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.
Has your pastor recently announced their resignation to your congregation? The first step is for the congregational president to reach out to Marie Leafblad, Associate to Bishop for Leadership Support, in the Synod office or by email. Marie will be your contact person from the synod in accompanying your congregation throughout the transition process alongside the Synod Office Mobility Team.
Find resources below for congregations in all stages of transition.
Our call process handbook is provided for a congregation’s reference during this time of transition. Please contact the synod office to begin transition work. At that point details will be shared as a congregation begins their transition time knowing that each congregation’s process will be very different from one another.
These are used to determine compensation package for rostered ministers for the year 2023.
This order is appropriate for installing a pastor who has been previously ordained. The bishop, or designee designated by the bishop, presides at the installation of a pastor.
A video resource presented by Rev. Walter Baires, Associate to the Bishop & Director for Evangelical Mission
We celebrate and honor the Rostered Leaders, Congregations, and Synods listed below who are celebrating new transitions and opportunities. We pray for the new phases of ministry taking place in all settings and with all people.
|St. Luke Lutheran (Sullivan)||Rev. Marilyn Lange|
|United in Christ (Morrisonville)||Rev. Jason Poole-Xiong|
|Hope Lutheran (Milton)||Rev. John Swanson|
The congregations below are currently in the call process. Listed are the congregation name, location, and name of the interim Rostered Minister currently serving the congregation along with their start date (if applicable). We invite you to pray for these congregations as they discern the next steps in their ministry.
Lists Current as of March 14, 2023
|Vermont Lutheran (Black Earth)||1/1/2023|
|St Peter Lutheran (Fennimore) & St Johns Lutheran (Boscobel)||Interim: Rev. Mark Peters - 12/15/2022|
|Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran (New Glarus)||Interim: Rev. Erich Hartenberger-10/1/2022|
|Adams Lutheran (Argyle)||Interim: Rev. Erich Hartenberger-10/1/2022|
|Rockdale Lutheran (Cambridge)||Rev. Loren & Rev. Linda Schumacher - 9/1/2022|
|Primrose Lutheran (Belleville)||Rev. Chris Farrow (Bridge Pastor) - 3/15/2022|
|St. Peters Lutheran (Loganville)||Rev. Julie Krahn - 1/1/2023|
|Holy Trinity Lutheran (Marshall)||Rev. Brent Walsworth - 4/1/2022|
|Redeemer Lutheran (Rio)||Rev. Jack Way - 4/26/2021|
|McFarland Lutheran (McFarland) *Senior Pastor Call||Rev. Naomi Garber - 1/30/2022|
|Bethlehem Lutheran (Brodhead)||Rev. Robb Kosky - 6/16/2022|
|Bethel Lutheran (Madison) *Associate|
|Peace Lutheran (Belmont)||Rev. Gus Barnes - 7/2022|
|Faith Lutheran (Janesville)||Rev. Paula Harris - 9/27/2021|
|Burke Lutheran (Madison)|
Below is a map of the congregations and ministries of the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin. To find a congregation or ministry use the search box to search by zip code or address.
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