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 April 17, 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
  • Emaus, Racine (PT pastor, bi-lingual)
  • Lutheran Church of the Great Spirit, Milwaukee (PT solo pastor)
  • Spirit of Peace, Milwaukee (PT solo pastor)
    PACT has begun
  • Living Christ, Germantown (PT solo pastor) – Rev. Jon Breimeier, PT interim pastor
  • Our Savior’s, Milwaukee (PT solo pastor) – Rev. Wendy Wirth-Brock, Consistent supply 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
  • House of Prayer, Franklin (FT solo pastor) – Rev. Kathy Brown, FT interim pastor
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Bethlehem, Muskego (PT term call pastor) – Rev. Dean Willich*
  • Cross, Burlington (FT associate pastor) – Rev. Elizabeth Lee*
  • Cross, Ixonia (PT pastor) – Rev. Doug Andersen*
  • 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*
  • Living Faith, Racine (FT pastor) – Rev. Chad Kline*
  • Memorial, Glendale (FT pastor) – Rev. Lester Spies*
  • Redeemer, Hartford (FT pastor) – Rev. Aida Muniz*
  • St. John, Brookfield (FT senior pastor) – Rev. Brian Halverson*
  • St. Luke, Slinger (FT pastor) – Rev. Joy Mortensen-Wiebe*
  • St. Luke, Waukesha (FT senior pastor) – Rev. Dr. Lindsay Jordan*
  • St. Mark, Cudahy (PT solo pastor) – Rev. Tim Tahtinen*
  • St. Mary, Kenosha (FT senior pastor) – Rev. Paul Petersen*
  • St. Paul, Milwaukee (FT pastor) – Rev. Delaney Schlake-Kruse*
  • Trinity, South Milwaukee (FT pastor) – Rev. Denise Mbise*
  • Unity, Brookfield (FT 3rd pastor) – Rev. Joshua Evans*
  • Zion, Ashippun (PT pastor) – Rev. Doug Andersen*

Rostered Ministers in Transition

As of April 17, 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. Joshua Evans, from candidate for call, to called associate pastor at Unity, Brookfield
  • Rev. Allison Johnson, from candidate for call, to called pastor at Journey in Faith, Racine
  • Rev. Chad Kline, from the Delaware-Maryland Synod, to called pastor at Living Faith, Racine
  • Rev. Elizabeth Lee, from the South Central Synod, to called associate pastor at Cross, Burlington
  • Rev. Joy Mortensen-Wiebe, from the South Central Synod, to called pastor at St. Luke, Slinger
  • Rev. Paul Petersen, from the South Central Synod, to called pastor at St. Mary, Kenosha
  • 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. Cindy Aasen, from OLC to synod call to interim ministry at St Paul, Kenosha and Spirit Alive!, Kenosha
  • Rev. Doug Andersen, from OLC to 1/2 time called pastor at Zion, Ashippun and 1/2 time shared pastor covenant with Cross, Ixonia
  • Rev. Elizabeth Baires, from OLC to PT associate bridge pastor at St. Luke, Waukesha
  • Rev. Brian Halverson, from term call pastor at Mt Hope, West Allis to called pastor at St. John’s, Brookfield
  • Rev. Jim Holmberg, from LSS Wisconsin to interim pastor at Christ the King, Delafield
  • Rev. Lindsay Jordan, from called pastor at Christ the King, Delafield to called pastor at St. Luke, Waukesha
  • Rev. Denise Mbise, from term call pastor at Living Faith, Racine to called pastor at Trinity, South Milwaukee
  • Rev. Aida Muniz, from term call associate pastor at All Peoples Church, Milwaukee to called pastor at Redeemer, Hartford
  • Rev. Michael Mueller, from bridge pastor at Living Faith, Racine, to interim pastor at Mt. Hope, West Allis
  • Rev. Delaney Schlake-Kruse, from term call associate pastor at North Cape, Franksville to called pastor at St. Paul, Milwaukee
  • Rev. Lester Spies, from called pastor at Living Christ, Germantown to called pastor at Memorial, Glendale
  • Rev. Tim Tahtinen, from called pastor at Spirit of Peace, Milwaukee to called pastor at St Marks, Cudahy
  • Rev. Dean Willich, from OLC to term call pastor at Bethlehem, Muskego
    From the Greater Milwaukee Synod

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

  • Rev. Patrick Keen, from called pastor at Our Savior’s, Milwaukee to OLC
  • Rev. Jay McDivitt, from called pastor at Christ the Servant, Waukesha to OLC

Rostered Ministers Recently Retired

Remembering Rostered Ministers who have Recently Died

  • Rev. Ted Romberg, a minister of Word and Sacrament, died on February 27, 2019. Pastor Romberg retired in 2004 after serving four congregations over forty years; he last served at St. Luke in Waukesha from 1983-2004. Following his retirement, he continued to serve both church and community. His faithful witness to the Gospel touched countless lives and we give thanks for his life and ministry. A Memorial service was held on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Waukesha. The obituary can be viewed at www.churchandchapel.com/obituary/Ted-Romberg