St John’s LC
Juneau WI
St Matthew’s LC
Niles IL
Pastor
7/15/2018
Rev Abram Degner Christ the Lord LC
Houston TX
CrossWalk Lutheran Ministries
Laveen AZ
Pastor
7/15/2018
Rev Joshua Free Abiding Peace LC
Elgin IL
St Paul’s LC
Stevensville MI
Associate Pastor
7/17/2018
Rev Mark Schutz Hope LC
Spearfish SD
Mt Olive LC
Suamico WI
Associate Pastor
7/17/2018
Rev Michael Vogel St Paul LC
Calgary AB Canada
St John LC
Peshtigo WI
Pastor
7/17/2018
Rev Nathaniel Walther Grace LC
Minot ND
Zion LC
Hartland WI
Associate Pastor
7/18/2018
Rev Nathaniel Walther Grace LC
Minot ND
St John LC
Dowagiac MI
Pastor
7/18/2018
Rev Timothy Spiegelberg Carbon Valley LC
Firestone CO
Our Shepherd LC
Crown Point IN
Pastor
7/22/2018
Rev Matthew Ewart Bethlehem LC
Lakeville MN
Calvary LC
Sheboygan WI
Pastor
7/22/2018
Rev Paul Meitner St Paul’s First LC
North Hollywood CA
Good Shepherd LC
Sioux Falls SD
Associate Pastor
7/22/2018
Rev Matthew Martz Lamb of God LC
Phoenix AZ
St Mark LC
Duncanville TX
Pastor
7/22/2018
Rev John Borgwardt Living Word LC
Waukesha WI
St Mark LC
Eau Claire WI
Associate Pastor
7/23/2018
Rev Steven Tews St Peter’s LC
Balaton MN
St John LC &
Trinity LC
Carson ND
Pastor
7/23/2018
Rev Timothy Gauger Christ Our Savior LC
Rockford MI
St Peter LC
Weyauwega WI
Associate Pastor
7/25/2018
Rev Jesse Stern Peace LC
Boulder CO
New Mission
Reno NV
Pastor
7/25/2018
Rev Joel Russow Faith LC
Tallahassee FL
Martin Luther College
New Ulm MN
Pastor; Admission Counselor
7/29/2018
Rev Stephen Helwig Gethsemane LC
Omaha NE
Trinity LC
Kiel WI
Pastor
7/29/2018
Rev Dustin Bergene Christ the Redeemer LC
Barre VT
Peace LC
Kokomo IN
Pastor
7/29/2018
Rev Thomas Westra Beautiful Savior LC
Cincinnati OH
Bethlehem LC
Menomonee Falls WI
Associate Pastor
7/29/2018
Rev Joel Jenswold Bethlehem LC
Hortonville WI
Lord of Love LC
De Forest WI
Associate Pastor
7/29/2018
Rev Matthew Holtz Shepherd of the Hills LC
Greeley CO
St Paul LC
Appleton WI
Associate Pastor
7/29/2018
Rev Nathan Kassulke Grace LC
Tucson AZ
Faith LC
Tacoma WA
Pastor
7/29/2018
Rev Frank Rose Zion LC &
St John LC
Kingston WI
Amazing Grace LC
Panama City FL
Pastor
7/30/2018
Rev Brian Diring Our Shepherd LC
Lancaster CA
Friendly Counselor
South Asia
7/31/2018
Rev Mark Parsons Faith LC
Fond du Lac WI
New Mission
Brandon SD
Pastor
7/31/2018
Rev Neal Behm English LC
Viroqua WI
Holy Cross LC
Daggett MI
St Mark LC
Wallace MI
Pastor
8/1/2018
Rev Seth Georgson Immanuel LC
Springerville AZ
Immanuel LC
Taylor AZ
Martin Luther LC
Saint Louis MO
Pastor
8/2/2018
Rev Joel Thomford Zion LC
Chesaning MI
Immanuel LC
Buffalo MN
Pastor
8/5/2018
Rev Neil Birkholz Hong Kong Mission Grace LC
Vail AZ &
Benson AZ
Associate Pastor
8/5/2018
Teachers Current call New call Date issued
Mr Karl Mantzke St John’s LS
Sparta WI
Teacher; Departmentalized Classes, Part-Time Call
7/17/2018
Mrs Joanna Hafner Grace LS
Portland OR
Teacher; Grades 2-3, Provisional Call
8/5/2018
Staff Ministers Current call New call Date issued
Mr Kevin Walker Cross of Life LC
Mississauga ON Canada
Bethlehem LC
Germantown WI
ECM Director
7/29/2018
Mr Peter Wolfgramm Riverview LC
Appleton WI
Pilgrim LC
Minneapolis MN
Development Director
7/29/2018
Ms Kristen Koepsell Cross of Christ LC
Boise ID
Christ the Lord LC
Cottage Grove MN
Staff Minister
7/29/2018


CALLS ACCEPTED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date accepted
Rev Earl Kriewall CRM Our Savior LC
Arlington TX
Associate Pastor; Part-Time Call
8/3/2018
Rev Benjamin Schaefer First German LC
Manitowoc WI
Mt Calvary LC
Redding CA
Pastor
8/4/2018
Rev Joel Voss St Paul LC
Platteville WI
Faith LC
Lancaster WI
Emanuel First LC
Lansing MI
Associate Pastor
8/4/2018
Rev John Raasch Sr Salem LC
Milwaukee WI
Bethel LC
Menasha WI
Associate Pastor
8/5/2018
Rev Nathaniel Buchner Zion LC
Bonesteel SD
St Paul LC
Naper NE
Good Shepherd LC
Omaha NE
Pastor
8/5/2018
Teachers Current call New call Date accepted
Ms Karen Kilchenmann Costa Maya Ministries
Director
7/21/2018
Mrs Elizabeth Laska Siloah LS
Milwaukee WI
Teacher; Grades 3-4, One-Year Call
7/31/2018
Mr Merlin Meitner Cross of Glory LS
Peoria AZ
Teacher; Grades 5-8, One-Year Call
8/1/2018


CALLS DECLINED

 

Pastors Current call New call Date declined
Rev Charles Iles Sr Wisconsin Lutheran Institutional Ministries Inc
Oconomowoc WI
Beautiful Savior LC
Bella Vista-Hiwasse AR
Pastor; Retirement Call
7/30/2018
Rev Timothy Rosenow St Paul LC
Prescott WI
St Paul LC
Onalaska WI
Associate Pastor
7/31/2018
Rev Timothy Flunker National Hispanic Consultant St Paul LC
Green Bay WI
Associate Pastor
8/1/2018
Rev Daniel Waldschmidt St John LC
Burlington WI
Riverview LC
Appleton WI
Associate Pastor
8/2/2018
Rev Benjamin Kratz Our Savior LC
Birmingham AL
Trinity LC
Crete IL
Associate Pastor
8/3/2018
Rev Gregory Tobison Grace LC
Hutchinson MN
Grace LC
Tecumseh MI
Pastor
8/3/2018
Rev Benjamin Zahn Amazing Grace LC
Myrtle Beach SC
Lamb of God LC
Lafayette IN
Pastor
8/3/2018
Rev Jason Enderle Trinity LC
Ashland WI
Our Savior LC
Phillips WI
Peace LC
Milbank SD
St John LC
Summit SD
Pastor
8/4/2018
Rev Troy Schreiner Mount Olive LC
Appleton WI
Peace LC
Loves Park IL
Pastor
8/4/2018
Rev Michael Kuschel St Matthew LC (Flora)
Renville MN &
Danube MN
Immanuel LC
South Lyon MI
Pastor
8/5/2018


RESIGNED

 

Teachers Current call Date resigned
Mrs Julie Nass Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Manitowoc WI
6/30/2018
Mrs Kimberly Marion Siloah LS
Milwaukee WI
7/31/2018


CALLED TO ETERNAL GLORY

 

Teachers Home church Death date
Mrs Yvonne Janosek Living Savior LC
Asheville NC
4/12/2018


POSITION ELIMINATED

 

Teachers Current call Date effective
Mrs Joanna Hafner Living Hope Lutheran Preschool
Redmond WA
6/30/2018


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