Life is a series of transitions from birth to death. At best, transition, though painful, can provide indivi

duals and communities with a time of reflection, vision and opportunity to effect creative change. At worst, transitions can be disruptive and discouraging, leaving individuals and/or communities drained of spirit or hope. In all instances, transitions are made easier if there is a system of nurture and support in place to assist, coach, mentor or advise the individual and/or community through the time of transition. For individuals this support and nurture may come from parents, friends, partners and/or colleagues. For communities this support and nurture is more formalized and may be provided by someone who is appointed, elected or hired to assist the community in transition

Congregations in Transition

As of May 15, 2019

Recent Vacancy:

  • Note: “PACT” stands for “Pastors Accompanying Congregations in Transition”. A PACT includes the following types of positions: “Interim Pastors” provide pastoral support, and lead a MET process. “Transition Pastors” provide pastoral support, and do not lead a MET process. “Transition Consultants” help lead a MET process, and have limited pastoral support responsibilities. “Bridge Pastors” offer short term pastoral support until an interim or a called pastor begins. “Consistent Supply Pastors” cover weekly worship for an extended period of time and have limited additional pastoral responsibilities.
    Vacancy covered by supply pastors or current staffing
  • Ascension, Milwaukee (bi-lingual co-pastor)
  • Emaus, Racine (pastor, bi-lingual)
  • Lord of Life, Kenosha (senior pastor)
  • Lutheran Church of the Great Spirit, Milwaukee (solo pastor)
  • Spirit of Peace, Milwaukee (solo pastor)
    PACT has begun
  • Living Christ, Germantown (PT solo pastor) – Rev. Jon Breimeier, PT interim pastor

Mission Exploration Team (MET) process (preparation for completing an MSP):

  • Adoration, Greenfield (FT solo pastor) – Rev. Debra Trakel, PT interim pastor
  • Capitol Drive, Milwaukee (PT solo pastor) – Rev. Bill Mains, PT bridge pastor
  • Christ the King, Delafield (FT solo pastor) – Rev. Jim Holmberg, FT interim pastor
  • Christ the Servant, Waukesha (FT solo pastor) – Rev. Steve Clingman, FT interim pastor
  • Good Shepherd Trinity (PT solo pastor) – Rev. Carol Jeunnette, PT transition consultant
  • Incarnation, Milwaukee (PT solo pastor) – Rev. Vicki Watkins, PT bridge pastor
  • Luther Memorial, West Allis (PT solo pastor) – Rev. Frank Maxwell, PT interim pastor
  • Mt. Hope, West Allis (solo pastor) – Rev. Michael Mueller, FT interim pastor
  • Mt. Zion, Wauwatosa (FT solo pastor) – Rev. Josh Graber,  FT interim pastor
  • North Cape, Franksville (associate pastor) – Rev. Karl-John Stone, PT bridge pastor
  • Our Savior’s, Milwaukee (PT solo pastor) – Rev. Wendy Wirth-Brock, Consistent supply pastor, Rev. John Holm, transition consultant
  • Redemption, Wauwatosa (PT solo pastor) – Rev. Alexander Jacobs, PT transition consultant
  • St. Luke, Waukesha (FT associate pastor) – Rev. Elizabeth Baires, PT transition pastor
  • Vernon, Mukwanago (FT solo pastor) – Rev. David Patterson, PT interim pastor

Ministry Site Profile (MSP) Posted:

  • Advent, Cedarburg (FT pastor) – Rev. John Holm, PT transition pastor
  • Bethel, Muskego (PT pastor) – Rev. Maren Hooper, PT bridge pastor
  • House of Prayer, Franklin (FT solo pastor) – Rev. Kathy Brown, FT interim pastor
  • Peace, Burlington (PT pastor) – Rev. Sue Ruehle, PT bridge pastor
  • Spirit Alive!, Kenosha (PT pastor) – Rev. Cynthia Aasen, PT interim pastor
  • St. Paul, Kenosha  (PT pastor) – Rev. Cynthia Aasen, PT interim pastor

Candidate Name/s Submitted to Call Committee:

Calls Extended (*=started the new call):

  • All People’s Church, Milwaukee (FT solo pastor) – Rev. Lindsey Beukelman*
  • Bayshore, Whitefish Bay (FT pastor) – Rev. Sarah Stobie
  • Holy Cross, Menomonee Falls (two 3/4 time associate pastors) – Rev. Sara Yoos* and Rev. Drew Yoos*
  • Journey in Faith, Racine (FT pastor) – Rev. Allison Johnson*
  • Redeemer, Hartford (FT pastor) – Rev. Aida Muniz*
  • St. Mark, Cudahy (PT solo pastor) – Rev. Tim Tahtinen*

Rostered Ministers in Transition

As of May 15, 2019

Rostered Ministers Who Have Recently Changed Calls

   To the Greater Milwaukee Synod
  • Rev. Lindsey Beukelman, from candidate for call, to called pastor at All Peoples Church, Milwaukee
  • Rev. Allison Johnson, from candidate for call, to called pastor at Journey in Faith, Racine
  • Rev. Marcy Wieties, from candidate for reinstatement to the roster, to PT called pastor at Emaus, Racine.
  • Rev. Drew Yoos, from Northwest Washington synod to called associate pastor at Holy Cross, Menomonee Falls
  • Rev. Sara Yoos, from Northwest Washington synod to called associate pastor at Holy Cross, Menomonee Falls.
   Within the Greater Milwaukee Synod
  • Rev. Aida Muniz, from term call associate pastor at All Peoples Church, Milwaukee to called pastor at Redeemer, Hartford
  • Rev. Tim Tahtinen, from called pastor at Spirit of Peace, Milwaukee to called pastor at St Marks, Cudahy
    From the Greater Milwaukee Synod
  • Rev. Walter Baires, from co-pastor at Ascension, Milwaukee to the South Central Synod of WI as the synod’s Director for Evangelical Mission
  • Rev. Carol Baumgartner, from OLC to interim ministry in the South Central Synod of WI

Rostered Ministers Who Have Recently Moved to On Leave from Call (OLC)

  • Rev. Stacy Seger, from senior pastor at Lord of Life, Kenosha to OLC

Rostered Ministers Recently Retired

Remembering Rostered Ministers who have Recently Died