Congregations and Rostered Ministers in Transition

Congregations in Transition

 Updated March 18, 2024

In interim:

  • All Peoples, Milwaukee (FT solo pastor) –  Rev. Diane Olson, interim pastor

  • Bethania, Racine. – Rev. Paul Nuechterlein, interim pastor

  • Faith/Santa Fe (PT pastor, bi-lingual) – Rev. German Novelli, contract pastor 

  • First United, Sheboygan (FT senior pastor & FT associate pastor) – Rev. Heidi Borkenhagen, interim associate pastor, Rev. Gerald Mansholt, interim pastor

  • Incarnation, Milwaukee (PT solo pastor) – Rev. Karen Kuttler, interim pastor

  • Mt Carmel, Milwaukee (FT lead pastor) – Rev. Lynn Erickson, interim pastor

  • Peace, Burlington (PT solo pastor) – Rev. Grant Quever, interim pastor

  • Reformation, Milwaukee (FT deployed internship site) – Steve Smart, intern

  • Vernon, Mukwonago (FT solo pastor) – Rev. Sandy Chrostowski, interim pastor

MET (Ministry Exploration Team) Process:

  • Ascension, Milwaukee (tri-lingual: Hmong, Spanish & English) – Rev. Casey Sugden, interim pastor & Rev. German Novelli, contract pastor 

  • Good Shepherd Trinity, Milwaukee (ELCA/PCUSA – PT solo pastor) – Rev. Marilyn Miller, contract pastor

  • Luther Memorial, West Allis (PT solo pastor) – Rev. Viviane Thomas-Breitfeld, interim pastor

  • North Cape, Franksville (FT solo pastor) – Rev. Robb Kosky, interim pastor

  • Resurrection, New Berlin (FT solo pastor) – Rev. Steve Rutter, interim pastor

  • Spirit Alive!, Kenosha (FT solo pastor) – 

  • St Mark’s, Waukesha (FT solo pastor) – Rev. Sara Gillespie, interim pastor

 

MSP Posted:

  • Christ, Paddock Lake (solo pastor) – Rev. Jane Fryda, contract pastor

  • Lake Park, Milwaukee (FT second co-pastor) –

  • Mount Olive, Mukwonago (FT solo pastor) – 

  • St Luke, Sheboygan Falls (PT or FT solo pastor) – Rev. David Patterson, bridge pastor 

  • St Mary’s, Kenosha (FT lead pastor) – Rev. Kathy Brown, interim pastor

Names Submitted:

  • All Saints, Wales (FT solo pastor) – Rev. Larry Harpster, interim pastor

  • Galilee, Pewaukee (FT pastor) – Rev. Roy Nelson, bridge pastor

Call Extended

  • Bethlehem, Muskego (PT solo pastor) –  Rev. Kelly Taylor Schaus

  • Christ Our Savior, Sussex (FT lead pastor) – Rev. Matthew Rose

  • Lakeside, Kenosha (PT solo pastor) – Rev. Becca Laabs

  • St. Matthew’s, Wauwatosa (FT senior pastor) – Rev. Kevin Kretzmann-Farrar

  • Trinity, Kenosha (PT solo pastor) – Rev. Becca Laabs

Rostered Ministers in Transition

March 18, 2024

  • Rev. Michael Anderson from interim pastor at Christ our Savior, Sussex to the New England Synod

  • Rev. Jennifer Arnold from interim pastor at Galilee, Pewaukee to retired

  • Rev. Kevin Beebe, from Spirit Alive! to the Northwest Washington Synod

  • Rev. Sandy Chrostowski from interim pastor at Mt. Olive, Mukwonago to interim pastor at Vernon, Mukwonago

  • Rev. Jim Greear from Mount Carmel, Milwaukee to on leave from call

  • Rev. Steve Kuhl from disability to retired

  • Rev. Kevin Kretzmann Farrar from Atonement, Muskego to called pastor at St. Matthew, Wauwatosa

  • Rev. Marcus Kunz from ELCA Executive for Discernment of  Contextual and Theological Issues to retired

  • Rev. Michael McAllister from Spirit of Peace and Wayfarer’s Faith Collective to on leave from call

  • Rev. Paul Nuechterlein from on leave from call to interim pastor at Bethania, Racine

  • Rev. Matthew Rose from Our Savior’s, Hartland to called pastor at Christ Our Savior, Sussex

  • Rev. Delaney Schlake-Kruse from St. Paul’s, Milwaukee to the Central States Synod

  • Rev. Matthew Schlake-Kruse from Adoration, Greenfield to on leave from call

  • The Rev. Kelly Taylor-Schaus from on leave from call to called pastor at Bethlehem, Muskego

Remembering Rostered Ministers who have died

Ken Bischmann

Deacon Kenneth Bischmann died on Monday, April 8, 2024. Deacon Bischmann served at Christ the Servant, Waukesha, where he focused on stewardship, evangelism and program development. A full obituary with service information is available here.

 

Please hold his wife, Deacon Sue Bischmann, and their family in prayer as they mourn his death and give thanks for his life. Rest eternal grant him, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon him.

John Gugel

Rev. John Gugel died on Monday, February 19, 2024. Pastor Gugel served at Atonement Lutheran Church, Muskego as well as congregations in Iowa. 

Please hold his wife, Linda, and their family in prayer as they mourn his death and give thanks for his life. Rest eternal grant him, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon him.

Ned Dorau

Rev. Ned Dorau died on Tuesday, January 23, 2024. Pastor Dorau served at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Random Lake.

Please hold his family in prayer as they mourn his death and give thanks for his life. Rest eternal grant him, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon him.