Call Process & Congregations in Transition

The time of calling a pastor can be a special time for reflection and prayer in the life of a congregation. Prayer, bible study, and regular devotions keep the leadership spiritually centered as it guides the congregation in grieving its loss, assessing the current congregational strengths and weaknesses, creating a vision for mission and ministry, and calling a new pastor.

To get started or to get questions answered on the call process, please contact the synod office at 608-270-0201 or email

Resources to Guide You

Call Process Timeline

Every call process is different, and how quickly or slowly the process moves is primarily determined by the congregation.  However, an “average” call process has several important steps.

Call Process Handbook

The call process handbook is provided for a congregation’s reference during this time of transition. Each congregation is assigned a member of the Synod Mobility team to work with throughout this process.

2020 Compensation Guidelines  

These are used to determine compensation package for rostered ministers for the year 2020.

2019 Compensation Guidelines  

These are used to determine compensation package for rostered ministers for the year 2019.

Congregations in Transition

Congregations currently in the call process.
Updated September 4, 2019

In Orientation to the Call Process:

Bonnet Prairie, Rio
Lake Edge, Madison
Deerfield, Deerfield
Orfordville, Orfordville

Developing Ministry Site Profile:

Adams, Argyle
New Hope, Blanchardville
St. John’s, Boscobel
Grace, Darlington
First English, Platteville

Collaborative Learning Seminary Students:

St. John/St. Paul, Mazomanie
Peace, Waunakee

Renewal:

Christ, Sharon
Faith, Columbus
Hope, McFarland
Bethlehem, Portage
Trinity, Madison

Interviewing Candidates:

St. Luke’s, Middleton
St. Matthew’s (New Life), Madison
St. John Evangelical, Reedsburg
Our Savior’s, Sun Prairie
Peace, Waunakee

Recommending Candidates:

First, Janesville

Accepted New Opportunities:

Peace, Belmont (Rev. Robin Luckey to 2-Year  Term Call)